This week, on my other podcast, I couldn't escape my Bilerico roots. Ace Lundon, Lance Helms and I had the pleasure of interviewing celebrated lesbian writer, trailblazer, publisher--and Bilerico contributor--Patricia Nell Warren.
Patricia (whom I have it on good authority is one of Bil Browning's favorite authors ever) joined us on the show after our discussion of Arizona's crazy immigration law (and more sensible pot laws) and discussed how Patricia became an icon of our movement.
For those of you who don't know, Patricia, who was born and raised in Montana, made a splash in the writing world in 1974 with the publication of one of the most famous gay novels ever, The Front Runner and galvanized a community. Patricia now lives in Beverly Hills, California where she writes about the intersection between living a very gay life and broader issues that face all people and especially LGBT people--everything from economic issues, to aging, to religion, to even sports. Not to mention her very popular blogs about her garden!
Learn more after the jump.
Patricia gave us brilliant commentary on how our nation's economic woes are endangering our LGBT community disproportionately. I felt like I was listening to the lesbian Alan Greenspan.
We also discussed the art and discipline of writing, at length, and Patricia dished out lots of great advice for young bloggers and budding novelists. As the three of us interviewing her write for various publications, we had a really fun time and a great conversation discussing the field. We also talked about how Patricia became a blogger, and a Projector. Learn how Patricia does her writing, where she finds her inspiration, how she gets into the minds of male characters and what she loves about writing on show 78.
Finally, we discussed Patricia's new autobiography on its way soon, as well as Patricia's coming out story. Find out how Patricia's publisher, Reader's Digest, reacted when she published The Front Runner, as well as how her father broke the news to their old fashioned western friends and neighbors. You can even get her take on the Al Gore scandal!
Check out this fascinating interview on Lundon Calling Show 78!