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Jeff & Will dive into an excellent gothic romance with The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. 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 fro…
 
This special episode features an event Jeff hosted for Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago featuring author David Levithan. David talks about his most recent book, the short story collection 19 Love Songs, and his tradition of writing a short story for his friends every Valentine's Day. Among the other topics in this wide ranging conversation, David als…
 
Will reviews three reads perfect for Halloween: The Secretary and the Ghost by Gillian St. Kevern, The Ghost of Hillcomb Hall by Joshua Ian and The Tutor by Bonnie Dee. Jeff reviews V.E. Schwab's The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Jeff talks with V.E. Schwab about Addie LaRue and the inspiration behind the character as well as details on which hist…
 
To celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the podcast, we have the third Listener Favorite episode. This time the spotlight is on the guest who has appeared on the show more than anyone else, TJ Klune. With the release of Brothersong, the Green Creek series concludes and we look back at our previous discussions about that series. You'll also h…
 
Jeff announces Big Gay Fiction Podcast's inclusion on BuzzFeed's list of "52 Podcasts For Every Type Of Book Lover." Will reveals the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for October: The Mystery of Brackenwell Hall by Gillian St. Kevern. In a conversation that was part of Big Gay Fiction Live, Jeff talks with Jordan L. Hawk and the creators of the …
 
Jeff & Will take a trip in the gay romance way back machine for a visit to the California seaside town of Santo Ignacio in Z.A. Maxfield's St. Nacho's. As always, in this deep dive discussion there are spoilers ahead. If you've read this wonderful book, we'd love to hear what you think in the comments section of the shownotes page. Complete shownot…
 
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 a…
 
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 t…
 
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 Justi…
 
As we settle into our new home on Wednesdays, we’ve got an author Q&A with Helen Juliet. Helen also writes as HJ Welch and here we talk about why she writes, the support she’s received from the m/m romance community, working on shared universes and why she unpublished her first book. Complete shownotes for episode 60 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.…
 
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 Liste…
 
For the U.S. Labor Day weekend, we've got a short episode that features a special announcement! Big Gay Author Podcast is moving to Wednesday. Will also has some book and podcast recommendations for your weekend, including Make Noise by Eric Nuzum as well as episodes of Stark Reflection Podcast, Six Figure Authors Podcast and Great Writer's Share P…
 
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 LaQ…
 
After Jeff gives an update on his Christmas novel and says farewell to The Writer's Well Podcast, the guys welcome Daniel Willcocks and Sacha Black for a round of Q&A. We find out why they write, steps they took to become full time authors and they also share a mistake and a success that they've learned from. Complete shownotes for episode 58 are a…
 
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…
 
In the second part of our interview with author LaQuette about her Critical Lens workshop, she discusses historicals, why this class is valuable for reviewers and readers as well as the importance of normalizing marginalized characters in the romance genre. Complete shownotes for episode 57 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.…
 
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 …
 
In part one of our interview with author LaQuette, we discuss her Critical Lens workshop. The class is designed to teach authors, reviewers and readers how to use literary criticism to view your own work, or the books you're reading, through an alternative lens. For authors this can provide critical insight into alternative perspectives that can he…
 
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…
 
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 podcas…
 
Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight into scene structure. Jeff and J. also discuss J's podcasts, the events he puts on and what got him…
 
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…
 
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, Temp…
 
Author and podcaster Sacha Black joins us to talk about The Anatomy of Prose: 12 Steps to Sensational Sentences, which is the latest book in her Better Writers series. Sacha also discusses what led her to kicking off the series with a book on villains and how she knew she was ready to write non-fiction books. Complete shownotes for episode 54 are a…
 
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 Sec…
 
Author E. Davies joins us this week to talk about the market research he does focused on best selling tropes and how that influences his books. He also discusses shared universes, including insights on what it takes to manage one and guidance for authors who want to join one. Complete shownotes for episode 53 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.…
 
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 Fr…
 
Jeff shares his progress on Camp NaNoWriMo and looks at the first quarter of sales data for Keeping Kyle. Jeff and Will talk with Daniel Willcocks about his new book Collaboration for Authors: A Complete Guide to Collaborating, Finding a Partner, and Accelerating Your Author Career. Daniel talks about his own collaborations, as well as what he lear…
 
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 H…
 
The guys kick off with a brief recap of last week, including the release of the Heart2Heart anthology, and what Jeff's been up to with Camp NaNoWriMo and the Critical Lens class he just started taking. Jeff talks with author and podcaster Lauren Shippen about podcast fiction. Lauren's written and produced several shows, going back to 2015 with The …
 
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!…
 
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 alo…
 
The guys kick off with a recap of the past week, including recording an interview with Daniel Willcocks, an interesting invitation from J. Thorn and details on a class Jeff is taking during July. The discussion of story structure concludes with a look at the "Fighting for Love" section of Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat. Complete shownotes for epis…
 
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 outstandi…
 
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!…
 
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 so…
 
Jeff talks about his experience last week with J. Thorn's Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge. Will recommends a recent episode of The Rebel Author Podcast where Sacha Black talked with Libbie Hawker about outlining. The discussion of story structure, based on Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat, continues with the "Retreating from Love" sec…
 
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!…
 
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 m…
 
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!…
 
We miss the Top to BOTM Podcast so we wanted to bring best friends Markie and Jess to our show to celebrate Pride month. They recommend some of their favorite m/m romances for our pride month reading list plus they share what Pride means to them. Complete shownotes for this episode are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of …
 
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