is beginning to chalk up some media coverage,
so I am displaying that here, with most recent first.
Magazine gave me a nice surprise when writer Ryan Leach included
me in a list of things to "keep" in 2024...unusual
for them to mention a book, and with such good comments. See
Diana's invited me to do a book reading and Q&A at their
Nov 15 meeting,
and it went over Very well. I hope to have more photos soon.
A big thanks to long-time music and book columnist Gregg Shapiro
including a really good quickie review of my book in the latest
Wilton Manors, FL [ of course, to save space, I only displayed
Book Club Houston invited me to for a reading and Q&A, and
I was very impressed. I had a great time and the 25+ members
seemed to as well...hey, it lasted five hours! Of course I read
the first Houston chapter, but added (hopefully humorous) side
comments not in the book.
for this month Jose Garcia, and I have a selection of photos
from various members at This
After the Q&A
we adjourned to the 4th floor that has a patio view from EADO
of the skyline, for the mandatory group pic.
Bay Area Reporter
Review, 10/31/23: I am VERY pleased with this review and thank
Michael Flanagan and Jim Provenzano for making it special.
Michael worked into his review just how large a part my visiting
San Francisco played in my trip.
Read the entire article HERE.
Voice Review, 10/27/23
Well, on September 24th I was interviewed on the radio by the
trio at Lambda Weekly Radio (KNON, Dallas) David Taffet, Lerone
Landis & Patti Fink) Scroll down for that.
And David, as he also writes for the Dallas Voice, went a step
further by writing a review there. This is important to me,
as my book has a lengthy chapter on Dallas, with lots of photos.
As this may be too small to read online, here's a PDF from that
Dallas Voice issue. READ
I was invited by Kip Altstaetter to give
a talk at his home, for a very informal book club they call the
MOD Men, Men of Design, as they all work in that field. I read
from my book's Houston chapter, followed by a Q&A. This was
interesting for me as in the group of about 25 I did not know
anyone, so I got to meet lots of nice people.
And I even sold a few books...:)
of H Libraries Special Collections - Celebrates LGBTQ History
I was very pleased
to be invited to do a reading from my book (the Houston chapter,
of course), along with these esteemed panelists.
I rented a
table, and my wingman Bryan Hlavinka helped me sell some books,
very fun event! 10/21/23
Party, Part 2 - 10/15/23
Shots from the
book launch party at Stephen & Blake's, they posted:
It was a real
treat to host an intimate book release party for JD Doyle, award
winning LGBT historian and archivist (and friend), at our home
this weekend. Thank you to all who came out to this special
from the Heritage Society, w/ Mister McKinney. He does a great
job escorting me through the story of my history activism and
the new book.
Well, this was
fun! On my birthday, 9/24, the trio at Lambda Weekly Radio (KNON,
Dallas) David Taffet, Lerone Landis & Patti Fink, gave me
a segment, and we covered my book and my music and history websites,
all in 59 minutes. I have the audio captured: LISTEN
Way Out Interview. Week of 8/28/23. On 200 stations around the
A veteran This
Way Out contributor has added author to his
list of credits. JD DOYLE won awards for his work with the team
that produced our long-running, monthly queer music feature,
Audiofile. He earned just as much acclaim as curator
of the Queer Music Heritage online collection. This Way
Outs BRIAN DeSHAZOR welcomes him home to celebrate
his latest endeavor, 1981-My Gay American Road Trip:
A Slice of Our Pre-AIDS Culture (with music by Charlie
Murphy and the Tom Robinson Band). . . 18:09
About The Book, and this time....Yay! It's a VIDEO, my first...done
by Scott Fullerton of the NE Ohio podcast Left of Str8 Show.
8/25/23. 50 minutes.
Scott lives just a few miles from where I went to college, Youngstown
State University, so this was a nice connection.
new book 1981 My Gay American Road Trip hit the Internet
on July 1, and this is the first Launch Event, with a reading
and Q&A, and book signings, and of course you could buy the
book. Held upstairs in the Phoenix Room of The Eagle.
Big thanks to Mark De Lange for providing the space. It went Very
to have these guys helping: Austin Davis Ruiz, Blake Mudd, JD
Doyle, Judson Dunn, Mister McKinney, Bryan Hlavinka, Ryan C.
Wilson. (Missing from the shot is Stephen M. Miranda), Photo
by Connor Hart. More
Yay! On 8/10/23
I was on the podcast of Dennis Hensley, called "Dennis Anyone"
(Los Angeles) and this was about the most fun I've ever had doing
an interview. Well, we've known each other for about
years and already had great rapport. He's a Terrific interviewer
(and researcher) and came up with great questions. He actually
read the book, and paid attention. It sounds like this was just
listening to two friends talking, cause that's what it was. And
we packed it into just 58 minutes...yeah, I know we can talk!
And, Yes, we talk about that open bottom button on those 501 jeans.
You, OutSmart Magazine and journalist supreme Andrew Edmonson
for very generously giving my new book some coverage in the
August issue. Also thanks to miracle-worker photographer Alex
See the article here.
07/12/23, Bryan Hlavinka interviews JD Doyle about his new book
1981 My Gay American Road Trip: A Slice of Our Pre-AIDS Culture,
14 minutes, LISTEN
Houston Hour, with Mister McKinney and Heidi Vaughan, on KPFT....
for June, for Pride Month, JD Doyle talked about History, and
26 min, LISTEN
Book Debuts on Amazon,