Jeff updates his NaNoWriMo progress, including the realization that he will not have 50,000 words by the end of November. Plus he's got news about Love's Opening Night and the audiobook of Rivals going on sale.
The guys give a shoutout to The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway as it commemorates its 12,000th performance this week.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is reviewed by Jeff & Will.
Author Z.A. Maxfield stops by to talk about her latest book, My Cowboy Freedom, and also discusses her nearly 10 year publishing career as well as offers a look into the future with what's coming next.
Complete shownotes for episode 60, and the chance to enter the Holiday Paranormal Paperback Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone!
Jeff updates his NaNoWriMo progress plus has news about Love's Opening Night and Rivals.
The Big Gay Fiction Giveaway, featuring free ebooks from more than 80 authors, which runs through Sunday, November 27, is announced.
Will reveals the top five gay romance titles on Amazon for the week and then reviews books by Clare London and Kate McMurray while Jeff reviews a title from Michael Jensen. Lisa from The Novel Approach also offers up book reviews—one holiday book plus three from debut authors.
The Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix is on the guys must-watch list for the coming weekend. Jeff and Will reveal their top five GG episodes along with honorable mentions.
Broadway musicals appearing on the Thanksgiving Day Parade telecasts on NBC and CBS are called out. In addition the guys discuss the recent coming out of Alex Danvers on the CW's Supergirl along with the four-episode crossover that's coming for the CW superhero shows on November 28. They also express their support for Billy Gillman on NBC's The Voice.
Complete shownotes for episode 59, and the chance to enter the Holiday Paranormal Paperback Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Beginning with commentary on this past week's election, Will drives the point home with a quote from Angels in America: "The great work begins."
Moving on to the usual topics, Jeff speaks to the progress made on the NaNoWriMo project as well as the production of the Derrick McClain performed audiobook, Rivals.
Will offers up the top five best selling gay romances on Amazon before announcing the Holiday Paranormal Paperback Giveaway.
A.J. Marcus discusses his New Mexico-based States of Love novella An Enchanting Liftoff.
J. Scott Coatsworth and Angel Martinez talk to the guys about Queer Sci-Fi's origins and its plans for world domination.
Complete shownotes for episode 58, and the chance to enter the Holiday Paranormal Paperback Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will open with a NaNoWriMo update and how the first few days of the month have gone for their co-writing project. In addition, Jeff has news on the release date for Love’s Opening Night (December 28) and that Somewhere on Mackinac has gone into the editing phase. In addition, the novella Rivals has gone into produciton as an audio book for a December release.
Will unveils a new Top 5 segment. This week he looks at the top five best selling gay fiction titles in the Amazon U.S. store as of November 6.
Alicia Nordwell stops by to discuss her installment in Dreamspinner’s States of Love series called On Fire.
Will reviews three books: A Matchless Man by Ariel Tachna, The Senator’s Secret by K.C. Wells and Tight End by Devon McCormack. Jeff talks about two books: Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels and Don’t Stop Believing by Gwen Hayes.
The Fox TV presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again is also reviewed.
Complete shownotes for episode 57 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff and Will open the show open by wishing their listeners a happy and safe Halloween.
NaNoWriMo kicks off on November 1 and the guys talk about some of the planning they've been doing and wish luck to everyone doing NaNo this year.
To celebrate BGFP's first anniversary some stats are shared about the show, including the number of guests they've had on and what regions of the world listen most. In addition, Jeff & will look back on their favorite moments from the year and read some thoughts from listeners as well.
GRL is recapped as the guys discuss this year's retreat, including what they enjoyed during the weekend. Three of GRL's organizers--Ethan Day, Carol Lynne and Reese Dante--are also interviewed to talk about the past, present and future for the gathering.
Complete shownotes for episode 56 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The show's upcoming anniversary is next week and Jeff and Will would love to hear from listeners about what they've enjoyed and what they'd like to hear in the coming year. Listeners are encourage to leave comments either in the shownotes or as a review on their favorite podcast outlet.
With the fall TV season in full swing, Jeff & Will review what they've been watching, including Stranger Things, This is Us, Speechless, The Good Place, the superheroes on the CW and more.
Will reviews Stranded with Desire by Vivien Dean and Rick R. Reed and Jeff's reviews TJ Klune's Murmuration.
