My New Adult novel, “Becoming Andy Hunsinger”, is set for re-publication next month ….

Hi, friends and readers:

In late 2014 Prizm Books released my New Adult novel, Becoming Andy Hunsinger. Here’s the book’s summary:

“It’s 1976, and Anita Bryant’s homophobic ‘Save Our Children’ crusade rages through Florida. When Andy Hunsinger, a closeted gay college student, joins in a demonstration protesting Bryant’s appearance in Tallahassee, his straight boy image is shattered when he is ‘outed’ by a TV news reporter. In the months following, Andy discovers just what it means to be openly gay in a society that condemns love between two men and wonders if his friendship with Travis, a devout Christian who’s fighting his own sexual urges, can develop into something deeper.”

Sadly, Prizm Books went out of business in late 2016, and Becoming Andy Hunsinger was no longer available for purchase. But since I retained the rights to the book, I was able to sell publication rights to NineStar Press, a very fine house that I am really enjoying working with.

Now a new edition of  Becoming Andy Hunsinger will be re-published next month. The book went through a thorough re-editing process, and though the guts of the book are the same, it’s a much better product than the original. I also like the new cover, which you see in this post.

Share

Four nights at my fishing camp at the Chassahowitzka River. What could be better?

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s hot this time of year in Florida. But this past Friday I drove northward with all my gear to spend four nights at my fishing camp on the Chassahowitzka River, right where the river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. I spent four days harvesting scallops, fishing and doing a bit of drinking. 😉

As a native of west central Florida, I love these sorts of activities. I’m a coastal boy and always have been. When I spent four years in Gainesville at the University of Florida, and then another three in Tallahassee attending FSU law school, I missed the coast terribly. As soon as I finished school I moved back to Pinellas County so I could be near Tampa Bay and the Gulf.

I saw some beautiful sunsets these past four days, and shared some wonderful meals with friends. I snorkeled in crystal clear Gulf waters to harvest scallops. Those are the types of experiences that make me love life.

Share