Q&A with Josh Lanyon discussion

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message 151: by Diana (new)

Diana (DianaSQ) | 7 comments Hi everyone. I've been reading your posts for about a year now and decided it's time to join because reading everyone's introductions makes me feel less of an outsider.
My name is Diana and I live in mid Canada. I'm long-timed divorced with two adult children, with one still living with me. I've recently finished working many years in a Gov't service job and am trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life.
I started reading Josh's work and m/m after the anthology Arresting Developments-In a Dark Wood. I liked it so much I read Mexican Heat, then bought and read everything I could get my hands on of Josh's. The rest is history and my love of m/m has grown to include dozens of authors, some of which have introduced themselves here already.
It's been great to meet you all and I look forward to reading your comments and maybe adding my two cents worth in the future.


message 152: by L.C. (new)

L.C. (LC_Chase) | 388 comments Hi, Racheal! Hi Dianna, I'm a west coast Canuck. :-)


message 153: by Racheal (new)

Racheal Renwick (Racheal_Renwick) | 3 comments L.C. wrote: "Hi, Racheal! Hi Dianna, I'm a west coast Canuck. :-)"

Hi!!! I love Canada! :D


message 154: by L.C. (new)

L.C. (LC_Chase) | 388 comments Racheal wrote: "Hi!!! I love Canada! :D"

It has its pluses. I could do without the west coast winters though. ;-)

Good luck with your writing! :-)


message 155: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 4955 comments I like a lot the fact that many people are introducing themselves, and that we are quite international.

It's incredible how easy it is now to get in touch and exchange opinions with someone living thousand of kilometers away...


message 156: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 9025 comments Antonella wrote: "I like a lot the fact that many people are introducing themselves, and that we are quite international.

It's incredible how easy it is now to get in touch and exchange opinions with someone livin..."


Hear, hear! It's so nice to read these introductions from all around the world. And it's amazing that we all have the same passion! :)


message 157: by Manda (new)

Manda | 21 comments I'm still trying to work out who is from where. The international flavour is brilliant. Josh's work has spread far and wide for sure.


message 158: by Pender (new)

Pender | 674 comments L.C. wrote: "Hi, Racheal! Hi Dianna, I'm a west coast Canuck. :-)"

Me too! Well, the Southern Interior of BC now. Hello to everyone who's introduced themselves recently.


message 159: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 9025 comments Pender wrote: "L.C. wrote: "Hi, Racheal! Hi Dianna, I'm a west coast Canuck. :-)"

Me too! Well, the Southern Interior of BC now. Hello to everyone who's introduced themselves recently."


My uncle lives in Victoria (Vancouver Island). It's absolutely beautiful there!!! I've only visited him once, but I'll never forget those views!


message 160: by L.C. (new)

L.C. (LC_Chase) | 388 comments @Pender - Nice! The interior is where I'd like to move to. Much drier climate than down here on the coast. Today's your typical winter day - cold and wet.

@Johanna - I lived in Victoria for a few years when I was younger. Loved it. Its just getting so expensive to go over these days though.


message 161: by Pender (new)

Pender | 674 comments L.C. wrote: "@Pender - Nice! The interior is where I'd like to move to. Much drier climate than down here on the coast. Today's your typical winter day - cold and wet.

@Johanna - I lived in Victoria for a few ..."


@L.C. I lived on the West Coast for years. Long enough that I was beginning to go moldy. LOL It's dry and cold up here today, but it hardly ever rains. We have great wine too. A lot of my friends own local wineries, which is great for freebies, but not so great when they need extra hands to pick grapes (for making ice wine) at 5:00 AM and it's minus 10 Celsius. I've done it though. It's kind of fun. :)

@Johanna, Victoria is beautiful. It's one of my favorite cities.


