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Author Spotlight: M. Jay Williams

M. Jay Williams

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: M. Jay Williams has had a wide range of job in his lifetime. Started out as a waiter, advanced to cook, then manager of the restaurant. He’s worked as a flight attendant for TWA back in the day. Did general construction work, before specializing in Drywalling and painting. Volunteered at the ARC in their disaster action team. He is currently retired. When he is not reading or writing, he’s working out at … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Eric Alan Westfall

Eric Alan Westfall

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: Eric is an American Midwesterner, and as Lady Glenhaven might say, “He’s old enough to have sailed with Noah.” In the real world he writes for a living, with those who would claim what he writes is fiction. His partner of thirty years—who died unexpectedly in 1995—enthusiastically encouraged him to try to get his writing published (mostly poetry back then, plus some short stories), but he didn’t have the guts to do … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Hank Edwards

Hank Edwards

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: Hank Edwards (he/him) has been writing gay fiction for more than twenty years. He has published over forty novels and novellas, and dozens of short stories. His writing crosses many sub-genres, including contemporary romance, rom-com, paranormal, suspense, mystery, wacky comedy, and erotica. He has written a number of series such as the funny and spooky Critter Catchers, Old West historical horror of Venom Valley, suspenseful FBI and civilian Up to Trouble, and … Read more

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Author Spotlight: April Kelley

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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: April Kelley writes LGBTQ+ Romance. Her works include The Journey of Jimini Renn, a Rainbow Awards finalist, Whispers of Home, the Saint Lakes series, and over thirty more. Since writing her first story at ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing, you can find her taking a long walk in the woods or going on her next adventure. Thanks so much, … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Olivette Devaux

Olivette Devaux

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: Multiple award winner and Amazon best-seller under a different pen name, Olivette Devaux is the author behind the Disorderly Elements series. In her Olivette Devaux incarnation, she writes hot, adventure plot driven romance, both LGBT and “straight.” Her books are available mobi, ePub, paper, and audio. Her fictional fight scenes are informed by decades of martial arts training. Thanks so much, Olivette, for joining me! J. Scott Coatsworth: When did you know … Read more

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Author Spotlight – Chad Grayson

Chad Grayson

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: Chad has worked as a phone service rep for various tech companies, a gas station attendant, a middle school language arts and history teacher, and even spent one night cutting the mold off the cheese at the cheese factory. He currently works part time at the local library, and spends the rest of his time writing, reading, hiking, gaming, painting  miniatures, and binge-watching Netflix. His superpowers are  procrastination and dyscalculia. He lives near his children in  … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Layla Wolfe

Layla Wolfe

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: Bestselling author Layla Wolfe likes to bring you alpha males–sometimes two at a time–and the kick-ass women who love them. Her BARE BONES MC series explores the dark, disturbing life of the biker club in Arizona. Her spinoff series THE BENT ZEALOTS MC is a gritty MM saga. THE ASSASSINS OF YOUTH tells the tale of bikers up against fanatics in Utah. She is currently at work on the next installment of … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Adriana Kraft

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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: Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married pair of retired professors writing erotic romance and erotic romantic suspense together. We like to think we’ve broken the mold for staid, fusty academics, and we hope lots of former profs are enjoying life as much as we are.  Having lived in many states across the Midwest, we now make our home in southern Arizona, where we enjoy hiking, golf, and travel, especially … Read more

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Author Spotlight: A.C. Adams

AC Adams

It has come to my attention that A.C. Adams is a pen name for Adam Gaffen. While I have no problem with pen names – many authors use them for a wide variety of reasons – this crossed the line info appropriation, as the author set up an entire persona for his pen name and interacted with many in the sapphic and queer writing communities under that persona. I can’t stress enough how wrong that is, and apologize for our own part in sharing this persona. I am leaving this up – for now – as a way of informing … Read more

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Point of View: Pride (Right Now)

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Every year, Pride Month rolls around in June, and I ask myself, “What does Pride mean to me?” This year, the question feels especially urgent, in light of the horrifying anti-queer and anti-trans laws being passed in states all around this country, laws that seek to shame us and send us back into the closet or make us flee their borders. When I was six years old, I knew I was different. I didn’t have a name for it at that age – back in the mid seventies in a small town like Tucson, “gay” wasn’t a word you ever … Read more