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Poof featured at the Aesop Queer Library 2024

If you’re in Melbourne or Sydney during Midsumma and Mardi Gras, take the time to drop in and see the wonderful, diverse voices on display—and get one of their books (for free!).

Visit the Aesop Queer Library

February 2024

Poof the #2 Bestseller for 2023 at Sydney's leading LGBTIQA+ bookstore, The Bookshop Darlinghurst

Poof also a bestseller at Hares & Hyenas in Melbourne, and at Mary Ryan's where it was #1 for the month of June 2023 and Top 10 for 10 weeks.

See the Bestseller List here

January 2024

3RRR Radio Melbourne: Queer View Mirror

Sam and Hamish have a set of literary guests join them on the show. They have a chat with Brisbane writer James Tolcher about his debut memoir Poof exploring the young gay experience in Australia. 

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October 2023

Poof Book Launch Kicks Off Brisbane Pride

The launch of J.M. Tolcher’s debut bestselling memoir Poof kicked off Brisbane Pride festivities with Minister for Education Grace Grace (Labor), Stephen Bates MP (Greens), and Councillor Vicki Howard (LNP) coming together for the LGBTIQA+ community.

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September 2023

Pain and Prejudice

Peter Dayton does a deep-dive on J.M. Tolcher's Poof for DNA Magazine: "It starts with the premise that he is worthless. They find him worthy, at least, of a beating, and so he takes it."

Read the DNA Feature

July 2023

Poof the #1 Bestseller in June 2023 at Mary Ryan's New Farm

Poof topped the ranks as #1 Bestseller at Mary Ryan's for the month of June 2023, and was in the Top 10 Bestsellers for 2 months!

June 2023

The Mythic Power of Your Queer Story

J.M. Tolcher’s “Poof, ” and how your story can be a roadmap and lifesaver for others trying to survive in a dangerously homophobic world - Roo Benjamin writes for Prism & Pen.

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June 2023

Brave New Bestseller

Since James Tolcher was little, he has always loved stories. Now, he has published his very own story – Poof: a memoir on growing up gay. - Jillian Goh writes for Village Voice, Peninsula Issue June 2023

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June 2023

4ZZZ Queer Radio Interview

Blair Martin catches up with J.M. Tolcher to discuss the release of his new memoir, Poof.

June 2023

Prepare For An Ass Reckoning

James Tolcher, author of POOF, writes about reconciling daddy issues and the cycle of twink death and rebirth. - QNews May 2023

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May 2023