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.

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Tremontaine Season One Omnibus!

We are excited to share that all 13 episodes of Season 1 of our delicious fantasy of manners are now available in collected editions from the retailer of your choice.

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Awards Eligibility

Serial Box is so proud of all of the fantastic fiction we published in our inaugural year! Should anyone be inclined towards award nominations, here is a complete list of our eligible items.

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Announcing Tremontaine Season 2!

Readers can expect more sex, scandal, and swordplay this Fall when Tremontaine returns for season 2 in October.

From The Writers' Room

Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine ep 10: “Shadowroot”

I guess what I’m saying is that I have history with the long s.

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New Episode! Tremontaine Episode 10: “Shadowroot”

When Tess finds herself plagued by nightmares of the murdered Ben, Kaab vows to solve the case.


A Chat Over Chocolate

While our heroes and heroines enjoy their mid-season hiatus, some of the writing team behind Tremontaine got together to discuss the season, the characters, and of course, the chocolate.

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.

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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.

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