Fighting Homophobia/Transphobia has been a central theme in my life. It led me to write my first book to show the difficulties faced by our community. I especially have held a special passion for the GLBT youth and how society has an effect on them. The conversion camps, the feelings of shame, the suicide rate… it all deeply impacts me and propels me to action. As it should all of us.
We’ve come far these last few months (espcially in Minnesota). We have so much left to tackle, but we’re on the march! We will wipe out homophobia and transphobia. It’s just a matter of time.
Thank you for visiting. Please checkout: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/ A great list of amazing authors and their work.
There will be a drawing of all the people who sign-up for my blog for a free e-copy of my book! Love to all.
Just wanted to share the new cover of my book with the award on it! I continue to be amazed by the response! Thank you, to all of you, who’ve read the book. If you want to help a writer the best thing you can do is write a review around the internet!
Still waiting to hear on the ForeWord Book of the year award. You know I’ll post as soon as I know!
From my publisher:
We are thrilled to announce that DeeJay Aren’s brilliant novel The View From A Rusty Train Car tied for first place in the 2013 New Generation Indie Book Awards in the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender category! Congratulations, DeeJay. The book is very well deserving of the award.
We are further thrilled to announce that Tony Walkden’s book With A Dying Breath tied for second place in the 2013 New Generation Indie Book Awards in the Nature/Science/Environment category!
It has been a privilege and an honor to be involved with these books. They each tackle social situations that absolutely need to be discussed. DeeJay’s book is about two young gay men struggling to find their identities, and trying to find love in a world that doesn’t allow it. Tony’s book deals with the issue of wildlife conservation – why some animals are disappearing, and how we can all help to stop it before it’s too late. Because Tony’s intention was to help with global conservation efforts, all of his royalties are donated to the IUCN for their ongoing projects.
Congratulations to you both. We are very proud to have been included in these amazing undertakings with two such talented, compassionate authors.
Love this book. Seriously… Love this book. And the trailer makes me want to read it again! Check it out!
So more books from WAMM have had trailers done for them. I just think this is such a cool idea and so great for our publisher to do for us. Just wanted to share them! Hope you enjoy!
With a Dying Breath – By: Tony Walkden
Boots: An Unvarnished Memoir of Vietnam – By: Stephen L. Parks
A Dog of War – By: Heather Gregson
The View From a Rusty Train Car – By: DeeJay Arens
Trip Anderson, USMC: The Road Less Traveled – By: Mary Cote
Torture in the Garden of Eden – By: David Smith
Puppet Shows; Stories by Michael Frissore
Dashiel Waitflaker: Deer Hunter by AmandaLyn Donogal
More to come…