Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My New Novel, First Exposure

Tuesdays are the days I showcase my own work on this blog. Today, I’d like to announce that my latest novel, First Exposure, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

This story is loosely based on events I experienced while serving in the US Navy. I became the target of homophobia when I took a second job working in a gay-owned florist.

Straight, married Petty Officer Second Class Skyler Thompson battles homophobia from his navy buddies, the military, and his wife when he takes a job creating flower arrangements at a gay-owned florist. But rather than yield to pressure and quit, he refuses to give up the joy of creating beautiful arrangements, battling homophobia for artistic expression. His dream is to leave the navy and open his own florist shop.

Ezra Dumphy—his shipmates call him Dumpy because of his obesity—is a gay sailor who likes to dress in drag. He is shunned by his shipmates, tragically lonely, and uses drugs to cope with his solitude. What he wants more than anything is someone to share his life with.

Can these two men, opposites in every way, help each other achieve their dreams?

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