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The Publishing Triangle is proud to support the publication of our members' books by providing the membership benefit of announcement in our newsletter and on our web site. Here is a list of new publications by our members over the past year, in order of most recent first. If you are a Publishing Triangle member and wish to tell everyone about your new publication, see the template and regulations below.


Michael Bronski
A Queer History of the United States for Young People
Beacon Press
June 2019 * ISBN-13: 978-0807056127 *  $18.95
Using letters, drawings, photographs poems and speeches to create engrossing narratives Queer History of the United States for Young People explores how LGBT people - including Charlotte Cushman, Bayard Rustin, Pauli Murray, Silvia Rivera and Harvey Milk - have been integral to shaping American history during the last 400 years. More than 60 illustrations and photos.

Bruce K Beck 
Audacity Books 
April 2019 * 978-1-7329475-1-1 (ebook), also available in paperback and hardcover THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY explores the lives of two boys born the same day in 1950 in a small city in the South. The white boy has family wealth to make almost everything easier. The black boy faces all the challenges of race and sexuality without that cushion. Can they make it, together? 

Aaron Hamburger
Nirvana Is Here Three Rooms Press
May 2019 * ISBN 9781941110775 * $16 
When his ex-husband is accused of sexual harassment in the #metoo era, history professor Ari Silverman is forced to confront long-buried trauma from his childhood, where he and his high school crush bonded over the raw emotion of Kurt Cobain's lyrics in the segregated suburbs of 1990s Detroit. 

Joy Ladin 
The Soul of A Stranger: Reading Torah from A Transgender Perspective 
Brandeis University Press 
November 2018 * ISBN-13: 978-1512602937
Joy Ladin explores fundamental questions about how religious texts, traditions, and the understanding of God can be enriched by transgender perspectives, and how the Torah and trans lives can illuminate one another. Her creative, evocative readings transform our understanding of the Torah's portrayals of God, humanity, and relationships between them. 

Lesléa Newman 
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story 
February 2019 * 978-14197-2747-4 * $17.99 In the early 1900's, nine-year-old Gittel and her mother are leaving Europe for America. But the health inspector says Gittel's mother is too sick to travel so Gittel must make the journey alone. How can she cross an entire ocean and start a new life all on her own?

Alice Bloch
Mother-Daughter Banquet: A Memoir 
Minerva Rising Press 
February 2019 * ISBN: 978-0-9990254-8-2 * $15 
Diving deep into her specific memories of growing up as a Jewish lesbian in mid-twentieth-century Ohio, Alice Bloch reaches for universal truths about the mother-daughter bond. This compelling memoir untangles the knot of memory and finds the thread of love and reconciliation.


Carlos T Mock, MD
The corner Queen -- La Loca de La Esquina:  A Romance and A revolution
Floricanto Press
July 2018 * ISBN-10: 1723316032 * ISBN-13: 978-1723316036 * 19.95
In 1950 The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party organized a series of uprisings that took place in various Puerto Rican cities on October 30th. The uprisings were suppressed by strong ground and air military force. For most Americans, these events are unknown. For most Puerto Ricans, they are but another blood stain on our path to nationhood. ‘The Corner Queen -- La Loca de la Esquina: A Romance and a Revolution’ narrates the events preceding the revolt -- from March to November of 1950 -- from the point of view of a drag queen who innocently gets involved with Julio, a student revolutionary

BL Wilson
Waiting For The Good; Already had the bad
Patchwork Bluez Press
November  2018 * ASIN: 172884214X * $13.99
Can Annabelle deal with the personalities in her home? Can Annabelle teach Ellison how to live with a disability? Will the attraction between Ellison & Annabelle come to fruition? Find out in #LezRom#

Charlie Bondhus
Divining Bones
Sundress Publications
September 2018 * 978-1939675743/$14
Boys become crones; baked bread becomes a baby; electricity turns out to be Jesus; a first grade class stages Oedipus Rex. At the center of it all stands Baba Yaga, the child-eating forest witch and earth goddess of Russian folklore. Under her tutelage, Charlie Bondhus uses the occult and the magickal to explore the fluidity of age, gender, and self-perception in this radical and playful book.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe

