Dr. Chuck Tingle is known for penning gay romance novels with a twist. His characters include dinosaurs, sentient corn cobs, Bigfoot, and European vampire night buses. Popular (and lengthy!) titles—and there are many—include I’m Gay for My Living Billionaire Jet Plane, Open Wide for the Handsome Sabertooth Dentist Who Is Also a Ghost, and I’m in Love With the Handsome Mummy Racecar in My Butt. Tingle frequently dabbles in hot topics of the day (Oppressed in the Butt By My Inclusive Holiday Coffee Cups) and has even recently ventured into erotica both lesbian (Sentient Lesbian Jet Ski Gets Me Off) and bisexual (My Husband and I Find Our Unicorn and She’s a Bigfoot Also My Husband Is a Dinosaur). If this is all a giant WTF for you, just know that this guy’s prolific collection of books and short stories is the stuff of legend if you’re into Amazon deep dives. This week, the author of these masterpieces is in town. When he’s not writing erotica, he’s teaming up with his buddy McKenzie Goodwin for My Friend Chuck, a podcast where the two talk about politics, gay Bigfoot helicopters, and LGBTQ issues. Experience the show live at Mixed Blood this Friday.