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Love Letter to an Absent Twin: An Interview with Favorite Son Author Will Freshwater

Court Stroud | Posted 04.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Court Stroud

Author Will Freshwater agreed to chat with me about the inspiration behind writing his first book, including the encouragement of gay stand-up pioneer Bob Smith.

A Gayish List of My Favorite Gay (Male) Romance Novels

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

In honor of Pride month, I thought I'd write a post on my favorite fiction focused on gay characters. I primarily listen to and read urban fantasy/paranormal romance, though I sometimes read regular gay romance.

We Can't Forget About Gay Literature

James McDonald | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Young people, gay and otherwise, need to see gay people as no different from anyone else, to see them in scenarios that characterize the lives of human beings as a whole. Unfortunately, for those like me, who looked to literature for a guiding light, the terrain was too often depressingly barren.

Five Rules for a Gay Summer Beach Read

Mario López-Cordero | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Mario López-Cordero

Let me set the scene: It's the middle of summer 2008 and as a freelance writer in between assignments, I have escaped Manhattan to a rental in Fire Island with my dog and a stack of books for company.

Author Spotlight: Brian Centrone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Centrone last year at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York. He was friendly and witty, I was interested in learning more him. The publication of his new novel, An Ordinary Boy, proved just the opportunity.

Legendary Author Patricia Nell Warren: Ever The Front Runner

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Whether as an American writing Ukrainian poetry, a runner helping usher women into the sport, a woman writing gay male fiction or a writer taking control of her own work as a publisher, Warren has long been a game changer, moving into uncharted waters and navigating them for others.

An Acclaimed Gay Author Surprises With Two New Novels

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

While A Horse Named Sorrow is a meditative tale set in San Francisco, Faun focuses on an adolescent boy discovering that his body is quickly morphing, but not into the expected stage of puberty. Healey was able to take some time with me to discuss his work and inspirations.

Blogger Stephen Bottum On His Eagerly Awaited 'Best LGBT Books of 2012' List

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

In 2009 Stephen Bottum began asking authors to share their favorite LGBT reads of the year, in all genres, leading to the creation of an annual author survey of the best LGBT books of the year. His list for 2012 has just been released, and he graciously took time to speak with me.

A Writer Of Gay Erotica Makes A Major Move

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Following his success as a writer of erotica and as a columnist for Examiner.com, author Xavier Axelson has surprised readers with his debut novel, Velvet. I was eager to learn more about Axelson's journey between genres and formats.

Love, Loss And Art: A Conversation Between Two Gay Novelists

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Fellow author Jeffrey Ballam and I share many characteristics. We are both gay men, debut novelists, human rights advocates and Twitter friends and have undergone the grieving process, with each of us experiencing a partner's death due to HIV/AIDS.

Gender Of Novelists In Gay Fiction: Does It Matter?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Kergan Edwards-Stout

A good book is a good book, regardless of who wrote it. But in gay fiction, if you're calling yourself a gay man, you really should be a gay man. Gender does matter. But, then again, I'm just a writer. What do you think?

Author Spotlight: Drake Braxton

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Drake Braxton's debut novel, MISSING, is a fun and sexy read, detailing what happens when a happily married man journeys to the Deep South for a high school reunion, only to find that his husband has mysteriously disappeared.

Essential LGBT Fiction

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

LGBT fiction (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual) literature has a long and fascinating history, with some remarkable and engaging texts for readers of ...

Is My Book Gay?

Ryan Quinn | Posted 08.09.2012 | Books
Ryan Quinn

On one of Amazon's lists--best-selling Gay & Lesbian Fiction--my book made it to #1. I admit I did a little fist pump. But here's the thing: my book's not gay.

'Funky Winkerbean' To Feature Gay Couple Planning To Attend Prom

Posted 04.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Newspaper comic strip "Funky Winkerbean" is set to mark its 40th anniversary in groundbreaking style: by featuring a story arc about a gay couple plan...

Modern-Day Algonquin: A Round-Table Discussion With 5 Gay Authors

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Recently, a few of us connected to discuss our craft and the state of gay literature today. It was with great pleasure that I joined with Gregory G. Allen, David G. Hallman, Carey Parrish, and Arthur Wooten in our own gay take on the Algonquin round table.

SoMa Author Kemble Scott Brings His Edgy, Hyperlocal Stories to Magnet Book Club

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

The outdoor orgies of yesteryear have been replaced by outdoor patio furniture stores, but luckily the gritty South of Market spirit has been cleverly captured by Kemble Scott in SoMa.

'We the Animals' Author Justin Torres Brings His Wild Hunger to Magnet Book Club in S.F.

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

Justin Torres is a literary wunderkind of sorts, but despite the buzzy accolades, the queer scribe is still humbly bewildered by the success of a book by a gay brown author -- especially his very own.

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.