Flying With Red Haircrow

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Flying With Red Haircrow, is a multi-media entity based in Berlin, Germany, operated by Red Haircrow.

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When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My schedule is extremely busy. Besides being a writer, I am a single parent of teenager with Asperger's, I am also a psychological counselor, and full time graduate student at Montana University Bozeman. I am a press and promotional manager for select artists, which can require public appearances, networking, etc. I am also a chef, am active in Native American affairs, education and life, and am a freelance journalist on indigenous topics.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel, and my first full length fictional work, is The Agony of Joy, which this year was the top winner in the Global E-Book Awards as Best LGBT Fiction. Taking almost ten years to complete, it incorporates many of my experiences and observations as a survivor of sexual abuse and violence. But far from being the central theme, although psychological and behavioral after-effects continue for many, the novel focuses on the courage it takes, often in the face of opposition, misunderstanding and/or apathy to not allow anything or anyone to keep you imprisoned by that past, not even yourself.
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Silence Is Multi-Colored In My World
This is the video description of a biography written in memoir style by Red Haircrow. It is the story of a courageous young deaf Russian, an orphan and former sex worker who escapes his native Ukraine to find a home, love and finally peace.

The Agony of Joy
The descriptive trailer for Red Haircrow's work of literary fiction, "The Agony of Joy," coming in 2013. "The courage to the heal, the courage to love, the determination to welcome the agony of joy and finally experience fulfilment. An unforgettable journey of revelation, rebirth and redemption."

The Runaway by Nephylim
A work of gay, contemporary romance by Nephylim: “When all you ever wished for is the last thing you ever wanted…”

The Angel of Berlin
This is the video description of the short story based entirely on a dream by Red Haircrow. A tale of speculative fantasy, magical realism and innocent love set in Berlin.

Traces of Ice by Ana Cristina Caelen
A solo piano composed and performed by Ana Cristina Caelen. Photography by Red Haircrow.

Variance By Red Haircrow
The book trailer for the short story and novella collection by Red Haircrow.

Core: A Poetry Collection
The descriptive trailer for the ebook of selected poems by Red Haircrow. Royalty-free music by Kevin MacLeod, "Mirage."

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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Flying With Red Haircrow. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
CORE is a poetry collection with themes of suicide, loss and grief, but also of courage, joy and deeply passionate love. It is a journey of healing and survival that has taken the author around the world. It is the revealing of darkness and light, of beauty and hideousness, and a reliance on the strength of one's ancestors and their beliefs to inspire hope and perseverance.
The Agony of Joy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,510. Language: American English. Published: February 17, 2013 by Flying With Red Haircrow. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Global Ebook Awards 2013 Best LGBT Fiction Winner: "A good story that really kept you interested and turning the pages until the very end. Well written."
Silence Is Multi-Colored In My World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,400. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Flying With Red Haircrow. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
An imaginative collection of memories and observations written from the perspective of a young man who was orphaned early, who was gay, deaf and Russian. He was simple and complex, light-hearted and serious, whimsical and infinitely strong, and when he loved, he loved with all his heart and soul. Winner in Rainbow Awards 2012 category: best biography/memoir.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Flying With Red Haircrow. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From the author of "The Agony of Joy", winner of a 2013 Global Ebook Award Best LGBT Fiction, Variance is a collection of ten short stories and novellas by Red Haircrow ranging from the contemporary to the fantasy, from the surreal and thought-provoking to the innocently poignant.
The Runaway
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,940. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Flying With Red Haircrow. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ciarrai is running away from a past that’s still breathing down his neck. Jack has no past, his memory wiped in the accident that killed his parents. They meet and their lives move forward like stones skimming the surface of water, dipping into memories that want to surface and those that want to lie buried forever.

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  • Mind Cafe on Jan. 07, 2011

    "Dialogue was naturally flowing and enjoyable. The descriptions were perfectly on time, just enough for you to visualize and build upon in your own mind, without slowing the pace...." Read full review at
  • Riders on the Rez on Jan. 17, 2011

    As a whole, I found “Riders on the Rez” to be a noteworthy story... Visit Flying With Red Haircrow to read the full review:
  • The Vampire from Hell: (Part 1) - The Beginning on Jan. 30, 2011

    "A great idea, one I thought unique from my perspective. I don’t generally choose vampire fiction as a genre to read personally, but Amy Larkin’s idea drew me in..." Read full review at Flying With Red Haircrow
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins on April 04, 2011

    Lalonde particularly has the gift of setting a scene which places you firmly in his universe, and from the first sentences, I was excited and pleased as the story moved along at a good clip and the writing was solid. I suppose I would describe it in a science fiction-y way, for I felt like I was suited up in space slowly observing the amazing orchestra of celestial bodies take place all around me. Please read my full notes at my review/interview site Flying With Red Haircrow
  • Song of Fire on April 12, 2012

    “Song of Fire” is a unique type of what is essentially a memoir and personal journey through the author’s experiences in which the love of music was dominant. It is written as a series of vignettes combining both words and musical tracks you can download to fully appreciate the depth of the author’s passion as scenes of his life are revealed as the motivation of composing a song. Even were a reader deaf, the descriptions of melody and sound might be quite provocative. Some of the titles include “Loma Prieta”, “Orpheus in the Underworld”, “Uncertainty” and “The Blue Grotto.” The writing itself is expansive, and was refreshingly mixed with intelligent, well-written prose and vivid memories often combining contemporary observations and historical perspectives. The commentary was both informative and interesting discussing everything from Mayan cosmology or Darwinian theories; from cacao bean differences to the innate attraction to music most of us are born with. Definitely a work of creative non-fiction, whether you are a true lover of music and its history or not, “Song of Fire” was what I call a beautiful work, and revealed aspects of the author’s life. What I particularly appreciated also was the author’s presentation of the sometimes utter normalcy yet special dynamics that gay life and relationships can naturally have. I absolutely have to say this is one of the best books of its type I’ve ever read in my life.
  • Decades (English Edition) on May 17, 2012

    As I’ve experienced before, reading Anne de Gandt’s work, much is spoken, revealed and expressed in a dense, yet poetic way that left me as disquieted and thoughtful as the characters who share their emotions. There are times the narrative reads as literal, contemporary while at others it seems a dream, fantasy, and surreal, yet most of the time it is a mixture of all those things so that you wonder what is real and what imagined? Elements of loneliness, pleasures that are simple and others complex, the desire for love and acceptance even after the knowledge and belief that one is soiled with past ugliness and indiscretion, the vulnerability that love inherently presents in us. Remembering this was a translated to English story from the author’s native French, reminds me of the different way people use a language, and is important for all readers to expect and understand. A native English speaker might have written the story differently, used other words in descriptions and ideas, but then it wouldn’t have the unique style that is Anne de Gandt. I did find the paragraph structure a little problematic however; as many are extremely long and with the subject matter and imagery. I felt simplifying them would have been more effective, but wording and phrases were so often undeniably beautiful, “I don’t want to lose you. I want the disorder of happy horses to spread its euphoria through the infinite lips of joy, the bridges to keep swaying in the light, the sun to extend its rays of glory on our mingled skins.” Lyrical, exotic, full of imagery that intrigues, Decades still conveys the dark poignancy of attraction, failure and fulfillment. ”