Greg Herren

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Greg Herren
Born (1961-08-20) August 20, 1961 (age 60)
Alabama
Occupationwriter and editor

Greg Herren is an American writer and editor, who publishes work in a variety of genres, including mystery novels, young adult literature and erotica.[1] He publishes work both as Greg Herren and under the pseudonym Todd Gregory.[1]

His novel Murder in the Rue Chartres won a Lambda Literary Award in the Gay Mystery category at the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards,[1] and his anthology Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections of New Orleans, co-edited with Paul J. Willis, won in the anthologies category at the 2007 Lambda Literary Awards.

He was also nominated in the mystery category in 2003 for Murder in the Rue Dauphine, in 2004 for Bourbon Street Blues in 2005 for Jackson Square Jazz, in 2007 for Mardi Gras Mambo, in 2010 for Murder in the Garden District and in 2011 for Vieux Carré Voodoo, in the anthologies category in 2005 for Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual and in the science fiction, fantasy and horror category in 2013 for the anthology Night Shadows: Queer Horror, co-edited with J.M. Redmann. As Todd Gregory, he was also nominated in the Gay Erotica category in 2010 for the anthology Rough Trade: Dangerous Gay Erotica and in 2013 for the anthology Raising Hell: Demonic Gay Erotica.

Openly gay, Herren lives in New Orleans, Louisiana,[2] where he also works as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator.[2] He was also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.[1]

In 2005, he was barred from a planned speaking engagement to the gay-straight alliance at Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia due to his erotic writing,[3] and was defended by the American Civil Liberties Union.[3]

Awards[edit]

Year Title Award Result Ref.
2003 Murder in the Rue Dauphine Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [4]
2004 Bourbon Street Blues Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [5]
2005 Jackson Square Jazz Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [6]
Shadows of the Night Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Best Other Work Finalist [7]
Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Finalist [8]
2007 Love, Bourbon Street Lambda Literary Award for Anthology Winner [9]
Mardi Gras Mambo Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [10]
2008 Murder in the Rue Chartres Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Winner [11][12]
2010 Murder in the Garden District Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [13]
2011 Vieux Carre Voodoo Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist
2012 Night Shadows Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology Finalist [14]
2013 Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Finalist [15]
2014 Baton Rouge Bingo Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [16]
2020 Royal Street Reveillon Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery Finalist [17][18]

Novels[edit]

Scotty Bradley Mysteries[edit]

  • Bourbon Street Blues (2004, ISBN 978-0758202130)
  • Jackson Square Jazz (2005, ISBN 978-0758202154)
  • Mardi Gras Mambo (2006, ISBN 978-0758208309)
  • Vieux Carré Voodoo (2010, ISBN 978-1602821521)
  • Who Dat Whodunnit (2011, ISBN 978-1-60282-225-2)
  • Baton Rouge Bingo (2013, ISBN 978-1602829541)
  • Garden District Gothic (2016, ISBN 978-1626396678)
  • Royal Street Reveillon (2019, ISBN 978-1635555462)

Chanse MacLeod Mysteries[edit]

Other novels[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

Erotica (as Todd Gregory)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Greg Herren: The Art of Doing It All". Lambda Literary Foundation, June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Disney Dykes and Bourbon Street Boys: Authors Lisa Girolami and Greg Herren". The Advocate, June 21, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Virginia School's Move to Block Gay Speaker is Discriminatory, Says ACLU". American Civil Liberties Union, March 10, 2005.
  4. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (2003-07-10). "15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (2004-07-10). "16th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (2005-07-09). "17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "2005 Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Awards. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  8. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (2005-07-09). "17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  9. ^ Gonzalez Cerna, Antonio (2006-04-30). "19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  10. ^ "19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. 2006-04-30. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  11. ^ "2008 Lambda Award Winners Announced". McNally Robinson Booksellers. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2022-01-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. 2007-04-30. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  13. ^ Valenzuela, Tony (2010-05-10). "22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Retrieved 2022-01-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "2012 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners". The Shirley Jackson Awards. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  15. ^ "25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced!". Lambda Literary. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  16. ^ "Winners of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Announced". Lambda Literary. 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  17. ^ Yee, Katie (2020-03-10). "Here are the finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards!". Literary Hub. Retrieved 2022-01-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Hart, Michelle (2020-03-10). "Here are the Finalists For the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards". Oprah Daily. Retrieved 2022-01-11.

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