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Joe Cosentino


Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite LGBT Mystery and Humorous Author of 2015 by the readers of Divine Magazine for his popular Nicky and Noah mystery series beginning with Drama Queen with seven subsequent novels. He is also author of the heralded mainstream Jana Lane mystery series beginning with Paper Doll with four subsequent novels (The Wild Rose Press). Other LGBT offerings are the Cozzi Cove series beginning with Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press), the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories beginning with A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Dreamspinner Press), and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). He was an actor on stage and screen appearing opposite stars like Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Bruce Willis, and Charles Keating. He is currently a happily married college theatre professor, but his mother is still waiting for him to get a real job.

Joan Dempsey


When eighty-five-year-old art professor Ludka Zeilonka’s grandson is among a group of gay teachers fired over concerns that they’re silencing Christian kids in the classroom, Ludka is drawn into the political firestorm—as both sides battle to preserve their respective rights to free speech, the hatred on display raises the specter of her WWII past, a past she’s spent a lifetime trying to forget.