Some of you may well know this. Last year I contributed a short story to the Over the Rainbow Anthology. The purpose of this anthology was to donate all the money generated from sales to the victims and their families, of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in June of 2016.
The anthology raised quite a bit of money for the victims, and also helped bring together a community of readers and writers committed to equality for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. The stories were meant to be upbeat and inspirational, and many of them put a smile on the readers face, some brought tears, others made us laugh out loud.
Well, it’s nearly a year later and it seems the anthology has served it’s purpose. Today the authors who contributed were notified that the anthology will no longer be sold, and that their story’s rights were being returned to them.
The story I contributed was entitled His Love Letters. I wont give too much away for those who haven’t yet read it, but I wanted to let readers know that it will be released (probably in July) as a short story published with eXtasy Books. The story focuses on a character named Jordan who discovers his best friend has been in love with him for years.
Prior to learning that Over the Rainbow would no longer be available I had decided to write a short Christmas themed story about Jordan and Lance, because I felt their story just wasn’t quite over yet. I actually turned it in about a week ago. Now, both stories will be released as shorts before the end of this year. They are my first ever stories featuring gay lovers, and certainly won’t be my last. When I have more news about Jordan and Lance I’ll be sure to let you know. For now, I just wanted to express how honoured I was to be apart of the anthology. I met a lot of wonderful authors, and was able to provide some aid to those who needed it in a time of crisis.