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.