56 minutes | Jun 7, 2021

Ep 314: Gay Agendas & Meet Cutes with Jason June & Emery Lee

Jeff & Will announce the Big Gay Fiction Book Club selection for June: "Seeking Solace," the third book in the "Walker Boys" series by Ari McKay. Jeff reviews "Jay's Gay Agenda" by Jason June and "Meet Cute Diary" by Emery Lee before he interviews the authors about their debut YA novels. Jason June and Emery discuss the inspiration for their stories, both drawn from their own lives. They also talk about their desire to bring an authentic teen experience to the page, exploring themes like first times, finding pronouns that fit, and telling stories where queer teens get a happy ending. They also share what Pride means to them, and offer book recommendations. Complete shownotes for episode 314 along with a transcript of the show are at BigGayFictionPodcast.com. Big Gay Fiction Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find many more outstanding podcasts at frolic.media/podcasts!
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