The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with author, Rory Michaelson. Rory has written two books that perfectly fit in with the Halloween theme, Lesser Known Monsters and The Bone Gate. He tells us how he got into writing and how these books got their start. There are some interesting tidbits in this interview. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Rory Michaelson
Rory Michaelson (They/He) has worked a very sensible non-creative day job for the last decade and a half, but was recently inspired to write the stories they always wish had been accessible to them whilst growing up. Now they have been completely sucked into a new and exciting world of sharing adventures with queer joy, silly jokes, lots of drama, and horrifying adventures. They released their debut book, a queer dark fantasy called ‘Lesser Known Monsters’, last Halloween. One year on, with the sequel ‘The Bone Gate’ recently unleashed, and the finale on the horizon, Rory is still trying to figure out how all this works, how the series should end, and what new beginnings there will be afterward. Rory grew up on camp horror comedy like ‘The Fearless Vampire Killers’ and ‘Fright Night’ and loves stories that blend genre’s, have satisfying arcs and explosive endings.
You can subscribe to Rory’s newsletter at rorymichaelson.com, find them on Twitter and Tiktok @RoryMichaelson, and buy their books almost everywhere books are sold.
Think Penny Dreadful meets Queer as Folk in a wild, rambunctious, and sometimes ridiculous ride with thrills, spills, and lots and lots of teeth. The Lesser Known Monsters series follows Oscar Tundale, a young man who is average in many ways, and less than average in more. Oscar lives a rather mundane and awkward life, until he encounters an injured child that warns him that not everything is what it seems. Oscar learns that monsters are real, and they’re everywhere, and even worse—he might be falling in love with one. Now he must navigate the darker side of London, even though he could barely handle the world as he knew it before. He may not be the strongest or smartest, but with his kind heart, and the help of his found family Zara and Marcus (who more than make up for his shortcomings), Oscar needs to learn what it means to be a hero, and if he can do that he might just be able to save the world.
In our second segment, we chat about Out of Body by Jason T Gaffney, in time for Halloween on Amazon. We also gush about the world premiere of the Arizona Opera production of The Copper Queen by our good friends Clint Borzoni and John De Los Santos. We also highlight recent articles posted to the tggeeks.com in the past week. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.
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Show Notes / Links:
- TG Geeks Episode 348
- Ben’s Breakdown | Out of Body Delivers Fun and Ghostly Goodness!
- Ben’s Breakdown | The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Gives Beautiful and Moving Insight into Autism
- Ben’s Breakdown | Dune is an artistic achievement, but is also dull
- Deeply Disturbing Cult Tale, The Family, World Premiere At The Busan International Film Festival
- Clifford the Big Red Dog – Final Trailer – In Theaters November 10th and Paramount +
- Ron’s Gone Wrong in Theaters October 22nd
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions With Nicole Kilpatrick
- Hamish Downie’s News Sushi #119: Morsels of News From Japan and Beyond
- Nerdy Chupacabras #070
- The Arkle Times Post Dispatch News – Brian, the &-list YouTuberon Twitter @G33kOfAllTrades — Be sure to take a look at Arkle’s other venture: Arkle Studios presents Shameless Cash Grab
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