Showing posts from August, 2013

Houston, We Have a...Cover

Here at last is the cover for Unbroken , my September release from Beaten Track Publishing.   After a few versions and much discussion we think this really captures the spirit of the book.   I love it. What about you?   Leave a comment telling me what you think, and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of three copies of Unbroken (either eBook or autographed paperback, your choice). The   drawing will be open now through Sunday at Midnight.   Winners will be announced next Tuesday, August 26. Unbroken   My parents, unable to change me, had instead, silenced me. When they’d stilled my hands, they’d taken my words, made me lower my voice to a whisper. Later I remained silent in defense, refusing to acknowledge the hateful words: Brainiac. Sissy. Antiman. Faggot. Lincoln de Chabert’s life is pretty unremarkable until he comes home from kindergarten and announces he will marry his best friend, Orlando, when he grows up.   His parents spring into

Unbroken: The Courage to Write, The Courage to Remember

Photo from LGBT News My newest book, Unbroken will be released on the last day of summer, September 20, 2013.   I am excited. I am terrified. I am excited to share a story of one courageous boy and the boy he loved. And I am terrified.   I am terrified the book is terrible. I am terrified the book is brilliant.   I am terrified that no one will read it. And also that everyone will read it and…see…me .   Unbroken is my most personal work to date. In the story, which is fictional, as well as in life, the line between the real and the imagined often blurs. I am terrified the boy I fell in love with at twelve, a man now, will read it and know finally that I loved him at twelve, that, at twelve, I dreamed of a life with him. That said I am happy I wrote Unbroken and I owe a big thank you to All Things Queer in South Africa ( who, in June 2012, posed a question on Twitter: “How old were you when you first realised you're gay/lesbian/bi/trans/queer?” Rea