Wrote Podcast

Wrote Podcast

Join Vance Bastian, SA Collins, and their guests in weekly podcast discussions about LGBTQ storytelling in all genres and mediums


February 23, 2024 32 mins

Larry Duplechan shares his memoir, Movies That Made Me Gay. We discuss the importance of film in queer lives, as well as why you should buy the book and host your own home film festival!



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JM Redmann joins us to share her latest Micky Knight Mystery, Transitory. We discuss why it was important to have a gritty, noir, lesbian detective in the world, as well as the growth of the series.



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February 9, 2024 34 mins

MD Neu returns share his latest novel, Mu; Legend of the Lost City. We discuss why he chose the mythology of Mu, a global climate disaster, a murder, and how that leads to a fringe scientist seeking financing from a billionaire porn-mogul.



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February 2, 2024 35 mins

Lee Pulaski returns to share his recent books, Heartsong of the Lonesome Road, and The Tragic Tale of Tabby and Henny. After diving into those, we discuss his upcoming works, which include a mystery, a fantasy, an anthology and a drag queen. 



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January 26, 2024 33 mins

Donald Mengay joins us to share his recent book, The Lede to Our Undoing. We talk about placing a novel in the rust belt of the 70s, diversity and inclusion, and how his narrator ties in humanity's behavior toward the natural world. 



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January 19, 2024 21 mins

John Musgrove returns to share the second book in his historic Reticent Richmond series, Mary's Grace. We discuss LGBTQ+ history, the resiliency of our community, and then John teases his coming fall release. 



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January 12, 2024 24 mins

Emanuel Xavier joins us to share his recent book, Love(ly) Child. We talk a bit about his past in the ball scene, and his recent discoveries that helped him focus on his Latinx heritage. 



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January 5, 2024 29 mins

Garrett Hutson returns to share his most recent two books - The Pink Lotus and Of Wild and Merry Men. We discuss the Shanghai nightlife of the 20s, 30s, and early 40s AND the Merrymount Colony experiment in colonial America.



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December 29, 2023 26 mins

HN Hirsch shares his Bob and Marcus Mystery series with us: Shade, Fault Line, and Rain coming next year. We discuss how the series follows the growth of the men and their relationship over the decades as they contend with murders set in the political climates of each book's era.



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December 22, 2023 24 mins

Ryan States introduces us to his latest novel Someone Else's Story. We discuss what happens when an immortal secondary character from a previous book gets his own book and meets a monster of literary legend, as well as feeling like a supporting character in real life.



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December 15, 2023 39 mins

A.E. Lister shares their latest novel A Port Essington Christmas. We discuss where the inspiration for the series originated, as well as previewing Alison's next project.

https://aelister.wixsite.com/alison-lister  http://www.wrotepodcast.com/ae-lister/ 

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December 8, 2023 23 mins

Bailey Merlin shares her debut novel A Lot of People Live in This House. We discuss how Bailey's actual experience living in an intentional community inspired the book.



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December 1, 2023 27 mins

'Nathan Burgoine returns to introduce us to the Hi-Lo style of writing with his latest young adult novel Stuck with You. We discuss the benefits of this high-interest, low readability approach to literature and why it's important.



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November 24, 2023 45 mins

Mary P. Burns introduces us to her murder mystery Cold Case Heat, and shares that it's based on real world events in such a way that she had to dip into memoir-writing skills to put this story together.



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November 17, 2023 31 mins

Damian Serbu returns for a great discussion of his latest release, The Vampire's War. We talk about author works mirroring author lives and why the freedom of the monster calls to us as readers.



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November 10, 2023 24 mins

Judy Kiehart introduces us to her memoir Calico Lane, and shares her journey through other people's expectations on her life to where she arrived at the life that's authentically her own.



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November 3, 2023 40 mins

Daniel M. Jaffe introduces us to his book The Grand Sex Tour Murders, and shares the book's satirical poke at the world as well as the story behind the banning of the first cover.



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November 1, 2023 19 mins

Vance Bastian and SA "Baz" Collins give their thoughts and reviews of the Netflix series Bodies. They explore how it relates to queer life and discuss their strengths and flaws.



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Vance Bastian and SA "Baz" Collins look at the headlines that caught their attention during the week of Oct 22-28, and then share their Wins of the week.


Fed Judge Blocks TN Drag Ban: https://apnews.com/article/pride-lgbtq-tennessee-dragshow-aclu-lawsuit-2a421c8f72dc93ddf6fa38708ac14f6f  
Orlando Pride For the Win: https://www.wftv.com/news/local/large-crowds-show-up-this-years-come-out-with-pride-festival-downtow...

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October 27, 2023 36 mins

Richard D. Mohr introduces us to his book The Splendid Disarray of Beauty: The Boys, the Tiles, the Joy of Cathedral Oaks ― A Study in Arts and Crafts Community, and shares how he came across information of these historic men and the community they built.



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