Fiction

Am I Blue with Ricardo Galaviz and Bruce Coville

Hello! Today we meet Ricardo Galaviz and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Am I Blue by Bruce Coville. And Bruce joins us for the conversation! Ricardo (all pronouns) is the Associate Director of the Milwaukee LGBT Center. Bruce (he/him) is the author of over 100 books including My Teacher is an…

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The Front Runner with Leon Acord

Hello! Today we meet Leon Acord and we’re talking about the book that saved his  life: The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren. Leon Acord is the author of the memoirs Expletives Not Deleted and Sub-Lebrity: The Queer Life of a Showbiz Footnote. Leon created, wrote, and starred in the TV series Old Dogs &…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Jeff Billington and Summer’s Second

Hello! Today, we meet Jeff Billington and his new novel: Summer’s Second. In this novel, Asher Brock’s last summer of youth is far from ideal. His hopes for the future, including an escape from his constricting Ozark Mountains hometown, seem increasingly fragile as he faces hurdles of poverty and abuse, all while coming to terms…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Joshua Moehling and Where The Dead Sleep

Hello! Today, Once Upon a Crime Books presents 7 Minutes in Book Heaven, the podcast where we interview LGBTQ authors about the new books they have coming out for us to love and cuddle up with. Once Upon a Crime Books is an independent bookstore specializing in mystery fiction. Located in Uptown Minneapolis, you can…

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The Song of Achilles with Christina Bagni

Hello! Today we meet Christina Bagni and we’re talking about the book that saved her life The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Christina is an editor, host of Classics and Chill, and the author of the YA novel My Only Real Friend is the Easter Bunny at the Mall. For Christina, The Song of…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Dianna Hunter and Clouded Waters

Hello! In our last episode of 7 Minutes in Book Heaven (for now) we meet Dianna Hunter and her new novel Clouded Waters which releases today, October 10! What’s it about? When a local water scientist goes missing, newspaper owner Susan B. Ellingson follows a trail of evidence from a tiny, off-grid community into a…

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Valencia with Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea

Hello! Today we meet Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea! We’re talking about the book that saved Leslie’s life: Valencia by Michelle Tea. As a music maker, Leslie Vincent performs jazz and the great American Songbook. She released her new album About Last Night earlier this year. Michelle is a writer, Guggenheim Fellow, founder of Drag…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Rebecca Turkewitz and Here in the Night

Welcome to our Summer of Book Love series! Our series concludes today as we meet Rebecca Turkewitz and her new new spooky story collection: Here in the Night. New episodes of This Queer Book Saved My Life! drop next Tuesday! September 19th! What’s it about? The thirteen stories in Rebecca Turkewitz’s debut collection, Here in the…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Lin Thompson and The House That Whispers

Welcome to our Summer of Book Love series! Every Tuesday this summer we will feature new episodes of 7 Minutes in Book Heaven which has your next summer read! New episodes of This Queer Book Saved My Life! drop this September. Today we meet Lin Thompson and their new novel: The House That Whispers. What’s…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Kelly Balch and Aphrodite’s Sister

Welcome to our Summer of Book Love series! Every Tuesday this summer we will feature new episodes of 7 Minutes in Book Heaven which has your next summer read! Today we meet Kelly Balch and their novel Aphrodite’s Sister. This novel series follows Petra Ambrosi, who is a Goddess with empathic abilities, though she is…

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