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November 11, 2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fringe Underground Theatre

Companion Required: A Gay Romance from Conception to Publication to Moderate Success

Join Brian Lancaster, author of gay romantic fiction in multiple genres, as he shares his latest novel and his writing journey. Brian conceived the story for Companion Required while living in Hong Kong and travelling extensively around Asia Pacific. In a throwback to pre-pandemic times, the story incorporates scenes from locations including Koh Samui, Okinawa, Bali and Singapore, as romance unfolds between CEO Kennedy Grey and the man he hires as a holiday companion, supposedly straight Kieran West. At the height of its popularity, the story reached #37 in Gay Fiction, #62 in Gay Romance, and #79 in LGBTQ+ Romance Books in the global Amazon top 100 best sellers ranking. Brian discusses the magical ingredients of genre fiction in general, and LGBTQ stories in particular, with Shane Wilkins, and answers audience questions about his work and writing life.

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Brian Lancaster is an author of gay romantic fiction in multiple genres. Born in the sleepy South of England where most of his stories are set, he moved to Southeast Asia in 1998, where he shares a home with his husband and two of the laziest cats on the planet.