The View From A Rusty Train Car

A New Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve been here and updated. My apologies. Life, you know? Anyway, I wanted to share a new review. It’s been awhile since I’d gotten one. This was, I thought, was really touching so I wanted to share it. Mariah Wilson’s review Oct 27, 13 5 of 5 starsRead in […]

Somebody pinch me…

I get home Friday night and start to unwind. As usual I sit at my computer and check-out what I’ve missed all day on social media. What do I see??? Silver Medalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year: GLBT! I am still in a bit of shock, but what a great way to […]


I made it home from New York City this weekend where I was privledged to attend the New Generation Indie Book Awards. It was great to meet new friends and share in all of the excitement around the awards. Of course, bring home a “Winner” medal was pretty awesome as well. Thank you all, again, […]

Book of the Year Winner

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia: 2013

Welcome! 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 […]

New Cover

Hello everyone! 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! […]

And the winner is… 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 […]

Now a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist

New Book Trailers For My Fellow WAMM Authors

Hi all, 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 – […]

Book Trailer

So excited to share with you the trailer that my publishers (Writers AMuse Me) did for my book! They did an amazing job. Some of the photos are from our movie “Slip Away”. And yes. I am one of the singers. Oye. Sorry about that. Just listen to Mike. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!