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Ep:030 Brittany was born in a small town in Alabama and moved to Indiana when she was thirteen years old. She currently resides there and works as an operator at a local hospital. When she isn't working, she loves to spend her free time writing stories, playing with her puppy, Delilah, watching television, and spending time with loved ones.Brittany's LinksThe Mirror of Muraro by Amelia Ellis  gaymysterypodcast.comrequeeredtales.comSupport our podcast: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:014 Brian King-Sharp served 16 years as a police officer and law enforcement administrator and currently consults writer's of crime fiction. He shares some fascinating stories of his time on the force.Link to King-Sharp ConsultingJustene reviews The Siegfried Contingency by Steven Laskin. Show notes and links can be found at  
Ep:024  gaymysterypodcast.comDal Maclean comes from the north of Scotland. Her background is in journalism, and she has an undying passion for history, the more scandalous the better. Dal has lived in Asia and worked all over the world, but home is now the UK. Her first book, 'Bitter Legacy' was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Mystery, and was chosen by the American Library Association for their 2018 Over the Rainbow Recommended Books List.Website = www.dalmaclean.comLink to Blue on Blue = = = Instagram = @dalmacleanRequeered Tales = Quarter Boys by David Lennon = or comments can be emailed to
Ep:017 John Copenhaver talks about his debut novel, Dodging and Burning, and the many literary organizations he has been involved with, including crime mystery reviews for Lambda Literary. Justene reviews Kill Game by Cordelia Purchase Dodging and BurningKill Game by Cordelia KingsbridgeLink To be a guest on our showComments or suggestions are welcoming by leaving a message at 424-328-1008 or via email at info@gaymyserypodcast.comMessages or emails may be used on the show. About John:John Copenhaver’s historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning, won the 2019 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel and garnered Anthony, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lambda Literary Award nominations. He writes a crime fiction review column for Lambda Literary called “Blacklight.” His work has appeared in CrimeReads, Electric Lit, Glitterwolf, PANK, and others. He chairs the 7-12 grade English department at Flint Hill School. He currently lives in DC with his husband, artist Jeffery Paul (Herrity).  
Ep:020 AJ Sherwood believes in happily ever afters, magic, dragons, good men, and dark chocolate. She’s often dreams at night of delectable men doing sexy things with each other. In between writing multiple books (often at the same time) she pets her cats, plays with her dogs, and attempts insane things like aerial yoga. She currently resides in Tennessee with aforementioned cats, dogs, fish, and her editor/best friend/sister/partner in crime.AJ discusses with Brad Shreve the difference between mystery and suspense, and her Jon's Mystery series, plus its spin-off. She also shares tips for aspiring AJ Sherwood Links:WebsiteNewsletter Sign-UpFacebook GroupJustene's Review Links:Grave Decisions by Claire Highton-StevensonTo be a guest on our show: Be a GuestIf you have questions, comments or suggestions you can leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  Or email us at
Ep:016: Joe Cosentino talks about his Nicky and Noah Series, and Drama Faerie, his latest release.Drama Faerie, the 9th Nicky and Noah mystery, by Joe Cosentino:It’s summer at Treemeadow College’s new Globe Theatre, where theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza is directing a musical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream co-starring his spouse, theatre professor Noah Oliver, their son Taavi, and their best friend and department head, Martin Anderson. With an all-male, skimpily dressed cast and a love potion gone wild, romance is in the starry night air. When hunky students and faculty in the production drop faster than their tunics and tights, Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is taking swordplay to the extreme before Nicky and Noah end up foiled in the forest. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining ninth novel in this delightful series. Take your seats. The curtain is going up on star-crossed young lovers, a faerie queen, an ass who is a great Bottom, and murder!Links:Web site Facebook TwitterAmazon Author PageDirect Link to BookJustene's Review:Bleeding Hearts by Josh AterovisAbout Joe Cosentino:Joe was voted Favorite LGBT Mystery Contemporary Author of the Year by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery. He also wrote the other nine novels in the Nicky and Noah mystery series and many other LGBT-themed novels, which have received Favorite Book of the Month Awards and Rainbow Award Honorable Mentions. As an actor, Joe 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. He is currently Chair of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and he is happily married.If you have questions, comments or suggestions you can email us at or leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  For information on being a guest on our show, click this link to: Be A Guest.Brad's Website: 
Ep:001 Michael Craft discusses "ChoirMaster," the second book in his Mister Puss Mystery series. Mister Puss is the cat who may, or may not, talk to help solve crimes. Garrick Jones' "The Cricketer's Arms" is Justene's recommendation of the week. She also talks about Jack Dickson's "Banged Up," which is the latest release by ReQueered tales.
