Author Interview: Sophie Gonzales

If you’re not a fan of Sophie yet, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. Personally I’m in love with her novel from last year – Only Mostly Devastated – it easily made my list of YA books with supportive parents. (You can also check out my review here.)

And so obviously I can’t wait for y’all to be able to read her upcoming novel – Perfect on Paper. It’s getting published on March 9th, and yes, I absolutely did make Charlotte include it on her rec list of m/f romances with bi mcs. Don’t forget Sophie actually has another book coming out this year, too, co-written with Cale Dietrich – If This Gets Out.

So without further ado, read on to see how openly Sophie talks about her fanfic past & how much it taught her, about zombies, and more. And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter!

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Author Interview: Leslie Vedder

I hope you’re ready for a very exciting interview today! Leslie Vedder is an author debuting in 2022 with a f/f fantasy that mixes Sleeping Beauty with Indiana Jones and, to be perfectly honest, it sounds like everything we’ve ever wanted. So, with that hook, and to hopefully sate your thirst for this book, here’s our interview with her!

And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter!

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Artist Interview: Nuno Freitas

You might remember that just in time for Christmas, Nuno released a cover of I’ll Be Home for Christmas (which I very happily included in my holiday mix), and hopefully it brought you as much holiday cheer as me.

So hey, read on to find out more about the singer behind that little gem, how much he appreciates his home country and who was his Portuguese icon.

And of course, you can listen to Nuno’s music here, and follow him on twitter.

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Author Interview: Jonny Garza Villa

We had an absolute blast chatting with Jonny Garza Villa, and you will surely find them delightful, too! Their debut YA novel, Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun, comes out on 8th June, just in time for Pride! What a gay icon, am I right…

So read on to find out what inspired the novel, and generally become a fan of Jonny already. And don’t forget the pre-order the book! You should also follow them on twitter.

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Author Interview: Lí Xīng

Our interview for you today is with the author of Night Flowers Shirking from the Light of the Sun, Lí Xīng. If you haven’t read that (and it’s free to read, so what are you doing, go go go), and you like that Grandmaster of the Demons show (I don’t know the name, please don’t tell me the name, I’m fine not knowing), this is a sapphic version of that. So, get yourself a cuppa, have a read of this interview, and then a read of Night Flowers. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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Artist Interview: Aish Divine

We’re very happy to say we managed to chat a bit with Aish Divine! He’s an incredibly talented musician who just released his newest album The Sex Issue on December 4th (in case you somehow didn’t know that yet…).

Read on if you want to learn how Aish’s culture was a jumping-off point of his musical career or what he thinks are the ebst kind of songs. Also join me in keeping our fingers crossed that his music will be used in Queer Eye, it’s what he (and us) deserves.

And of course, you can listen to Aish’s music here, and follow him on twitter.

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Author Interview: Kalynn Bayron

Back with another interview for you today, and it’s an exciting one! Cinderella is Dead was one of our most anticipated reads this year, so we’re absolutely stoked to be able to interview Kalynn Bayron. So, if you want to find out how exactly she’d describe her current project, which character she’d fight zombies with, and more, read on!

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ARC Review + Author Interview: Z Jeffries

It’s two posts for the price of one on Reads Rainbow today as we are bringing you both an ARC review and an author interview. Chase: The Boy Who Hid is a middle grade science fiction novel, out in just a few days, and we had the pleasure of talking to the author, Z Jeffries, about it (among other things).

So, this post starts with five reasons you should read this book, and follows on with the interview. Enjoy!

Don’t forget, you can also follow Z Jeffries on twitter.


Don’t hide from your feelings. Hide from the giant robot trying to kill you.

I always knew I’d inherited my grandad’s mind for science and technology, but when he goes missing, I get his spot in a top-secret government game of hide and seek. The military camouflage challenge, DARPA’s game where shapeshifters, mechs, and telepaths hide from a robot seeker, is also where Grandad vanished.

To find out what happened, I’ll play along- gain the team’s trust, master the tech, and avoid catching feelings for the team navigator. If I can do all that, then maybe I can survive the dangerous game. But if it comes down to winning or finding Grandad, I’ll ditch the game and betray my team in a millisecond. Even if it means I go missing, too.

Book One in the Hide & Seek Series, the action-packed coming of age stories of STEM-minded queer kids getting their hands on the tech of the future.


Chase: The Boy Who Hid

Z Jeffries

Published: 15th October 2020
Rep: bi mc, nonbinary character, Black lesbian character

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