LGBTQ fiction publisher Bold Strokes Books is hosting a three day webinar Bookathon for your viewing pleasure. Connect with your favorite authors as they read from their latest and forthcoming books, and discuss all things literary. Questions to: Sandy Lowe

Registration is required for each session. Please register for each session you want to attend below. 

All times are EDT.

Panels are 50 minutes.


Friday, April 23, 2021

6:00 PM — The Well of Ideas 

Ideas might not grow on trees, but they’re all around us! Join these BSB authors as they discuss where to find ideas, inspirations, and all things imaginary that somehow end up in novels.

Moderator: Carsen Taite
Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Lee Patton, Aurora Rey, Jesse J. Thoma

7:00 PM — Author Chat and Q&A

Allow Georgia Beers to introduce you to two of BSB’s newer authors, B.D. Grayson and Sander Santiago, in this author chat and Q&A.

Panelists: Georgia Beers, B.D. Grayson, Sander Santiago

8:00 PM — Author Readings and Q&A

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give a sneak peek of their new and upcoming releases.

Panelists: Melissa Brayden, Dena Blake, Lee Lynch, Felice Picano, Shelley Thrasher


Saturday April 24, 2021

2:00 PM — One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Stories come in all shapes and sizes. But does size really matter? Join these BSB authors for a discussion of literary length from tomes to shorts and everything in between.

Moderator: Amanda Radley
Panelists: ‘Nathan Burgoine, Felice Picano, Radclyffe, Fiona Riley, Ali Vali

3:00 PM — Author Readings: In Our Words

The authors of the short story anthology In Our Words: Queer Stories from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Writers read from their work.

Panelists: Celeste Castro, Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, Anne Shade, Victoria Villaseñor, Yolanda Wallace

4:00 PM — World-Wide

There’s a big wide world out there, and travel only requires a good book. Grab your passport and discover how and why these authors have decided to set their books outside of the USA.

Moderator: Aurora Rey
Panelists: Lyn Hemphill, Jane Kolven, Shelley Thrasher, Ali Vali

5:00 PM — Author Readings and Q&A

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give a sneak peek of their new and upcoming releases.

Panelists: Morgan Lee Miller, Lee Patton, Radclyffe, Aurora Rey, Sander Santiago

6:00 PM — The Art of Banter

Funny, sexy, sweet, or snarky, discover how these authors master the art of banter from hilarious one-liners to flirty repartee.

Moderator: Georgia Beers
Panelists: Melissa Brayden, B.D. Grayson, Genevieve McCluer, Barbara Ann Wright

7:00 PM — Author Readings and Q&A

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give a sneak peek of their new and upcoming releases.

Panelists: ‘Nathan Burgoine, B.D. Grayson, Sam Ledel, Ali Vali


Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00 PM — Author Readings and Q&A

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give a sneak peek of their new and upcoming releases.

Panelists: Georgia Beers, Lesley Davis, Lyn Hemphill, Nance Sparks, Barbara Ann Wright

3:00 PM — The Writer’s Journey

The road from first draft to published author is full of twists and turns. Join these BSB authors as they discuss their writer’s journeys and lessons learned along the way.

Moderator: Nell Stark
Panelists: Georgia Beers, Lesley Davis, Sam Ledel, Lee Lynch, Morgan Lee Miller

4:00 PM — Author Chat and Q&A

Join Lyn Hemphill, Fiona Riley, and Nance Sparks for a lively chat on all things writerly. You bring the questions and they’ll bring the answers.

Panelists: Lyn Hemphill, Fiona Riley, Nance Sparks

5:00 PM — Heart Beats

Stick to the formula, or not to the formula? That is the question for the panel on romance beats and story structure.

Moderator: Barbara Ann Wright
Panelists: Dena Blake, Sander Santiago, Radclyffe, Nance Sparks, Ali Vali

6:00 PM — Author Readings and Q&A

Join these Bold Strokes Books authors as they give a sneak peek of their new and upcoming releases.

Panelists: Jane Kolven, Genevieve McCluer, Fiona Riley, Jesse J. Thoma