LBGTQ AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

JOE   COSENTINO

JOE COSENTINO

LGBT Mystery Author

JOE COSENTINO was voted favorite LGBT mystery, humorous, and contemporary author of the year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery. The other Nicky and Noah mysteries are Drama Muscle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Fraternity, Drama Castle (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), Drama Dance (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), and Drama Faerie. He is also the author of the Cozzi Cove series (NineStar Press): Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention/TBR Pile Favorite Book of the Month), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginning, Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings; the Dreamspinner Press novellas: In My Heart: An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Rainbow Award Honorable Mention), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (with Holiday Tales from Fairyland, Rainbow Award Honorable Mention, Open Skye Book Reviews Favorite Audiobook of the Month), the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holiday, The Perfect Gift, The First Noel, and the Found At Last series: Finding Giorgio and Finding Armando; and the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O'Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Chair of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and he is happily married.

May 30, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Joe Cosentino discussing his Nicky and Noah Mystery series and the first book in that series, Drama Queen.  

MARK MCNEASE

MARK MCNEASE

LGBT Mystery Author

I've been writing since I was eight or nine, quite a long time in the brief span of any life. I'm the author of the Kyle Callahan Mysteries, two of which have been best sellers on Kindle. My Detective Linda mystery, Last Room at the Cliff's Edge, was released in September 2016 and called a winner by Publishers Weekly. I released Murder at the Paisley Parrot: A Marshall James Thriller in 2017 and Black Cat White Paws: A Maggie Dahl Mystery in 2018. That was followed by my supernatural chiller, A House in the Woods, and, in March 2020, Beautiful Corpse, the second book in the Marshall James series.

My short story Stop the Car was selected as a Kindle Single and is now an audiobook narrated by the amazing Braden Wright. It was selected twice to be included in the Amazon Prime reading library.

I also have an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program for Into the Outdoors, a television show I co-created and wrote for two years that is now in its 21st year.

I live in the New Jersey woods with my husband, Frank, and our two cats, Wilma and Peanut.

May 27, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Mark McNease discussing the latest in his Marshall James series, Beautiful Corpse.

JEFFREY ROUND

JEFFREY ROUND

Award-winning Mystery Author

Jeffrey Round is best known as the Lambda Award-winning author of two mystery series--the gritty Dan Sharp books and the comic Bradford Fairfax series. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, television producer and song-writer. His most recent books are "The God Game", fifth in the Dan Sharp series, and "Bon Ton Roulet", fourth in the Bradford Fairfax comic mystery series. His first novel, "A Cage of Bones", was published by GMP (UK), topping bestseller lists around the world. "The P-town Murders", first in the Bradford Fairfax series, was published by the Haworth Press (US). Both titles were listed on AfterElton's Top 100 Greatest Gay Books in 2008. Jeffrey's "Endgame" was called a "brilliant recreation" of Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery "And Then There Were None", giving the original what one critic called a "punk-rock reboot." It became a best-selling e-book in the US in 2016.

May 26, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Jeffrey Round discussing the latest in his Dan Sharp Mystery series, Lion's Head Revisited

MATT LUBBERS-MOORE

MATT LUBBERS-MOORE

Librarian and Scholar

Librarian and scholar Matt Lubbers-Moore collects and examines every mystery novel to include a gay or queer male in the English language starting with the 1909 Arthur Conan Doyle short story “The Man with the Watches,” which is included in its entirety. Authors, titles, dates published, publishers, book series, short blurbs, and a description of how involved the gay or queer male character is with the mystery are all included for a full bibliographic background.

May 23, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with librarian Matt Lubbers-Moore discussing his latest book, Murder and Mayhem: An Annotated Bibliography of Gay and Queer Males in Mystery, 1909-2018.  Murder and Mayhem will prove invaluable for mystery collectors, researchers, libraries, general readers, aficionados, bookstores, and devotees of LGBTQ studies. The bibliography is laid out in alphabetical order by the author for the ease of the reader to find what they are looking for and be able to read the blurb and author notes to determine if the book is what they are looking for whether a hard-boiled private eye, an amateur cozy, a suspenseful romance, or a police procedural. All subgenres within the mystery field are included within including fantasy, science fiction, espionage, political intrigue, crime dramas, courtroom thrillers, and more with a definition guide of the subgenres for a better understanding of the genre as a whole. A ReQueered Tales Original publication, this 2020 edition contains a bonus story by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Ian Henzel

IAN HENZEL

LGBT Publisher

Rattling Good Yarns Press is an independent publishing house specializing in LGBTQ fiction, history, and whimsey. The British expression, a rattling good yarn, means a story that is excellent and exciting. We are devoted to bringing works to light that are neglected by mainstream publishers.

