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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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Welcome to the Orange & Black; living a literary allegory


Dink: “Welcome to the Orange and Black.”
Joey: “Huh?”
Dink: “It’s always Halloween.”

That’s one of my favorite lines from my debut novel PINS and this week –actually last month– is the 23rd anniversary of its publication. It’s not a very auspicious anniversary except to say that I should’ve posted this before Halloween, but I didn’t.

Holidays and all are good for annual reminders. But I’ve been re Read more of this blog post »
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Every Time I Think of You

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Message of Love

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Pins

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Now I'm Here

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Monkey Suits

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Cyclizen

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Forty Wild Crushes

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Finding Tulsa

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PINS the Stage Adaptation

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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.”
Jim Provenzano, Every Time I Think of You

“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.”
Jim Provenzano, Monkey Suits

“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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