Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jeff Adams

So, I posted that I was reading Hat Trick and Jeff told me it meant a lot given that I don't read much. That made me think (I did not have to think long), and yes, it is true. Why? Um, because I have so little time to myself that when I have a moment I like to write.

I have three children and a husband and 2014 has been the very best year as far as balancing both my "real life" and my author life. (Which is also my real life and becoming more so as I grow more confident.) There have been years when I felt like I was on a pendulum or a ball on Newton's Cradle, swinging between extremes.

But, as I said, 2014 has been a great year for balancing my life and I look forward to 2015 being even better! New Year's always brings with it the age old "New Year's Resolution." What is mine? I would like to read more! HAHAHHA. I checked on Goodreads and as far as I can tell I READ three books, and listened to four books, and RElistened to one. Again I laugh out loud because that is so sad. Eight books in all and one I had already listened to. Oh man! So the goal is definitely to read MORE this year! Another goal/resolution is to write more on a consistent basis and write more in general! I have high hopes for this year so I need to get a move on and take writing more seriously. This is my job, my passion, my career, not just a little side hobby. This is the year to prove it!

On the reading front, I opened up Hat Trick yesterday because I had to take my son to physical therapy for his knee and I had an hour to kill while waiting. I thought, "Perfect! I can read!" So I read 40 pages last night. I am so impressed with his writing! Jeff is a very good writer, let me tell you. Sucked me in right away and this morning I read 16 more pages while I waited AGAIN at physical therapy. I am sick with a head cold and I plan to go back to bed and I will probably end up reading a little before I fall asleep. What I like when I read, since I do so little of it, is to be drawn in and have an interest in the characters right away. Hat Trick provided that! I am not done so I can't write up a review yet, but so far I really really like it! This is a plus since Jeff is one of my most favorite people. :D

He didn't ask me to read it. I think he knows better. I use to say yes all the time and then disappoint people because I never made time for reading. I am truly sorry for any of you out there that I have promised a read to. I am simply terrible at it.  I bought a zillion books this year from different conferences and I know I will probably never read them. I was caught up in the thrill of getting paperbacks so I could have them signed by the authors I know, or as a way to meet new authors when I had them sign a book. It was fun, and now I have a shelf full. Only recently have I started telling people "No, I will not promise to read your book." What I try to say is that if I have the link I will TRY to read it, or buy it, or glance at it etc. I am trying to be honest. I just don't read that much! I know I need to because Stephen King said an author should always be reading! I just never have been that kind of person. I like movies. Movies, however, kill the reading. This is my problem! In order to read I need to ignore my desire to watch a movie instead.

I am starting today! (Well, yesterday.) I am counting Hat Trick as the first read of 2015 because I know I will not finish it until the new year rolls in. Then I plan to hit Hat Trick 2 so I can get the back-to-back experience. Jeff has Hat Trick Overtime: Summer Camp coming out on January 11, 2015 and I plan to have Jeff on my blog to talk about his books. This will give me a chance to possibly interview him as he has done with me. Wouldn't that be cool?

So, if you have Hat Trick and haven't read it, YOU SHOULD!

Simon Roberts’ plan for his senior year is simple — help his high school hockey team win the state championship and earn a college scholarship so he can get away from his dysfunctional family, especially his belligerent father and obnoxious older brother.
When the Central High Falcons open their season with an away game, Simon is forced to deal with the problem he’s struggled with for months — his crush on teammate Alex Miller. After the game that night, Alex makes an unexpected announcement — he’s gay, and in love with Simon.
Simon’s elated but scared to openly acknowledge that he’s gay, especially with so much at stake in their senior year. Now that they’re out to each other they have to decide what to do next. Should they date? Should they keep things between them secret? What about the team? Can Simon and Alex hide that they’re more than friends from the guys they spend so much time with?
Then a simple kiss is witnessed and their secret is out. The team fractures, and Simon’s family explodes as news about the gay hockey players quickly spreads. The guys must figure out how to move forward with everyone watching. Being the center of attention was in no way part of Simon’s plan for the year.
Can Simon juggle school, commitments to the team, his new relationship, and an unexpected tragedy all before the end of the hockey season?

In closing, I just want to mention I am over on Jeff's Blog today talking about Misplaced Affection. Release Day is tomorrow!

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Do you know what the definition of harassment is?

