Randy Boyd

Biography

Randy Boyd’s four novels have been nominated for five Lambda Literary Awards. His writings cover a diverse range of subjects, including sports, politics, race, the gay community, HIV/AIDS, his dog, President Obama, and Trikke carving vehicles, much of it on his blog, Randy Boyd's Blocks.

His fiction has appeared in Blackfire magazine, as well as the following anthologies: Certain Voices (Alyson Books); Flesh and the Word 2 (Plume); Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS (Other Countries); Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing (Masquerade Books), MA-KA: Diasporic Juks (Sister Vision); and Freedom in this Village: Black Gay Men's Writing 1969 to the Present (Carroll & Graf).

His nonfiction has been featured in the Indiana Word, Frontiers Magazine, Au Courant, The Washington Blade, The James White Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Lambda Book Report, BeyondChron.com and the anthology Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (Dutton).

Randy has also been a contributor to Outsports.com and the publications of the Black AIDS Institute.

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Books

The Essential Randy Boyd, Volume 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Race relations, living with HIV/AIDS, adolescent heartbreak, the healing power of dogs. Five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist Randy Boyd has written on these subjects and more on his blog, in numerous publications and in his novels. Now, in one collection, revisit his most essential writings, featuring 10 stories, essays, blogposts and book excerpts from the black, gay, HIV-positive author.
Ovulation Night: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » General
One night to conceive a child. How hard could it be? For Bradley, who’s gay, and Quasar, who’s lesbian, the prospect becomes more than they bargained for when their lovers’ jealousies and hijinks get in the way. Can two gays and two lesbians make one baby? It all comes down to who will survive "the battle of the sex" on Ovulation Night.
Hostage: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A young black gay man is fed up with being called a sissy, having HIV/AIDS and rap music. To exact revenge, he holds his two older brothers hostage in their childhood bedroom and puts them on trial (at gunpoint) for their homophobia, AIDS-phobia, and for liking rap music. A short story originally published in the 1991 Alyson Publications anthology, "Certain Voices."
Walt Loves the Bearcat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 294,910. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
A lifelong romance between a white quarterback and black male cheerleader changes sports history when the quarterback comes out in the prime of his pro football career. And that's only half the story! An adventure-filled odyssey where serious issues like homophobia, racism and AIDS exist right alongside fantastical characters like Hail Larry, Evil Announcer Guy and the Emergency Wife. Big fun!
The Devil Inside: The Suspense Thriller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,250. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
A respected gay businessman must decide whether the new man in his life is a dream lover or date from hell with ties to a bizarre and twisted world that could become his and the gay community’s worst nightmare. A 2003 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Bridge Across the Ocean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,350. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » General
A friendship between a black gay man and two straight, white teenage brothers changes all of their lives forever during one magical summer in Cancun. A 2001 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Small Press Title
Uprising: The Suspense Thriller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,030. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Three closeted celebrities. One homophobic U.S. Senator. A deadly plan of assassination. A straight FBI agent out to stop it, chosen because one of the three celebrities has a weakness for athletic and muscular blonds. A roller coaster ride and suspense thriller that asks: which side will you be on? Two-time 1999 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best Men’s Mystery and Best Small Press Title

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