I’m Blowing Up the Internet (Just Kidding)

I was just notified that my paperback books are now available at Powell’s Online. I got curious to see if I was listed anywhere else and found Barnes and Noble and a few others have picked up one or more of my books for sale in paperback. (Ebooks are only through Kindle.) Even Blackwell’s in the UK and Booktopia in Australia have me listed.

I am excited and wanted to share this with you. As a new Indie writer, I view all of these milestones with wonder and awe. It took me decades to begin writing in earnest and three years to complete my first novel, so it kind of blows my mind to be listed. It’s a great feeling to know my work is out in the world.

Timing – Book Review of Dad #1, Dad # 2

Timing is everything! Last week I was in Boise for some feed and egg deliveries, so Steph and I could stay in town to see a local author do a reading at Rediscovered Books. The author is Natalie Perry, and her book is a memoir about growing up in Idaho, with all its conservative values, and having two dads, as well as how she has lived in and out of the closet throughout her life. The reading went very well, with some Q&A afterwords, and I was glad to support a local author, especially when she speaks on topics near and dear to my heart. (Also, Pho Nouveau, is handily right across the street.)

I will post again tomorrow to announce the pre-release for my latest novel in the Chickenshit series. (I think it has the best cover so far.) It is live now, if you search me in Amazon, but I will post links and reveal the cover tomorrow.

Stay cool, y’all!

Natalie Perry’s account of her childhood as a daughter with gay dads (and a mom) sheds a light into the often overlooked life of queerspawn. Children of gay parents are seldom brought up in regards to LGBTQ issues except to throw accusations at their parents. What about the children? These concerned citizens bemoan.

According to Dad #1, Dad #2, A Queerspawn View from the Closet, the children are just fine. Even though her family has struggles common to most families, one distinct issue always rises to the surface – the closet.

Natalie walks us through her experiences, from middle school to college, from her home town to foreign cities, and shows us why successful and well-adjusted people may still have to hide being LGBTQ or having family members who are in order to make it through the day without being fired (or not hired), disowned, or lectured by people who favor their own beliefs above treating others fairly. Finally, she shows some of the consequences faced when she misjudged who to trust and with what information, as well as how the closet permeates almost every aspect of life.

This memoir is entertaining. The story moves along at a steady pace without an overage of self-reflection, and there are poems included after each chapter that do not interfere with the story’s progress. Most importantly, the book offers insights for anyone wanting to understand the ways society forces individuals and families into hiding and why this needs to change.

Because You Can’t Have Just One

Chickenshit – Volume 2 Just Hatched is now available on Kindle and in Amazon paperback.
And because you can’t have just one …
Volume 1 (read the cover for inordinately long title) and my debut novel, Lookout Butte, are on Kindle for .99 cents this week only. So, for less than $5, granted only 2 cents less, you can have Volumes 1 and 2 of Chickenshit. But, I wouldn’t mind if you gave me your 2 cents, as well.      LOL
(The sale extends to the UK, as well.)
Note for Avid Readers:
Now, if you’ve stuck with me thus far, you may be curious enough to follow my logic as to why getting both books right now is such a great idea. Here goes. If you read the first two volumes now and want more, the next book will be out, not six months from now, not a year from now, but on July 1st. That’s only three months away, plenty of time for you to speculate about the characters but not so long that you will forget them. Then in three more months, plenty of time for you to think Why did I even bother? How many times will she use the word ‘presumably’? Why does the writer hate her protagonist so much? Oh, but wait, the next title looks encouraging, but I fell for that already. BAM! Volume 4 will be out. Presumably on October 1st. So, rather than binge read all four books in October, when you’re just cycling into your winter depression, you can tease them out when you are on a serotonin-induced high and finish the story before the pre-pre-holiday blues set in. Makes sense, right? Thanks for sticking with me.
Also, coming soon. Pre-sale for Volume 3 will begin as soon as the cover art is finished.