On it says:

verb : to annoy or bother (someone) in a constant or repeated way
: to make repeated attacks against (an enemy)

transitive verb
a  :  exhaustfatigue
(1)  :  to annoy persistently (2)  :  to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct 
:  to worry and impede by repeated raids <harassed the enemy>

Harass-er: noun
Harass-ment: noun

Whereas BULLY is a blustering browbeating person; especially : one habitually cruel to others who are weaker.

I think I feel bullied or harassed. I think so. I shouldn't think while I am in the shower because these are the things I come up with. I start pondering what the definition is and what it means to be harassed. And then I think about people who ARE harassed and think it must feel way worse than me.

We all know there was a "person" who stirred up trouble for me back in August. It was my fault. I trusted someone with my heart and she trampled it. But whatever, things happen for a reason. I get the impression that the trampling hasn't really ended. Several e-mails, a post on Facebook, and telling me I should talk to the pastor wasn't enough. Now, there is a possibility she is stirring up rumors and pressuring the pastor. Pressuring him to do what? I don't know. To "do something about it" maybe. And is it HER continuing to stir the pot or is it someone else whom I'm not aware of. Maybe someone she "gossiped" to about me. (Hmm, wait, isn't gossip a sin? could be.)

All I know is that I am tired of sitting quietly. I'm trying to be fair and kind and let it blow over. I've talked to the pastor…. SEVERAL TIMES! If "said person" is not happy with that and continues to stir up trouble, what am I to do? (Talking out loud here.) Many people when pursued by someone and made to feel trapped and cornered could take this as being harassed. If someone is bad-mouthing you, even if their talk is based on truth, isn't it harassment when they create an unpleasant and hostile situation?

But it is also believed "Christians shouldn't / wouldn't do that." Um, yes, I believe they can and do. Christians also don't go around suing others for slander and harassment. Do they? And why don't they? Because I'm supposed to take it and turn the other cheek. I'm supposed to let God take vengeance. You know what? That ain't that easy to do.

Another phrase that comes to mind is: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." I wonder where that came from? I AM A WOMAN. I also feel betrayed when the very first thing someone learned about me, in the process of becoming my friend, she didn't like or agree with and she attacks. Yes, I did feel initially that I respected her for coming to me with her disagreement. I did. Years ago there wasn't confrontation because the disgruntled party didn't have the balls to talk to my face. This person did. I respect that. What I don't respect is the murmuring about people approaching the leadership of the church about me. Who are THESE people? Same person? If it is, I have lost all respect for that. If it is the same person then she has nothing better to do than try and make my life, (and the pastor's for that matter) harder.

Why would you do that?

I just want to live my life. If you are a Christian, and you believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, then let the Holy Spirit convict me and other people of our sins. Stop meddling in my business. And yes, I write to YOU Miss Person, because I have this feeling you are monitoring what I do and say. I'm glad MY LIFE means tat much to you that you feel compiled to watch every little bit. But at least you are watching me and maybe some of the people out there who could be harassed aren't because you are watching me instead. Good.

Guess what, I am a public figure. I have been. I'm an author and my life is under the microscope for all who wish to watch it as closely as you. Think about that. Would YOU like being watched like this? Actors, artists, writers, musicians, all have their art in the public eye. Their hearts are literally on their sleeves for everyone and anyone to crush because most artists I know make their art from there hearts. My heart is laid bear for all to step on. I took a chance at trusting you would be kind to my heart and care for it, but you didn't. You lashed out the first chance you got.

I will continue to write from my heart. My stories are full of words and emotions that pour from my soul. If you hate my soul so much for my vision of trying to bring peace and hope to the world, then you are a sad person. I'm sorry that you can not love enough to see people as people. You lost my respect, but perhaps you gained my pity. You poor thing.

As far as harassment goes, I do feel pitted in a corner. I second guess people's motives when they talk to me. I wonder if they are being nice because they are my friends or being nice as they try to feel out whether I am still "writing that sinful stuff."

Oh my gosh people. I AM A WRITER!!!!!! I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS. No one believes me. Writers constantly write, even if it is only in their heads. YES, I am still writing!!! My characters don't go away. Am I still writing gay characters? YES!!! Until people are no longer bullied for their sexuality, I will be writing them. And maybe even longer than that. I don't know. I write life as I see it. End. Of. Story. Am I still writing SEX into the stories because it was the SEX that really got me in trouble….. YES. So far, yes. Because I write life as I see it and my stories are character driven. If it seems relevant then I will write sex. Will it always be explicit? I don't know. I go with my feelings on the topics and the characters in the story. If you don't like it, then don't read it!

