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Three-time Quarterfinalists!
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Tyson Kadwell and I have done it again: we're three-time quarterfinalists! If only they added up, we'd be 3/4ths into a win by now. This honor is for a whole new show (our original Specter & Shades) at a whole new contest, the 2018-2019 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition--somebody take us to Hollywood!

Double Quarterfinalists!
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Along with being Quarterfinalists for the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition, Tyson Kadwell and I are now Quarterfinalists for their Cinematic Book Competition as well! Our entry, Back to the Morgue, is an ensemble-cast commercial thriller (think The Big Chill meets Mysteries of Pittsburgh, with sprinkles of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on top). Currently unpublished, we're actively on the hunt for agent representation.

We're pleased, we're proud, we're cross-platform writers and it feels great!

Gay A Day
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At long last, this collaboration is complete: Gay A Day is now available for pre-order (and on Amazon can be had for $5 off with promo code GIFTBOOK18)!



From pirates, politicians, and pornographers to starlets, serial killers, and saints, Gay a Day showcases a multicultural mosaic of real-life stories. Each day features the biography of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex person of note: their accomplishments, their loves, their tragedies, and their times. With every page you turn, you'll find beautiful heroics, chilling horrors, and secret histories that will scandalize you, and by the end of the year you'll be prouder than ever. A great read for people interested in the rich yet often hidden past of queer folk.

Take any year and make it queer, one day at a time!

Quarterfinalists!
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Yesterday my MFA buddy Tyson Kadwell and I got the good news that one of our scripts (Breakneck, about North Carolina cold case detectives) is a quarterfinalist for the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition!

Us and 660-ish others, the funniest part being that we wrote three scripts for another show (half brother paranormal detecting con-men), plus a spec episode for The Blacklist, and took super special care for both of those, then saw a deadline for a shorter show, and churned out Breakneck in a week. We weave chaff and shit gold apparently! Hilarious.



A Magisterial Tome
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My annotation of Joseph and His Friend got a great review today, calling it a "magisterial tome" that contextualizes a valuable piece of history. Check it out!

Out in Print - The Annotated Joseph and His Friend


Hey Joe, whattaya know? My book got read on a podcast show!
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The Smartest Man in the World - "Franklins"

Listen at the episode link above (starting at minute 13:50) to find out just how good my gay Sherlock Holmes book sounds when Greg Proops reads from it! Also listen to the rest of it to appreciate the blue wave of interesting news he rode into the red desert of Texas (where I currently reside against my preference and will).


(Pictured: Kittens McTavish with my gift of fluffy orange balls.)

Anthologies Abound
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I've gotten my contributor copies of His Seed: An Arboretum of Erotica and THCock: Stoner Boys. Check them out to find my stories "King of Fruits" and "Lit Up" respectively!


The Annotated Joseph and His Friend
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Out this month, a research endeavor that took me over a year to complete, and my ticket to being a 'rogue scholar'--find out the stories behind the story that is America's first gay novel, Joseph and His Friend!


Pre-Order Compulsion (#4 of the Disorder Series)
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The fourth installment of the Disorder Series is up for pre-order now. Just in time for Valentine's Day, get the penultimate Compulsion, the only book of the series dominated by an ugly break-up! You know, for any of you lonely-hearts or contrarians on what's meant to be the most romantic day of the year.


Be ironic for Valentine's Day, and check out this treatment of love's darker side: the back nine, the denouement, the end of an era.

The Mutual Admiration Society
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Hello! Because I'm never too busy to talk to a friend, I've started a new podcast with my BBF, a PhD, called the Mutual Admiration Society. Conversations on writing, winning, and life in general, between two old pals who cover the waterfront of writing: academia, professional writing, blogs, diaries, and fiction.

We'll also be talking about our personal lives, like in episode 01.Being-ness in Austin where we discuss our recent reunion in Austin, Texas, and episode 02.Americana as Decor, which will post on January 22nd.

Join us every other Sunday for short ~20 minute podcasts from two writers in the wilds of post-college life. To subscribe, you can find us in the following places:

iTunes
Wordpress
Instagram