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Join Vance Bastian, SA Collins, and their guests in weekly podcast discussions about LGBTQ storytelling in all genres and mediums


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Join Vance Bastian, SA Collins, and their guests in weekly podcast discussions about LGBTQ storytelling in all genres and mediums






S9Ep08: Larry Duplechan Interview

Larry Duplechan shares his memoir, Movies That Made Me Gay. We discuss the importance of film in queer lives, as well as why you should buy the book and host your own home film festival! https://www.facebook.com/larryduplechan http://www.wrotepodcast.com/larry-duplechan/


S9Ep07: JM Redmann Interview

JM Redmann joins us to share her latest Micky Knight Mystery, Transitory. We discuss why it was important to have a gritty, noir, lesbian detective in the world, as well as the growth of the series. https://www.jmredmann.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/jm-redmann/


S9Ep06: MD Neu Interview

MD Neu returns share his latest novel, Mu; Legend of the Lost City. We discuss why he chose the mythology of Mu, a global climate disaster, a murder, and how that leads to a fringe scientist seeking financing from a billionaire porn-mogul. http://www.mdneu.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/md-neu/


S9Ep05: Lee Pulaski Interview

Lee Pulaski returns to share his recent books, Heartsong of the Lonesome Road, and The Tragic Tale of Tabby and Henny. After diving into those, we discuss his upcoming works, which include a mystery, a fantasy, an anthology and a drag queen. https://leepulaski.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/lee-pulaski/


S9Ep04: Donald Mengay Interview

Donald Mengay joins us to share his recent book, The Lede to Our Undoing. We talk about placing a novel in the rust belt of the 70s, diversity and inclusion, and how his narrator ties in humanity's behavior toward the natural world. https://www.donaldmengay.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/donald-mengay/


S9Ep03: John Musgrove Interview

John Musgrove returns to share the second book in his historic Reticent Richmond series, Mary's Grace. We discuss LGBTQ+ history, the resiliency of our community, and then John teases his coming fall release. http://www.quartermilepress.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/john-musgrove/


S9Ep02: Emanuel Xavier Interview

Emanuel Xavier joins us to share his recent book, Love(ly) Child. We talk a bit about his past in the ball scene, and his recent discoveries that helped him focus on his Latinx heritage. http://www.emanuelxavier.org/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/emanuel-xavier/


S9Ep01: Garrett Hutson Interview

Garrett Hutson returns to share his most recent two books - The Pink Lotus and Of Wild and Merry Men. We discuss the Shanghai nightlife of the 20s, 30s, and early 40s AND the Merrymount Colony experiment in colonial America. http://garretthutson.com http://www.wrotepodcast.com/garrett-hutson/


S8Ep54: HN Hirsch Interview

HN Hirsch shares his Bob and Marcus Mystery series with us: Shade, Fault Line, and Rain coming next year. We discuss how the series follows the growth of the men and their relationship over the decades as they contend with murders set in the political climates of each book's era. https://www.hnhirsch.info/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/hn-hirsch/


S8Ep53: Ryan States Interview

Ryan States introduces us to his latest novel Someone Else's Story. We discuss what happens when an immortal secondary character from a previous book gets his own book and meets a monster of literary legend, as well as feeling like a supporting character in real life. https://lairdryanstates.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/ryan-states/


S8Ep52: AE Lister Interview

A.E. Lister shares their latest novel A Port Essington Christmas. We discuss where the inspiration for the series originated, as well as previewing Alison's next project. https://www.aelister.com/ https://aelister.wixsite.com/alison-lister http://www.wrotepodcast.com/ae-lister/


S8Ep51– Bailey Merlin Interview

Bailey Merlin shares her debut novel A Lot of People Live in This House. We discuss how Bailey's actual experience living in an intentional community inspired the book. https://www.baileymerlin.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/bailey-merlin/


S8Ep50: Nathan Burgoine Interview

'Nathan Burgoine returns to introduce us to the Hi-Lo style of writing with his latest young adult novel Stuck with You. We discuss the benefits of this high-interest, low readability approach to literature and why it's important. https://apostrophen.wordpress.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/nathan-burgoine/


S8Ep49: Mary P Burns Interview

Mary P. Burns introduces us to her murder mystery Cold Case Heat, and shares that it's based on real world events in such a way that she had to dip into memoir-writing skills to put this story together. https://marypburns.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/mary-burns/


S8Ep48: Damian Serbu Interview

Damian Serbu returns for a great discussion of his latest release, The Vampire's War. We talk about author works mirroring author lives and why the freedom of the monster calls to us as readers. https://damianserbu.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/damian-serbu/


S8Ep47: Judy Kiehart Interview

Judy Kiehart introduces us to her memoir Calico Lane, and shares her journey through other people's expectations on her life to where she arrived at the life that's authentically her own. https://www.judykiehart.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/judy-kiehart/


S8Ep46: Daniel M Jaffe Interview

Daniel M. Jaffe introduces us to his book The Grand Sex Tour Murders, and shares the book's satirical poke at the world as well as the story behind the banning of the first cover. https://www.danieljaffe.com/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/daniel-m-jaffe/


S8Ep46: Bodies Review

Vance Bastian and SA "Baz" Collins give their thoughts and reviews of the Netflix series Bodies. They explore how it relates to queer life and discuss their strengths and flaws. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18347622/ http://www.wrotepodcast.com/bodies-review/


S8Ep46: Last Week This Morning– Oct 22-28

Vance Bastian and SA "Baz" Collins look at the headlines that caught their attention during the week of Oct 22-28, and then share their Wins of the week. Links: Vance: Fed Judge Blocks TN Drag Ban: https://apnews.com/article/pride-lgbtq-tennessee-dragshow-aclu-lawsuit-2a421c8f72dc93ddf6fa38708ac14f6f Orlando Pride For the Win: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/large-crowds-show-up-this-years-come-out-with-pride-festival-downtown-orlando/26TVYORH4ZG7LMJFN6FUWRIEWU/? MI House Bans Gay/Trans Panic Defense: https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/michigan-house-passes-ban-on-gay-trans-panic-defense-along-party-lines Conservatives call for boycott of Listerine's inclusion: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/10/conservatives-freak-out-call-for-boycott-of-listerine-over-pride-packaging/ NHL Pride Tape: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl-reverses-course-lifts-ban-on-pride-tape-174637674.html Same-Sex Pregnancy: https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/23/health/reproductive-medicine-group-updates-its-definition-of-infertility-to-address-the-reality-of-all-seeking-care/index.html WIN: Rev Daniel https://twitter.com/RevDaniel/status/1716820539271221298 Baz: https://www.queerty.com


S8Ep45: Richard D Mohr Interview

Richard D. Mohr introduces us to his book The Splendid Disarray of Beauty: The Boys, the Tiles, the Joy of Cathedral Oaks ― A Study in Arts and Crafts Community, and shares how he came across information of these historic men and the community they built. https://www.amazon.com/stores/Richard-D.-Mohr/author/B001HP7T3S http://www.wrotepodcast.com/richard-d-mohr/