Joel Derfner


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.

From The Writers' Room

Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine Ep 7: “The Swan Ball”

I suppose the lesson here is that, the next time the words “Well, it would be a good idea for me to . . .” come out of my mouth, it would be better for me to get on stage and smear my naked body in Peach Melba mousse than to finish the sentence.

Serial News

New Episode! Tremontaine Episode 7: “The Swan Ball”

Violent passions erupt at the Tremontaine Ball!

The One With

Joel Derfner and The Storyteller

“What is your favorite episode?” No question whatsoever. It’s “Storyteller,” episode 16 of season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

From The Writers' Room

Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine Ep 3: “Heavenly Bodies”

The amount of money I’ve paid my therapist because of my involvement in Tremontaine has probably sent him to the Bahamas eight times, unless he’s saving it up to go to Mars with Elon Musk.

A Bowl of Questions

Never a dull moment with Joel Derfner

Once somebody wrote me a fan email about one of my books and mentioned that he’d never read Pride and Prejudice and I told him I couldn’t answer his email until he had.

Serial News

New Episode! Tremontaine Episode 3: “Heavenly Bodies”

Rafe’s academic troubles grow worse, but he finds comfort in surprising places.

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