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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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Ep:088 - Shane K Morton is a best-selling own voices author of LGBT romance, mystery and YA. Showing the LGBTQIA human condition in his work is important to him because visibility is everything. He writes darker horror/mystery under the name Sean Azinsalt. Before writing novels, he was a playwright and musical theatre actor who has performed in all 50 United States as well as three countries. His films have played at film festivals around the country. He is married to his husband and they have been together for twenty years. When not writing Shane can be found at a film festival or singing cabaret in a dark dive bar.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeShane K. Morton's Drag Queen Detective Series on AmazonSean Azinsalt Amazon PageShane's Facebook GroupShane on BookBubDeath Trick by Richard StevensonLong Live The Queen by Jon R. SwankBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:087 Mia P. Manansala (she/her) is a writer and certified book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. Her debut novel, ARSENIC AND ADOBO, came out May 4, 2021 with Berkley/Penguin Random House. A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrasti-baking, playing JRPGs and dating sims, reading cozy mysteries and diverse romance, and cuddling her dogs Gumiho, Max Power, and Bayley Banks (RIP) (bonus points if you get all the references).QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeMia Manansala's WebsiteMia on TwitterMia on InstagramMia on FacebookPride Book Fest 2021 LinksThe Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas Brad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:086 Lev Raphael is the author and co-author of 27 books in a dozen genres from memoir to mystery.  His first book of short stories, Dancing on Tisha B'Av, won a Lambda Literary Award. He’s published hundreds of stories, essays, articles, and book reviews in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals. Lev has also won Amelia’s Reed Smith Fiction Prize and International Quarterly’s Crossing Boundaries Prize for Innovative Prose, awarded by novelist D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel.  His suspense novel Assault with a Deadly Lie was a Midwest Book Award finalist.Lev’s fiction and essays have appeared in over 24 anthologies in the U.S. and England, and they are taught at colleges and universities around the country—which means he's become homework. His fiction has been analyzed in scholarly journals, books, and at academic conferences.  He's been a newspaper columnist and book reviewer, produced his own radio talk show, and reviewed books for newspapers, magazines, public radio stations, online magazines and websites. You can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter, his author website, or his Write Without Borders website, where he mentors authors online. QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeLev Raphael's WebsiteLev's Writer Mentoring Site, Write Without BordersCold Was The Ground by B.A. Black Brad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:085 Barbara Wilson is the author of seven previous mysteries, including Gaudí Afternoon, which introduced translator-sleuth Cassandra Reilly and was made into a movie starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Hardin. She is a winner of two Lambda Literary awards and the British Crime Writers’ award for best thriller set in Europe. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Finnish, and Japanese.  As Barbara Sjoholm, she is the author of memoir, travelogues, and nonfiction, and an award-winning translator. She was a co-founder of the feminist publisher, Seal Press, in 1976, when she was twenty-five. For her contributions to lesbian literature she received the 2020 Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer Award.  QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeBarbara's Websites:barbarawilsonmysteries.com [for mysteries as Barbara Wilson]barbarasjoholm.com [for other books of nonfiction and translation]Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J. WilsonSo Horrified! podcast episode with Brad on SpotifyBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:084 Alan R. Warren is the author of 12 published True crime Books, 5 of them have been Number 1 Best Sellers and has produced & hosted in several radio markets including KKNW 1150 A.M. Seattle, KFNX 1100 A.M. Phoenix, KOII 94.5 F.M. Flagstaff. His show House of Mystery is in its tenth year on NBC in Los Angeles/Riverside/Palm Springs and on other stations as well in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tacoma. It has covered most categories of writers, film makers and documentary or TV shows in most mysterious subjects ( Paranormal, Crime, Religion, Science, History) QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeAlan R. Warren's websiteAlan's book Murder Times SixChasing Ghosts by Dean ColeSo Horrified! podcast on SpotifyBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:083 P. J. Vernon was born in South Carolina. Called a "rising star thriller writer" by Library Journal, Vernon's debut, When You Find Me, was both an Audible Plus #1 Listen and an Associated Press Top Ten U.S. Audiobook. His next novel, Bath Haus, praised as “a nightmarish white-knuckler” by O, The Oprah Magazine and pitched as “Gone Girl with gays and Grindr,” publishes June 15 from Doubleday. He lives in Calgary with his husband