Jim Provenzano

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Jim Provenzano is the author of the novels 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. 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, he's currently working on his seventh novel.

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"If Memory Serves," the eighth episode in Season 2 of the amazing Star Trek: Discovery, not only recalls the earliest of days of the show's legacy, but along with a thrilling multi-layered story, reminds us of how LGBT people recover after the 'death' of violence.

While viewing the episode, I had an epiphany, which I'll explain. But first let me go back, or forward, if you will.

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Every Time I Think of You

4.09 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Message of Love

4.13 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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PINS

4.04 avg rating — 93 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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Forty Wild Crushes

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PINS the Stage Adaptation

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012
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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

“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.”
Jim Provenzano, PINS

“Like the maji on the hill,
I can divinate your presence from afar.
And I’ll follow you until
I can bring you to a perfect world.”

– Deborah Harry, “Accidents Never Happen”


[epigram for Message of Love]”
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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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