Ep:013 Don Travis is the pseudonym for Don Morgan, who discusses his BJ Vinson Mystery series and his latest release, The Voxlightner Scandal. He also shares a Native-American series he writes under the name Mark Wildyr.  Justene shares some mystery time travel recommendations. Links and show notes are available at
Ep:026 Marko Realmonte worked for more than 20 years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood as a writer and studio publicist primarily at Disney/Touchstone. As a script doctor, he worked on dozens of feature films, television series, and specials.His first two LGBTQ mystery novels were published in 2019. The Jake Weston Mystery Series is aimed at the young adult market but is popular with all ages. Marko has been teaching writing seminars to young writers at libraries and high schools across California. His books are currently nominated for dozens of accolades including Lambda, Rainbow and Stonewall awards. His debut novel won a silver award from the Independent Author Network. The series has been optioned for television. Marko lives with Jasper, his Labrador retriever, near the ocean in Santa Cruz, California. Website link:  www.markorealmonte.comSocial media:  @markorealmonte and @jakewestonofficial on InstagramTwitter: @cmbyn_quotesRequeeredTales.comChris Gill novel, The Nowheregaymysterypodcast.comInstagram: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypod Facebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to 
Ep:023 Mark McNease chats with Brad Shreve about his new Marshall James Thriller, his Kyle Callahan Mysteries, podcasting, living senior, and Mark McNease is the author of nine novels, six produced plays, and dozens of short stories. Two of his Kyle Callahan Mysteries were best sellers on Kindle in the LGBT mystery genre, and his short story 'Stop the Car' was selected for the Kindle Singles program. He won an Emmy and Telly as a co-creator and writer for the children's program 'Into the Outdoors.' He’s the host of the One Thing or Another podcast, and he currently lives with his husband and two cats in rural New Jersey.Websites: Thing or Another Podcast: author page: Thornton's Boystown 13: Fade Out: Requeered Tales: you have questions, comments or suggestions you can leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  Or email us at
Ep:008 Jon Michaelsen shares about The Deadwood Murders, the second book in his Kendall Parker Series. He also discusses creating the Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction group on Facebook. Justene reviews Deserted to Death by Meg Perry.
Ep:000 Brad and Justene introduce themselves in this teaser trailer. They tell you what to expect on "Gay Mystery Authors," (Now named Gay Mystery Podcast) the podcast where we'll interview authors of LGBTQ mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. Our premier is October 10, 2019.
Ep:019 Tal Bauer discusses the extensive amount of research that goes into his novels, living without a personal Facebook account, and finding his niche in gay fiction.gaymysterypodcast.comLinks:Executive Office SeriesWhisperSoul on FireJustene's Reviews Murder at White Oak by Marko RealmonteSome Kind of Love by Jack DicksonTo be a guest on the show: Be a GuestTal Bauer is an author of gay romantic suspense/thriller novels. Tal believes the world needs more gay heroes, gay love stories, and powerful women kicking ass and tries to write those stories. With a background ranging from law enforcement to humanitarian aid, the stories are global in scope and with diverse characters in all roles. Tal’s goal is to help normalize gay characters as action heroes and to bring to life strong, dynamic, holistic women in all of his novels. Tal is married to a wonderful husband and they live in Texas. If you have questions, comments or suggestions you can leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  Or email us at
Ep:034 Author of nearly ninety titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON’S work has been translated into eleven languages. Her FBI thriller Fair Game was the first Male/Male title to be published by Harlequin Mondadori, then the largest romance publisher in Italy. Stranger on the Shore (Harper Collins Italia) was the first M/M title to be published in print. In 2016 Fatal Shadows placed #5 in Japan’s annual Boy Love novel list (the first and only title by a foreign author to place on the list). The Adrien English series was awarded the All Time Favorite Couple by the Goodreads M/M Romance Group. In 2019, Fatal Shadows became the first LGBTQ mobile game created by Moments: Choose Your Story.She is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist (twice for Gay Mystery), an Edgar nominee, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads All Time Favorite M/M Author award.Josh is married and lives in Southern California.Website: Secret at Skull HouseTwitter @JoshLanyonFacebook: Josh Lanyon Fan PageGoodreads: Q&A with Josh LanyonBrad's Book: A Body on the HillOnce Upon a Haunted Moor by Harper Foxrequeeredtales.comInstagram: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:028 Jude Tresswell’s stories are set in County