Monday, June 27, 2011

Take the Lead is here

Dear readers and friends,
My fourth novel, Take the Lead, is being released today. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my newest character, Boston college writing professor Gabriel Galan as he tries to balance his dating life and caring for his father in Fort Lauderdale where he struggles with Parkinson's. Like my other books, it's a fun, light-hearted read about friendships and familia with a Boston/South Florida backdrop.

I will do some readings and signings later in the summer and early fall. Please visit this link to see where I'll be.

Below is a description of the book is available on amazon as a paperback and on amazon's Kindle device (which is how a lot of you seem to be accessing the book)and most book stores. If you're in Provincetown, please visit Now Voyager Books where there are copies; in Boston, consider Calamus Books near South Station. It's also available at Barnes and Noble. If a particular store doesn't have the book in stock yet, just request it from the clerk.

Can Gabriel navigate the challenges of a new crush and an ailing parent?

Popular college professor Gabriel Galan has a job he adores in Boston, a hot young lover, and a buddy who goes along on pub crawls and Star Trek nights alike. But Gabriel wants more.

When Gabriel's stubbornly independent father needs help managing his Parkinson's disease, Gabriel takes on more than he bargained for, and his smooth-cruising life is about to take a sharp turn as he teeters on the edge of a new crush on Adam, his father's physical therapy dance class instructor.

Gabriel has always yearned for a co-pilot on his journey through life, but first he needs to take the lead and navigate the troubled waters of his own heart.


The book was inspired by a real dance class for people with Parkinson’s which I wrote
an article about for The Boston Globe two years ago. The classes are ongoing and continue to be held at the Jewish Family and Children's Services in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow this link to learn more about the class and other support groups for people with Parkinson's and their families.


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2011 appearances will be added as they are coordinated for summer and fall.

9-10:30 a.m. June 17, 2011: National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference, Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida. Panelist on "Getting Your Story Between the Covers" workshop.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2011: Outwrite Books and Coffee Shop, 991 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA.

Aug. 26-28, 2011: National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Conference, Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sept.23,2011: Calamus Books, 92 South St. B, Boston, MA

7 p.m. Oct. 4, 2011: South End branch of Boston Public Library, 685 Tremont St., Boston. This is part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.