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Jeff & Will's Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for readers and writers of gay romance fiction. If you can read it, write it, watch it or listen to it, we’ll talk about it.
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Feb 22, 2016

Jeff and Will discuss the week, which had Jeff doing a lot of edits on Codename: Winger #1 as well as struggling to come up with a title and blurb for an upcoming collection of short stories. Will recommended two movies he watched this week: Angels of Sex and Boys. Jeff praised the recently released audiobook of Wade Kelly's Misplaced Affection, which is narrated by Chris Patton. The guys also talked about Chris Fox's appearance on Simon Whistler's Rocking Self Publishing Podcast where he further talked about his book Writing to Market and discussed his upcoming 21 Day Novel Writing event. Will once again called out his sister Jessica's Awash in Talent being in the Kindle Scout program and encouraged listeners to vote up her YA paranormal book. The guys recapped last episode's Question of the Week, and you can find all the responses to that below.

The duo known as Kindle Alexander were interviewed this week to discuss their latest in the Nice Guys series as well as their writing process, how they got started and what's coming up for them next. They also ask the Question of the Week: As an author or a reader, do you use Kindle Unlimited, do you like it and why?” You can answer this week's question in the comments section of the shownotes at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. (Jeff and Will apologize for the audio quality of this week's interview.) 

Complete shownotes are available for this episode at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Feb 15, 2016

This week the guys kick off the show calling out the new sites where the podcast is available. Jeff recaps the amazing week of reviews he had for Make the Right ChoiceA Sound Beginning and Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot/Hat Trick Overtime: Reunion. Then it's time to talk about the books they've read: Andrew Grey's The Lone Rancher, Eli Easton's The Stolen Suitor and Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy's Us (Sarina will be on the show March 7 to talk about that book). Will celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Valley of the Dolls and gives a shout out to his sister, Jessica, who has a book in KindleScout called Awash in Talent. They also review the answers to last week's Question of the Week (you can see all the answers in the shownotes).

Jeff and Will both read Chris Cook's Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells and the talk about that and how it relates to the one year anniversary of the release of Jeff's first self-published title, Flipping for Him. Self-publishing also leads to this week's Question: "Does who publishes a book affect your purchase decision?"

Complete shownotes are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Feb 8, 2016

Jeff talks about his new releases available this week: Make the Right Choice from JMS Books and A Sound Beginning from Pride Publishing. There is a Rafflecopter giveaway for a free ebook of Make the Right Choice below. The guys also talk about why Will returned an ebook to Amazon, how awesome Fox's Grease Live! was and the 2013 movie In Secret starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Issac and Jessica Lange. Jeff talks about the books he read over the past week--a beta copy of Wade Kelly's third book in her Jock series as well as an ARC he can't really discuss right now but was swooning over. Will also shows off the February issue of Out which features Tom Daly and Dustin Lance Black as the cover boys for the Love issue.

The guys recap last week's Question of the Week (and you can see all the responses for that below) before they bring back author and publisher J.M. Snyder for the second part of their interview with her. The show wraps up with the Question of the Week, this time from J.M.: "What’s your favorite read outside the m/m genre?"  You can answer the question in the comments section of the shownotes for episode 18 at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Feb 1, 2016

Jeff and Will kick off the episode with a brief review of January. Jeff talks about the Capolavoro di uomo | Masterpiece of Man coffee table book he recently got, which features profiles of artists of gay erotic art. Will talks about how he got back into coloring, which has become a fad recently with many coloring books now available for adults. The guys also talk about superheroes TV–SupergirlThe Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Agent Carter. Last week’s question of the week is discussed, and Eileen is revealed as the winner of Jordan Nasser’s signed paperbacks.

Author and publisher J.M. Snyder is welcomed to the show for part one of her interview. She talks about her history as an author along with the origin story of her “micropress” JMS Books. We talk about the new JMS Books’ Love Wins series, which rolls out starting February 7 (and includes Jeff’s Make the Right Choice) as well as what JMS Books looks for in the titles it publishes as well as JMS Books position among the LGBT publishers and what’s is coming up later this year.

The show rounds out with this week’s Question of the Week: “What is your preferred size/length for the books you read?” You can answer the question in the comments section of the shownotes for episode 17 at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Jan 25, 2016

Jeff and Will kick off the show wishing well all the listeners who endured Winter Storm Jonas over the past weekend.

Jeff honored the 20th Anniversary of the musical Rent, his favorite musical ever, which opened at New York Theatre Workshop on January 25, 1996. The guys discussed the new series on BBC America, London Spy. They also gave a shoutout to The Satyrsphere podcast, which gave BGFP a mention in its most recent episode.