Okay, question for my readers….. How many times have I addressed the same things in my blogs? Lots? Um, probably. I think that is a good indication that I feel harassed. I am being bullied to conform whether I want to or not. At what point do I find a lawyer? At what point does the harassment turn ugly? I don't like confrontation, but I also don't like the persistent rumors about people talking behind my back who are SUPPOSED TO BE MY FRIENDS. Obviously you are not.

I am getting tired of this. I am. I really really am.

There is a shirt that says beware of authors because they get their revenge in print. Maybe I need to write a murder mystery. Or a horror novel. Or a sci-fi monster story that has someone eaten or dismembered. I could get out me unpleasant thoughts that way. Writing horror. Yeah, maybe!

WHat I actually plan to do is try and be myself AUTHENTICALLY. I am ME. Some people will not like me. I have to accept that. Some people will not like what I write. I accept that. Below is a sign a friend of mine sent me. I like it! I am a Dreamer! I will continue to dream and perhaps one day others will start seeing the world differently because of me.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Gift Cards

I love GIFT CARDS. I do. Generally, when I want something I buy it anyway so when people ask "What do you want for Christmas, birthday, boxing day (lol, jk)?" I normally don't have an answer. I'm thinking, "Well, I wanted _____, but I already bought it two weeks ago." My answer is normally gifts to Kohl's, Target, or iTunes. Those are the most useful in my mind.

This year, I did tell my son about a perfume I wanted and he got it for me. YAY!! And my husband actually paid attention and bought me a few things I liked. One year, he bought me the very same earrings he bought me five years previously and that was sort of a bummer. I was thinking that he didn't pay attention to what he bought. But this year was good. I got a Perry the Platypus blanket. :D I love Perry. And he got me some DVDs of old movies I have on VHS. Singing In The Rain is a classic that I haven't seen for years because I don't have a VHS player. Now I can watch it!

Did I get any gift cards? Well, sort of……

My son asked me if I "take payments in gift cards?" I wasn't sure what he meant, but in the past I have exchanged cash for cards because I can use the cards just fine. Especially Target when I spend loads of money there. He gave me one to Olive Garden and one for iTunes, but then gave me cash to make $100 even. I thought that odd. Then he gave me another $10 and said he now owed me $100.00. To explain, he owed me $210 for something I paid for when he had no money. IN THE SUMMER! I was not going to let this particular debt go and he knew it. (explanation not necessary.) But, to be paid back in gifts cards was not what I meant. I can't pay his debt in gift cards. I DID get money from my mom for Christmas, so I will most likely exchange his gift cards with my personally money and use the cash to pay back the "family money" account for the debt I paid for him back in the summer, but this was not my plan.

All that to say, I now have some gifts cards! I am fine with it over all. I was only going to use my cash for advertising, not on other stuff. I love iTunes because I normally buy my audiobooks off there. Misplaced Affection doesn't come out in AUDIO until the spring. So if you have an iTunes gift card you can't buy my audio YET. (Hint: Save it.) But iTunes also sells eBooks! Amazon is great for eBooks. I don't own a Nook or a Kobo or Kindle Fire or anything. I read off my computer. So it got me thinking… Did you all get GIFT CARDS for Christmas? Or Hanukkah? etc… Gift Cards are great because you can pick the gift. I have several eBooks I want to get. Most of the time I go to Dreamspinner or ARe. But if I have an Amazon gift card, that is fun!

So now I have to peruse the iTunes list of audiobooks. I'm interested in:

Come Onto These Yellow Sands
A Ghost of a Chance
All Kinds of Tied Down
Morning Report
Brokenhearted: Hope Cove

Your thoughts? Good choices?

Anyway, I'm hosting MORE people over my house today. An "open house" sort of deal, but I need to have food. I cooked a turkey and made curried pumpkin soup. I need to make cookies and maybe mashed potatoes or something.

I'll be back again blogging next week as the release date for my new novel gets closer. In the meant time, there is still time to PRE-ORDER Misplace Affection and have it delivered right to your Kindle. (or so Amazon says.)

