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Activist/Author Nathan James on Homosexuality & Writing @ AtBaP December 29, 2008

Filed under: All the Blog's a Page,publicity,Shon Bacon — Shon @ 1:00 am

For the month of DECEMBER, All the Blog’s a Page (AtBaP) is looking at homosexuality and writing, and we have five wonderful writers whomarry the subject into their writings in engaging, page-turning ways!

Last, but definitely not least, we spotlight Nathan James, activist and author of Check Ride, among other great reads.!

About the book: Gilbert Savage is a young, hot pilot for AirEast, a New York City charter airline. When his friend and fellow pilot, Mario Freeman offers him an orientation flight, or “check ride”, in the company’s big new party jet, Gil readily accepts.

A hair-raising near-miss with a light plane on landing brings hidden passions between Gil and Mario to the surface. As they go beyond the mile-high club, the errant light plane pilot schemes to get the young lovers fired. The son of the CEO, the Cessna pilot, has an evil agenda. Will the lovers weather the storm and take their budding relationship to new heights, or will they crash and burn?

For December, I got greedy and asked the panel THREE questions:  How have your works been received by readers of all orientations….In the stories you have written and are planning to write, what ideas and themes do you see reoccurring that shed light on homosexuality….At the end of the day, if there was one thing you wanted your readers to remember in regards to homosexuality, what would that thing be?

In answering the question, How have your works been received by readers of all orientations, James replied, “I have been very well received by the LGBT community, and much to my surprise, I’ve been getting feedback from straight women, as well! I hadn’t expected that, but I have since become aware that there is an interest in gay lit which extends beyond the gay/lesbian community. I have been privileged to participate in discussions and panels during which I’ve learned that the gay/lesbian genre is evolving into something that can stand on its own as a literary art form.”

To read the rest of Nathan James’ responses, head to All the Blog’s a Page! And definitely check out our other guests this month: Monica Nolan, Lee Hayes, Eternity Philops, and J.M. Snyder!

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