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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, will be published in September.

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Finding Tulsa - book release event Sept. 22 at Dog Eared Books with Baruch Porras-Hernandez


Join me in a chat with author Baruch Porras-Hernandez on Sept. 22 at 8pm PST as we discuss my seventh novel Finding Tulsa. Hollywood, the 1990s, gay sexuality and musical theatre are among the topics in my new novel, which is available now (pre-order until Sept. 22) through online retailers and by ordering through your favorite independent bookstore.

 While I will be at Dog Eared Bookstore,

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Published on September 16, 2020 11:25
Average rating: 4.09 · 887 ratings · 176 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Every Time I Think of You

4.07 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Message of Love

4.13 avg rating — 137 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

4.52 avg rating — 44 ratings3 editions
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Cyclizen

4.09 avg rating — 23 ratings2 editions
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Monkey Suits

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings2 editions
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Forty Wild Crushes

4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings
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PINS the Stage Adaptation

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012
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Finding Tulsa

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Finding Tulsa; author Jim Provenzano in a talk with Baruch Porras-Hernandez
Author appearance, September 22, 2020 08:00PM
Dog Eared Books Castro - online, 489 Castro St., San Francisco, CA, US

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Finding Tulsa - book release event Sept. 22 at Dog Eared Books with Baruch Porras-Hernandez



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Finding Tulsa by Jim Provenzano
"I received a copy of 'Finding Tulsa' from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

'Finding Tulsa' belongs in company with 'The Lost Language of Cranes' by David Leavitt and 'The Mysteries of Pittsburgh' by Michael Chabon. If I had not kno" Read more of this review »
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Every Time I Think of You by Jim Provenzano
"Author Jim Provenzano's enchanting fourth novel, "Every Time I Think of You," introduces the unlikeliest of couples, working-class Reid and privileged Everett, who embark upon an enlightening albeit turbulent romantic adventure that reminds the reade" Read more of this review »
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Every Time I Think of You by Jim Provenzano
"Very good YA male/male love story, with a well-integrated issue of one of the characters ending up in a wheelchair. The author did a good job of exploring how that impacted the relationship without moving the relationship itself away from the center." Read more of this review »
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Like many, I reread Brave New World as the NBC/Peacock series aired. After watching a few episodes, I reread the novel and found so many differences, it's worth a comparison.

I'll forego a retelling of the plot, which can be found anywhere else. What
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While doing some late research (actually indulgence) for my seventh novel, Finding Tulsa, which includes many references to the musical Gypsy, I also watched several YouTube videos featuring the great Patti LuPone. In one of many interviews, she ment ...more
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Mutant Americana: This anthology deftly blends the work of several writers into a history of the fictional wild card virus epidemic. Historical eras are blended into watershed created moments in the 20th century. Some selections are darkly noir-esque ...more
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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]”
Jim Provenzano, 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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