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Racheal Renwick (Racheal_Renwick) | 3 comments I love Canadians, and Canada, but I have never been. The closest I got was Minnesota LOL


message 163: by L.C. (new)

L.C. (LC_Chase) | 388 comments Pender wrote: "I lived on the West Coast for years. Long enough that I was beginning to go moldy. LOL"

LOL Yeah, I'm feeling a bit rusty these days. ;-)


message 164: by Anna (new)

Anna Birmingham (AnnaBirmingham) | 1 comments Hi all!

I've been poking around on here (and on Josh's LJ page) for long enough, so I thought it was about time I said "hi".

I'm from the UK originally, currently in the US - just to add to the international flavour :)

Why am I here? Well, someone on a fanfic forum suggested Adrien English as a good m/m book to read. This was about 3 years ago. I took the bait and the rest, as they say, is history...


message 165: by CK (new)

CK | 26 comments Hi! I'm kind of a lurker... but I thought I'd come out of my shell to say hello. :)

I'm 32, I'm Canadian, I'm a receptionist, and I love animals (especially cats <3). Unlike many (most?) of you, I'm not an author or writer, but I am an avid reader.

A friend of mine recommended that I read Josh's work for a while now, so I finally did... and now I'm hooked! I recently finished reading the Adrien English mysteries, which I loved (and was very sad when I was finished reading the series).

I'm glad there are so many more of Josh's books out there for me to read! (LOL, there are so many others to choose from - anyone got any suggestions on which book I should read next?) :)


message 166: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 9025 comments Hi CK! Nice to meet another josh-newbie! Since it's the Holiday Season I would reccommend for you to read some of Josh's Christmas stories. Maybe The Dickens With Love, Lone Star or Icecapade...

I'm currently reading Josh Lanyon Collected #1 with four novellas. You said that you loved Adrien English mysteries, so you would find it interesting that this novella collection includes a novella called "Cards on the Table" which apparently was the prototype for the story that turned out to be Fatal Shadows (a quote from Josh).

Oh, after AE mysteries I think I read Come Unto These Yellow Sands and I absolutely loved that book! Anyway... Whatever you choose to read from Josh, it'll be satisfying!!! :)


message 167: by Kari (new)

Kari Gregg (KariGregg) | 1910 comments CK wrote: "Hi! I'm kind of a lurker... but I thought I'd come out of my shell to say hello. :)

I'm 32, I'm Canadian, I'm a receptionist, and I love animals (especially cats <3). Unlike many (most?) of you..."


The Dangerous Ground (Dangerous Ground, #1) by Josh Lanyon series. LOVE Will & Taylor! :D

Also absolutely adored The Dark Horse (The Dark Horse, #1) by Josh Lanyon and The White Knight (The Dark Horse, #2) by Josh Lanyon, although I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to remember which book was first, though it doesn't really matter, I suppose, since I read them out of order. Heh.


message 168: by Liade (last edited Dec 20, 2011 04:23AM) (new)

Liade | 408 comments Kari wrote: "Also absolutely adored The Dark Horse and The White Knight, although I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to remember which book was first, though it doesn't really matter, I suppose, since I read them out of order. Heh...."

Those two are two of my Josh-favourites, too. The Dark Horse should be read first. Although The White Knight is not only its sequel but also prequel (an interesting concept), reading it first would spoil the mystery in The Dark Horse.


message 169: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 4955 comments Hi to all the new fanyons!

It's nice to know about the spreading of the Verb ;-)

I wish all of us happy reading during the holidays!

Ciao

Antonella


message 170: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Hello and welcome, CK!

Also welcome to
Anna, Diana, Racheal -- and anyone else I missed earlier.

There's no pressure to introduce yourself, but it's always interesting to see where people are from and what brought them to our little hole in the wall gang.


message 171: by Anne (new)

Anne | 4475 comments Liade wrote: "Kari wrote: "Also absolutely adored The Dark Horse and The White Knight, although I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning to remember which book was first, though it doesn't really matter, I s..."