AMAZON   |   KOBO   |   iTUNES    |     BARNES & NOBLE

Blog tour starts Wednesday over on Jeff Adams' Blog WITH A VERY COOL INTERVIEW. I hope you will stop by and take a look!

RELEASE DAY  is Thursday! And I am on The Novel Approach talking about my book. I hope you will catch all the excerpts on the blog tour. I made them all different and I try to be fun!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Impulse Buying


I don't know about you, but when I shop for others I often bring home something for myself. I see it while I'm in line to pay or whatever and somehow it is in my cart. This Christmas season is no different except that I started the day after Thanksgiving. BLACK FRIDAY! My daughter wanted to go shopping with her friend and so I took them. There were some good deals so I bought a couple pair of jeans, a coat, 2 T-shirts, and a dress for myself. The deals were good! I had to take them. I also bought some Christmas gifts for the family.

Since that Friday in November, I have been buying presents and collecting a list of what I bought. I was done a LONG TIME AGO and yet I still keep buying things. I try to even out the spending but it is hard when the 18 yr old gets a computer. So, I wasn't going to "den things out", but simply try to be fair and even out the younger children. Somehow I bought WAY too much for my youngest and now 4 of those presents are for her birthday in March. She will not miss them and this way the money is closer. PLUS, her birthday is done.

My husband was the next issue. He wanted a smoker for Christmas. Fine. He wanted it EARLY so he could smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving. Fine. He got it early. But then Christmas gifts were sparse since I bought him the smoker. What to do? I came up with some small things and he will be fine with those, but I also know that he is jealous that I am now traveling a lot "for work". (hahhaha: Work) So I booked a trip to Orlando in February. His Birthday is in February so I thought it could be an early present and he could open it in December. Then, I thought, we've been to that conference a couple times. Maybe it would be too boring going again? So… BEER FESTIVAL! I booked another trip for May.

You have to understand, he never goes anywhere. He only works. All. The. Time. The American Craft Beer Festival is in Boston in May and I thought a weekend there would be cool. Fly up Friday stay tip Sunday. So I did it. I call this another "impulse" buy. I was done for Christmas. DONE! But yet I find another thing to buy. I think he will like it, but I don't know how I'm gonna pay for it. Oh well. Some things you just have to do.

All I asked for for Christmas was love and hugs. Something as a mother I never seem to get enough of. I also wanted to publish a book. Well, I made that happen!

Misplaced Affection comes out January 1, 2015.

I have a blog tour set up, so now I need to write posts for it. Last Saturday I was over on Sharing Links and Wisdom with an excerpt for you. A fun Christmas scene with a jockstrap… hahhaa :) 

Misplaced Affection is up for PRE-ORDER on iTunes, Kindle/Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. The PAPERBACK will be for sale on Amazon and Create Space January 1. 

My thoughts for you all are, if you like to IMPULSE BUY, then grab a little something for yourself :) hahah. 

I am happy with this, but then the issue come up that I no longer have a back list. I need to WRITE in order to have more publications! argh. Not really in a writing mood. I think that is why NaNoWritMo never works out for me. I have tried it several years, but November is a busy month because of Thanksgiving. December, likewise, is a busy month because of Christmas. I've been buying and wrapping and baking. I like decorating and putting up the tree, but all this gets in the way of writing. I want to write, and I have loads of ideas in my head, but no time to just sit quietly and get the thoughts out. Even while writing this post, I was interrupted as I had a quarrel with my son. 

I think it is the age. He is 18. He knows everything and I am just an over protective, concerned mother who never lets him do anything. (Not true.) I think I let him do anything and everything he wants. I think I am too easy. I think I give in and get taken advantage of. He doesn't see it that way and it hurts.

Anyway…. December has been busy. I hope to get time to write soon before I go insane. I can only obtain the voices so long before I crack.

Talk soon!

Hugs to everyone,


Thursday, December 18, 2014


From the waiting room of the surgical center..... All I have to do is wait, so while I do I thought I'd download the blogger app for my new iPhone and make use of my time.

My son had ACL surgery. It went well. He is a soccer player so injuries are a part of the game. He will be fine. But, as a Mom, waiting isn't my favorite thing. I watch Grey's Anatomy, and coupled with my wild imagination, it is hard not to think of that .00005% chance of complication. So, I was playing 2048 to distract myself. It worked.

Note: I suck. My high score is like 7400 something.

