Sunday, June 11, 2017

It's My Anniversary!!

They say time flies when you're having fun. That must explain how it's been 5 years since The Way Back was first published. Can you believe it? My confused little "Riley-ho." I do love him. The greatest surprise of my life is that a lot of you loved him too--even if you wanted to slap him down for being such a dumbass. :) 

One of my inspirations for Riley. That stomach!
For those of you who haven't read The Way Back or its sequel Fire & Rain...

I'm celebrating the anniversary with 50% off both titles until June 17, only at Smashwords and PayHip. The Smashwords coupons are public, so they'll automagically load. The PayHip coupons are:


Just for fun, here's a bit of a guest post I wrote to celebrate the one-year anniversary:

Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I’m a little bit…quirky. Hey, you try having a bunch of hot gay men in your head, jostling with each other to tell their stories and see how quirky you become! One of the quirks that I fully embrace is my love for, and the influence upon me of, music.
My older sisters like to tell the story about how, as a three-year-old who couldn’t read, I could unerringly bring them the 45 RPM records they requested. Somehow I could distinguish between “Island Girls,” “Running on Empty,” and “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart.” I’d like to think I was a boy genius, but if that’s true, what the hell happened to me?
As Trisha Yearwood sang in 1993, the song remembers when. So it shouldn’t come as any shock that the writing of The Way Back was greatly assisted by music. You know that one scene where Jason does that thing he didn’t mean to do? Thank Melissa Etheridge’s “Similar Features.” Or that lunchtime [censored]? 😉 INXS. Good lord, I’ll never hear “Pretty Vegas” again without thinking of that scene. What I had forgotten until a few minutes ago was that the book was inspired by Dolly Parton’s “Once in a Very Blue Moon.” I heard the song and wondered just what would happen if my very own version of Eric reappeared. The story grew from there, though Eric surprised me by being a better man than I had envisioned.
 Now I have to go listen to that INXS song again!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support these last five years. It means more to me than you will ever know. I hope to be bringing you many more stories for years to come. Until then, happy reading!

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