Oh, I love those two books, have already re-read them once (and will again). And when I read about the Charioteer in the books I had to check out Mary Renault and found out that she and her stories are real, and those will be my holidays reading this Christmas :)


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Paola (freetraveller) | 141 comments Anna wrote: "Hi all!

I've been poking around on here (and on Josh's LJ page) for long enough, so I thought it was about time I said "hi".

I'm from the UK originally, currently in the US - just to add to the i..."


*waving at Anna*

Welcome here!


message 173: by TracyG (last edited Dec 20, 2011 09:52PM) (new)

TracyG | 16 comments I'm also mostly a lurker, but post once in a while. I live in Idaho and have been retired for two years now. I have always been an avid reader but found I read even more with my Kindle.

I originally started M/M with Jordan Castillo Price and then discovered Josh from her Petit Morts. I really enjoyed his stories so went looking for more and found several forums where they were discussing Adrien and the rest is history!


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thelastaerie | 426 comments Anna wrote: "Hi all!

I've been poking around on here (and on Josh's LJ page) for long enough, so I thought it was about time I said "hi".

I'm from the UK originally, currently in the US - just to add to the i..."


Welcome Anna! Glad you made it here. We can have a mini reunion just within this thread :-)

Interesting that I just moved back to UK and you moved to the US!


message 175: by CK (new)

CK | 26 comments Thanks for making all us newbs feel so welcome. :) (...and thanks for the book suggestions, guys - I'm starting Icecapade tomorrow).


message 176: by Candice (new)

Candice Frook (cefrook) | 341 comments Hi. This is Candice; I'm not new. Forgive me for cutting in; but I've been too busy to contribute for some weeks now, and I come back unable to find What Else Are You Reading? Is it discontinued? I got all the best recs fm that...


message 177: by [deleted user] (new)

Hello! I'm probably going to lurk a bit in here as I'm a somewhat slow reader and never up on the latest releases. I just wanted to say hello from a fan in Ohio, USA. :)

(Candice, I think the thread you're looking for is in the same folder as this one.)


message 178: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Welcome to the new folks! Always nice to have fresh...er, I was going to say blood. But maybe that's not so good in a mystery writer's discussion group. :-D


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And fresh meat would sound so porn star...


message 180: by Cleon (new)

Cleon Lee (CleonLee) | 2315 comments Nony wrote: "And fresh meat would sound so porn star..."

LMAO!


message 181: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Nony wrote: "And fresh meat would sound so porn star..."

So true.


message 182: by Alice (new)

Alice (Jazzcafé) | 1 comments こんにちは! Hello! My name is Alice. I am Japanese, born and raised in Japan and currently living in BC, Canada.

I'm hooked on gay-mystery books these days. Though Yaoi or BL(Boys' Love) manga and novels are popular in Japan, I can't find many Japanese books of GLBT literature. (I like some of the BL novels but I prefer gay novels.) So I started reading more English books, which is why I joined the Goodreads, and then found this discussion group. Since I'm a big fan of the AE series, I'm very excited to be here!

It's too bad that I take enormous time to write a correct sentence. So I'm sorry to say that I will probably not join in a discussion. But I look forward to visiting here at times and reading the lively comments. Thank you all for having me here!


message 183: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Hello, Alice!

Welcome to the group and thank you for your introduction. If you feel like posting, you go right ahead. We have many readers here for whom English is not a first language. So if you've got something to say, you go right ahead.

And equally, feel free to read safely from the sidelines.


message 184: by Cleon (new)

Cleon Lee (CleonLee) | 2315 comments Josh wrote: "Hello, Alice!

Welcome to the group and thank you for your introduction. If you feel like posting, you go right ahead. We have many readers here for whom English is not a first language. So if y..."


