Childhood for James Brock was spent on a homestead in central Alaska. No electricity, running water or telephone. Personal business was attended in an outhouse. When winter temperatures dropped to below zero haste was made. James swears their parents sent he and his brother out to play in early May and told them not to come back in the house until the sun went down. Which was in early September....
He is the author of over two hundred published short stories, two family biographies (editor of Bachelor's Roost Letter's From an Alaskan Homestead Russell Brock and Ex-Bachelor's Roost Mermories of life in an Alaskan Homestead Russell Brock, Opal Brock and James Brock), a collection of horror stories (Nightvine... Tales of the Dark), and the gay comic murdery mystery Men Overboard!. James has also been published in the Seattle Gay News, the Alyson Publications One Teenager in Ten and Straight?2. He once upon a time sold comedy to Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller.
Living in Seattle James enjoys reading, writing and indoor plumbing.
Drill Instructor Clay Norris has his hands full. Between new recruits and a Senior Drill Sergeant with an attitude, the last thing the young soldier needs is to develop a crush on one of his trainees. This story offers a glimpse of the life of gay men serving their country who were not afforded the same rights as their heterosexual brothers in arms, with whom they fought side by side.
Alaska! The great land and final frontier.
For Kodiak DePaul the move from his homestead home in the wild to the city was like going from Midtown Manhattan to Mars, nothing in the new environment was easy.
After tragedy strikes the young homesteader runs back to the north, where a deadly intruder stalks him in what he thinks is his only safe spot.