The Evolution of Love, a novel
Rare Bird Books
May 2018 * ISBN 13: 9781945572838  * $16.95
The Evolution of Love features a tribe of survivors-including a couple of feral
kids, a bonobo researcher, and several activists-who build community in the wake
of a devastating earthquake in the Bay Area.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Lava Falls, stories
University of Wisconsin Press
August 2018
The award-winning stories in Lava Falls feature a cast of queer characters who live
at the intersection of wilderness, family, and survival. They address our particular
moment in human history when so much is failing us and people are scrabbling for
 ways to believe in ourselves and our world.

Patrick E. Horrigan
Pennsylvania Station
Lethe Press
April 2018 * 978-1590216361 * $15
While fighting to save New York's grand old Penn Station from being demolished,
a cultured, middle-aged architect falls hard for a vibrant but immature gay activist
in this psychologically penetrating novel set against the backdrop of the mid-twentieth-century
Civil Rights Movement and the burgeoning Historic Preservation Movement.


Michael Lassell
Disney's THE LION KING: Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World
Disney Editions
November 2017 * ISBN-13: 978-1484773765 * $50.00

This is a backstage look at the making of the most successful entertainment phenomenon in history, the stage musical version of THE LION KING-from the first idea for a film in 1989 and the musicalizing of the 1994 animated feature to the Africanized theatrical version, only the third musical ever to have a 20-year consecutive initial run on Broadway. Since it opened in 1997, THE LION KING has earned $7 billion and played to 90 million people in 19 countries. Lots of pictures, of course, of the Broadway and international productions.

Olympus Nights on the Square (Book 2 of the Juliana Series)
Sans Merci Press.  
October 2017 * ISBN: 9780999099506 * $14.95
What if your love was illegal? What would you do? It's 1945. Juliana wants to be a star and she has the singing voice to do it. Alice (Al) is determined to make Juliana into the star she wants to be. The worst thing that could happen to Juliana is to be discovered as gay. The worst thing that could happen to Al is to lose Juliana. Al must guard their secret at all costs.Will the gossip columnists and the new laws destroy them?

Chip Livingston
Owls Don't Have to Mean Death
October 2017 * 1590216393 * $15.00
Owls Don't Have to Mean Death features a college student struggling to piece together gay life with his Creek Indian heritage and learning what it means to love his HIV-positive boyfriend. The novel dramatizes the many unexpected ways that culture influences us even as we make our own claims on the world.


Susan Hawthorne
Dark Matters: A Novel
Spinifex Press, distributed by IPG
October 2017 * ISBN 97819255581089 * $24.95

In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is imprisoned, beaten, kept awake and tortured. She has no idea what has happened to her partner, Mercedes. The uncertainty plagues her. It is as if she has no history. This dark story uncovers the hidden histories of organized violence against lesbians.

Tom Eubanks
Ghosts of St. Vincent's
Tomus Publishing
May, 2017 * ISBN: 978-0-69-284642-5 * Paperback $12.99, Kindle $9.99

With honesty, humor, and flights of historical fancy, Ghosts of St. Vincent's tells the story of Greenwich Village's famed hospital through the eyes of a man who spent a winter on its 7th floor AIDS ward and survived just in time for the drug "cocktail" that saved so many lives. Featuring appearances by indomitable icons, from Edna St. Vincent Millay to Robert Mapplethorpe.

Michael Schreiber

One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin
Bruno Gmünder
November 2016 * ISBN: 959850182 * $59.99
One-Man Show, a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book, explores the extraordinary life and art of the legendary painter Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) through richly illustrated, no-holds-barred conversations with the artist. “Perlin's life serves as an inspiration of sexual bravery and as an art and social history lesson of the times."  --The Advocate
Lee Lynch
Rainbow Gap
Bold Strokes Books Victory Edition
December 2016 * ISBN: 978-1-62639-799-6 51895 * $19.95 paper/$9.99 ebook
Jaudon Vicker and Berry Garland grow up in mid-century backcountry Central Florida. Berry protects boyish Jaudon from bullies, Jaudon gives the abandoned Berry roots. Nothing will part them, not Berry’s quest for her spiritual path, not Jaudon’s ambition for her family's business; not Vietnam, feminism, bullying - or other women.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe
A Thin Bright Line

University of Wisconsin Press
October 2016 * 978-0-299-30930-5 * $26.95
Based on the true story of the author's aunt and namesake, A Thin Bright Line is a queer American love story with Cold War complications. A remarkable woman rises above the restraints of her time.

