Author Hunter Murphy on Gay Southern Characters

Imogene In New Orleans by Hunter Murphy (Guest Post)

He’s a very down to earth kinda guy. I like him. 😉

Hannah Reads Books

Three weeks ago, I reviewed the new book Imogene in New Orleans by Hunter Murphy — a cozy mystery about Jackson Miller, his partner Billy, and Billy’s mother Imogene. I don’t see a lot of Southern fiction with gay characters, let alone central characters in relationships, so I was more than thrilled when Hunter agreed to write a guest post for me on that very topic! Enjoy, and as always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Imogene in New Orleans Hunter Murphy

I had the good fortune of meeting Hannah at a recent author talk and she invited me to write a post.

She suggested a few possible topics, and I settled on the topic of writing gay characters in the South. I think part of what happened to Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote is they had to hide so much growing up in the first half of the 20th Century. These days…

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