TJ stops by to discuss Murmuration along with what it's like being a full time author, books that might be becoming a movie and a play, and what's coming up for him in 2017. After the interview, Jeff & Will talk further about NaNoWriMo.
Complete shownotes for episode 55 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys take a moment to say hello to any new listeners who may be sampling the show after Jeff & Will's interview with Joanna Penn appeared on The Creative Penn podcast, which was later given a shoutout on the Sell More Books Show.
BGFP Coloring Pages make their debut this week. Listeners who are already on the email list received theirs on Monday. Anyone can get coloring pages by subscribing to the BGFP monthly newsletter (the sign up box is at the top right corner of this page).
Spirit Day is Thursday, October 20. Listeners are encouraged to participate to take a stand against bullying.
BGFP's one year anniversary is just a couple of weeks away. Jeff & Will would love to know what your favorite moments are and what you'd like to hear more of in the new year. You can leave a comment on the shownotes page.
Ethan Day stops by as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour to talk about his upcoming Meteor Springs series and what he's looking forward to in Kansas City.
Jeff & Will mention where they can be found during GRL, and what they're excited about for the weekend. Jay from Joyfully Jay also gives the scoop on what she's doing at GRL and offers up some fall book recommendations.
Complete shownotes for episode 54, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys open with a quick recap of the week, which includes Jeff working on Codename: Winger #2 and getting things ready for GayRomLit. As part of the preparations, they remind everyone to like the podcast on Facebook so they can watch any Facebook Live broadcasts from the weekend.
Tuesday, October 11 is National Coming Out Day, which celebrates coming out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or as an ally. On Friday, October 14, Winnie the Pooh turns 90. Jeff & Will also mention the upcoming anniversary for Big Gay Fiction Podcast and encourage listeners to leave comments about their favorite moments from the show.
LE Franks stops by as part of the GRL Blog Tour to chat about her Six Days series as well as Of Nuts & Men.
Will reviews two documentaries: Tab Hunter Confidential and Women He's Undressed.
Jeff talks to Cherylanne Corneille, Avon Gale, Heather Lire, V.L. Locey and Jenn Needle about the hockey romance anthology Changing on the Fly, which benefits a charity that supports inclusiveness in athletics.
Complete shownotes for episode 53, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys are back after a couple weeks of traveling, which they recap in this episode.
Jeff kicks things off talking about his writing on the second Codename: Winger book as well as mentioning that the paperback edition of Dancing for Him is now available on Amazon and is coming soon to other paperback outlets.
Jeff & Will enjoyed their trip to the Gay Romance Northwest Meet Up in Seattle and they talk about the readings and panels they attended. Tracy Timmons Gray, director and lead volunteer of GRNW, also talks with them about the grass-roots conference. While in the city they also went to the Amazon Books store and offer up a report on that experience.
In middle September, Truth Slash Fiction went viral as Larries discovered the show and its trailer. The guys congratulate the TSF crew and offer a link to a fan video that's been created.
Posy Roberts stops by the GRL Blog Tour to talk about her books, including the North Star series and the Naked Organics series. Jeff also talks about his participation in the Dirty Dozen Blog Tour, which began October 1 and features a dozen authors answering a dozen questions.
Jeff recalls his East Coast trip, starting with Cycle for the Cause which includes his interview with Glennda Testone, executive director of the LGBT Center in NYC on why the ride is important to those inside and outside the tri-state area. He also reviews Cats and the Starfleet Academy Experience.
The show wraps up with book reviews for Shira Anthony's Take Two and Avon Gale's Breakaway.
Complete shownotes for episode 52, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
It's Banned Book Week and the guys start off with a reminder of the event The Novel Approach is hosting which they will be sharing on the podcast's Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as talking about the most challenged books of 2015.
Jeff talks about the revival of the musical Falsettos which begins on Broadway this week.
Bea & Leah Kock, owners of The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, stop by for an interview about how they started the only all-romance bookstore in the U.S. They also discuss how they stock the store, who their customers are, the events they have and much more.
Complete shownotes for episode 51, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
The guys open the show with a preview of the Gay Romance Northwest Meet Up happening this weekend in Seattle (September 23 & 24). They encourage everyone to like the podcast Facebook page so they'll be notified of any Facebook Live broadcasts that happen during their trip to the event.