Joe Cosentino
Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out (the third Cozzi Cove novel)
NineStar Press
January 23, 2017

Sexy Cal Cozzi's seven bungalows at a gay resort on the New Jersey shore are once again open for love. What secrets, humor, tragedies, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold in this magical place called Cozzi Cove?

Bev Jafek

The Sacred Beasts
Bedazzled Ink Books
October 2016 * ISBN-10 1943837465 * $13.47 (paperback)
The novel is the story of expatriate American gay woman in their travels from Argentinian Patagonia to and throughout Spain, climaxing in their active participation in a revolution in Barcelona and the creation of a new conception of liberated women: sacred beasts. Twelve excerpts from it have been published, and the author is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford whose work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories.

Sarah Sarai
Geographies of Soul and Taffeta
Indolent Books
April 2016 * ISBN-10: 194502304X * ISBN-13: 978-1945023040 *  $11.95
The poems in this collection have been called “little transgressions,” “fiercely reflective and very much alive,” “strong and beautiful work.” References abound, including the Isley Brothers, Borges, the Minnesota Multiple Personality Index.

Juliana (Vol 1: 1941-1944)
Booktrope Editions
February 2016 * Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5137-0221-6  Price: 20.95 * e-book ISBN:  9781513702636  * $3.99
Alice (Al) Huffman and her childhood friends come from the potato fields of Long Island to make it on the Broadway stage.  Al meets Juliana, a glamorous nightclub singer, and is instantly drawn to her. Through Juliana, Al gets pulled into a secret gay world of men who wear hula skirts and frilly bathrobes and women who dress in business suits and smoke cigars.

Paul Johan Karlsen
The Stormwater Drains in Canberra
Krutt and Plutt Press
December 2015 * ISBN 9780996927208 * $17.95
"A frank, funny, immensely winning novel about a 'sex pioneer' exploring the hinterlands of desire." – Kirkus Reviews (starred review and March 2016 Indie Books of the Month Selection)


Julie R. Enszer
Lilith’s Demons
A Midsummer Night’s Press
December 2015 * ISBN 978-1-938334-17-7 * $14.95
Recast as a contemporary embattled woman, Enszer’s Lilith is fiercely independent and determined as well as vulnerable, exposed. Her demons bemoan their obligation to kill, carrying the weight of such actions every minute, every hour of their time on earth. No longer dependent on God or man, Lilith and her demons convey a contemporary feminist cosmology.

BL Wilson

Bayou Bounty, no matter the twists and turns, the trail always leads to the heart
Patchwork Bluez Press
October 2015 * 978-1518675683 * $12.99
Want to spend the day in the swamps of Louisiana hunting for an escaped killer with a female bounty hunter from the city and her all male team? Then you’ll love reading my new romantic thriller.


Lesléa Newman
My Name Is Aviva
Kar-Ben Books
October 2015 * 978-1-4677-2654-2 * $17.99
When Aviva is called “Amoeba”  and “Viva La France” by her classmates, she changes her name to Emily. Her parents go along with her decision, but when “Emily” learns the history and significance of her name, she reconsiders. “…characteristically emphatic, soulful, and wise.” — Publishers Weekly. Winner of the 2015 Sugarman Famly Jewish Children’s Book Award.


Lesléa Newman
Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed
Candlewick Press
October 2015 * 978-0-7636-6555-5  * $16.99
Moshe Cotel is a composer. One day he finds a stray kitten, takes her home and promises that they will “make beautiful music together.” And they do! One day Ketzel walks down Mr. Cotel’s keyboard, he writes down what he hears, and the rest is history. Based on a true story. “Truly the cat’s meow.”—Kirkus Reviews  “An absolute charmer.” — Booklist (starred review). A Junior Library Guild Selection.


