AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Gregory J. Gardner, Jr.

Gregory J. Gardner, Jr.

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, Gregory J. Gardner – Born in 1980, and having moved around a lot, he was in 7 different schools from grades 1-6 and, after suffering a traumatic … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Hurricane Dreams, by Julia McBryant

Hurricane Dreams

Julia McBryant has a new MM contemporary book out: “Hurricane Dreams.” Audie Currell, the only son of one of the richest families in Charleston, runs off from his parent’s wine tasting with his father’s business associate’s son, Calhoun Chatterton, another well-off teenager from Savannah. They start dating in secret. But Audie’s abusive childhood stands in … Read more

REVIEW: The Rising Tide, by Erica Robyn Reads

Just got an amazing review of “The Rising Tide,” book two in the Liminal Sky series, from Erica Robyn Reads. A sampling: I found it near impossible to put this down. I was so immersed in the story thanks to all of the intense action, the plot, and all of the amazing characters!… I had … Read more

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jeffrey Bardwell

Jeffrey Bardwell

Today, Jeffrey Bardwell – Jeffrey Bardwell writes epic fantasy with elements of darkness, steampunk, and romance set in the Metal vs. Magic Universe.. Thanks so much, Jeffrey, for joining me! J. Scott Coatsworth: What was your first published work? Tell me a little about it.  Jeffrey Bardwell: My first published work under the name Jeffrey Bardwell … Read more

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY: Kaylena Radcliff

Kaylena Radcliff

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, Kaylena Radcliff – Kaylena Radcliff is a magazine editor, pastor’s wife, mother, and indefatigable world builder. As such, she subsists almost entirely on coffee and prayer. GIVEAWAY: … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Art of Death, by Bob Appavu

Art of Death

Bob Appavu has a new gay urban fantasy out: “Art of Death.” Starving artist Riley Burke refuses to be dependent on his rich older boyfriend—hence his second job as a nude model at the local art school. When the famous artist Coliaro requests him for a private modeling session, he jumps at the chance to … Read more

POINT OF VIEW: Working the Crowd

Sac Pride QSAC Booth

We just wrapped up a warm Sacramento day at Rainbowfest – an annual LGBTQ+ festival in Lavender Heights (which strangely is very flat) – with our local author group, the “Queer Sacramento Authors’ Collective” (QSAC). I’ve learned a few things doing these kinds of events, and thought I’d share some of my tips with you … Read more