Josh Lanyon – author



A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi-award-winning author JOSH LANYON has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and novels, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series, including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews awards for GLBT Fiction. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

In Josh’s own words:

What should readers know about your books before they buy them?
First off, I write gay romance usually within the context of a mystery or adventure novel. My stories generally contain adult content. Sex and sweary words, if you must know. Also cocktails are frequently imbibed and one or two characters even smoke. If any of those things are a problem for you, you probably landed here by mistake. No harm, no foul.
But if you’re not here by mistake, and you don’t mind the occasional murder or — worse — whiff of tobacco, I write stories about smartass writers and tough, handsome cops or sensitive artists and tough, handsome navy SEALs or tough handsome special agents and other tough handsome special agents. Sometimes I write about witches, but we don’t need to talk about that if you don’t want to.
Basically I write stories about smart, mostly civilized grownups who fall in love with other smart, mostly civilized grownups — usually at a bad time for both of them — and then figure out a believable way to make their relationship work. And sometimes they have to figure it out while running for their lives or solving a murder.

Other questions – and answers – are on Josh’s website:

What inspired you to write erotic romance?
Do your books have a HEA (Happy-Ever-After)?
What are your heroes like?

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your books?
How many books do you usually write a year?
Does reader feedback help you with your writing?
Is feedback something that is very important to you?
Any advice to aspiring writers?
Are you still doing manuscript evaluations?
Where can readers interact with you?


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