Michael GravesOn the latest One Thing or Another podcast, I had the chance to speak with author Michael Graves about his writing, his life as a teacher, his inspirations and his insights. Join us for an illuminating conversation about life and art, and check out his writing for yourself at the links below.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Ann Aptaker for the latest One Thing or Another interview. Ann is the author of the Cantor Gold crime series, featuring the inimitable Cantor Gold. Ann is also an art writer for various New York clients, and an adjunct professor of art and art history at the New York Institute of Technology. Join us as we discuss writing, lesbian fiction, Ann’s career, her creative process and much more.
Lammy and Goldie winner, native New Yorker Ann Aptaker’s first book, Criminal Gold, was a Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie Award finalist. Her next book, Tarnished Gold (book two in the Cantor Gold Crime Series), was honored with a Lambda Literary Award and a Goldie Award, the only book in the Lesbian mystery category to win both awards for the same book. The third book in the series, Genuine Gold, won the 2018 Goldie Award. Book four, the recently launched Flesh and Gold, is the newest in the ongoing series.
It’s always One Thing or Another… a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all.
“You can miss the color of someone’s eyes, or the shape of their nose, but a grin with no teeth dares you to ignore it.”
You know you’re getting older when half your teeth have abandoned you, leaving your mouth like homeowners who’ve found a better neighborhood. You want them to stay. You offer incentives (“No more sugar, I promise!”), but they leave anyway, wiggling their way from the root up until they either fall out or get pulled out by a dentist who’s been lecturing you for ten years to use an electric toothbrush.
I’m delighted to share my recent One Thing or AnotherPodcast interview with Matt Lubbers-Moore, a bibliophile and mystery aficionado with an encyclopedic knowledge of both the bibliomystery and gay mystery genres. His devotion to the latter has resulted in his creation of an online bibliography of gay mysteries, reflecting a labor of love and a commitment to scholarship in the subject.
Fasten your headphones as I talk with Matt about his life, career, love of gay mysteries, and an opinion or two.
About Matt Lubbers-Moore
Matt Lubbers-Moore is a newlywed having just married on November 10, 2018, with a huge passion for books, family, friends, life, and pizza. He has a degree in history with a minor in human rights and is currently a semester shy of a degree in Library Science.
This week’s interview sheds light on an animal many of us share our lives with and many others consider mysterious: the cat. Having recently adopted a new one named Wilma who came from a hoarder situation, I found myself in need of help and was fortunate enough to be put in touch with Molly DeVoss. The results have been amazing.
After speaking and emailing with Molly about our new cat’s issues and how to resolve them, I had the pleasure of interviewing her. She’s as knowledgeable and generous with her time and expertise as she is kind and outgoing, and I know listeners will get as much from this chat with Molly as I did.
Be sure to check out her organization, Cat Behavior Solutions (catbehaviorsolutions.org), and consider making a donation when you stop by.
This week’s interview features author Marshall Thornton, mystery maestro, prolific writer and current Michigander (or, if you prefer, Michiganian). Marshall talks with me about his career trajectory, his life past and present, and the realities of making a living as a writer.
Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and the Pinx Video Mysteries. He has won the Lambda Award for Gay Mystery twice, once for each series. His romantic comedy, Femme was also a 2016 Lambda finalist for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite Uncle, The Ghost Slept Over and Masc, the sequel to Femme. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America.
I’m excited to announce the launch of my new interview-only podcast, One Thing or Another (it gets its name from the column I’ve been writing for several years now). “Just me, a guest, a microphone, and you.” I’ll be doing these at least twice a month, possibly weekly as it gets up and rolling.