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With Gerald Everett Jones, author of My Inflatable Friend and Rubber Babes


If George Costanza of "Seinfeld" tickles your funnybone, you'll love Rollo Hemphill.

Gerald Everett Jones is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, actress-comedienne Georja Umano, and two Jack Russell Terrorists, Marcello and Zukie. His first book under the LaPuerta imprint was How to Lie with Charts, followed by the first novel in the Rollo Hemphill series: My Inflatable Friend, to which Rubber Babes is the sequel. He plans a third installment, Farnsworth’s Revenge: Rollo’s End.

Jones is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild, and Film Independent (FIND), as well as a past director of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University, where he studied under novelists Peter Boynton (Stone Island), F.D. Reeve (The Red Machines), and Jerzy Kozinski (The Painted Bird, Being There). He blogs about male-centered comic fiction at

Please join Gerald Everett Jones and host Paula B. as they explore:

  • What boychik lit is (and how other genres can be mistaken for it)
  • What first-person narration does for boychik lit
  • How he handles back story in his comic novels
  • What he does with first sentences of chapters (and why it's so easy for him)
  • How his character names relate to the genre
  • Whether boychik lit is a passing fad.

Interviewee: Gerald Everett Jones
Host: Paula B.
Date: September 7, 2008
Running time: 01:06:49
File size:   32 megabytes
Rating: PG for sexy locker room talk
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