Kate Walter
Looking for a Kiss: A Chronicle of Downtown Heartbreak and Healing
Heliotrope Books * June 2015 * 978-1-942762-02-7
In her debut memoir, journalist Kate Walter explores her recovery from the  sudden breakup of her long lesbian relationship. Set in Greenwich Village, a brave gay woman loses love but finds herself.

Patrick E. Horrigan
Portraits at an Exhibition
Lethe Press * May 2015 * 978-1-59021-477-0 / $18
Afraid he may have contracted HIV the night before during an anonymous sexual encounter, Robin winds his way through the rooms of an art exhibition, studying the portraits of people from faraway places and times, looking for clues in the lives of others to the mystery of his own discontent.


Michael Derison       
American Dream: a novel
Boylston Press
April  2015 * ISBN: 978-1505520668 * $12.05/ $4.99
America teeters on anarchy as high-level subversives conspire to exploit a new doomsday weapon in Derison’s international techno-thriller. [T]here’s also a daring, well-executed subplot that  explores two young characters’ same-sex romantic feelings, and the story becomes particularly  poignant when they take center stage… intriguing characters.—Kirkus Reviews

Lesléa Newman
I Carry My Mother
Headmistress Press  * January, 2015 * 978-0692277058/ $10.00
I Carry My Mother is a book-length cycle of poems that explores a daughter's journey through her mother's illness and death. From diagnosis through yahrtzeit (one-year anniversary), the narrator grapples with what it means to lose a mother. Will resonant with all who have lost a loved one.

Lesléa Newman
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
September 2014 * 978-1-4197-1185-5  $18.95
Here Is the World is a joyful celebration of the Jewish holidays that take place in a calendar year. A family celebrates the birth of a daughter and then shares with her all the joy of the year: eating apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah, lighting the menorah for Chanukah, planting a tree for Tu B’Shevat, etc. The book concludes with an explanation for each holiday, as well as a recipe or craft for each one as well.


Joe Jiménez
The Possibilities of Mud
Kórima Press
August 2014 * 978-0-9889673-7-3 *  $15.00
The Possibilities of Mud roots down in the Texas Gulf. These poems touch the world not to take from it but to know it, to belong to it more fully. Jiménez renders the violent end to a long relationship, and makes notations for a praise song, prayers toward how to go on.


Jesús Alonzo
Jotos del Barrio
Kórima Press
August 2014 * 978-0692218921 * $15.00
Jotos del Barrio is a play presented as a collection of poems, monologues, and vignettes that takes the audience into the lives of young Latino, Chicano, Tejano, Mexicano, and Mexican-American gay men as they discover the joys and trials of their multiple identities.


Maya Chinchilla
The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética
Kórima Press
June 2014 * 978-0988967380 * $15.00
The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética makes visible Central American-Guatemalan diaspora and disentangles myths from mayhem of civil wars, urban wars, and wars raging in young hearts, while honoring Central American feministas, Long Beach roqueras, families divided by war, lovers separated by borders, and celebrates the pleasure and heartbreak of femmes, machas, y mariconadas.


Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano
Amorcito Maricón
Kórima Press
April 2014 * 978-0-9889673-5-9 * $15.00
A collection of poems exploring queer Xicano desires, literal and mythical homeland(s), and brown bodies in perpetually active displacement. Sitting at the intersectional multiplicities of reminisced childhood pop culture, coquettishly amorphous Xicanidad, and defiantly claimed Mexicanidad, Amorcito Maricón basks in the inherent politic, inevitable heartbreak, and inescapable draw of brown on brown desire.


Adelina Anthony
The Beast of Times
Kórima Press
March 2014 * 978-0-9889673-6-6 * $15.00
The Beast of Times is a queer political allegory exploring the contradictions and pains of coming to political consciousness in a world where environmental and ethnic diversity are fast diminishing. The play, in which radicalized animals put humans on trial, exposes human love of greed and greed for love.


