GunnShots: Fall 2011

The end of a hot and extremely dry summer brought a number of enjoyable distractions. Richard Stevenson’s latest Don Strachey case shows author and P.I. back in top form, thirty years after their debut. There were second novels from Joseph R.G. DeMarco and Scott Sherman. Jordan Castillo Price and Andrea Speed continued their alternate universe… read more

New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out. However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do…. read more

BookLovers: Valentine's Day

Life Comes for the Normal Teacher Normal Miguel (Cheyenne), with a beautiful cover by fellow romance writer Alex Beecroft, is the story of a year in the life of Miguel Hernández, a young normal school teacher in a small, rural village in Puebla, Mexico. Orrantia tells his story in a simple lyrical style that reveals… read more

GunnShots: Winter 2011

A Roundup of Gay Crime Writing This quarter the column features a masterful prison novel, two murder mysteries that follow unusual narrative patterns, a relatively light-hearted whodunit/romance, a historical mystery, and a supernatural tale. Nine other works worthy of attention receive mention, as do 10 crime films that appeared on DVD during 2010…. read more

'Normal Miguel' by Erik Orrantia

Set in the state of Puebla in southern Mexico, Erik Orrantia’s debut novel, Normal Miguel (Cheyenne), offers a unique experience for English readers: a heart-warming story about a young Mexican teacher in search of his soul in a rural, mostly-indigenous community. 25-year-old Miguel Hernández is openly gay, and even in mostly-liberal Mexico City, he cannot… read more

YA Anthology to Benefit Trevor Project

Nancy Garden, Kathe Koja, & Robin Reardon team up for ‘Awake’ As LGBT teen suicide and bullying dominate the national conversation, the indie house Cheyenne Publishing has organized a young adult anthology to be released in June of 2011, with all net proceeds going to The Trevor Project—the nation’s leading organization dedicated to ending suicide… read more

New in September

September signals the start of the official fall book season, one of the busiest times of the year for publishers and authors alike. Some exciting fiction titles this month include Monique Truong‘s Bitter In the Mouth (Random House)—we interviewed Truong last month—and Yield (Kensington), the exciting debut from Lee Houck. In nonfiction, we’re excited about… read more