Coming June 3rd
from Dreamspinner Press
Jeff Irwin is short, timid, and studious. A bit of a social outcast, he lives quietly in the shadows of the popular kids at his school, his life ruled by his ever-present fear of rejection or failure. Enter high school football hero Brett Willson and the chance for Jeff to embark upon the challenge of educating the world’s dumbest jock. But what develops between Brett and Jeff proves far more challenging than any tutoring session. In 1983, rural Michigan isn’t ready to embrace love between two men, never mind two teenage boys. If they’re going to make a go of it, Jeff will have to come out of his shell—and Brett will have to prove he’s more than just a dumb jock.
Release Date: June, 2013
Forty percent of America's homeless youth are LGBT teens. Rejected and abandoned by their families, churches, and loved ones, they are our throwaway kids. This anthology is an act of love, an attempt to cast light upon these precious angels who've been forgotten by the rest of society. All participating authors have donated their time and talent, and 100% of the royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to GLBT Youth Charities. Lost and Found was professionally and meticulously edited by Kris Jacen, and the stellar cast of authors include: Michele L. Montgomery, Tabatha Heart, Tom Webb,Jeff Erno, DC Juris, Freddy MacKay, Dakota Chase,Doug Starr, Wt Prater, Diane Adams and Caitlin Ricci.
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Jacob Stevens is a high school freshman facing an onslaught of constant bullying. When the unthinkable happens and he falls victim to a cruel prank, he and a small circle of friends band together to form a Losers’ Club. By embracing the name their tormentors have assigned them, they reclaim their power and try to fight back. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jacob finds the strength he needs to stand up for himself and his friends, a group of losers like himself.
Harmony Ink Press
Wesley Harris is sixteen and openly gay, at least to his family and friends. Often bullied at school, he's shy and reserved. Wesley has a penchant for designing T-shirts, and he's a gifted artist. When Brad Johnson, one of the school's most admired jocks, moves in next door, the two boys begin to develop a friendship. It begins when they see each other through their bedroom windows and start exchanging notes with each other. Brad has a notebook upon which he writes messages which he holds up for Wesley to read, Wesley returns the gesture. This unique manner of communication leads them into a genuine friendship in which Brad confides in Wesley the issues with which he's struggling. His parents are divorcing, his girlfriend is cheating on him, and his father is critical of everything he does. Most significantly, Brad confesses to Wesley that he thinks he might be bisexual.
Another Dumb Jock
Best Young Adult/Coming of Age
True Colorz YA
Jeff Erno launched True Colorz in an effort to promote Young Adult LGBTQ literature. The website features a catalog of over 450 titles plus info about authors, publishers, anti-bullying resources, and more!