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Server Update and Story Archive Updates

Gosh, it's been busy around here lately.  We have done a number of updates in the background and some front facing.  First up, if you didn't click on the announcement banner, Gay Authors has switched from our own dedicated server to our own cloud dedicated server.  From a technical standpoint, that means we abstracted one layer giving us future flexibility and ease of upgrades. This also got us off a server we could no longer upgrade who's Operating System was going unsupported in June.  As

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2024 Anthology Theme Reveal!

Thank you to all who voted for the 2024 GA Anthology theme!  We had six great themes to choose from, and the votes have all been tallied.  So now it's time for the big reveal! The 2024 Anthology theme is... In too Deep   I already have a few ideas swimming around for this one.  Please see the guidelines below, and it's not too early to start writing!    2024 Anthology - Due: October 1, 2024 2024 Theme is: In too Deep Feel free to interpret the theme

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Non-Fiction Deep Dive 2

Top 9 Most Read Non-Fiction - Autobiography is a self-written account of one's life. Takes stock of the autobiographer's life from the moment of composition. While biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints, autobiography may be based entirely on the writer's memory. Luke Hanson's Mind & Punishment: A Teen in Despair by James Matthews Complete An Advent Calendar by Aditus Complete Pride Month, and other Haibun by AC

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February CSR Discussion Day: The Weakest Link: Teenage Triumphs Edition by AusGlitterati

Did you catch this month's CSR Feature by @AusGlitterati? The Weakest Link: Teenage Triumphs Edition & the follow-up story are both available for you to enjoy, if you haven't already, but make sure you read this interview first.  Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla all the way! I always have to wonder why vanilla gets a bad rep as the boring or basic flavour. Vanilla is actually lit, and it deserves more respect on its name - chocolate is the basic flavour. That's the hill I will die on. 😁

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Weekly Wrap Up (Feb. 18 - Feb. 24)

I'm giddy Now it is up to you to figure out why I'm so giddy   So did you all notice that next week is a 1in every 4 years occurrence, a Leap Year? It seems to me like I don't notice as much, ever since the Winter Olympics were moved from the Leap Year's to two years later and the Summer Olympics stayed on the Leap Year. I guess for the non sports lovers out there, you're saying WTF  If you are a sports follower, I imagine you are more interested in the Summer Olympics than the Winter

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Author Guess Who #20 - Reveal!

Holy smokes! I mean literally. Okay, not really, but use your imaginations for a moment. A dark theater stage. The crimson curtains slowly open to fog creeping out into the audience. A lone spotlight shines upon a mysterious silhouette. Who could it be? What is their purpose? Will they entertain or shock us?  For those who fell asleep, it's the fourth Thursday of the month, which means it's time for the Author Guess Who reveal! If you missed out on the interview, you can read it right... 

Mystery Deep Dive 2

Top 1 Most Read Mystery - Caper Light-hearted mystery that is easy to read, witty and not too intense.  Can also be more comic in nature.  Examples: Clue, Scooby Doo, Hardy Boys, or Janet Evanovitch books A Ticklish Thriller (Revised) by Ticklishboy30 Complete Top 6 Most Read Mystery - Cozy Mystery also referred to as "cozies", are a sub-genre of crime fiction in which sex and violence occur off stage, the detective is an amateur sleuth, and the crime and detecti

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February Signature Feature: N'than by Mikesboy

February is the month of love, which is supposed to conquer all. But what about when your life seems to be one bad experience after another? Trust doesn't come easily when it seems like everyone has ulterior motives... Will N'than ever find that person who doesn't see him as someone to be used? Length: 14,532 Description: N'than is the last of his kind. He's lived for others, now the wants to find out who he is. Who can he trust? A reader said: Now I loved that story! Very w

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Weekly Wrap Up (Feb.11 - Feb. 17)

Wow, that week went by in a whirl  Not that I was swept off my feet by Prince Charming, but just overall it was a quick week. I could of sworn a day or two ago that I was doing last weeks wrap up. Instead of me babbling on, I want to call to attention our Annual Anthology Topic Poll. This is a great concept that I think is turning out not only some great topics, but great engagement across the site! When you see a lot of votes you think oh well, what will mine count? In this case your

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Weekly Wrap Up (Feb.11 - Feb. 17)

Wow, that week went by in a whirl  Not that I was swept off my feet by Prince Charming, but just overall it was a quick week. I could of sworn a day or two ago that I was doing last weeks wrap up. Instead of me babbling on, I want to call to attention our Annual Anthology Topic Poll. This is a great concept that I think is turning out not only some great topics, but great engagement across the site! When you see a lot of votes you think oh well, what will mine count? In this case your

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It's Time to Vote!

I'd like to extend a huge thank you to the Anthology theme selection committee for submitting some pretty awesome themes to vote on!  It was not easy narrowing down the entries.  In fact, we ended up with a top six instead of a top five!  We are trying something a little different this year to select our top theme.  Please click on the link below to rank your top three choices.  The theme that has the most votes for first will be our 2024 anthology theme!   https://gayauthors.org/surv

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Literary Fiction Deep Dive 2

Top 10 Most Read Literary Fiction - Contemporary Literary Exploration of the human condition in modern times.  Brian: Taking Courage by Robert Hugill Temporary Hold No going back by Robert Hugill In Process What Happened To The Baxter Boys by Mancunian Complete Thicker Than Water by John Henry In Process Stronger Than Lions by Sean J Halford Temporary Hold As They Say - (Revised) by D.K. Daniels In Process The Easiest Thing in the World

