Ep 44: Author Interview with Morris Ardoin about his book Stone Motel, Memoirs of a Cajun Boy about growing up gay with a troubled father who abused him to "fix him", plus his childhood with multiple siblings taking care of a motel, living, playing, survi

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Ep 44: Author Interview with Morris Ardoin about his book Stone Motel, Memoirs of a Cajun Boy about growing up gay with a troubled father who abused him to "fix him", plus his childhood with multiple siblings taking care of a motel, living, playing, surviving. This is an epic book that exquisitely, epically, enchantingly captures the time, history, and culture of the 1970s in a bayou town in Cajun Louisiana. Morris also delivers us a delicious reading of his chapter The Meat Man, where we get to experience his first intense tastes of gay sexuality. We chat about him growing up gay with a father who despised that organic piece of him so much that he abused him in attempts to make him "a man"; while veiling his homophobia in supposedly well-meaning fatherly actions. We chat about what it was like for him growing up with multiple siblings taking care of two family businesses, his amazing grandmother, who was his angel, his love of food and cooking, about creating a cookbook, and his new fiction novel as well. Listen to learn about his history with pride month, his legal work with moving legislation for marriage equality, and how he has enjoyed his life as a gay man. We talk about the writing process, getting a book published with a traditional publisher, and how learning how to focus on the joy of writing is so important. Don't miss this epic interview! I'm honored to share him and his amazing stories with you!
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It is available as an ebook, a hardcover, and an audiobook (that he narrated himself).
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On Twitter:
https://twitter.com/morrisardoin
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https://morrisardoin.com/
This is an interview-style podcast episode for adult entertainment and the arts, adults only.
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