J.R. Barten is interviewed as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour where she talks about her new book, Un;finished.
Jeff and Will preview what they're looking forward to in the fall TV season--because it is premiere week!
Lisa from The Novel Approach stops by with news on Banned Book Week and the event her blog is hosting for the week. Plus she's got three recommendations for listener's fall reading list.
Complete shownotes for episode 50, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Writing news from Jeff opens the podcast as he discusses edits, cover paperwork and turning Dancing for Him into a paperback. Jeff heads to the East Coast this week to participate in Cycle for the Cause and gives details on supporting the HIV/AIDS services offered by the LGBT Center in NYC.
The guys have a poor update on their 60 Day Challenge before Jeff expresses his love for M.J. O'Shea's Marriage of Inconvenience.
Pat Henshaw drops by the podcast as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about the latest in the Foothills Pride series, Relative Best.
Jeff & Will review what they've been watching recently. Will's got the movie Boy Meets Girl. They both talk about finishing off the seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Empire and Dead of Summer. Jeff talks about the upcoming "Breakaway Day" to celebrate Space:1999. Jeff also announces there'll be no Dancing with the Stars conversation on the podcast for the dance show's upcoming season.
Brandilyn from Prism Book Alliance rounds out the podcast with a report on the recent UK Meet as well as what she's looking forward to at GRL.
Complete shownotes for episode 49, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff was in L.A. during the past week and visited The Ripped Bodice bookstore again--this time to talk with owners Bea & Leah Koch for an interview that will be coming up in episode 51 (September 26). He also talks about the editing and paperback formatting he's been working on.
The guys got big news this week--they'll be hosting a Podcasting 101 workshop during RT in Atlanta (May 2017). They are excited and maybe a little freaked out.
Jeff once again mentions Cycle for the Cause and the book giveaway he's doing for U.S. residents who pledge $100 or more and he thanks his past week's donors. On the book front Jeff & Will call out accomplishments from Devon McCormick and Riley Hart as well as TJ Klune news and the latest installment of the Kevin Keller comic book that comes out this week.
Fall Book conventions are underway as the UK Meet, Decatur Book Fair and the Central New York Author Expo all took place over Labor Day weekend. Jeff and Will have an update on the 60 Day Challenge they are doing and a shoutout to Star Trek on its 50th anniversary.
Brandon Witt previews two new series and chats about what he's looking forward to in Kansas City as part of the GRL Blog Tour. Christian Baines also stops by to discuss his latest urban fantasy, The Orchard of Flesh.
Complete shownotes for episode 48, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Contract news from Jeff opens this week's show before the guys mention Joanna Penn's appearance on the Self Publishing Podcast where she talks more about the Successful Author Mindset. They also discuss the first week's progress with their Sixty Day Challenge.
Continuing to look at 2017 calendars, Will shows off the Michael Breyette calendar that was recently released.
Jeff makes the offer that anyone in the U.S. who donates $100 or more to Cycle for the Cause can receive signed copies of the Hat Trick trilogy in paperback. He also thanks Nancy and Wade for their generous donations to the ride.
Arshad Ahsanuddin stops by as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour to talk about his latest book, Insurrection (The Interscission Project Book 3).
Listeners are reminded to sign up for the Big Gay Fiction Podcast newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming interviews. Jeff & Will are working on some special offers for the newsletter subscribers. You can sign up on the website homepage or on the top right column of each episode's shownotes.
Will talks about movies he's recently seen: Holding the Man and Me Him Her. Jeff focuses on binging Crazy-Ex Girlfriend plus Empire and Mr. Robot.
Dani from Love Bytes Reviews makes her podcast debut by offering up books and series that she's been enjoying.
Complete shownotes for episode 47, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff kicked off the show with writing updates before giving a shoutout to the SkullFace Project, which is a creation of artist Matthew O'Brien. It combines his love of art, music, history, celebrity and current events.
The proposed TV pilot Truth Slash Fiction (which the guys absolutely love) became an official selection for both ITVFest-Independent Television Festival and the New York Television Festival.
Jeff talked about the new comic book, The Backstagers, which chronicles the behind the scenes adventures of a high school stage crew whose members cover the LGBTQ spectrum. Will reviewed Marriage of Inconvenience by M.J. O'Shea, which is her third Dreamspun Desires book in 2016. Jeff and Will also discuss their sixty day fitness goal to eat right in advance of GRL.
