From the Interview Archives: A Conversation with Author Patricia Nell Warren

After six and a half years, I’ve managed to amass an extensive archive of interviews. I’ll be offering up one from the vault every week or so. Here’ s an interview that first ran at LGBTSr in December, 2011, with iconic author Patricia Nell Warren, a personal literary hero of mine. – Mark McNease/Editor

By Mark McNease

I came out at 16 in a small Indiana city of 30,000 people. It was 1974, and I was deeply hungry for images of myself as a gay person. There wasn’t much available then, aside from books I ordered from the Psychology Today book club, some of which did more harm than good. Then came a novel called “The Front Runner” about the love story between a young college athlete and his coach. The book gave me hope and, along with the few others I could find, let me know I was not alone in the world.

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From the Interview Archives: Steve Hayes (Tired Old Queen at the Movies)


By Mark McNease

After six and a half years, I’ve managed to amass an extensive archive of interviews, with everyone from the Rev. Troy Perry to David Mixner to Patricia Nell Warren. I’ll be offering up one from the vault every week or so. Here’ s the very first interview for LGBTSr, back in May of 2011. I corresponded with Steve Hayes, aka Tired Old Queen at the Movies, who is still going strong and providing the best classic movie reviews on the internet. – Mark McNease/Editor read more…

6 Questions for Jenn Grace, Founder & CEO of Purpose Driven Publishing

Jenn Grace, Founder & CEO

By Mark McNease

Based on the premise that everyone has a powerful story to share, Purpose Driven Publishing seeks to identity authors with a passion for changing the world. An outgrowth of the Purpose Driven Authors Academy, PDP seeks to help authors communicate their messages and have an impact on the lives of others.

Founder and CEO Jenn Grace was kind enough to answer ‘6 questions’ for me. You can reach Jenn and the PDP team and read more about their mission at Purpose Driven Publishing.

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Featured Book: Genuine Gold (Cantor Gold Series Book 3), by Ann Aptaker

This week’s Featured Book reacquaints us with mystery maestro Ann Aptaker as she continues her award-winning Cantor Gold series. Genuine Gold is the highly anticipated third outing for this irrepressible sleuth, and there’s a fourth on the way. You can also read my interview with the author here.

About Genuine Gold:

Series: Cantor Gold (Book 3)
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (January 17, 2017)

New York, 1952. From the shadowy docks of Athens, Greece, to the elegance of a Fifth Avenue penthouse, to the neon glare of Coney Island, art smuggler Cantor Gold must track down an ancient artifact, elude thugs and killers, protect a beautiful woman who caters to Cantor’s deepest desires, and confront the honky-tonk past which formed her. Memories, murder, passion, and the terrible longing for her stolen love tangle in Cantor’s soul, threatening to tear her apart.

6 Questions for Author Sandra de Helen

Author Sandra de Helen

Author Sandra de Helen

By Mark McNease/Editor

Sandra de Helen is the author of the lesbian thriller Till Darkness Comes. She also pens the Shirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson series. A writer in many mediums, Sandra is a poet, journalist, and playwright. Her plays have been produced in the Philippines, Ireland, Canada, Chicago, New York City, and in thirteen states. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Dramatists Guild. Her books are available online, at Another Read Through Bookstore in Portland, Oregon, and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego. Samples of her work are available on her website.

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Author Joe Cosentino Talks Audiobooks

Joe Cosentino

Author Joe Cosentino

By Mark McNease/Editor

It’s a pleasure to welcome back author Joe Cosentino, “the hardest working man in M/M romance” … and mysteries and novellas and, now, audiobooks! Joe currently has four audiobooks out, with more on the way. Audibooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing world, and I wanted to get Joe’s take and experience on this increasingly popular way to enjoy our favorite books. (You can read previous interviews with Joe on his writing and life HERE and HERE.)

MM: Joe, thanks so much for finding time to answer a few more questions. You’ve got four audiobooks out now. Can you give us a quick rundown of the books they’re from?

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Gay Travelers Magazine Interviews Tim Evanicki, National Tour Producer for ‘Naked Boys Singing’

naked-boys-singingReprinted with permission from Gay Travelers Magazine

Naked Boys Singing
Six guys. Sixteen songs. No clothes!

By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong

Since 1998, people everywhere have been laughing and cheering their way through every moment of the off-Broadway hit Naked Boys Singing. Orlando, Florida producer Tim Evanicki is overseeing a national tour of the international hit musical revue.

We asked Tim Evanicki, Producer of Naked Boys Singing, about the show.

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