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Featured Story: A Life Lived

First Monday of the month means another great review from the Review Team!! @Parker Owens brought us a story that just literally stopped posting a few weeks ago. I read the story week by week and I have to admit it is on the much higher side of great       A Life Lived by Dabeagle Reviewer: Parker Owens Status: Complete Word Count:  51,487   The number of Gay romances is enormous and growing. There’s a reason for this, of course. Guy meets guy, hearts flutter, e

Weekly Wrap Up (Feb. 4 - Feb. 10)

It seems like when I have nothing better to say, my momma's saying comes out: If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it at all. Funny thing is, I don't have anything bad to say about anyone. This week   In an effort to bypass Valentines, but feel to bring up if you want, what are some of your mom's momisms? Or do you have a doozie or two of dadisms. One sage piece of advice that my dad imparted on me at a very young age was, don't pee into the wind. I wish I had paid m

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Author Guess Who #20

It is time! No, not the Super Bowl. Not the yearly anthology either. Put your guessing hats on, y'all! Don't worry, I'll give you a few seconds...  Darn, it's in the title. Jeezums, what am I supposed to do with all of this confetti? Maybe I'll hand it to a kid waiting at the bus stop and tell 'em to wreak havoc in class. Evil plots aside, it's time for Author Guess Who! For those who do not know or are new, this is a monthly blog game with a mystery interviewee. The only clues you get are

Ask An Author 3.0 #36

I don't know about y'all, but the weather here is a little wonky. 59 degrees Fahrenheit is a tad bit warm for February. Hold on a second... I think that's because we have a new Ask An Author edition that's hot off the presses! Eh? See what I did there? Aren't you proud of me? Nah, I can feel a few sets of eyeballs on me as I type this. I'll take the "boo's" in the comment section, please and thank you.  Anyway, new interview! I had the lovely opportunity to chat with @Lee Wilson and see how

Horror Deep Dive 2

Top 10 Most Read Horror - Horror - Modern General Horror stories set in modern times The Innocence Of Night by Remijay Complete The Talents of the Fallen by JMH Complete GFD 12: Blood Ties by Comicality Long-Term Hold Savage Moon 06 - The New Breed by Comicality Long-Term Hold Resident Evil: Epidemic by PatrickOBrien Complete Bouquet of Poems by Ieshwar Complete GFD 10: Nights Eternal by Comicality Complete To Have and to Hold by

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February CSR Feature: The Weakest Link: Teenage Triumphs Edition by AusGlitterati

For February, I often feature stories of love and romance... but we can all read those on our own time! Instead I wanted to feature a story that brings all sorts of people, personalities, and fun together for this leap month! And if you love it, there's a follow-up of sorts too.  The Weakest Link: Teenage Triumphs Edition by @AusGlitterati Length: 34,886 Description: In 2012, nine gifted teenagers arrive seek to win up to fifty thousand pounds for themselves and for charity b

Weekly Wrap Up (Jan. 29 - Feb. 3)

1 done and only 11 to go! Maybe it was the time off, but did anyone else feel that January flew by? I know we say this more and more as we age  but for some reason I thought this one went really quickly. Now that we are in February and I KNOW a lot of you don't do resolutions but also some do. If you did, are they still being followed? Today I had breakfast with two friends that live together. One, who has been through multiple brain surgeries and major life events setting him back, fo

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Anthology Update

The anthology theme committee is hard at work narrowing down their submitted themes to a top five for the GA membership to vote on.  Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for the announcement!  There are some pretty cool themes up for consideration.  In the meantime, be sure to check out the guidelines for the GA Poetry Anthology - Seasons, due April first.  It's not too early to get started on some poetry!    

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History Genre Deep Dive 2

Top 8 Most Read Historical - Alternate Nazi's win WWII, Napoleon win's the Battle of Waterloo, Roman Empire never fell without fantasy/speculative fiction items (other than alternate history). The Man in the High Castle Capitol Hill - Summer of '22 Book VI by Carlos Hazday Complete Do Over by dkstories Complete Engineer Benson by Wayne Gray Temporary Hold Do Over Redux by dkstories Complete Let's Do It by dkstories Complete Doing It Right by d

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Weekly Wrap Up (Jan. 21 - Jan. 27)

Well just don't get close. Got home early Tuesday morning and felt a really bad cold come on about 4 hours later. Then proceeded to sleep about 20 to 22 hours per day up until yesterday. Went through all the stages of a really bad cold. Yesterday decided to do a Covid test and either someone on the plane or in Hawaii was kind enough to share . Feeling pretty good though, now. Many thanks and appreciations go out to Cia for covering me for the last 2 weeks  It is nice to have her to take ove

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Author Guess Who #19 - Reveal!

The alarms are going off! Two week have come and gone, so now is the time to see if you guessed our mystery author. If you missed the questions or forgot what the responses were, you can click HERE to read 'em. Let's check the reveal! It is... a Promising Author! This author... has written over 1,124,061 words! This author... is...  kbois   Check out these stories they've written!  

General Fiction Deep Dive 2

Top 10 Most Read General Fiction - Coming of Age Follows the personal growth and development of a protagonist from youth to adulthood. "growing up" Gap Year by Mark Arbour Complete Northern Exposure by Mark Arbour Temporary Hold The Cockney Canuck by Dodger Temporary Hold An English Teen, Circumcised in the USA by Riley Jericho Complete Paternity by Mark Arbour Complete Adam Blake by CLJobe Complete What Happened To The Baxter Boys by M

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