‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had dozens of short stories published, including Bold Strokes titles Men of the Mean Streets, Boys of Summer, and Night Shadows as well asThis is How You Die (the second Machine of Death anthology). ‘Nathan also has a series of paranormal erotic short stories that begins in the Bold Strokes anthology Blood Sacraments, and continues with further instalments in Wings, Erotica Exotica, and Raising Hell. His standalone short erotic fiction pieces can be found in the Lambda Literary Award finalist Tented, Tales from the Den, and Afternoon Pleasures. His first collection of short fiction, Of Echoes Born, is now available through Bold Strokes Books, and includes six stories unique to the collection.
‘Nathan’s nonfiction pieces have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, I Like it Like That and 5×5 Literary Magazine.
‘Nathan’s first novel, Light, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His second and third novels, Triad Blood and Triad Soul, are available now from Bold Strokes Books. Both are available wherever quality LGBT fiction is found—always check Indiebound for your local brick and mortar, if you can.
For novella lovers, ‘Nathan’s wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey gay romance In Memoriam is available on Kindle and Audible, and his gay holiday chosen family romance Handmade Holidays is available from NineStar Press. ‘Nathan also co-authored Saving The Date with Angela S. Stone, as part of the Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand series. Faux Ho Ho, his fake-relationship queer holiday romance is available from Bold Strokes Books.
A cat lover, ‘Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person. Their ongoing “cat or dog?” détente ended with the rescue of a six year old husky named Coach, who gave them four wonderful years before crossing the rainbow bridge. Since then, they’ve rescued Max, another husky, who is much younger and very determined to be a bed dog. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where socialized health care and gay marriage have yet to cause the sky to cave in.
‘Nathan appeared on the Writers on the Edge podcast, episode 114: the The Three Sentence Review and episode 192: the Queerlings, where he discussed his series, shared the importance of chosen families, unveiled Canada as a setting, shared the magic of the three sentence review, writing YA for the first (terrifying) time and what it’s like to write short story collections.
If you’ve not listened to the WROTE Podcast, do check it out. They’re a great group, and tireless in their work to promote queer art and artists and all the intersections thereof.
A monthly podcast hosted by Matthew Bright, featuring LGBTQ writers and poets, plus music, and regular segment ‘Duelling Dandies,’ ‘Nathan appeared on the third episode of An Earful of Queer.
Discussion ranged from romance tropes that can get him a little bit twitchy, a game of ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’ and a loving discussion of the sense of family brought about in the queer publishing world. Definitely stay for the awesome ‘Coming Out’ song by Must Be Tuesday.
Discussion focused on diversity in speculative fiction and romance, as well as bridging the generational gap between queer youth and older queer adults, a healthy dose of shorter format love and the differences between short(er) fictions and novels, and what it’s like to shift between genres as a queer writer.
Sarah Jean and ‘Nathan discuss all manner of their favourite queer (and queer-inclusive) romance (and other genre) books, as well as working in the book industry, what Pride means to them, and general geeking out about lesbian capybara pirates and their trans boy chinchilla cabin boys. It was a lot of fun, even though it was recorded in the first May of Covid-19 quarantine.
Recorded Panels from Romancing the Capital 2020 Online:
“Christmas Romance,” with Melissa Keir, ‘Nathan Burgoine, Elle Rush, and Hildie McQueen is available at https://youtu.be/evYoLvajrhY
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