Answers to last week's question of the week were read out and then Jeff and Will welcomed author Jordan Nasser to the show. Jordan talked about his debut novels, Home is a Fire and The Fire Went Wild along with what his initial foray into publishing was like and what his future plans are. Jordan asked the Question of the Week: "How do the seasons affect your reading--the amount of reading and the kinds of books you're reading?"

After the interview Jeff & Will answer that question and let listeners know that if they answer the question in the comments on the website they'll be entered into a giveaway that Jordan's sponsoring for signed paperback copies of his two books.

The Question of the Week can be answered at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

*Giveaway rules: To be eligible to win the signed paperback copies of Jordan's two books you must answer the Question of the Week ("How do the seasons affect your reading--the amount of reading and the kinds of books you're reading?") in the comments section on this episode's page at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Only one answer per email address. Answers must be on the website by Saturday, January 30 at 11:59pm PT. We are not responsible for any issues that may cause an answer to not appear on the website. We'll announce the winner from the random drawing on next week's episode.

Jan 18, 2016

Jeff & Will talk briefly about last week, which had Jeff in L.A. for work where he also attended the L.A. Kings/Detroit Red Wings game.

Answers received for Episode 14's Question of the Week are read (and more of the answers appear in this week's shownotes). The guys briefly review the first two Dreamspun Desires books as well as Jordan Nasser's Home is a Fire and The Fire Went Wild.

Congratulations are given to Kindle Alexander for their wildly successful book release this past week.

Jeff gives a shout out to Charlie Carver for the comments he made when he came out this week.

Jeff also recaps his writing week, and talks about a fan letter he got from Luxembourg.

The guys wrap up by asking, and answers this episode's Question of the Week, which comes from Gillian: "What are your favorite romance tropes, and why?"

Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Jan 11, 2016

Jeff & Will quickly recap last week, including Jeff's finished first draft and what he's working on next.

Sara York is this week's guest and she talks about her most recent release, Holiday Emergencies (part of the Love's First Response series), as well as the other projects she's working on for 2016. Other topics include the trademarks of a Sara York book, what her writing process is, how she decides to take one of her books to audio, and why she's doing burpees at home.

Sara answers last week's question about 2016 reading goals and asks this week's: "Is there a series from your favorite author that you’d like to see continue?”

Jeff & Will wrap up the episode by answering that question.

Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Jan 4, 2016

Jeff and Will welcome everyone to 2016 to kick off the first episode of the new year. There was a lot to recap for the week. Jeff submitted Make the Right Choice on December 30 and it will publish in February. The guys also talk about why the title changed from Breakaway & Score.

Jeff mentions that the 2015 Top Ten Gay Romance anthology released from JMS Books with his story Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp was included. Jeff also talks about the Goodreads M/M Romance Readers Choice Awards Hat Trick 3: Penalty Shot was nominated for and Will joins in for a discussion of how the voting works. Prism Book Alliance gets a birthday shoutout and Jeff thanks Brandilyn for calling out the Hat Trick trilogy as one of the best she's read in the two years of reviewing for the site.

The multi-author giveaway to support Eric Arvin's is discussed so listeners can add their donations and be in the raffle for great prizes. Dreampsinner's Dreamspun Desires paperbacks arrived in the mail this week and are shown off. Star WarsThe Force Awakens is praised in a spoiler-free way. Last week's Question of the Week responses were also read (you can see all the responses on the shownotes page).

The guys recapped 2015 and talked about goals/plans for 2016. Will talked at length about how he was approaching 2016 after coming off a bad 2015. Will's approach to the year is based on things he's learned from Todd Herman. Jeff also reviews his 2015 and lays out some of his goals for the new year.

The show wraps up with the Question of the Week: "Do you set reading goals? If so, what are your goals for 2016?" Jeff and Will give their answers in the episode and hope you'll send in yours.

Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Dec 28, 2015

Jeff and Will remind everyone of the multi-author giveaway going on to support Eric Arvin (the giveaway includes signed paperbacks for Jeff's Hat Trick trilogy). 

The guys also give some listener responses to last week's question (all the answers received can be found in the show notes).

Dreamspinner Press' Marketing Director and author Poppy Dennison is welcomed to the podcast to discuss the origin of the new Dreamspun Desires line, which debuts on New Years Day, as well as what readers can expect from the line. Poppy also talks about her latest book, Dogwood Days (book on in the Holly Creek series), and her plans for 2016, which includes writing a Dreamspun Desires book and continuing the Holly Creek series. She also answers this week's question of the week about her favorite 2015 reads, and provides the question for this episode.

The guys wrap up by answering the Question of the Week: "What is your favorite gay romance that has a kid in it?"

Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Happy New Year!

Dec 21, 2015

Jeff and Will recap the week, which included Jeff's Breakaway & Score going to beta readers and a special Christmas bonus getting prepped for Hat Trick 3 readers. Jeff also gave a quick review to a Perie Wolford book he read.

