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Big Gay Fiction Podcast

The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of queer romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in queer pop culture.
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Sep 28, 2020

The guys start off with news, including this month's Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode dropping this week, this podcast becoming available on Amazon Music, Jeff's appearance on The Introverts Corner and the October 1 Big Gay Fiction Live episode featuring the launch of the Widdershins Role Playing Game Kickstarter.

Then it's on to recommendations as Jeff & Will talk about what they've been watching recently, including some Broadway, Netflix series and selections from the Cinema Diverse film festival. Will also reviews Better than People by Roan Parrish.

Lisa from The Novel Approach and Jay from Joyfully Jay join Jeff to talk about some favorite books they've been reading, including selections from Aster Glenn Gray, Gregory Ashe, Samantha SoRelle, Alice Winters, Hailey Turner and Sam Burns.

Complete shownotes for episode 260 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 21, 2020

This special episode features an event Jeff hosted for Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago featuring Philip William Stover, author of The Hideaway Inn, and Elia Winters, author of Hairpin Curves. In this conversation, Philip and Elia talk about their books, their use of similar tropes and giving LGBTQ characters a happily ever after. They also discuss their early romance reading, writing, as well as what's coming up next for them.

Complete shownotes for episode 259 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 14, 2020

Jeff reviews The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters. Will reviews Second Helpings by Brandon Witt.

J. Scott Coatsworth talks about the re-release of his Liminal Sky books as well as the new Innovation flash fiction anthology. He also discusses what he's currently working on.

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Morgan Wilson's Simple Justice. John speaks with Jeff about bringing this book, and the rest of the Benjamin Justice Mystery Series, back into print with ReQueered Tales. John also shares Justice's origin story as well as what it was like to revise the book and the similarities between 1994 (when the book was first released) and now.

Complete shownotes for episode 258 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Sep 7, 2020

Jeff & Will congratulate Suzanne Brockmann, Jason T. Gaffney, Kevin Held and the team behind the film Out of Body. The film opens Cinema Diverse, the Palm Spring LGBTQ Film Festival on Friday, September 11. Reading Challenge Month on Joyfully Jay is also discussed.

To celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the podcast, we have the second Listener Favorite episode. This week the spotlight is on Lucy Lennox. They guys present four reviews featuring their all-time favorites from the Forever Wilde series: Felix and the PrinceHudson’s Luck, Wilde Love and King Me. Next, they re-visit three of Lucy’s interviews.

Complete shownotes for episode 257 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 31, 2020

Jeff and Will reveal the September Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection: St. Nacho's by Z.A. Maxfield. They also talks about Jeff's appearance on the Best Book Ever Podcast and about their love of Schitt's Creek.

Will reviews Andre by Jayce Ellis and Jeff reviews Wrangled by Daryl Banner.

Jeff introduces part of a conversation he had with author LaQuette about reading and writing marginalized characters in romance as a result of a workshop he took with her.

Andy Gallo talks about the Harrison Campus series he writes with Anyta Sunday. He shares how he and Anyta got together and have evolved the series over the past decade. Andy also discuss collaborations he's working on with BA Tortuga and Meghan Maslow as well as the fantasy books he writes as Andrew Q. Gordon.

Complete shownotes for episode 256 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 25, 2020

Jeff & Will visit Pine Cove for the August edition of Book Club as they discuss HJ Welch's Troubled Waters.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 24, 2020

The guys remind everyone that the August installment of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, featuring HJ Welch's Troubled Waters, debuts this week.

Back in April, Jeff moderated a panel at Interlude Press's Tiny Book Festival. In this episode, we're presenting that discussion, which focused on historical novels from many time periods. The panel features Alysia Constantine, Suzey Ingold, Carrie Pack, Amy Stilgenbauer and Laura Stone. The group not only discusses the books they've written but also what they did to research the time period and accurately represent it, why they're inspired to write historicals and they've got book recommendations too.

Complete shownotes for episode 255 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

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Aug 17, 2020

Jeff talks about the short stories and novellas he's serializing in his newsletter. He also reviews Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters.

Helen Juliet, who also writes as HJ Welch, discusses what stories readers will find with her two pen names. We learn about her current project, a retelling of Rapunzel, as well as her work in the Rosavia Royals series and the Pine Coveseries (which includes the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for August, Troubled Waters). She also shares the story of how she came to write m/m romance, thanks to support from some other authors in the genre.

Complete shownotes for episode 254 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Aug 10, 2020

Jeff and Will reveal the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for August: Troubled Waters by HJ Welch. They also talk about the documentaries We Are Freestyle Love Supreme and Howard.

Jeff shares a listener recommendation before Will reviews Boyfriend with Benefits by Allison Temple. Jeff reviews two books by Jim Provenzano: Everytime I Think of You and Message of Love.

Davidson King sits down with Jeff to talk about her Haven Hart universe, which includes her latest book To Die For that is part of the spin-off Joker's Sin series. Davidson also discusses Sticky Fingers, what got her to take the leap to writing her own book and the Diverse Reader review site. Plus she talks about some books she's been enjoying this summer.

Complete shownotes for episode 253 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at https://frolic.media/podcasts!

Aug 3, 2020

Jeff and Will talk about the super fun High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+. Jeff has more book recommendations from listeners and also gives his review of Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material. Will reviews Honeymoon for One by Keira Andrews.

For this first listener favorite episode, we feature Joel Leslie's appearances on the podcast. He talks about working with Haley Walsh on the Skyler Foxe Mysteries and with Marshall Thornton on Femme. Joel also talks about what it means to him voicing so many LGBTQ+ characters across more than 200 books.

