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I am a New York-based author and teacher and a strong LGBTQ+ advocate, particularly for youth. I grew up in poverty, dropped out of school and was sometimes homeless, but eventually was able to complete graduate school. I have worked in civil rights advocacy and taught philosophy, law, and eastern religions. I'm available for readings and public speaking and writing workshops with youth.
I created the Gabriel's World Mystery/Thriller/Queer Fiction series -- It's Time for New Heroes. The series has four books--The Hanged Man, Two-Faced Woman, The Book of Joel, and Dead for Now.
Gabriel Ross is the main character in the series. Gabriel is a brilliant and intuitive private investigator in his thirties, a strong and compassionate advocate with his clients. He is Buddhist, intellectual, strong-minded, and skilled in boxing and Baguazhang. The other main character is Joel McFadden, a bisexual artist, Gabriel's boyfriend. The stories involve Gabriel's dangerous cases and Gabriel and Joel's relationship.
Gabriel's World offers a compelling community of characters, in stories that explore the extremes and complexity of good and evil. The stories feature strong LGBTQ+ characters and mature, adult themes.
You're invited to read more at the official website, GabrielsWorld.com. The site features short fiction with the Gabriel's World characters, interactive elements, and background on the characters and stories. You can subscribe to the blog and the newsletter. Gabriel's World is also on Facebook, Google +, Twitter (@GabrielsWorld), YouTube (GabrielsWorldOnline), Pinterest, and Instagram (gabrielsworld_lgbt_fiction).
on Aug. 19, 2016 :
A few typos, but that in no way distracted me from fully enjoying this series of books. You know, you can be straight and still enjoy this authors writing. It has been a bit since I sat down and ripped through 4 novels back to back! I love the characters, and their interactions with each other. I'm an avid reader and I recommend this to anyone who loves to read.
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
on Sep. 09, 2012 :
The things that make a book enjoyable to me are, a believable plot, descriptive enough so that I get a sense of the characters and environment. I don't want to read six paragraphs on what the characters are wearing. When I read a book I want to be transported into the story effortlessly. So saying all of that, I'll just say that I started reading THE HANGED MAN yesterday morning and did not stop until I finished. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next volume. Thanks
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)