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Ep:073 Born in a small town on Scotland's West Coast, Jack Dickson is the author of nine novels and a variety of short stories – including the Jas Anderson Investigates series of crime thrillers, set on the mean streets of Glasgow, his adopted city and recently republished by ReQueered Tales. Since beginning his career in the 1990s, he has also dab…
 
Ep:072 Eliza Lentzski is the author of lesbian fiction and romance novels, including the best-selling series Winter Jacket and Don’t Call Me Hero. Although a historian by day, Eliza is passionate about fiction. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her wife and their cat, Charley. Although currently in New England, Eliza is a Midwest transplant; …
 
Ep:071 Rick R. Reed is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction. He is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Entertainment Weekly has described his work as “heartrending and sensitive.” Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA, with his husband, Bruce…
 
Ep:070 Steve Neil Johnson is the author of the bestselling Doug Orlando mysteries, FINAL ATONEMENT (Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Mystery) and FALSE CONFESSIONS, for which one critic said “Johnson may very well turn out to be our queer Raymond Chandler.” The Orlando books grew out of his experiences working for the District Attorney of Br…
 
Ep:069 Edwin Hill’s critically-acclaimed crime novels include Watch Her, The Missing Ones, and Little Comfort. He has been nominated for Edgar and Agatha Awards, featured in Us Magazine, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and was recognized as one of “Six Crime Writers to Watch” in Mystery Scene magazine. …
 
Ep: 068 Popular authors C.S. Poe and Gregory Ashe put their heads together and co-wrote A Friend in the Dark: (An Auden O'Callaghan Mystery) QueerWritersOfCrime.com C.S. Poe is a Lambda Literary and two-time EPIC award finalist, and a FAPA award-winning author of gay mystery, romance, and speculative fiction. She resides in New York City and is an …
 
Ep:067 Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists,…
 
Ep:066 Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and the Pinx Video Mysteries. For which he has won three Lambda Awards. His romantic comedy, Femme was also a 2016 Lambda finalist for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite Uncle, The Ghost Slept Over and Masc, the sequel to Femme. He is a member of Myste…
 
Ep:065 Michelle Arnold grew up in the Midwest, graduating from the University of Illinois in 2004. She’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and began writing them down sporadically when she was about six. At the age of 17, she finally decided to get more serious about writing stories down, and has been addicted to writing ever s…
 
Ep:064 J.S. Strange is an author from Wales, United Kingdom. He writes crime, mystery and horror. His first novels, published in 2016 and 2017, were set in an apocalyptic London. His up-coming novel, titled Murder on the Rocks, is the first in a cozy crime mystery series, featuring a leading gay male detective. Murder on the Rocks was written by St…
 
Ep:063 Justene gives updates on new novels by authors who had books she recommended in 2020. queerwritersofcrime.com Requeered Tales Website Authors Mentioned In This Episode: Marshall Thornton Frank W. Butterfield Gregory Ashe C.S. Poe Garrick Jones Timothy Jay Smith Dharma Kelleher Mark McNease (Books) Mark McNease (Podcast) Olivier Bosman L M Kr…
 
Ep:062 Books & reading have been Graeme's life, working in libraries for over 50 years, and sometime as a bookseller. Having had to take medical retirement earlier than expected he now has the luxury of reading when he can, daily cover posts to organise himself, and maintaining an online catalogue, to help him concentrate on the familiar. And of co…
 
Ep:061 Kristen Lepionka is the author of the Roxane Weary mystery series. Her debut, The Last Place You Look, won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. novel and was also nominated for Anthony and Macavity Awards. What You Want to See won Shamus and Goldie Awards. She is a cofounder of the feminist podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. She lives in …
 
Ep:60 John Morgan Wilson is a veteran journalist, TV news and documentary writer, and fiction writer. Simple Justice (1996) launched his Benjamin Justice mystery series, earning an Edgar Allan Poe Award (AKA “the Edgar”) from Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel. Three other Justice titles in the eight-book series won Lambda Literary Awa…
 
Ep:059 It's Thanksgiving holiday week in the U.S.A, Brad runs through a series of quick questions from guests on previous episodes. These were asked after their full interview. Justene announces a button is finally on webpage for our list of all books mentioned on the show. Hint: The link is at the top of the website. queerwritersofcrime.com Follow…
 
Ep:058 Anne Laughlin has written six novels for Bold Strokes Books. She is the recipient of four Goldie Awards and has been short-listed three times for a Lammy Award. She's attended writing residencies at Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, and others. Anne's short story, It Only Occured to Me Lately was a finalist in the Saints and Sinners short fict…
 
Ep:057 Long-time San Diego resident, Austin Thomas Burton grew up the youngest of 7 in a small college town that couldn’t decide if it was Southern, Midwestern or just wouldn’t fit in anywhere. That static childhood resulted in a restless need to see the country and the world. His interests are widely varied and often in conflict with one another, …
 
