Interview with Josh Jango

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Try Anything Twice" came from at least two different perspectives: my observations about sex, and about love/friendship.

Regarding sex, I was raised in a family where it was taboo to talk about it. When I looked for answers outside the family I found more confusion than anything else. People generally seemed to have all sorts of hang-ups about various aspects of sex, so I found myself wondering what our lives would be like if we had been raised to take it for granted--if sex, as well as sexual diversity, was welcomed as natural and normal, and healthy. What if sexual orientation and gender identity were simply non-issues in our lives?

Regarding love and friendship, it seems to me there is so much stuff that gets in the way of it, unnecessarily. Okay, granted that's what makes a close friend or partner so special, but what would it be like to meet someone and, somehow, be friends at first sight? I've had dreams in which I've met a stranger who was immediately a friend. I wanted to write about it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my many favorite authors through the years, in no particular order: Robert A. Heinlein, Neal Stephenson, Ken Kesey, Hermann Hesse, J.D. Salinger, A.A. Milne, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, Charles Bukowski, William Faulkner, Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, Kenneth Grahame, Patrick Dennis, Kurt Vonnegut, Samuel R. Delany, Frank Herbert, William Gibson... and so many more.
Published 2014-03-02.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Dennis and Tom's Convention Adventure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,070. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Best friends since their first day of school together – buddies for three years, and nothing would ever come between them. Not even girlfriends, although Dennis misses the days before Tom met Fran. But Fran wouldn't be at the convention. Two guys sharing a hotel room for four days – time to party! But just how far would two buddies go to keep each other happy? Explicit. All characters 18 or over.
If It Feels Good
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,400. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Readers of "Try Anything Twice" wanted to know what followed the giddy start of Ziggy and Josh’s sensual friendship. Here they are, a year later, on an anniversary road trip. From highway rest stops to glory holes, from ocean beaches to hilltop parks and backseats of cars, Zig and Josh blaze a trail of sexual expression that leaves their new friends changed forever.
Try Anything Twice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,370. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
One early St. Louis morning a ‘straight’ man, Ziggy, rescues Josh, a shy gay man, from a couple of bad characters. Zig offers to share his little studio apartment with Josh and split the rent. Despite their contrasting personalities the two young men seem to hit it off well, but can a friendship survive even one week of sharing such close quarters? And then there's the road trip to Memphis...