- Finding Peace.....p2
- Gay Pride 2004 NYC.....p3
- Someone You
- Interview #2 of writer/publisher Warren Ockrassa.....p6
- Ineeda Willingbottom in Episode IV,
"The Wedding Rehearsal from Hell".....p7
- short story, "The
Driving Test" .....p8
- short story, "A
Mother Betrayed" .....p9
- Brothers/Others in
- Ice Sculptures .....p10
- Kings & Queens.....p10
Lori L. Lake
- Gay Spirituality.....p13
- An editorial:
- An editorial:
Dealing with Criticism.....p15
- The conclusion of
the serialized novel, The Children
of Om, Part III TRANSFORMATION.....p17
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In the news, The Independent Gay
Writer now has two editors besides myself, Betty Conley and John
Charles, and what a help it has been to say, "here, please edit this,"
leaving me with the simple task of converting a nicely edited file into
html. Betty has been editing writers and up-and-coming writers for well
over a year—if not longer—and so it was natural to glady accept her
help when she offered to edit the reviews and articles, here. John
Charles joined us last month—officially—but he has been editing all
Also The Independent
Gay Writer is the recipient of the 2004 Stonewall Society Online
Literary Award, which I gladly share with everyone who has
contributed to this newsletter. Recipients of other awards from
Stonewall society include frequent contributor and writer, Lori L.
Lake: Entertainment Award for Stepping
Out: Short Stories, the Favorite Author Award, and the Favorite
Short Story (in Stepping Out).
Mark Kendrick is the recipient of the 2004 Imagination Award for his
book Stealing Some Time: World
Without You, and Ronald L. Donaghe for Favorite Literary Work, Common Sons.
Welcome to a new writer...
Dancing in the Arms of Orion
by Stephen R. Moore
iUniverse (June 3, 2004)
A welcome addition to the
world of Gay love!
An excellent first effort. A welcome addition to the Gay
genre. Daniel and Phillip will quickly become your new
friends. The story line does leave you wondering just what is
going to happen next, which makes you not to want to put the book down
till you have finished. This is a good thing to come from
any author, let alone to be able to accomplish it in a first
novel. Some of the characters are a bit 'hazy' and could be
fleshed out more. I did find it a bit 'sweet' at times. The
perfection level that Daniel seems to have reached as a son and an
older brother would make any parent want to have a dozen just like
him. One just wants to HUG him every time he comes along!
This is an intriguing tale of young Gay love with just a few of the
pitfalls that are met on the way to acceptance of one's self and by
others. If you are an avid reader of this genre, this is a must
have selection and will be a great addition to your library. It
also would make a good gift for someone struggling with their own
identity in this area. You WILL read it more than once. Dancing in the Arms of Orion could
well be the new Gay 'Feel Good' book of the Summer. And that's a
I look forward to Stephen's next effort. The production value,
here, could use some help but in no way detracts from the finished
product. I do hope we see more of Daniel, Phillip and the gang
from Whalers Cove!