Ep:056 Grant Atherton lives in a small sleepy town on the east coast of England after moving down from London ten years ago. The fictional town of Elders Edge in his books is based very much on his home town with a few minor changes to suit the plots. He’s been a writer for most of his life, starting at the age of five when his primary school teach…
 
Ep:055 Randy Boyd has been a professional writer his entire adult life. His four novels have been nominated for five Lambda Literary Awards and all feature main characters who are black, gay and living with HIV/AIDS. Two of them are mystery/thrillers. In his first novel, Uprising, three famous but closeted celebrities plot to assassinate a homophob…
 
Ep:054 Frank W. Butterfield is the Amazon best-selling author of 67 (and counting) self-published novels, novellas, and short stories. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Frank grew up there, in the Dallas area, and under the pine and cypress surrounding Caddo Lake. A Westerner, he graduated from Lubbock High School in 1984. He was fortunate to be an exchange …
 
Ep:053 Born in the early 70s, Dieter grew up in a little village in Austria. At the age of 18, he moved to Vienna to get his master’s degree in Political Sciences, French, and Spanish. Today, he is living in Paris, France, with his boyfriend and works as a graphic designer. In his spare time, he writes, reads, cooks fancy recipes, takes photos, and…
 
Ep:052 Lev Raphael has wanted to be an author since he was in second grade, and he's not only achieved his dream, he's published twenty-six books in genres from memoir to mystery to erotic vampire tale; had his work translated into fifteen languages; seen one sell close to 300,000 copies. He also appeared in two documentaries. queerwritersofcrime.c…
 
Ep:051 Greg Herren is an American writer and editor, who publishes work in a variety of genres, including mystery novels, young adult literature and erotica. He publishes work both as Greg Herren and under the pseudonym Todd Gregory. His novel Murder in the Rue Chartres won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Mystery category at the 2008 Lambda Lite…
 
Ep:050 After a thirty year career as a professional opera singer, performing as a soloist in opera houses and in concert halls all over the world, I took up a position as lecturer in music in Australia in 1999, at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, which is now part of CQUniversity. Brought up in Australia, between the bush and the bea…
 
Ep:049 By the age of 30, Christopher Rice had published four New York Times bestselling thrillers, received a Lambda Literary Award and been declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive. His two novels of dark supernatural suspense, THE HEAVENS RISE and THE VINES, were both finalists for the Bram Stoker Award. He recently entered the erotic …
 
Ep:048 Born to Dutch parents and raised in Colombia and England, Oilvier Bosman is a rootless wanderer with itchy feet. He’s spent the last few years living and working in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sudan and Bulgaria, and has every confidence he will now finally be able to settle down among the olive groves of Andalucia. He’s an avid reader …
 
Ep:047 Often called the LGBTQ’s “answer to Agatha Christie,” Ellen Hart is the author of thirty-five crime novels in two different series. She is a six-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a four-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award, a …
 
Ep:046 David was born and raised in the Boston area, though he was fortunate to live in San Diego in the 3rd and 4th grades, where he was bullied into losing his "horrible" accent. His family moved a lot, but he considers his hometown to be Weston, MA, even though he was only there for 5 years of school. He's published nine books, including seven f…
 
Ep:045 Born 1938 Lock Haven, PA, Richard Stevenson graduated Lock Haven State College, did graduate work in American lit at Penn State. He joined the Peace Corps and fled grad school to teach English in Ethiopia 1962-64---He says it's the best thing he ever did. Worked as Peace Corps program evaluator around the world 1964-67. Ran the anti-poverty …
 
Ep:044 : Laury A. Egan is the author of the madcap gay comedy, Fabulous! An Opera Buffa; an LGTBQ suspense set in Venice, Jenny Kidd; a mystery-romance, A Bittersweet Tale; a YA novel, The Outcast Oracle; a collection, Fog and Other Stories; and two forthcoming novels, The Swimmer and Wave in D Minor. Four volumes of poetry have appeared in limited…
 
Ep:043 Robert Innes is the author of The Blake Harte Mysteries - a series of head scratching and impossible crimes. When he's not trying to work out how to commit seemingly perfect murders and building up a worrying Google search history, Robert can be found at his local slimming group, wondering why eating three pizzas in the space of a week hasn'…
 
Ep:042 Mark Zubro is the author of thirty-seven novels and eight short stories. His book A Simple Suburban Murder won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men's mystery. Eight others of his books have been nominated. One of the keys in Zubro’s mysteries is you do not want to be a person who is racist, sexist, homophobic, or a school administrator…
 
Ep:041 R.E. Bradshaw is a Four-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Mystery—Rainey Nights (2012), Molly: House on Fire (2013), The Rainey Season (2014), and Relatively Rainey (2016)—and 2013 Rainbow Awards First Runner-up for Best Lesbian Novel, Out on the Panhandle, author R. E. Bradshaw began publishing in August of 2010. Before beginning a ful…
 