Complete shownotes for episode 252 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 28, 2020

Jeff & Will celebrate Christmas in July with this episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club with a discussion the second chance romance Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 27, 2020

Jeff and Will remind everyone that, as the show heads toward its fifth anniversary, they'd like to hear from listeners who their favorite guests have been.

Jeff talks about the Netflix film The Old Guard and then shares a book recommendation from a listener. Will's "Christmas in July" reading concludes with Three Dates of Christmas by KC Burn, Temporary Santa by Dev Bentham and An Everyday Hero by E.J. Russell.

Jeff reviews Camp by L.C. Rosen and then discusses the book with the author. Lev talks about why he wrote the rom-com style story of Randy and Hudson and what he hopes readers take away from the story. Lev also shares a little bit of info on the forthcoming movie adaptation, what got him into writing and why queer YA stories are so important.

Complete shownotes for episode 251 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 20, 2020

Jeff and Will commemorate the 250th episode of the podcast and announce that, as the show heads toward its fifth anniversary, they'd like to hear from listeners who their favorite guests have been.

Jeff shares a book recommendation from a listener. Will's "Christmas in July" reading continues with two books by Avery Ford, The Holiday Mix Up and Second Chance for Christmas.

Nora Phoenix talks about Omega's Truth, the tenth and final book in her Irresistible Omegas series. Nora also discusses why she likes to write across so many genres, her collaboration with K.M. Neuhold, what got her into writing and how it's helped her. She also teases what's coming next.

Complete shownotes for episode 250 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 13, 2020

The guys discuss the release of the film adaption of Jay Bell's Something Like Summer to streaming services and the recent reunion episode of Noah's Arc.

Will continues his month of 'Christmas in July' reading with a review of What Happens at Christmas by Jay Northcote. Jeff reviews TJ Klune's The Extraordinaries.

E. Davies talks with Jeff about Freedom, the latest book in his F-Word series. They also discuss the Rosavia Royals series and the new Significant Brothers box set. Ed also shares details on a non-fiction book he's working on.

Complete shownotes for episode 249 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jul 6, 2020

The guys announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for July: Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake.

Continuing the Christmas in July theme, Jeff and Will review Love Happens Anyway by RJ Scott. Jeff also reviews Sticky Fingers by Davidson King.

Jeff is joined by Leslie Copeland, Pandora Pine and Piper Scott to talk about the fourth edition of the Heart2Heart Charity Anthology. Leslie has the scoop on the origin of the popular series and how it took a paranormal twist for the first time. Pandora, Piper and Jeff talk about their stories and what it was like working with the prompts from readers. Pandora and Piper also have details on what's coming up next for them.

Complete shownotes for episode 248 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at https://frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 30, 2020

In this episode of the Big Gay Fiction Book Club, Jeff and Will discuss the wild west, shifter romance Heartache & Hoofbeats by Maz Maddox.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 29, 2020

The June Big Gay Fiction Book Club episode, featuring Heartache and Hoofbeats by Maz Maddox premieres on Tuesday, June 30. The guys also talk about the upcoming release of Heart2Heart Anthology Volume 4, featuring 18 authors including Jeff & Will.

The Netflix premieres of the documentary Disclosure and season two of The Politician are discussed along with Pose-A-Thon, a pride celebration from the cast and crew of Pose. Jeff reviews Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera.

Lauren Shippen talks with Jeff about the podcasts and novels that make up The Bright Sessions universe. They discuss the origins of the original audio drama podcast as well as how the show spun off additional podcasts and more recently novels. Lauren also shares a special reading from The Infinite Noise, the first Bright Sessions novel, and what Pride means to her.

Complete shownotes for episode 247 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

The excerpt from The Infinite Noise was used with permission from Macmillan Audio. Copyright (c) 2020 Lauren Shippen.

Jun 26, 2020

Author Max Walker shares a reading from his new book Hummingbird Heartbreak. He also talks about what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 25, 2020

Audiobook narrator Joel Leslie returns to talk about the work he did on Cat Sebastian's Hither, Page. He also shares what it's been like for him to voice so many LGBTQ+ characters in his career.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 24, 2020

Author Jay Northcote reads from his holiday book A Boyfriend for Christmas and shares with Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 23, 2020

Slade James, host of GayRomance.Show: The MM Author Show, joins us to talk about some classic books for Pride Month. He also shares what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 22, 2020

Jeff & Will talk about TV they've been enjoying including Love, Victor on Hulu, Legendary on HBOMax and the short film Out on Disney+. Will reviews Connor by Daryl Banner while Jeff looks at The Rational Faculty by Gregory Ashe and The Astonishing Life of August March by Aaron Jackson.

Jay from Joyfully Jay and Lisa from The Novel Approach share some of their favorites from this past Spring, including books by C.S.Poe, Gregory Ashe, Annabeth Albert, Kevin van Whye, KJ Charles and Allie Therin. They also have a special Pride Month reading recommendation and share what Pride means to them.

Complete shownotes for episode 246 along with a transcript of the interview are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com.

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 20, 2020

Author Silvia Violet talks about her new series, The Marchesi Family, and reads from the first book, Lucien. She also shares what Pride means to her.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at https://frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 18, 2020

For his second segment for Pride month, Kirt Graves shares his latest collaboration with Jay Bell with Kamikaze Boys. Kirt also discusses what it means to him to have given voice to so many LGBTQ characters.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at https://frolic.media/podcasts!

Jun 17, 2020

Author Julian Winters discusses and reads from his forthcoming young adult book The Summer of Everything. He also tells us what Pride means to him.

Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com

Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at https://frolic.media/podcasts!

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