C.S. Poe joins the show as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about her latest book, The Mystery of Nevermore, as well as her time teaching in Japan. Next A.J. Truman is interviewed about his Browerton University series and makes some book and Netflix recommendations.
Complete shownotes for episode 46, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Writing news from Jeff opens the show this week before the guys talk about out Olympians.
Jeff read and reviews two books: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle and How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune.
The 2016 GRL Blog Tour continues with Lex Chase discussing her new book Urban Fairy Tale, which comes out August 19, as well as her love of the show Lost.
Joanna Penn returns for the second part of her interview. This week she talks about running an author business and focusing on the long game as well as more about author mindset.
Complete shownotes for episode 45, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff opens with a quick recap of this week: finishing edits on Love's Opening Night, seeing Grey Gardens in L.A., visiting The Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City and catching Star Trek Beyond at the movies.
Hans M. Hirschi stops by as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about his new book Shorts and the upcoming Jonathan's Legacy.
Jeff & Will welcome podcaster and indie publishing guru Joanna Penn for part one of her interview about her latest book The Successful Author Mindset. The insightful interview is ideal for both authors and readers as Joanna's tips are applicable to nearly any career.
Complete shownotes for episode 44, and the chances to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff opens with the announcement that the Love Is Proud anthology, which benefits Equality Florida's fund for the victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub shooting, is now out. In addition, he gives some updates on his writing week.
In podcast news, the show is now distributed on iHeartRadio's podcast network. Listeners are also encouraged to like the show on Facebook where we've been experimenting with Facebook Live and Will posts pictures of hot guys reading.
Jeff is participating in Cycle for the Cause: The Northeast AIDS Ride for the sixth year. Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDS Services at the LGBT Center in NYC.
Jeff and Will interviewed Joanna Penn earlier in the week about her non-fiction books for authors. Joanna's interview will air August 8 and 15. It's loaded with great information for authors and is a peek inside the author business that readers should also find interesting.
Wade Kelly appears on the show as part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about her new book, Back Off! That's My Jock, which comes out August 26. She's also got a giveaway as part of her blog tour for the book.
The guys talk about summertime TV (Dead of Summer and the Looking finale movie) and review books from M.J. O'Shea, Christian Baines and Ava Drake. They've also got the first calendars for 2017... and they're hot!
Complete shownotes for episode 43, and the chances to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway and Wade Kelly’s Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff opens with updates on his writing before Will looks at the gorgeous 50th Anniversary hardback of Valley of the Dolls. Will also reviews the special romance edition of the Author Earnings Report that was delivered at RWA.
The listener poll is also in it's final week. It will close at the end of the day on Sunday, July 31.
The 2016 GRL Blog Tour continues with Deanna Wadsworth as she talks about the latest in the 1 Night Stand series. The Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway continues with a Rafflecopter to win a Fire Tablet loaded with ebooks.
Debut author Michael Vance Gurley chats with Jeff about The Long Season. They are also giving one lucky listener the chance to win an ebook copy of their books The Long Season and Hat Trick. The Rafflecopter giveaway is on the shownotes page.
Complete shownotes for episode 42, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff continues his interview from episode 42 with debut author Michael Vance Gurley and discusses plotting vs. pantsing, the pitchapoolza Michael did for The Long Season, his editing process, advice for first time authors, and, of course, some hockey talk.
Complete shownotes for episode 42 are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
We open by congratulating two LGBT-themed books that won RITA Awards over the weekend: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy's Him, which won for Mid-length Contemporary Romance, and Alexis Hall's For Real: A Spires Story, which won for Erotic Romance.
The Reebok CrossFit Games are coming this week (July 19-24) in Carson, California and we talk of our love of the competition and our CrossFit crush on Mat Fraser. Plus we point listeners to the documentary about last year's games, Fittest On Earth, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
J. Scott Coatsworth is here as part of the GRL Blog Tour. He talks about his latest short story, which is part of the A More Perfect Union anthology, as well as his work in the Queer Sci-Fi community.
Daniel Schloss & Charlie Sohne join us to talk about their award winning comedy pilot, Truth Slash Fiction. They discuss the origin of the show, what the process has been like to shoot and shop the show at festivals and where they hope it goes in the future.