Durham, north-east England. They feature a gay polyamorous quad who solve crimes, are victims of crimes and who, sometimes, commit crimes. A fifth tale, A Share in a Secret, will be published later this year.Jude lives with her husband in south-east England. She misses the sounds and scenery of her native Support our show: Jude blogs at . Posts focus on LGBTQ+ issues, especially asexuality, and on aspects of the books. Buy links are on the blog and on her Author Page at There is an audio version of her short e-book featuring two gay miners at . Compromise, not crime, and Victorian Yorkshire not modern County Durham, but the many photographs show a similar setting.The Hounds of Justice by Claire O' Instagram: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:038 Dharma Kelleher writes gritty crime fiction with a feminist kick and is one of the only openly transgender authors in the genre. She writes the Jinx Ballou Bounty Hunter series and the Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker series. Her work has also appeared in anthologies and on Shotgun Honey. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the International Thriller Writers, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. She lives in Arizona with her wife and her feline overlords. New Release: Blood Sisters (Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker series #3) October 15, 2020Website: https://dharmakelleher.comFacebook: Deadly Kind of Love by Victor J. BanisBrad's Website: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:012 Justene provides her selection of the best LGBTQ mystery novels of 2019, plus Brad gives one too. Listen in and add some books to your must reads list. gaymysterypodcast.comBooks noted on the show:Gregory Ashe                     Borealis Investigations series -Orientation, Declination, TriangulationOlivier Bosman                  Anarchy (D.S. Billings Victorian Mysteries #4)RE Bradshaw                     EmendareCharlie Cochrane               Lessons in Playing a Murderous Tune (A Cambridge Fellows Mystery)John Copenhaver              Dodging and BurningFrank Butterfield                Nick Williams Mysteries, Daytona Beach BooksGreg Herren                      Royal Street ReveillonGarrick Jones                    The Cricketer’s ArmsStan Leventhal                  The Black Marble PoolJosh Lanyon                      The Monuments Men Murders: The Art of Murder 4Grant Michaels                  The Stan Kraychik MysteriesJohn Michaelsen              The Deadwood Murders (Kendall Parker #2)Michael Nava                     Carved in BoneC.S. Poe                            Mystery of the Bones (Snow & Winter #4)Jeffrey Round                    Shadow Puppet: A Dan Sharp MysteryBrad Shreve                     A Body in the BathhouseMarshall Thornton           Rewind (Pinx Video #4)Marshall Thornton           Boystown 12: Broken Cord
Ep:025 David C Dawson writes contemporary thrillers featuring gay men in love. He’s an award winning author, journalist and documentary maker.His latest book is Heroes in Love, published in January 2020.His debut novel The Necessary Deaths won Bronze for Best Mystery & Suspense in the FAPA awards. The second in the series is The Deadly Lies. His third book For the Love of Luke came out in October 2018.David lives in London, with his boyfriend and two cats. In his spare time, he tours Europe and sings with the London Gay Men’s Chorus. David's website: Delingpole Mysteries: S. Pederson: Tales: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:021 Best Selling Author Amy Tasukada writes Japanese influenced gay fiction. Her works span a wide range -- from gritty mafia thrillers to fluffy to contemporary romance. Amy uses her deadly, but delicate writing style to weave exciting tales of suspense, love, and gore. When Amy is not writing she can be found drinking tea in a frilly dress. She talks about The Yakuza Path thriller series. Links:Gay Mystery Podcast: Tasukada's Amy's Newsletter Free first in series book: The Yakuza Path: Blood Stained Tea: Pre-order: The Yakuza Path: Flowers of Flesh and Blood YouTube: Facebook: Justene's Review:Long Shadows by Kate Sherwood you have questions, comments or suggestions you can leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  Or email us at
Ep:018 Jeffrey Round discusses his newest Dan Sharp novel, his music, and more.Links:gaymysterypodcast.comjeffreyround.comHigh Cotton Writer's RetreatThe Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird by LM KrierTo be a guest on the show:  Be a GuestJeffrey 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.If you have questions, comments or suggestions you can leave a message at 424-328-1008. Your message may be used on the air.  Or email us at
Ep:003 C.S. Poe discusses Mystery of the Bones, the final novel in her Snow & Winter series. Justene gives her review of the Robert Innes novel,
Ep:007 Gregory Ashe talks about the end of the first arc of his Hazard and Somerset series and what to expect as their story continues, interacting with fans, and the other two series he writes. Justene reviews Loud Pipes Save Lives by Jennifer Giacalone.
