Getting what you most desire and Getting it now – Guest blog by Rian Durant

My guest blogger today is fellow NineStar Press author, Rian Durant, author of a new novella titled Midnight Twist. The story sounds whimsical. It's a short read about a contract made between Jaydon and a cheeky demon. Throw in an ever increasing number of demons in Jaydon's apartment and a gay relationship that needs some …

The Paradox of Science Fiction (Guest blog – Rebecca Langham)

Rebecca Langham has several things in common with me. Firstly, she is a fellow author at NineStar Press. Secondly, she is Australian and lives north of Sydney in the Blue Mountains. Thirdly, we've both been emailing each other frantically because we are going to promote our sci-fi books (mine comes out in March) at the …

Meet the Devil

He'd been sitting inside my laptop for a very long time, but finally it came time for him to strut into the world. Friends, meet Preston. He's one of the characters in Drama Queens and Devilish Schemes, the third book in the Actors and Angels series. As you can see he's fond of a top …

Worldbuilding

Two decades ago I studied acting part time over three years. Fortunately, I secured a job in a creative industry before I completed the course, which probably saved me from many desperate auditions and a life of poverty. But there are important factors about that craft that shaped the books that make up the ‘Actors …

The First Novel

Tomorrow I’m going to feel a sense of déjà vu as my first novel gets relaunched for the third time. My last publisher closed down, so I was very lucky that NineStar Press decided to re-contract my works. An author's first novel is special. It’s the one they sweated over. It’s the one that was redrafted …

What is Gay Lit?

I'm excited. Why? Over the coming weeks I'm going to publish a very special Q&A blog series looking at gay themed literature. And to help me are several guests who have their own unique insights. You'll meet a reviewer, a representative from a major GLBT publisher, and an author who co-produces a podcast about modern gay writing. …