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Queer Writers of Crime

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Queer Writers of Crime offers interviews by Brad Shreve with renowned LGBTQ authors, and up and coming talent, of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. Plus Justene gives her weekly book recommendations.

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Michael Craft On The Dark Side Of A Sunny Place

Sep 7 • 01:02:49

Ep:100 Michael Craft was in episode #1 and returns for #100
Michael Craft is the author of seventeen novels, four of which have been honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards. His 2019 mystery, ChoirMaster, was a Gold Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. His prize-winning short fiction has appeared in British as well as American literary journals....

C.L. Brees Takes Us To Saskatchewan

Aug 30 • 01:05:51

Ep:099 Award-winning author, C. L. Brees, was born and raised in rural Indiana, a place where the environment was a bit too restrictive to contain his overactive imagination. He needed a place where he could expand his horizons.
 In 2011, after relocating to Maryland, he followed his passion for forensics and law enforcement and enrolled at the University of Baltimore. Fou...

Garrett Hutson Discusses The Ebb And Flow Of LGBTQ Acceptance

Aug 24 • 01:00:54

Ep:098 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. You can usually find him reading about history, and day-dreaming about being there. This is where his stories are born, and he h...

Lucy Sussex On An 1800s Blockbuster Crime Novel

Aug 17 • 56:32

Ep:097 Lucy Sussex is a New Zealand-born writer living in Australia. Her award-winning work covers many genres, from children’s books to horror. She began in science fiction, and has published internationally and in translation. She has worked as a librarian, researcher, editor and weekly review columnist for newspapers. Her literary archaeology (unearthing unjustly forgot...

John Copenhaver And The Creepy Things Society Did To Us

Aug 10 • 58:16

Ep:096 John Copenhaver’s historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning, won the 2019 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel and garnered Anthony, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lambda Literary Award nominations. His second novel, The Savage Kind, arrives in October 2021. 

Copenhaver writes a crime fiction review column for Lambda Literary called “Blacklight,” cohosts on the ...

Marko Realmonte And Jeff Adams - Marko Takes Us Beneath The Streets of Oxford, Plus Jeff From The Big Gay Fiction Podcast Visits

Aug 3 • 01:10:00

Ep:095 Marko Realmonte spent more than 20 years working in the film and television industry working as a writer, publicist, and photographer. His writing credits include working on the Academy Awards for ABC and being the head writer on game shows including High Rollers and dozens of TV pilots for all the major studios.  He is currently a professional script reader for sev...

Garrick Jones On Men Who Won't Talk About It

Jul 27 • 01:01:59

Ep:094  From the outback to the opera. 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, Garrick 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 bus...

Chris Holcombe Presents 1926 New York LGBTQ+ Style

Jul 20 • 55:37

Ep:093 Chris Holcombe is an author of LGBTQ+ historical crime fiction. The Double Vice is the first novel in his Hidden Gotham series, which showcases New York’s lively but criminally under-represented queer world of the 1920s. He is also an award-winning songwriter, winning “Best Folk Song” at the 2009 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, as well as an accomplished brand stra...

Meredith Doench And Her Favorite Prison To Visit

Jul 13 • 58:00

Ep:092  Meredith Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen thriller series. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Gertrude. Her nonfiction essay "South Carolina, 2012" was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize by The Tahoma Literary Review. She served as a fiction editor at Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature...

Christopher Murphy The Thrill Seeking Author

Jul 6 • 56:39

Ep:091 Christopher Murphy is an activist, artist and author of the breakout thriller, Where The Boys Are, and The Other Side of the Mirror. Christopher is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. As a graphic designer/copywriter/marketer by day and author by night, Christopher can usually be found creating and designing behind the b...

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