Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something? We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 419. Language, Art, and Contemporary Romance with Alexis Daria
Today my guest is award-winning author Alexis Daria. We talk about a little of everything, including graphic design, art, typography, languages, writing, planning, journaling, and of course, her new book, You Had Me at Hola. We also discuss how writing contemporary romance is changing given, well, the contemporary landscape.
Learning the Tropes: Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
This week Erin and Clayton read Fight or Flight by Samantha Young, and OH BOY it was an experience.
The Shipping Room: Politics + Shipping
This week Tamar and Christine are talking about relationships with a political backdrop, and why politics is an excellent breeding ground for some of the best couples! The American President? Parks & Rec? The West Wing? We’re talking about all of that and more!
Bodice Tipplers: Green Fire by Stephanie James
For those of you not “in the know”, Jayne Ann Krentz (actually Jayne Castle) writes under a ton of pseudonyms and this is one of them. She’s a reference librarian, he’s an… itinerant writer who freelances stories about Mysteries of the Unknown? (“What happened?!” “Read the book!”) He’s a stray cat! She… should lock her door! There’s an emerald with a life story, there’s a jewel caper (sadly mostly off screen), there are pancakes.
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: August 14, 2020
My trumpet vine is blooming for the first time ever! I’m also talking about my early days as an essayist and how I blew a solicited essay by being too positive. Updates on new projects, too.
First Cup of Coffee – August 17, 2020: The story behind this photo, along with an update – and personnel change – regarding the UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology. Sad news, but also exciting news!
First Cup of Coffee – August 20, 2020:Join me for a wide-ranging and wonderful interview with celebrity guest author Maria Vale. We talk about life in NYC during #Covid19, her writing journey, and of course how wonderful wolves are! (She also attempts to extract spoilers from me on Forgotten Empires, but I was strong!)
You can read more about Maria and her books on her website here (https://www.mariavale.com/new-page). SEASON OF THE WOLF is out August 25, 2020.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 254 – Fairytales and Small Towns with Helen Juliet / HJ Welch
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 Cove” series (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. Jeff also reviews “Hairpin Curves” by Elia Winters.
LITerally Us: Ep 33: Author Interview: Vi Keeland
On this episode, Kamrun and Gabi fangirl with New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland, who has penned BOSS MAN, BALLER, and is co-author with Penelope Ward of STUCK-UP SUIT and HATE NOTES, among other titles. They discuss Vi’s recent release THE ROYALS, the ever-changing romance genre, her writing relationship with Penelope Ward, and upcoming movies and/or books she may be working on.
Couple’s Talking Couples: West Side Story
Practice your plies and meet us down at Doc’s for the rumble because this week Ashley and Ryan are dancing their way through “West Side Story.” Topics discussed include: who we’d rather bring home to meet our parents Romeo or Tony, advice on getting stabbed, and how big of an obstacle murdering a family member is in a relationship.
The SSR Podcast: Episode 108: The Headless Cupid (with Jen Doll)
Author Jen Doll joins Alli on Episode 108 for a conversation about Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s Newbery Honor-winning novel, The Headless Cupid. They discuss blended family dynamics, the importance of mental health resources for kids, and ghost stories! They also address an extremely disturbing, racist scene that would never fly in 2020… and shouldn’t have flown when it was written in 1971, either.
Jen is the author of Unclaimed Baggage and Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest. Follow her on Instagram (@jendoll) and Twitter (@thisisjendoll).