May 22, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with publisher Ian Henzel of Rattling Good Yarns Press.

OLIVIER BOSMAN

OLIVIER BOSMAN

LGBT Mystery Author

Born to Dutch parents and raised in Colombia and England, I am a rootless wanderer with itchy feet. I've spent the last few years living and working in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sudan, and Bulgaria, but I have every confidence that I will now finally be able to settle down among the olive groves of Andalucia. I am an avid reader and film fan (in fact, my study is overflowing with my various DVD collections!) I did an MA in creative writing for film and television at the University of Sheffield. After a failed attempt at making a career as a screenwriter, I turned to the theater and wrote and produced a play called Death Takes a Lover (which has since been turned into the first D.S.Billings Victorian Mystery). The play was performed on the London Fringe to great critical acclaim. I am currently living in Spain where I make ends meet by teaching English.

May 21, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with mystery author Olivier Bosman discussing the first book in his D.S. Billings Victorian Mystery Series, The Ornamental Hermit.

GREGORY ASHE

GREGORY ASHE

LGBT Mystery Author

I'm a long-time Midwesterner. I've lived in Chicago, Bloomington (IN), and Saint Louis, my current home. Aside from reading and writing (which take up a lot of my time), I'm an educator. While I enjoy reading across many genres, my two main loves are mystery and speculative fiction. I used to keep a list of favorite books, but it changes so frequently that I've given up. I'm always looking for recommendations, though, so please drop me a line if you have something in mind! My big goal right now is one day to be responsible enough to get a dog. Keep up with my writing at my website, www.gregoryashe.com

May 20, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with mystery author Gregory Ashe discussing the latest book in his Hazard and Somerset: A Union of Swords Mystery Series, Wayward.

J.D. HORN

J.D. HORN

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Mystery Author

J. D. Horn is the author of the standalone dark fantasy Shivaree and the bestselling Witching Savannah series (The Line, The Source, The Void, and Jilo). The Witching Savannah series has been/is being translated into Russian, Polish, German, Spanish, Italian, French, and Romanian. He and his spouse, Rich, split their time between San Francisco and Palm Springs.

May 19, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with mystery author J.D. Horn discussing the book, The King of Bones and Ashes, the first in The Witches of New Orleans series.

JOHN COPENHAVER

JOHN COPENHAVER

Mystery Author

DODGING AND BURNING (Pegasus Crime) is Copenhaver's debut novel. Copenhaver writes a crime fiction review column for Lambda Literary called "Blacklight," and he is the five-time recipient of Artist Fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He's a Lambda Fellow, and he has completed residencies at VCCA, VSC, and Ragdale. He's a Larry Neal awardee, and his work has appeared in CrimeReads, Electric Lit, Glitterwolf, PANK, New York Journal of Books, Washington Independent Review of Books, and others. He chairs the 7-12 grade English department at Flint Hill School. He grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia and currently lives in DC with his husband, artist Jeffery Paul (Herrity).

May 6, 2020

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with mystery author John Copenhaver discussing his debut mystery book, Dodging and Burning. A lurid crime scene photo of a beautiful woman arrives on mystery writer Bunny Prescott's doorstep with no return address—and it's not the first time she's seen it. Fifty-five years earlier, in the summer of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely twelve-year-old tomboy, mourning the loss of her brother, Robbie, who was declared missing in the Pacific. She tries to piece together his life by rereading his favorite pulp detective story “A Date with Death” and spending time with his best friend, Jay Greenwood. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods where he found a dead woman, but when they arrive, the body is gone. They soon discover a local woman named Lily Vellum is missing and begin to piece together the threads of her murder, starting with the photograph Jay took of her abandoned body. As Ceola gets swept up playing girl detective, Bunny becomes increasingly skeptical of Jay. She discovers a series of clues that place doubt on the identity of the corpse and Jay’s story of how he found it and journeys to Washington, D.C. in search of Lily. In D.C., Bunny is forced to recognize the brutal truth about her dear friend and sets off a series of events that will bring tragedy to Jay and decades of estrangement between her and Ceola.

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