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Jim Provenzano

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Jim Provenzano is the author of the novels Finding Tulsa, Now I'm Here, PINS, Monkey Suits, Cyclizen, the 2012 Lambda Literary Award-winning Every Time I Think of You, its sequel Message of Love (a Lammy finalist), and the stage adaptation of PINS (a Bay Area Theatre Critics awardee). His short fiction collection Forty Wild Crushes was published in 2016.

A journalist in LGBT media for three decades, and the guest curator of Sporting Life, the world's first gay athletics exhibit, he also wrote the award-winning syndicated Sports Complex column for ten years. An Editor at the Bay Area Reporter, his seventh novel, Finding Tulsa, was published in September 2020.

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Author talk: Jim Provenzano & Felice Picano, hosted by Bureau of General Services—Queer Division

 


Watch my Nov. 12 chat with author Felice Picano, hosted by Greg Newton at NYC's Bureau of General Services—Queer Division.  We discussed our new novels about gay Hollywood: https://youtu.be/gdH4PMl1knw       Read more of this blog post »
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Every Time I Think of You

4.07 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Message of Love

4.14 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Pins

4.07 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Now I'm Here

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Cyclizen

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Monkey Suits

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PINS the Stage Adaptation

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Finding Tulsa

4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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This interesting collections for short tales in varying lengths and sub-genres was entertaining. The lengthier ones were best. I flipped back to the introductory passages about how and why the stories were written.
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“It was disappointing to discover that sex without love, no matter how much better equipped that other partner was, could still be enjoyable, but not as much, not by a long shot.”
Jim Provenzano, Every Time I Think of You

“How did you...?"
"Stay together?"
I nodded.
"Persistence, I suppose, and pure dumb luck."
"Huh."
"And a little magic."
"I'm sorry?"
"The magic of being needed by just one person.”
Jim Provenzano, Message of Love

“I would learn the varying temperature of erratic desire, the caloric output of longing, and the previously undefined and eventually unbearable weight of first love.”
Jim Provenzano, Every Time I Think of You

“Face a man with death, let him come out shining, and you might call his bravery simple. Face a small town boy with fame, love, and death, all before legal drinking age, and you will call it anything but simple.”
Jim Provenzano, Now I'm Here

“I would learn the varying temperature of erratic desire, the caloric output of longing, and the previously undefined and eventually unbearable weight of first love.”
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“Already, what would become my tribe had begun to die off.”
Jim Provenzano, Cyclizen

“Lee followed, more relaxed to be led into the now familiar beauty of candlelight and the soft music of a banquet in that shrine to the dead.”
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“Snortissimus dorsi.”
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Jim Thanks, Duane. I've also written a few others since then. ;-)


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Duane Simolke Hi, Jim! Thanks for the friend invite! I've heard a lot of good things about PINS.

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