“You know, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender – people are people.” (Judith Light)
This book of mine, pictured above, is FREE for the first five days of June, to celebrate people – everyone (click on the link right below the picture of the book). My character Joe Traversa was, I believe, the first gay character I wrote. He wasn’t the last, though. It’s important not to turn a fictional person into a caricature, and I hope I avoided doing so. Bits of Broken Glass was published in December of 2013 – over eight years and at least six books ago. It’s about an impending high school reunion (do those even take place anymore?) and four classmates who revisit their pasts as the reunion approaches. I created characters from what I call amalgams – bits of friends, and enemies – that I’ve known. No one character is solely based on one individual.
By making a book free for a few days, what I hope to do is attract a new reader or two. It’s hard for a stranger to take a chance on a new author. I know that. So you can download this book for nothing and see what you think. If you like the book, I’ve got plenty more!
Presently I’m working on my 11th novel, my 12th book. It’s pretty incredible sometimes when I think about it. And I do hope this one is the best yet (I say that about each of them). It will involve travel, and my recent trip to Portugal and Spain will provide some of the inspiration. But the book won’t be ready until late in the year, so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait.
For those of you who are loyal readers, let me thank you again. I so very much appreciate your support and kindness over the years. I may never be a famous author, but that’s okay with me. I’m doing what I truly enjoy, and as long as you like reading my books, I’ll keep writing them!
Happy Pride Month!