Hi everyone and welcome to my interview series Saturday Night Author Fever, where I interview authors with a bit of a 70s music and diversity theme. I personally love 70s music, especially disco music, and sometimes on Friday nights when no one is looking you can find me dancing to classic 70s songs such as September, Bennie and the Jets and We Are Family. However, books are my true passion and because of this, I thought it would be a great idea to mix my two loves and start this interview series. The questions will be similar every week, but with a new author every time, and I hope you’ll enjoy the answers as much as I have. Now let’s get this party started!
This Saturday Night we welcome L.C. Davis. Thank you so much for sitting down with me today in my galaxy of books.
L.C., can you tell us a bit about yourself and your books? What do you think about 70s music?
I write a bit of everything in the GLBTQ world, mostly shifter romance and fantasy. My most recent release is Queer Magick, a fantasy serial featuring a quirky polyamorous cast of monsters and the Whore of Babylon. Strange, I know! I adore seventies music and there’s a lot of it on the Queer Magick playlist. Mostly the BeeGees, Queen, Styx, Blondie, Bonnie Tyler, Donna Summers . . . a bit of everything.
When did you feel like this is it, I’m an author whose words are going to be read by, and have an impact on, others?
I think when my first series, Kingdom of Night came out and people actually started reading and reviewing, that was my, “Whoa, I’ve spent my whole life writing but I actually feel like an author now,” moment.
What do you want your readers to take with them after having read your books?
If it’s a romance, I want them to feel like they’ve been through everything the couple has, the ups and downs, so the HEA is truly satisfying. Whatever genre it is, I really just want people to be able to relate in some way, especially if they’re not used to seeing trans or gay or bi characters represented in more mainstream media.
What does the future look like for you, L.C.? Future projects, releases etc.?
I’m getting ready to release the eighth book in The Mountain Shifters M/M romance series, and polishing the second book in Queer Magick, which is coming out in June!
If one (or several) of your characters got invited to a 70s-themed party, what would they wear and what song and/or person would bring them to the dance floor?
I feel like Locke from Queer Magick regularly time travels just so he can enjoy the late-seventies glam in all its glory, and he’d totally rock a white polyester suit a la Saturday Night Fever. Honestly, he’d probably wear that to any party.
You can easily look back at the 70s and see how the times have changed. If you look at the book community and publishing world today, what changes would you like to see for the future?
So much, especially for GLBTQ authors! When I was growing up, I didn’t really have access to stories with people like me, other trans guys or bisexuals who weren’t villains or written as comic relief. I think that’s changing, and we still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to trans rep. In the future, I’d love to keep seeing more trans writers having their voices heard, and more trans characters in general. I’d especially love to see more stories where being trans is a factor in a character’s life but it doesn’t necessarily have to be “a trans story.” That’s one of the biggest literary obstacles we have to overcome, in my opinion.
L.C., can you recommend two already published diverse books you’ve read and loved and one you can’t wait to read?
Like just about everyone else in the M/M community, I just read Olive Juice. I cried a lot, not gonna lie. I also just finished Revelation by Sloane Kennedy. Both pretty tough books at times, but amazing storytelling. Right now, I’m dying to start on Concourse, Santino Hassell’s new release.
Lastly, to end this interview, do you have a favorite 70s song to recommend your readers?
Choose one? Oh gosh. I’d have to go with Strange Magic by Electric Light Orchestra since it’s kind of the unofficial theme song for QM.
Thank you so much, L.C., for answering my questions. I hope you readers enjoyed this interview, I know I did! Eager to find out more about L.C. Davis? All information about him and his books can be found on his website. You can also find him on Twitter and Goodreads and buy his books on Amazon.
About The Author
L.C. Davis is a transgender author of lgbt romance and fantasy with a passion for lgbt representation. His series include Queer Magick, The Mountain Shifters, and Kingdom of Night.
Since I promised a very 70s music-themed interview series, I have one last surprise, a favorite 70s song of mine (and there will be a new one every week yay). Now let’s get those dance moves on, here’s Oye Como Va by Santana.
Do you want to listen to all of the songs from my Saturday Night Author Fever interview series?
To make things easier I have created a Spotify playlist that features all of the songs mentioned in my Saturday Night Author Fever posts. You can check out the playlist below or go here. Every time a new interview is published new songs will be added to it.
Thank you so much for tuning in this Saturday, what did you think of the interview and the music? Let me know in the comments below or on my Twitter!
*Thank you to the lovely Claribel Ortega for the gifs used in this blog series. You have to follow her on Twitter and check out her website here.