Last week's Question of the Week's listener answers are revealed. The question was "What’s an m/m story you want to read that you haven’t heard yet? (or what's the new thing you're looking for?)"

There's a quick discussion of this week's The Voice finale. The guys delve into some Christmas movies they're enjoying this season along with some 1980s Broadway for Christmas. 

This week's Question is asked: "What's your favorite m/m book(s) of 2015 and why?" Jeff and Will answer that in this episode. Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Dec 14, 2015

Jeff and Will briefly updated on their week.

Shoutouts to previous podcast guest Atom Yang for his "Red Envelope" story, which Jeff read and reviewed, and Wade Kelly celebrating the release of "No! Jocks Don't Date Guys" this week.

The guys read some of the answers from last week's question of the week (all of the answers received are in this week's show notes).

Brandon Witt is interviewed and talks about his Christmas story, "Christmas Miracles of a Recently Fallen Spruce" as well as his plans for 2016, his thoughts on the #BlameBrandon hashtag and more.

Brandon also answers Episode 9's Question of the Week and provides the Question for this week. "What’s an m/m story you want to read that you haven’t heard yet? (or what's the new thing you're looking for?)" Jeff and Will answer that in this episode. Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Jeff & Will also discuss the GoFundMe campaign for Eric Arvin and Brandon's award for anyone who makes a $1000 donation.

Detailed show notes for this episode are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

 

Dec 7, 2015

Jeff talks about his week in Toronto. Will gives a shoutout to the Dreamspinner authors who have books in the inaugural month of Dreamspun Desires, which were written up in this month's Romantic Times. Congratulations to Atom Yang, who was interviewed on episode #3, on the release of his Red Envelope holiday short story.

 

Last week's Question of the Week's listener answers are revealed. This week's Question is asked: "What was the first gay fiction/gay romance book you read and what was it's impact on you?" Jeff and Will answer that in this episode. Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

 

Jeff & Will also talk music and musicals this week with The Wiz Live!Diana Ross Sings The Wiz, the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and The Voice.

 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Nov 30, 2015

This Episode: Jeff & Will recap their Thanksgiving weekend as well as wrap up NaNoWriMo congratulating everyone who participated, whether they they crossed the 50k mark or created more words than they had at the start of the month. 

Author Tammy Middleton, who writes under the pen name T.M. Smith, is interviewed about her new book "How To Deal," which is the third book in her "All Cocks" series. She also talks about her "Opposites" series as well as what she’s working on for 2016. In the show notes, you’ll find the Rafflecopter giveaway she’s offering to celebrate the publication of "How to Deal" along with links to all the books she talks about. 

A new question of the week segment is introduced. This week’s question is: Do you like to give and/or receive books as holiday gifts. Jeff and Will answer that in this episode. Listeners are invited to send their answers: Tweet us at @BigGayFiction. Leave a comment on this episode’s entry on our Facebook page at facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast. You can also leave it in the comments for this episode on YouTube or on the website at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. And, of course, you can email it to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com. While you’re sending your answer, you can also suggestion a question. 

Jeff and Will also discuss the past week’s “Dancing with the Stars” finale episode as well as their take on “Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part 2.” 

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Nov 23, 2015

This episode:

  • NaNoWriMo Week 3 Recap--Jeff talks about winning and Will discovers that NaNo isn't for him
  • Jeff and Will answer their first podcast fan email from Gillian including what they like to read and write
  • Will talks about watching Tangled and Eastsiders

For complete shownotes and contract information go to BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

You can contact Jeff and Will at:

Twiter @BigGayFiction
Facebook: facebook.com/biggayfictionpodcast/
Email: jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com

Nov 16, 2015

This episode: Find out how Jeff and Will are doing as NaNoWriMo crosses the half way point, Will recommends "Master Lists for Writers" by Bryn Donovan, Jeff talks about David Levithan's "Another Day" and planned trips to Dreamspinner's Author conference and Rainbow Book Fair. 

See complete show notes at: http://www.BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Nov 9, 2015

This episode: Jeff & Will recap their first week of NaNoWiMo 2015, Will talks birthday funk, library book sale finds, cheers for Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the year of the webinar, and the #ReadNaked project.

Detailed show notes at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Nov 2, 2015

This episode: Jeff & Will celebrate the start of NaNoWriMo and discuss their plans for the month... plus the musical of Be More Chill, Will's Birthday and more.

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Nov 2, 2015

This episode: It's the first ever interview episode where Jeff & Will talk to debut author Atom Yang as well as Wade Kelly, author of the forthcoming No! Jocks Don't Date Guys.

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Nov 2, 2015

This episode: Jeff & Will talk about GayRomLit 2015 as well as their post GRL trip to Disneyland.

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Nov 2, 2015

This episode: Jeff & Will give their origin story--how they met, their writing journies and what this podcast is all about.

Detailed show notes are available at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

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