and two wily dogs.Donate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeWebsite: QueerWritersOfCrime.comP.J. Vernon's WebsiteP.J. on TwitterP.J. on InstagramP.J. on FacebookVera Kelly Is Not A Mystery by Rosalie KnechtNever A Straight Answer podcastBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:082 Some people buy a fancy sports car or fly to faraway lands when they hit middle age. Tammy Bird started writing fiction with strong female protagonists. A literature professor by trade, she deemed it fitting to write about the kaleidoscopic prisms of human nature in her thriller/suspense stories and novels. Be warned, her work is psychologically hard and gritty and real. It may not be palatable to everyone, but it is all that flows from pen to paper (even when she tries to write something softer with a guaranteed HEA).Donate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeTammy Bird's WebsiteTammy on AmazonTammy's on Barnes & NobleTammy on FacebookTammy on TwitterTammy on InstagramThe Postscript Murders by Elly GriffithsA Body on the Hill Audio BookHave a Blessed Gay podcast
Ep:081 Robyn Gigl, the author of BY WAY OF SORROW, is an attorney, author and activist who has been honored by the ACLU-NJ and the NJ Pride Network for her work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. She has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Court’s Committee on Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement, and by the Governor and Legislature to the New Jersey Transgender Equality Taskforce. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality, NJ’s largest LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Organization. Robyn lives in New Jersey, where she continues to practice law by day, and work on her next Erin McCabe novel by night. Fortunately, she has a very boring social life. QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeRobyn Gigl's WebsiteRobyn on TwitterRobyn on LinkedInI Hope You're Listening by Tom RyanMysteryrat's Maze PodcastBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:080 Derek Farrell is the author of five Danny Bird Mysteries - ‘Death of a Diva’ ‘Death of a Nobody,’ ‘Death of a Devil,’ ‘Death of an Angel’ and the novella ‘Death of a Sinner’- all published by Fahrenheit Press. The sixth in the series will be published in early 2021.  Derek is married and lives with his husband in West Sussex. They have no cats dogs goats or children, though they do have every Kylie Minogue record ever recorded. Twice.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeDerek Farrell's WebsiteDeath Of An Angel by Derek FarrellDanny Bird Mysteries SeriesPurchase Danny Bird Mysteries Directly From PublisherDerek on TwitterDerek on InstagramNighthawking by Russ ThomasDead As A Doornail by Grant MichaelsThe Forbidden Apple PodcastBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:079 Joseph R.G.  De Marco, a native of Philadelphia,is the author of the Marco Fontana Mysteries, the newest and fifth in the series is The Vermilion Pursuit. He also writes The Vampire Inquisitor series, and the second volume, A Battle in Blood, was just released. In addition he writes the Doyle and Kord Mysteries.  His plays have been produced in Philadelphia, NY, and elsewhere. His work appears in The International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, and Journal of Homosexuality. He was a columnist for The Advocate, In Touch, X-Factor magazine, and other publications. His PGN article “Gay Racism” was awarded the prize for excellence in feature writing by the Gay Press Association. He was Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Gayzette (Philadelphia), and New Gay Life (a national magazine), and a contributing editor for publications including Il Don Gennaro (an Italian-American magazine) and Gaysweek (NY). Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of Mysterical-E, an online mystery magazine. Also Mike Johnson and Kyle Getz with Gayish Podcast join us.QueerWritersOfCrime.comLeave a ReviewDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeJoseph R.G. DeMarco's WebsiteJoseph on FacebookThe Marco Fontana Series:Murder on the CarmacThe Vermillion PursuitThe Vampire Inquisitor Series:A Battle in BloodThe Doyle and Kord Mysteries:Family BashingsLethal AttachmentsMysterical-E Mystery MagazineGayish Podcast with Mike Johnson & Kyle Getz bradshreve.comRequeered Tales.com
Ep:078 Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of eight novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios who The New Yorker, called “a detective unlike any previous protagonist in American noir.” He is the recipient of seven Lambda Literary Awards in the gay mystery category and the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBT Literature. His most recent Rios novel is Lies With Man, was published in April by Amble Press, an LGBTQ press and imprint of Bywater Books, of which he is also managing editor.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeLies with Man by Michael Nava Michael Nava's WebsiteMichael on FacebookMichael on TwitterThe Double Vice by Chris HolcombeLife's Milestone's podcastbradshreve.comRequeered Tales.com