There are so many people around the world that enjoy your work, Josh. Remembering Gabbychan's question at Icecapade, maybe we should put your books as part of the Reading Comprehension curriculum for ESL readers. LOL!


message 185: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabethgr) | 2 comments Hello, my name is Elizabeth Gray. I am new to your work, but have read a few. Loved Until We Meet Once More. Definitely will be reading more. I usually lurk more than I post.


message 186: by Kim (last edited Jan 11, 2012 04:36AM) (new)

Kim | 73 comments *waves from Europe* I'm an American married to a Brit and we've lived in France since 1994. I've been writing in a fandom for four years and would like to move on to original fiction, though I have no real ambition to get published. That fandom spins off a lot of Adrien English fans and that's how me end up here.


message 187: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 4955 comments Kim wrote: "... would like to move on to original fiction, though I have no real ambition to get published"

Hi, Kim! Why not? You are talented!
*aside to the audience: I've read her stories!*


message 188: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Hello, Elizabeth. Very nice to have you here!


message 189: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Kim wrote: "*waves from Europe* I'm an American married to a Brit and we've lived in France since 1994. I've been writing in a fandom for four years and would like to move on to original fiction, though I have..."

Hello again, Kim.

An American married to a Brit living in Paris. How very continental. :-)

What kind of original fiction are you thinking of trying? Spec? Contemporary? Mystery?


message 190: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Antonella wrote: "Kim wrote: "... would like to move on to original fiction, though I have no real ambition to get published"

Hi, Kim! Why not? You are talented!
*aside to the audience: I've read her stories!*"


That's a good recommendation right there!


message 191: by Kim (new)

Kim | 73 comments Josh wrote: "An American married to a Brit living in Paris. How very continental. :-) "

Actually, I live in the Pyrenees, about as far from Paris as you can get.

As for that original fiction: not romance, not mystery. In a nutshell: a middle-aged man realizes that his mother, who is stricken with Alzheimer's, has forgotten he's gay. Doesn't sound like a story this crowd would go for, does it?


message 192: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Kim wrote: " Doesn't sound like a story this crowd would go for, does it?
..."


I don't think you quite do this crowd justice, Kim. If you've got a story -- meaning a conflict, a character arc, and a point to it all -- I'm guessing there are plenty of readers here who might go for it.


message 193: by Kim (new)

Kim | 73 comments Note to self: stare no more at all those headless torsos...


message 194: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Kim wrote: "Note to self: stare no more at all those headless torsos..."

You can't ONLY judge a book by its cover. :-D


message 195: by Paola (new)

Paola (freetraveller) | 141 comments Antonella wrote: "Hi, Kim! Why not? You are talented!
*aside to the audience: I've read her stories!*"


I've read them too & they're awesome and very original :)


message 196: by Paola (new)

Paola (freetraveller) | 141 comments Josh wrote: "Kim wrote: "Note to self: stare no more at all those headless torsos..."

You can't ONLY judge a book by its cover. :-D"



Of course not :-D

By the way, I loved the cover of The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks on the Loose ID edition, the one I bought.
Though I noticed, Josh, you published a new edition last month with a new, black & white, cover (except for the yellow in the title). That's nice too, but I still can't stop staring at the headless guys on the Loose ID cover :-D


message 197: by Kim (new)

Kim | 73 comments Thanks Antonella and Paola. The cheques... er, the chocolate bars are in the mail. ;D


message 198: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 4955 comments You are welcome. Weren't you supposed to come and visit though? You would save the shipping costs ;-).


message 199: by Kim (new)

Kim | 73 comments Antonella wrote: "You are welcome. Weren't you supposed to come and visit though? You would save the shipping costs ;-)."

Yes, and I could buy the chocs right there in Switzerland. Hopefully this year...


message 200: by Josh (new)

Josh (JoshLanyon) | 15023 comments Paola wrote: "That's nice too, but I still can't stop staring at the headless guys on the Loose ID cover :-D
..."


I've been experimenting with concept covers versus the usual guys -- headless and otherwise -- and the bottom line (literally) seems to be a male figure on the cover definitely outsells concepts, no matter well done or clever the concept.


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