Halloween H20 + CiSO4 = CuSO4*Too Many Bad Halloween Sequels
Posted on October 12, 2009
Ah, there’s nothing quite like Halloween season, a time when most wimpy people I know actually stop complaining when I pull a horror movie out to watch. Now, mind you, I only bring out the best discs when I have company; “The Howling 2”, “Dracula 3000”, “Jaws: The Revenge”, “Amityville 3”, “I Still Know Who You Did Last Summer”…
The list goes on and those films combined with my love of the fall season equals perfect writing weather, especially when spinning a yarn about Ralph’s Hong Kong grandmother. Or, as the case may be, a not-so-fictional account about his grandmother.
So, that being said, I have two announcements to share. The first is that the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association ran a review of “A Funny Thing…” and “Andy Stevenson Vs…” for their fall newsletter. Both books were well-received and the second review ended with the following:
“Both books in this series are strongly recommended for all public and academic libraries. They are acceptable for high school libraries also…”
I couldn’t ask for a better endorsement than that. My sincere thanx to Hieu for loaning the books to John and to John for taking an interest in them, plus writing the reviews. Anybody who’d like to take a look at the online newsletter or full reviews can find it/them here (the reviews of my books are on pages 11 and 12). (Editor’s Note: Well, it used to be there. Not sure what happened to it.)
My second announcement is that my mentor and friend, Dr. Milton Ford, published his latest book titled “Playing It Straight (Gay Men and Heterosexual Marriage)”. The book examines “common themes that emerge from interviews with men from many areas of the United States who are gay, or predominantly gay, and who married women. In face-to-face taped interviews, the men talk about the way they see themselves now, what their childhood and teen years were like, their experiences leading up to marriage, what the marriages were like, and how those marriages are continuing or how they ended.”
I’ve read the book and the stories are fascinating, heartbreaking, ironic…all over the spectrum. I highly recommend it.
For more information about the book or Dr. Ford, please check it out on Amazon.
Until next time, pull out a copy of “Elvira’s Haunted Hills”, lay back with your own pillows and enjoy the jiggles and giggles of the Halloween season.
Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the recently re-published novella Falling Awake, its sequel, Falling Awake II: Revenant and Falling Awake III: Requiem.