And it doesn't stop there. Our pal Jay Hartman at Untreed Reads Publishing has entered Gerry's novel for the 2014 Rainbow Awards hosted by Elisa Rolle, one of the most influential book reviewers in the LGBT community (check out her extensive list of review on her site Reviews and Ramblings). The awards include both fiction and non-fiction including art and photography -- so the competition will be fierce, but we have every confidence our author will make it to the finals! Winners won't be announced until December, so we'll keep you posted as we hear about Gerry's progression (see the official rules and timeline here).
Beneath the Weight of Sadness is obviously worth a read. If you haven't picked it up yet ...
ABOUT THE NOVEL
Truman Engoff, a gay, seventeen-year-old boy, living in an affluent, New Jersey town, Persia, is brutally murdered one early Sunday morning. The murder becomes sensational not only for the fact that Truman is gay, but because the town is peopled with mostly wealthy conservatives who view anomalous lifestyles as a disruption to their strict view of how the world should function. The death of Truman's brief life is told in four separate narratives: his father, mother, the detective investigating the case, and his best friend growing up. All four of these people are devastated by Truman's death, and the story of his death unfolds as the characters tell the story of his life.
For more about the author and his work, check out his personal website and follow him on Twitter.
Posted By Stacy Briscoe @SLBriscoe