Joel Derfner

Author

Joel Derfner is the author of Gay Haiku, Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead, and Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family. (Are you sensing a theme?) Musicals to which he has composed the score have played in New York, London, and various cities in between (going counterclockwise). He lives, alas, in Brooklyn, along with his husband and their small, fluffy dog. joelderfner.com. @JoelDerfner.

From The Writers' Room

Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine S2E4: “All That Glitters”

Going off script to talking about Tremontaine - and the broader world we live in.

Just For Fun

Tremontaine lovers rejoice – Whitehall is here to please

Are you a fan of Tremontaine? Have you checked out our historical serial Whitehall yet? We’ve got five reasons why you’d love it!

Serial News

New Episode! Tremontaine S2E4: “All That Glitters”

Kaab fights her first professional duel. Diane pursues her destiny.

From The Writers' Room

Mary Anne Mohanraj on writing Tremontaine S2E3: “Fireworks”

When Ellen called me and invited me to work on Tremontaine, I have to admit, I was a little star-struck.

Serial News

New Episode! Tremontaine S2E3: “Fireworks”

Alliances shift as relationships on both the Hill and in Riverside grow complicated.

From The Writers' Room

Tessa Gratton on writing Tremontaine S2E2: “Old in Mischief”

I stared at the blank page for about an hour when I sat down to write the first words of episode 2. It felt like stepping through a doorway I’d searched for since I was a teenager and first read Swordspoint. I don’t usually have trouble with blank pages. Once a project is ready, I know where I need to begin, and how. But this was Riverside.

Serial News

New Episode! Tremontaine S2E2: “Old in Mischief”

Vincent makes a splash while Kaab must rescue Micah and Joshua.

PodcastReread

Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 8, “A City Without Chocolate”

“A City Without Chocolate”? Say it ain’t so, Lo! If we thought the party went bad, it looks like fortunes are taking an even worse turn this episode…

From The Writers' Room

Ellen Kushner on writing Tremontaine S2E01: “Convocation”

The first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to every reader who somehow found their way here, stayed to take chocolate with the duchess (and to witness the giant vengeful swan pudding at the Ball).

Reread

Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 7, “The Swan Ball”

Behold! The dreaded Pudding Swan in its natural habitat.

Serial News

Season Premier! Tremontaine S2E01: “Convocation”

The Council of the Lords is back in session and Diane looks to cement her power.

Reread

Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 6, “A Fair Hand”

Episode 6 begins with a piece of very key information: The time has come for the annual Tremontaine Swan Ball. A ball, you say, oh episode authors Patty Bryant and Racheline Maltese? Color us excited!

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