We remind listeners that there's a poll running through July to find out who listens to the podcast. Everyone should also enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway.
Complete shownotes for episode 41, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff & Will talk about two new books targeted towards authors: The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn and How to Write a Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen. They highly recommend both.
Laura Baumbach joins the show as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour and talks about her career writing m/m romance and her new book, which is expected to debut just before GRL.
The guys discuss two movies they've recently seen: the dark comedy You're Killing Me and the drama Those People.
Jeff interviews Scott Pomfret about the four books he's released this year, including The Second Half: A Gay American Football Story, which Jeff loved.
The show concludes with a reminder to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway and to participate in the podcast listeners poll.
Complete shownotes for episode 40, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Happy 4th of July to our U.S.-based audience. Jeff gets the show going with news of contracts he's signed over the past week--one for the novella Love's Opening Night and the other for the short Hat Trick: Be True, Be Proud, Be Strong, which will appears in the JMS Books charity anthology Love Is Proud. Jeff also calls out some other Orlando tribute projects: an Extasy Books anthology, Broadway for Orlando's "What the World Needs Now" recording as well as two dance pieces.
The guys talk about their weekend in Ashland, OR, where the saw a performance of The Wiz. Will celebrates the Valley of the Dolls 50th anniversary, which features a new edition hardback as well as Blu-Ray releases. In books, Jeff reviews A.J. Truman's Out on a Limb while Will's got What's in a Name from Pat Henshaw. They also make note of an event coming up at the Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA that features Christopher Rice, Damon Suede and Eric Shaw Quinn.
Tammy Middleton, who writes as T.M. Smith, stops by as part of the Official 2016 GRL Blog Tour. She talks about the new book in her All Cocks series, Live For Love. She's also got a giveaway going on and listeners can find the Rafflecopter for that below.
Talking about TV, Jeff and Will mention that Netflix now has Eastsiders, Truth Slash Fiction won big at SeriesFest and that they're loving UnReal and Wrecked. Superhero porn parodies are also discussed, specifically that Men.com is on its way to giving Captain America a boyfriend.
Musicals are also on tap with a brief review of the historic live stream of She Loves Me, as well as a review of the London cast recording of Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined.
Brandilyn is here with comfort reads in the form of audiobooks.
There is a poll their running through July to find out who listens to the podcast.
Complete shownotes for episode 39, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff and Will kick off this week's show with no new updates because they're on a roadtrip-- off to see The Wiz at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!
Another show they're looking forward to is the first ever live stream from Broadway with She Loves Me streaming on June 30. Will discusses Sin-A-Rama, a book about the history of 60's sleaze paperbacks.
As part of the 2016 GRL Blog Tour, Tali Spencer talks about her latest book, Victory Portrait.
Jeff and Will discuss recent movies they've seen--My Name is Doris and 4th Man Out--before welcoming Joyfully Jay back to the podcast to chat about favorite audiobooks and narrators.
Joe Okonkwo joins the podcast for an interview about his debut novel, Jazz Moon, along with his author inspiration and advice for other first-time novelists.
Complete shownotes for episode 38, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.
Jeff had big publishing news this week as Codename Winger #1: Tracker Hacker was contracted by Harmony Ink Press for a Fall 2017 release. He's also participating in Love Is Proud, a charity anthology coming from JMS Books which will benefit the victims and families of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Love's Opening Night was also re-submitted this past week for consideration as a full novella.
The guys discuss this past week's Tony Awards, which they felt was the best in years.
Carrie Pack visits as part of the Official GRL Blog Tour. The guys also unveil a giveaway where podcast listeners have the chance to win a 7" Fire tablet loaded with books from the authors appearing on BGFP as part of the blog tour.
Moving on to pop culture for the week, the Pride issue of Entertainment Weekly is discussed as well as Eastsiders season 2, a new show called Truth Slash Fiction that's premiering at SeriesFest on June 23, as well as pilots from Amazon--The Last Tycoon with Matt Bomer and a reboot of the Kroftt classic Sigmund & The Sea Monsters.
Lisa from the Novel Approach stops by to talk about five books she's excited about this month.
Complete shownotes for episode 37, and the chance to enter the Big GRL Blog Tour Giveaway, are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.