Carlos T. Mock
Floricanto Press
June 2014 * ISBN 978-1499582642 * $12.95

Historias is Carlos T. Mock's latest musings on his past seen through his imagination. A set of short stories ranging from childhood jokes to life-and-death situations. 


S. Renée Bess
The Rules
Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC
April 2014 * ISBN: 978-1-61929-156-0 * paperback $16.95; 978-1-61929-157-7  * eBook $9.99
Blackmail, missing persons, and hidden identities link lives that otherwise would be unconnected. One woman's desire to reach out to a kindred spirit, another's bitter awareness of class differences, misguided ardor, and greed are the threads that entwine themselves around a multiracial cast of characters.


The Day Rider and Other Stories
J. E. Robinson
Gival Press
October 2013 * ISBN 9781928589877 * $14.64 paperback

Characters "pass" unconventionally, appearing as one race and acculturating as another, as one sexual orientation and moving conveniently into another as affections and conventions dictate, and from morality to immorality, from the oppressed and disadvantaged to being the oppressor and the privileged.


Nets of Wonder

Robert Heylmun
July 2013 * ISBN 9781484826041 * $15.88 paperback, $1.99 Kindle

"Portraying this testy romance, Heylmun paints a vivid panorama of day life in the late '60s and early '70s: flamboyant drag queens, bitchy gossip, anonymous bathhouse trysts, preening and predation in New Orlenas gay bars--as well as plenty of ordinary men looking for love beyond one-night stands." --Kirkus Indy


Ralph G. McFadden
Into the Next Chamber - A Journey Worth Considering
January 2013 ISBN * 13: 978-1480145665 * $12.50
The living Nautilus is fascinating! This sea creature continues on its life journey by moving always into a new  chamber. Our life existence is in moving ahead.  If we do not build a new chamber we become fatally locked in that "secure cocoon." This book features experiences of moving ahead.

Alex Alvarez
The One: A Gay Fable
May 2013 * ISBN: 978-1-4817-4089-0 *  $27.99

Vincent sat on the low stone seawall feeling light and content and nothing more.
 If he tried to picture something more, then he would see a world of sorrow and
doubt. There was none of that here. The view was everything. From here he could
only move on, to some kind of summit, a climax coming his way.

Linda Bunker

Your Story Matters (Tell It)
May 2013 * ISBN 148418-6419 * $11.98

In 1958 a girl of 16 met a woman of 24. Against all odds and self-inflicted restraints,
they selfishly allowed themselves to fall passionately in love. Fifty-five years
 later they find themselves still hiding this "secret" love. Now, it is time to
come "out of the closet." This autobiographical debut novel details Linda's life
 with family, friends and lover assimilating into mainstream while in actuality
living in a cocoon. Each chapter begins with a lesson in history, from the American
Psychiatric Association adding homosexuality to their list of mental disorders to
President Eisenhower's executive order against homosexuality.

V T Davy

Black Art
Liberation Publishing
November 2012 * ISBN: 978-0957408807 * $12.99

"Davy's neonoir mystery follows a transgendered (female to male) man investigating the disappearance of a famous actress' grandmother during World War II... It's rare to find a novel... with such a fully fleshed-out, distinctive protagonist at the center... An extremely satisfying read, as thrilling as it is humane" --Kirkus Reviews

Thelbert Dewain Belgard

The Dreamers of Ourdh
Great Way Publications
May 2012 * ISBN: 978-1475269291 * Paper $9.95/Kindle $2.99 on Amazon.Com

Unconditional love, undying loyalty, and insatiable lust bind two young princes together in a quest to discover who the Dreamers are and what they're up to.  Sizzling hot romance, mind-bending philosophy, and the triumph of hope in the face of death.

Jeffrey Sharlach
Running in Bed

Two Harbors Press
May 2012 * ISBN: 9781937293482 * 

In what Kirkus calls a “vibrant, accomplished debut” a young gay NYC ad exec finds himself and love in the post-Stonewall era of 1970’s Greenwich Village and Fire Island.  “The author does a masterful job of portraying love and loss in a fast-moving and engaging story that will linger with the reader long after the final page is turned.” (Publishers Weekly)

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