Along with the waiting in the waiting room add he is I recovery waking up, I am also "waiting" for my new release: Misplaced Affection. (I don't know how to. Links I my post from my phone, so I'll upload them later.) It was brought to my attention that in a post I spread online to advertise the pre-order links, that I miss spelled the title. I wrote Misplaced Perfection.... Lol.... I then wondered if that qualified as a Freudian slip? Ha ha ha. Am I subconsciously suggesting this book is "perfection"? I found that funny, but did go and correct my posts.

I guess I have to wait and see if you all think misplaced affection is indeed "perfection." I don't know how to comment on my own stuff and not sound full of myself. On the other hand, I've spend years posting blogs full of self doubt. All I know is that I tried really hard on this one. Names Can Never Hurt Me I think wad the best I'd ever written... Until now. MA (Misplaced Affection) is pretty darn good. Remember I took a grammar class last year. The story started there. We had to write a bit describing a painting. That is my prologue. The story fell together from there when I postulated that the best man might be in love with the groom. Cliche, yes. But it is a Wade Kelly story. That means nothing is straight forward and hopefully not very predictable. Again, you tell me!

In order to hear what you think I have to wait. I hate waiting!!!! Waiting is stupid! Although, it is only fair since I make you wait forever for my next book. Lol. Sorry. I promise 2015 will be awesome!

Sip, while you all wait for Misplaced Affection to release on January 1,2015 I say go and pre order it. Buy something for yourself while you shop for the holidays. 

Anyway.... I'm going to sit and wait to see my son and take him home. I can't wait!! And I wait top hear what you think about my next book. I really think it is my best work yet!! 

Love and hugs.


Monday, December 15, 2014

The Nathan’s Façade Release Tour

Hello kind people. Today I am hosting a fellow author on his first blog tour. LC Bellami has his first book coming out with a tentative Release date of January 3, 2015, and some other authors wanted to give a shout out for him.

Tour schedule:
* Day 1 *             12-13-14 {TTC Books & More – The O’Raven Chronicles}
* Day 2 *             12-14-14 {MM Good Book Reviews}
* Day 3 *             12-15-14 {Writer Wade Kelly}
* Day 4 *             12-16-14 {Purple Rose Teahouse (Charlie Cochet)}
* Day 5 *             12-17-14 {Daring Adventures in Writing (Mortie)}
* Day 6 *             12-18-14 {Crystal’s Many Reviewers (Crystal Marie)}
* Day 7/1 *         12-19-14 {Carly’s Book Reviews}
* Day 7/2 *         12-19-14 {Gay Media Reviews (Paul Berry)} 

Book Title;
Nathan’s Façade

Full Synopsis;

A short story about the power of first love at first sight
  …a modern day fairytale.

What if the walls came tumbling down…What then? 

An architect and construction worker meet and fall hard for one another. When certain circumstances arise they are pulled apart. Can they find their way back to each other, or are they destined to be alone? With the help of a mysterious old woman and a newly formed family of great friends and odd ball characters, they may just stand a chance! 


Nathan is the hottest young architect around and a greatly sought after as he is the most eligible trust fund bachelor playboy. Everyone wants a piece of him and many seek out his artistry. Nathan however is lonely and keeping a very big secret from the entire world. He is kind and shy and is always afraid in the back of his mind that he will once again loose everything that matters to him in life, as he did once before.

Joe is a construction worker who is large and in charge. He is what he is and doesn’t hide a thing…except how empty he his life has began to feel. He is tired of one night stands and desperately yearns for something deep and real…a love that will last, and a relationship beyond the physical. He also has a desire to know the finer things in life…he wants to drink wine and know if it is a good vintage, he wants to look at paintings and understand their secret language…he wants a better life where poverty is a distant memory. He would happily and thankfully however, settle for true love even if he never gets the rest.

When these two meet, lives and emotions collide and great transformation is around the bend and life will never be the same for either men.

 Will these two unlikely lovers be able to overcome their differences? Why do both men feel like they have met each other, upon first glance? Will Nathaniel let go and let Joseph knock down the walls of his careful facade to come in? If he does…what will the fall out be?