Ep:040 Cheryl Head spent twenty years in public television and radio before turning to fiction writing. Her award-winning first novel, Long Way Home, is a story of the experience of black soldiers in America’s segregated war-time army and features two black, gay men. Head writes the Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries whose female PI protagonist is queer…
 
Ep:039 Ann Aptaker’s “Cantor Gold” crime/mystery novels have won Lambda Literary and Goldie Awards. Her short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, and will be featured in the Mickey Finn crime anthology, releasing in the Fall of 2020 from Down & Out Books. She is one of o…
 
Ep:038 Dharma Kelleher writes gritty crime fiction with a feminist kick and is one of the only openly transgender authors in the genre. She writes the Jinx Ballou Bounty Hunter series and the Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker series. Her work has also appeared in anthologies and on Shotgun Honey. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the International Thril…
 
Ep:037 Bud Gundy is Lambda Literary Award finalist and an Executive Producer and on-air host at KQED, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northern California. In 2003, he received an Emmy Award for producing the documentary Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz. He won his second Emmy Award in 2016 for directing the KQED News special, State of Surveillance. He'…
 
Ep:036 Lev Raphael has wanted to be an author since he was in second grade, and he's not only achieved his dream, he's published twenty-six books in genres from memoir to mystery to erotic vampire tale; had his work translated into fifteen languages; seen one sell close to 300,000 copies. He also appeared in two documentaries. queerwritersofcrime.c…
 
Ep:035 Barbara Winkes writes suspense and romance with lesbian characters at the center. She has always loved stories in which women persevere and lift each other up. Expect high drama and happy endings. Women loving women always take the lead. Barbara lives in Québec, Canada, with her wife. queerwritersofcrime.com Website: https://barbarawinkes.wo…
 
Ep:034 Author of nearly ninety titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON’S work has been translated into eleven languages. Her FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, then the largest romance publisher in Ital…
 
Ep:033 Meg Perry is an academic librarian in East Central Florida with a subject specialty in health sciences. She lives on a barrier island two blocks from the beach, which is awesome during the six months of the year that it’s not hurricane season. She is renowned for her prowess at growing root vegetables and may be the only human in the Western…
 
Ep:032 Garrett Hutson writes upmarket mysteries and historical spy fiction, driven by characters who are moving and unforgettable. He lives in Indianapolis with his husband, four adorable dogs, two odd-ball cats, and more fish than you can count. Garrett is an infrequent poster but frequent lurker on Twitter and Facebook. You can contact him or sig…
 
Ep:031 Jess Faraday is an award-winning writer and editor of mystery and suspense. Her first novel, The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award, and her third, Fool's Gold, won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical and was a runner up for Best Gay Novel overall. Her novella, The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benef…
 
Ep:030 Brittany was born in a small town in Alabama and moved to Indiana when she was thirteen years old. She currently resides there and works as an operator at a local hospital. When she isn't working, she loves to spend her free time writing stories, playing with her puppy, Delilah, watching television, and spending time with loved ones. Brittan…
 
Ep:029 RE Bradshaw, John Copenhaver, Greg Herren, and Dharma Kelleher join in a round table discussion about the current state of LGBTQ crime fiction. queerwritersofcrime.com Guest Links: RE Bradshaw website John Copenhaver website Dharma Kelleher website Dharma Kelleher Amazon Page Greg Herren website Greg Herren Amazon Page…
 
Ep:028 Jude Tresswell’s stories are set in County Durham, north-east England. They feature a gay polyamorous quad who solve crimes, are victims of crimes and who, sometimes, commit crimes. A fifth tale, A Share in a Secret, will be published later this year. Jude lives with her husband in south-east England. She misses the sounds and scenery of her…
 
Ep:027 Charlie Cochrane discusses her Cambridge Fellows series, Edwardian era research, why mysteries are a lie, and more. gaymysterypodcast.com Charlie's Website Charlie on Facebook Charlie on Twitter Charlie's Book Because Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her mystery novel…
 
Ep:026 Marko Realmonte worked for more than 20 years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood as a writer and studio publicist primarily at Disney/Touchstone. As a script doctor, he worked on dozens of feature films, television series, and specials. His first two LGBTQ mystery novels were published in 2019. The Jake Weston Mystery Series is aimed…
 
Ep:025 David C Dawson writes contemporary thrillers featuring gay men in love. He’s an award winning author, journalist and documentary maker. His latest book is Heroes in Love, published in January 2020. His debut novel The Necessary Deaths won Bronze for Best Mystery & Suspense in the FAPA awards. The second in the series is The Deadly Lies. His …
 
Ep:024 Dal Maclean comes from the north of Scotland. Her background is in journalism, and she has an undying passion for history, the more scandalous the better. Dal has lived in Asia and worked all over the world, but home is now the UK. Her first book, 'Bitter Legacy' was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Mystery, and was chosen by the Am…
 
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