I guess you could say I’m a Noo Yawk kinda gal. So why, you might ask, have I been living down here in Southwest Florida, or as we like to call it, Hurricane Central, since September of 2000? Granted it doesn’t have the Yankees or the Mets, the Rangers or the Islanders. And granted you won’t find Broadway or Carnegie Hall, Central Park or Greenwich Village down here either. What it does have, however, are three big plusses. One, it’s warm (big surprise there). Two, there’s no snow. (again, big surprise.) And Three, I have time to write. I guess you could also say that I’m a hopeful romantic; if you see my name on a story, it will have a happy ending. I’ve been writing since 3nd grade, (fortunately, none of that survived) and was on the staff of my high school magazine. In college, my English 101 professor would read my essays aloud, which tickled me no end. On and off throughout the years, I continued to write, and most of those snippets, ficlets, and what-have-you did survive. One of them became the premise for a short sci-fi story, which I consider one of my most inventive. It was with the arrival of our second computer in ‘96 (the first was a total disaster; it just sat, intimidating the entire family.) and the discovery of copy and paste, which is truly a wonderful thing, that my writing once again took off. My signature line, a quote by Ernest Hemingway, says it all: Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it. So yeah. They’ll have to pry my cold, dead fingers off my keyboard.

Friends and Lovers
by Tinnean
Price: $17.95
Paperback: 200 pages
ISBN: 978-1-935509-07-3

Tom Hansom had always been gay. Oh, he liked women well enough. As the saying went, they were some of his best friends. But guys? Oh yeah, they really rang his chimes. Jack Sweet, on the other hand, had never doubted he was straight. He loved women in all their many varieties, even going so far as to marry, not once but twice.

In spite of their diverse sexual orientations, in spite of time and distance, the two men were best friends. Now, that friendship will be tested, as Tom makes a request, and Jack seriously considers it.