Saga in six parts describing the lives of two gay men surviving the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Era of the 1930s-40s. Research, along with the comments from an oral history project were the inspirations for this tale spanning several decades in the US.
Jack Woolery's life was safe and secure. He was attending high school, and he had no intention of coming out to his parents or best friend, Jimmy. Then Tracy Craft moves in across the street and changes his plans. Tracy, a new student and an aspiring ballet dancer, is strong and confident. He challenges Jack to reevaluate his life. Can Jack become friends with an openly gay boy and yet maintain the secret life he trusts?
For as long as he can remember, Ronnie Nolan has loved superheroes. He’s inspired by their feats of heroism, and still has a sense of awe every time he sees one spring into action. After a violent event awakens abilities in Ronnie, he’s given the opportunity to join the Syndicate of Heroes, the organization he has always admired.
Taran Webber grew up superhero royalty, and saving the world is in his DNA. He strives every day to be stronger, faster, and better than before. He’s committed to the cause at the expense of having a life, but at what cost?
Grant is a man new to his work and to the East Coast of the United States. He has been given every opportunity and chance, and has capitalized on that as he starts his new life. Troy has lost almost everything, and his life over the last sixteen months has been nothing but a struggle.
A burned journal sends them on a collision course.
This is their story.
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What if you hated yourself for being gay? What if you wanted to keep it locked away inside of you forever? Ethan is living the experience of that awful realization and hoping to one day overcome it. But what about a new friend by the name of Drew? If you think it's hard keeping your feelings a secret...imagine what it must be like for someone 'exposed'.
Kevin Thorne's life was pretty straight forward. With a loving mother and an adorable but annoying six year old brother as family, he didn't think he needed anyone else to make it better. But as usual, just when you think you have it all figured out, life throws a curve ball. And Kevin now has to adjust to accommodate a stranger in his family - a stranger who brings sudden change in how he felt about a lot of things in his life.
Fifteen year old Arthur Price just saw his world come crashing down. From his mysterious family troubles, to the tragic sudden death of his single mother, everything Arthur has known is falling apart. However when an unlikely hero takes him in they find they both have a lot to learn before they can escape Arthur’s living nightmare
Both relationships and friendships are tested when a chance encounter with a boy in Scotland leads to the protagonist having to make choices that will have a significant impact on the lives of others. The majority of characters are teenagers who must interact with dysfunctional adults and address contemporary issues that everyone faces in society, including the nuances of a niche-religion and how assumed beliefs can lead to an unexpected result when the characters and timelines eventually collide. This is a story where coming out of the closet isn't as big of a deal as confronting complex relationships and coping in the digital age.
Chance Watson, a gay, Caucasian free lance writer, moves from the drabs of NYC to just outside El Paso, TX, renting one half of a duplex. The day he moves in, he meets his neighbor, seventeen year-old Jonathan Cortez, (JC). The two males have an instant 'like' for each other, and quickly form a close friendship.