Greg Herren

Biography

Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. He is a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of twenty novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina New Orleans published thus far.” He co-edited Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections on New Orleans, which also won the Lambda Literary Award. His young adult novel Sleeping Angel won the Moonbeam Gold Medal for Excellence in Young Adult Mystery/Horror. He has published over fifty short stories in markets as varied as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine to the critically acclaimed anthology New Orleans Noir to various websites, literary magazines, and anthologies. His erotica anthology FRATSEX is the all time best selling title for Insightoutbooks. He has worked as an editor for Bella Books, Harrington Park Press, and now Bold Strokes Books.

A long-time resident of New Orleans, Greg was a fitness columnist and book reviewer for Window Media for over four years, publishing in the LGBT newspapers IMPACT News, Southern Voice, and Houston Voice. He served a term on the Board of Directors for the National Stonewall Democrats, and served on the founding committee of the Louisiana Stonewall Democrats. He is currently employed as a public health researcher for the NO/AIDS Task Force, and is serving a term on the board of the Mystery Writers of America.

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Books

Garden District Gothic
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Scotty Bradley has to solve a notorious thirty-year-old unsolved murder that has terrible repercussions in the present.
The Orion Mask
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,420. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Heath Brandon’s mother died when he was barely three years old. His father never spoke about her, or her family. So when her family reaches out to him after his father’s death, Heath decides to make the trip to Louisiana to get to know the only family he has left. But he soon learns that there was a lot more to his mother’s death than he ever knew.
Murder in the Arts District
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When neither the cops nor their insurance company believes a wealthy gay couple’s valuable art collection was stolen, they hire Chanse MacLeod to track down the thieves and the missing art. Chanse isn’t entirely sure he believes the couple, either—especially when it turns out some of the art may have been forgeries.
Men of the Mean Streets
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 94,570. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Noir has always been one of the most popular sub-genres of the mystery field. Following in the footsteps of such masters of the form as James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett, some of the top writers of gay mystery explore this territory of amoral tough guys with a cynical view of the world by giving classic noir a gay twist. Edited by author/editors Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann.
Night Shadows: Queer Horror
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 121,810. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What scares you the most? An impressive lineup of the biggest names in gay and lesbian publishing come together to share tales of things that go bump in the night, murder and revenge most foul, and dark creatures that will haunt your dreams, while putting a decidedly queer twist on the literary horror genre. Edited by award-winning authors Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann
Murder in the Irish Channel
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,190. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
t begins as a simple missing persons case—a young MMA fighter's mother has mysteriously disappeared. But as New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod starts digging around, he discovers that she is the leader of a group fighting the powerful Archdiocese of New Orleans over the closing of two churches. As the trail leads from corrupt church officials to powerful real estate developers to the world of
Murder in the Garden District
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 5. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,510. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Sheehans are referred to as "Louisiana's Kennedys," a powerful political dynasty with connections in Baton Rouge and Washington. When Warren Sheehan is shot to death in his Garden District mansion, Chanse races to sort out the truth from the many lies surrounding the great family as another hurricane puts New Orleans squarely in its cross hairs.
Murder in the Rue Ursulines
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Chanse MacLeod is hired to find out who is blackmailing a high profile movie star couple living in the French Quarter, he soon realizes it isn't just on a movie-set where things are make believe. Against the backdrop of a rebuilding New Orleans, Chanse races to find out the truth about his treacherous clients and to clear his own name.
Murder in the Rue Chartres
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina, an emotionally battered Chanse returns to a New Orleans that is a battered shell of its former vibrant self to try to pull together the shattered pieces of his life. But on arriving, he discovers that his last client before the storm was murdered shortly after she hired him to find her long missing father.
Murder in the Rue St. Ann
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Chanse MacLeod is hired to find out who is trying to undermine a new nightclub opening in the French Quarter—but when the nightclub's publicist is murdered, the prime suspect in his boyfriend, Paul—who has a sordid past he carefully hid from Chanse. And when Paul jumps bail, it's up to Chanse to clear his boyfriend and find him, before it's too late. The second Chanse Macleod mystery.
Murder in Rue Dauphine
Series: Chanse MacLeod Mystery, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A simple blackmail case goes south when Chanse finds the murdered body of his muscleboy client in what appears to be a hate crime. But neither Chanse nor the police are convinced it was a hate crime, despite the frenzy being whipped up in the city by a charismatic but attention-seeking gay rights activist.
Baton Rouge Bingo
Series: Scott Bradley Mystery. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bomb threats, murder, a tiger, animal rights, missing money—all in a day’s work for Scotty Bradley, P.I.! Scotty Bradley and his sexy boyfriends Colin and Frank are back, and this case is even more crazy and confusing than any of their previous ones!
Who Dat Whodunnit
Series: Scott Bradley Mystery. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,750. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Saints’ victory in the Super Bowl just prior to the start of Carnival season has everyone in New Orleans floating on Cloud Nine. But for Scotty Bradley, Carnival looks like it’s going to be grim yet again when his estranged cousin Jared—who plays for the Saints—becomes the number one suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, dethroned former Miss Louisiana Tara Bourgeouis.

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