M.D. Neu is an award-winning Gay fiction writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to sci-fi and paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing. Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man, he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world. When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a nonprofit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric, his husband of nineteen plus years.
Please enjoy the spoiler-free (or at least spoiler-light) portion of our interview with author M. D. Neu. Timestamps are marked for the interview questions. Introductions (0:10) Personal history and brief overview of books written by M. D. Neu. (1:10) Do you consider your character’s physical description when writing how other characters treat them? (8:25) What is your approach to incorporating visible characters of color in your work?What do you do to make it go beyond social coding, or not? (10:15) When depicting types of queerness that are not your identity, do run them by members of those communities? (20:00) How does setting influence depictions of disabilities in your stories? (26:08) Do you have a favorite book written by someone else, and if so what makes it your favorite? (31:35) What is your favorite non-traumatic thing in any of your books? (34:00) Do you have any queer authors or authors of color whose work you’d like to shout out? (37:35) Where can our audience find you? (39:10) Outro (44:30) --- Check out M. D. Neu's website for more info about his writing. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, look up his Youtube channel, or check out his Goodreads profile. Major works by M. D. Neu discussed in this interview: "Contact", "Conviction", "TAD". --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon. Patrons at any level will receive part two of this two-part interview. You can find Robin's written reviews of Contact, Conviction, and TAD at Reviews that Burn. Find all our links on our LinkTree. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Award-winning author M.D. Neu returns to discuss non-romantic love in fiction. With examples from fiction of all stripes and M.D.’s own work, what’s *not* to love? Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute, and Let’s Just Write!
Award-winning author M.D. Neu returns to discuss non-romantic love in fiction. With examples from fiction of all stripes and M.D.'s own work, what's *not* to love?   Thanks to this episode's sponsors: Dandelion Web Marketing, the University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute, and Let's Just Write!
M. D. Neu brings his novel, TAD - The Angel of Death, to the show so we can discuss how he shone a light on an angel of death and a drag queen being kind over the years. Plus we crack each other up as our silliness grows.
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Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
4 hours, 9 minutes
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