Queer Writers of Crime

Brad Shreve

Author interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer writers of mystery, suspense, and thriller novels. We also give crime genre LGBTQ book recommendations. There are a bevy of genres of queer fiction, but many readers aren't aware LGBTQ fiction includes outstanding crime writers. If that's you, now you know. Brad Shreve chats with authors to learn who they are as well as touching on their craft. This is the source to add to your list of must read LGBTQ books. Rated by Buzzfeed as one of the 20 Best Queer Podcasts.

Rob Osler on the Average Guy Protagonist
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Rob Osler on the Average Guy Protagonist
Ep:  141 Rob Osler discusses with Brad his cozy...err, "Quozy" novel, having diversity in story, not having a sexy torso on his cover, and much more. Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog.To cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: Chew Toy by Rob Osler Website:robosler.com Rob Osler’s debut novel, Devil’s Chew Toy, features a gay and lesbian amateur sleuth in a hilariously light-hearted mystery adventure set in present-day Seattle. His short story, Analogue, published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, won the Mystery Writers of America Robert L Fish Award as part of the 2022 Annual Edgar Awards. Rob’s second short story, also to be published in Ellery Queen in 2023 features a cross-dressing amateur sleuth, named Perry Winkle. Rob lives in California with his long-time partner and a tall gray cat. Brad's Website: bradshreve.comSupport Requeered Tales  re-publishing award-winning, post-Stonewall gay and lesbian fiction — with a focus on mystery, literary and horror/sci-fi genres.requeeredtales.comKindly give to The Trevor Project, a much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24. Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
Wendy Whitman Brings True Crime Experience to a Fiction Novel
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Wendy Whitman Brings True Crime Experience to a Fiction Novel
Ep: 139 Wendy Whitman's background as an executive producer for Court TV and HLN offers her a unique perspective as a crime fiction writer. In her first novel Premonition she was able to meld over twenty true crime stories seamlessly into her fiction story. Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out the Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog: cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: by Wendy Whitman Amazon Author Page Wendy's Websitewendywhitman.com No Dogs Left BehindLeading the way in the global war against animal cruelty. Whitman has a unique background through her decades-long work as an executive and producer for Court TV and HLN, covering almost every major high-profile murder case in America. Through her knowledge of the most detailed aspects of the crimes, Ms. Whitman has become an expert on the subject of murder in America. Before attending Boston University School of Law, Whitman worked for comedians Lily Tomlin and George Carlin. After graduating from law school, the author embarked on what turned out to be a twenty-year career in television covering crime. She spent fifteen years at Court TV and another several at HLN for the Nancy Grace show, where she appeared on air as a producer/reporter covering high-profile cases. Whitman received three Telly Awards and two GLAAD nominations during her tenure at Court TV. Brad's Website: bradshreve.comGet Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
Timothy Jay Smith: A Thriller Writers Thrilling Life
Jul 12 2022
Timothy Jay Smith: A Thriller Writers Thrilling Life
Ep:  134 Timothy Jay Smith, author of Fire on the Island and The Fourth Courier, began working on social issues in the 1970s, with a focus on poverty. His career took him to thirty-three countries where he encountered polish cops, Greek fishermen,  wanna-be terrorists,  indian chiefs, child prostitutes, mercenaries, and arms dealers.  He shares his incredible history and how he worked many of his real-life experiences into his novels. Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out the Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog: cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: Jay Smith's Amazon Page; website:timothyjaysmith.comThe Tanzania Tree and Water Project crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian Chiefs and Indian tailors: he hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that saw him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through Occupied Territories, represent the U.S. at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stowaway aboard a ‘devil’s barge’ for a three-day crossing from Cape Verde that landed him in an African jail.Awards Timothy has received include the Gold Medal in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom  Competition for the Novel, and his screenplay adaptation of it was named Best Indie Script by WriteMovies. Another novel, The Fourth Courier, set in Poland, published in 2019 by Arcade Publishing, was a finalist for Best Gay Mystery in the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards. Previously, he won the Paris Prize for Fiction (now the Paris Literary Prize) for his novel, A Vision of Angels. He is the founder of the Smith Prize for Political Theater.Brad's Website: bradshreve.comGet Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
Ann Aptaker Digs Deep into Cantor Gold's Personality & Philosophy
Jul 5 2022
Ann Aptaker Digs Deep into Cantor Gold's Personality & Philosophy