Ep:077 Marco Carocari grew up in Switzerland, where he, over the past fifty-odd years, worked in a hardware store, traveled the globe working for the airlines, and later as an internationally published photographer, and frequently jobbed as a waiter, hotel receptionist, or manager of a professional photo studio. In 2016 he swapped snow-capped mountains, lakes, and lush, green pastures for the charm of the dry California desert, where he lives with his husband. ‘Blackout’ is his first novel.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeBlackout by Marco CarocariMarco's WebsiteMarco on TwitterMarco on FacebookDeath Before Dessert by A.E. RadleyThe Homos of Harmony Haven podcast websiteBeyond the Rainbow PodcastBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:076 In the Kink Noir crime thriller series, William D. Prystauk’s first installment, Bloodletting  won the Grand Jury Prize at the LA Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Fest in 2016. In 2020, the sequels, Punishment and Debauchery, both tied for The Best Book Award at the same festival. An award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, podcaster, marketer, and educator, Bill is also a former member of BDSM groups in both New York and Philadelphia, and he brings his knowledge of the subculture to the series, where a pansexual private investigator solves crimes in New York City’s BDSM and LGBT communities. Bill currently resides on the east coast and leaves no sushi behind.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeWilliam's Amazon Author PageWilliam in IMDBWilliam on Twitter Crash Palace Horror and Thriller WebsiteWROTE Podcast (Written on the Edge)Brad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:075  JB Sanders lives with an imaginary cat, and works in computer support (you know, the day job), all in Upstate New York. He divides his time between writing humorous suspense novels, reading science fiction and urban fantasy, absorbing too much British TV (or as his roommate would say "those crappy BBC mysteries"), pondering why he didn't write a scifi or fantasy novel, and his various hobbies. No, reading isn't a hobby. It's more like a vocation. QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeOfficial Glen & Tyler Website Glen & Tyler Facebook Group Death on the Drive by Jon FinsonBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
Ep:074 Wendy Heard is the author of two adult thrillers: The Kill Club and Hunting Annabelle, which Kirkus Reviews praised as “a diabolically plotted creep show from a writer to watch.” She’s Too Pretty To Burn, which Kirkus called “a wild and satisfying romp” in a starred review, marks her YA debut. QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeWendy Heard's WebsiteWendy on TwitterWendy on InstagramBury Me When I'm Dead by Cheryl HeadQueer Qulture Podcast on SpotifyBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
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 dabbled in screenwriting, working on Scotland's flagship soap opera River City for several years. Jack now works as a playwright and continues to shamelessly mine the world around him to give voice to the marginalised outsiders everywhere.QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeThe Jas Anderson Thriller SeriesJas Anderson Investigates on FacebookPlaywrights Studio, ScotlandPlaywrights Studio PodcastPosted to Death by Dean JamesBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
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; the Midwest is often the backdrop for her stories. QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeEliza Lentzski's WebsiteDon't Call Me a Hero by Eliza LentzskiEliza on TwitterEliza on InstagramEliza on FacebookThat First Heady Burn by George BixleyUpcoming GuestsBrad Shreve's WebsiteRequeered Tales.com
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, and their two rescue dogs, Kodi and Joaquin.    QueerWritersOfCrime.comDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeThe Man from Milwaukee by Rick R. ReedRick's blog: www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.comRick's Amazon Author PageRick on FacebookRick on TwitterRick on BookbubBooks Justene Mentioned:A Little Morbid by Olivier BosmanOrdinary Whore by Dieter MoitziResigned to Death by Meg PerryThe Murder Between Us by Tal BauerRequeered Tales.comBrad Shreve's Website
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 Brooklyn. While living in New York he also worked with AIDS researchers in the early days of the epidemic.  Since moving to Los Angeles over thirty years ago, he received a bachelor's in English from UCLA, was Elton John's massage therapist for a while, wrote a couple dozen telenovela scripts, and was honored by ONE/National Gay & Lesbian Archives for his contributions to gay lit.  His latest mystery series, The L.A. After Midnight Quartet, is a four-book, four-decade spanning epic of gay life in the City of Angels, beginning in the 1950s and ending in the 1980s, with each book representing a different decade.  The first book, THE YELLOW CANARY, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Mystery, followed by THE BLACK CAT and THE BLUE PARROT.  He is currently at work on the final book in the series.  Steve lives with his husband in Brentwood, Los Angeles.QueerWritersOfCrime.comQueer Noir @ The BarDonate: Buy me a Cup of CoffeeSteve Neil Johnson's WebsiteSteve's Amazon PageAmong the Living by Jordan Castillo PriceBrad Shreve's WebsiteReQueered Tales
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. He lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts with his partner Michael and his favorite reviewer, their lab Edith Ann, who likes his first drafts enough to eat them.QueerWritersOfCrime.comEdwin's WebsiteEdwin's Book PageEdwin's Facebook PageEdwin on InstagramFirst You Fall by Scott Sherman Queer Noir @ The BarLeave A ReviewBrad Shreve's WebsiteReQueered Tales Mailing List
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