Main Character descriptions;

Nathaniel Langly is the hottest young architect in Chicago. Sought after by everyone and caught by none. In fact dating none…as in ever; not really….he goes on fake dates four times a week, and the evening always ends after dinner. Despite his status, his business achievements, and his talents…he is shy, kind, gentle, soft spoken, and utterly hopeless when it comes to seeking what he really wants…what he really needs. A big strong man to come in and share his life with him…and a big strong hand on his behind. He never had a father to show him how to be a man and he has always wanted a father figure…a father figure with benefits. Unlike the circles he runs with… he doesn’t care about money, prestige, or any part of the superficial facades that the upper class concern themselves with in desperate attempts to hold on to their fortunes, and distract themselves from the miseries in their own lives. The fact that Nathaniel looks like the love child of Emmet Cullen and Clark Kent, with a side of Michael Angelo’s David doesn’t always help him in his personal life, though it most likely did get him his first few jobs that made his career. He doesn’t think of himself as all that attractive though a lot of people tell him that he is. When he looks in the mirror all he sees is hopelessness and what he doesn’t have. Despite this fact, he always finds a way to put a smile on face, ever the professional and soldier on through all the lonely nights. Until he meets Joseph and his world to changes almost overnight.

Joseph Hays is a usually quiet, very intense construction worker with a longing to better his life and situation. Not that he minds hard work and anyone can see that. Hard work turned him into one of the hottest men ever to walk the earth. He is the definition of tall, dark, and handsome. He is not shy about who and what he is either, which despite the differences from his co-workers earned him some respect. While the other men cat call women to no end, he himself cat calls young college age boys confusing some, infuriating others, and making a few feel orgasmic when he looks their way. He is the manifestation of what it would look like if you crossed Eros and Adonis the Lords of sex and beauty, with the dark knight on his black steed, and then threw in a little cowboy for good measure; did I mention he was born and raised in Texas…and they really do grow them Bigger in Texas! He moved to Chicago at sixteen. A couple of his peers and ex’s would describe him as a blue collar god. He likes guys a little younger than himself. They are more open and more malleable then men his age, who seem so stuck in their ways. His friends often call him Smokey Joe because his sexual attractiveness is evident even to his straight fellow co-workers. Smokey Joe doesn’t exactly refer to a cup of coffee, but alludes to the fact that Joe is smoking Hot. He wants someone to share his life with. He is tired of the occasional one night stands. He wants to be adored by one person who he considers truly worthy of his time, attention, skills, and oh yes… actual Love! He also wants someone to let him take control in the bed room, and also to show him the finer things in life that he longs to know!

Main Character Physical Descriptions and Inspirations;

Nathaniel Langly is taller than the average man, standing at six feet. He has black curly hair that always manages to look flawless and perfect. He has kind, soft, blue eyes, and a complexion that is almost unreal; looking as if porcelain can have a natural bronze tone. His face is angular with both sharp and rounded features, and high cheek bones that make him look as if he is descended from royalty…or possibly from a mythological deity.

Joseph Hays is taller than Nathaniel by a good five to seven inches; he is built, and broad. He has dark hair that when not tied back hangs just above his shoulders and around his chin. When it is tied back short strands fall out and hang in wavy tendrils around his face. His dark eyes are intensely warm and bright. They are a mix of dark chocolate brown, and copper, with flecks of amber and red. The guy smiles a large sexy grin. He has a cocky swagger, his hips sauntering so that when he walks he looks as if he is making love to the entire world.

The Physical Inspirations behind Nathaniel and Joseph are Henry Cavill and Joe Manganiello.

(I can see why, they are both nice looking men.)

Author Links;

Author Bio:  

A Mystic Born into the wrong century and on the wrong continent, L.C. Bellami somehow ended up being born and raised in Texas. He was born into a family which has long been in The Ministry. Religion and Spirituality play a part in all that he is, though as a proud Queer he has a far different perspective about life than most people. He was raised loving Literature and The Arts. After Deciding traditional education was not serving him all that well, he enrolled in vocational school and became an Alternative Health Practitioner; and later went on to become an Ordained Minister. He had many interests growing up and many dreams that never came to fruition; however one dream never left him. The desire to be a published author has been a life long aspiration. As a Survivor of abuse and bullying he loved to escape into books, movies, and music. Stories were and still are a lifeline that takes him to a brighter place. His goals as a writer are as follows; to write the stories he always wanted to read as a young queer man and never had, to bring the awareness of God and Spirit to people with a new perspective, and to help people understand that sexuality is neither wrong or without sacredness and beauty!