Ep: 132 Ann and Brad discuss her protagonist Canton Gold's background, her life of crime, why she leads a life of crime, and lesbian life in the 1950s.Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out Ann on the Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog: cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: Gold by Ann AptakerOn Bywater Books Amazon Barnes & Noble Website Aptaker’s Cantor Gold crime/mystery series has been the recipient of Lambda Literary and multiple Goldie Awards. Her short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, the Mickey Finn crime anthologies, and The Black Cat Mystery Magazine. Her flash fiction, “Rockin’ Dyke Roll,” is featured in the Goldie winning anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From The Gay Bars. Culminating a career as a curator for museums and galleries, Ann is currently an art writer for various New York clients. When not writing about murder and mayhem or indulging in her passion for art, there’s nothing Ann likes better than the pleasures of ice cream and old movies.Brad's Website: bradshreve.comKindly give to The Trevor Project  much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24.Get Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
Lev Raphael Returns with Plenty to Discuss Including Having the Entire Nick Hoffman Series Republished
Jun 21 2022
Lev Raphael Returns with Plenty to Discuss Including Having the Entire Nick Hoffman Series Republished
Ep: 130 Lev Raphael returns to talk with Brad about having his full Nick Hoffman Academia Mystery Series republished, historical misquotes, research, the joy of mingling with other mystery authors, and more. Podcast Website:   www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out Lev on the Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog: cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. At zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: Down the House by Lev Raphael: Website:levraphael.comReQueered Talesrequeeredtales.comQuote Investigator:quoteinvestigator.comLev Raphael is the author of 25 books, including two novels about holocaust survivors, Winter Eyes and The German Money, and three memoirs, Journeys & Arrivals, Writing a Jewish Life, and My Germany. Raphael's fiction has been widely anthologized in the U.S. and Britain, most recently in the anthology Promised Lands, which contains Lev's latest story featuring a child of holocaust survivors: "Money."Born and raised in New York City, he received his MFA in Creative Writing and English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he won the Harvey Swados Fiction Prize, awarded by renowned editor Martha Foley for a Holocaust-themed story later published in Redbook. Winner of the Reed Smith Fiction Prize and International Quarterly's Prize for Innovative Prose (judged by D. M. Thomas), Raphael holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Michigan State University. Raphael taught at the university level in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan for 13 years and the first course he designed was a multi-disciplinary study of the Holocaust. He left teaching in 1988 to write and review full-time. He is currently a guest assistant professor at Michigan State University where he teaches creative writing, popular literature, and Jewish-American literature.Brad's Website: bradshreve.comKindly give to The Trevor Project, a much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24. Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
David S. Pederson: An Appreciation Of Life
Jun 7 2022
David S. Pederson: An Appreciation Of Life
Ep: 126 David S. Pederson and Brad discuss the love of writing dialogue, Phoenix life in the 1940s, and having a zest for life despite a series of disturbing events.Podcast Website:www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out blog posts by guests on the website: To cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: on Monte Vista by David S. Pederson Heath Barrington Mystery Series by David S. Pederson website:davidspeterson.comDavid S. Pederson lives in the southwest with his husband Alan and two sweet cats. A film noir and mystery enthusiast, David is the author of the Detective Heath Barrington murder mystery series, including Death Checks In and Death Takes a Bow (Both Lambda Literary Award Finalists).  His most recent mystery, released in March of 2022, is Murder on Monte Vista.Brad's Website:bradshreve.comSupport Requeered Tales  re-publishing award-winning, post-Stonewall gay and lesbian fiction — with a focus on mystery, literary and horror/sci-fi genres.requeeredtales.comKindly give to The Trevor Project, a much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them, and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24. Bound to Love by Brad Shreve
Meredith Doench Advocates for Disability Representation in Crime Fiction
May 24 2022
Meredith Doench Advocates for Disability Representation in Crime Fiction
Ep 123:  Meredith Doench talks with Brad about being a nice person with a dark side, being a skilled literature and writing instructor, and her latest grim and gripping novel. Read the Queer Writers of Crime Guest Blog for her post on Disability and Crime Fiction. Podcast Website:www.queerwritersofcrime.comCheck out blog posts by guests on the website: To cover the cost of producing Queer Writers of Crime, some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Brad will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.Get a Kindle Paperwhite: Unknown by Meredith Doench Websitemeredithdoench.comMeredith's article about disability and crime fiction on CrimeReadscrimereads.com/representationmatters-disability-and-crime-fiction/Meredith Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen thriller series. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Gertrude. Her nonfiction essay "South Carolina, 2012" was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize by The Tahoma Literary Review. She served as a fiction editor at Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature and Photography. Meredith lives in Ohio where she teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Dayton.Brad's Website:bradshreve.comSupport Requeered Tales:requeeredtales.comKindly give to The Trevor Project, a much-needed charity focusing not only suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, but also helps to get answers and information to support them and connect with an international community of LGBTQ youth aged 13 - 24.thetrevorproject.orgGet Bound to Love by Brad Shreve