Ep:036 Lev Raphael has wanted to be an author since he was in second grade, and he's not only achieved his dream, he's published twenty-six books in genres from memoir to mystery to erotic vampire tale; had his work translated into fifteen languages; seen one sell close to 300,000 copies. He also appeared in two website: http://www.levraphael.comTeaching/editing/mentoring website: http://www.writewithoutborders.comFacebook: W. Butterfield: Body on the Hill by Brad Shreverequeeredtales.comInstagram: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:037 Bud Gundy is Lambda Literary Award finalist and an Executive Producer and on-air host at KQED, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northern California. In 2003, he received an Emmy Award for producing the documentary Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz. He won his second Emmy Award in 2016 for directing the KQED News special, State of Surveillance. He's been nominated for two other works.Bud grew up in North Olmsted, Ohio, a western suburb of Cleveland.  He attended St. Edward High School, graduating in 1982, followed by five years at Cleveland State University where he earned a degree in Political Science.He began his television career in 1983 as the Program Director at the Nationality Broadcasting Network in Lakewood, Ohio, a job which has given him a lifetime of funny stories to share. Following that, he worked as a Desk Assistant, Associate Producer and Producer for the various newscasts at WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio.  The stories from Channel 3 aren't as funny, but perhaps more illuminating.  After stints as a business reporter and a marketing executive in Northern California, he joined San Francisco's KQED in 1994, and loves the environment and dedication to the audience at PBS and NPR.  You can see and hear him on-the-air, asking for support during those annoying pledge drives.Website: www.budgundy.comCarved in Bone by Michael NavaBrad's Website: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
Ep:039 Ann Aptaker’s “Cantor Gold” crime/mystery novels have won Lambda Literary and Goldie Awards. Her short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, and will be featured in the Mickey Finn crime anthology, releasing in  the Fall of 2020 from Down & Out Books. She is one of only six authors invited by Down & Out Books to provide a novella for the second season their crime series, Guns & Tacos, releasing in October, with another short story accepted to appear in The Black Cat Mystery Magazine. Her flash fiction, A Night In Town, appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet, and another flash fiction is featured in the Goldie winning anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars, released in 2017. Her next Cantor Gold book, Murder And Gold, will be released in Spring/Summer 2021 from Bywater Books.Ann’s knowledge of crime, criminals, and criminal investigation results from her work as a report writer for a private investigations firm in San Rafael, California. Her work at the firm introduced her to the motives, methods, and milieus of the perpetrators of crime as well as the motives and methods of crime’s opposite numbers, law enforcement and the courts. This experience brings an authenticity to her stories and her characters.In addition to her literary work, Ann had a long career as a curator and exhibition designer for galleries and museums across the country. She now writes full time.Social Media Links:Facebook: Ann Aptaker, Author   Twitter: @AnnAptaker   Instagram: ann_aptaker Blog site: Sites:AmazonBold Stroke BooksCurrent Book: FLESH AND GOLD- published by Bold Strokes BooksNext book: MURDER AND GOLD -to be released by Bywater Books Spring/Summer 2021Brad's Website: @gaymysterypodcastTwitter: @gaymysterypodFacebook: Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction GroupQuestions or comments can be emailed to
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