RELEASING IN THE NEXT 24: FINDING LOVE

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On the right hand side of this blog post, you’ll see the cover and the GoodReads link to the charity anthology, FINDING LOVE! The five of us got together early on in December to make this happen– and all the proceeds go to The Trevor Project, which makes it an even better investment as each book sold helps out our LGBTQ youth. (As if five stories by five amazing writers wasn’t enough? Hahaha! 🙂 Seriously, publishing alongside these lovely ladies is ENOUGH for this author!!!)

As the author of one of these stories, I feel an immense amount of pride– one of the central themes of the stories– to be involved in such a wonderful cause. My story deals with loss of identity, a history of love deemed inappropriate rewritten. Yet even in this day and time, people are being, if you will, rewritten to fit in to society’s ideals. Ever-present in the media, our LGBT culture is being called unnatural, unhealthy, un-whatever they decide today, up to and including evil. For children and adults alike, this is damaging. I’m a gay woman and it took me travelling to the other side of the country to be able to be me and be me freely. Texas and my family’s Southern Baptist beliefs don’t allow for a lesbian to be left in peace. Hell, I remember a comment my uncle made a couple of years ago about one of my male cousins wearing a purple shirt. Apparently, purple is a “homo color” to him.

Yeah. That’s just one of the things I’d like for our youth to not have to face, and daily, organizations like The Trevor Project, It Gets Better, To Write Love On Her Arms, and many more; they fight to keep our youth alive. They fight to keep them filled with hope and dreams of a better tomorrow. Please… even if you don’t buy a book, donate. Donate what you can– your time, your money, your love and support… and help the youth of today FIND LOVE!

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Author: M. LeAnne Phoenix

M. LeAnne Phoenix would tell you that the worst time of her life was the two years that she attempted to take off from writing. If you asked her to explain exactly why she did such a thing, you would most likely get the mad attempt to arch an eyebrow like her dad and then a shake of the head as she told you it was unlucky to speak of such things. Suffice it to say, it will never happen again! Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas in the mid-1970's, Ms. Phoenix was young and wild (and even free!) during the crazy wondrous decade known as the 1980's and the even crazier but now grungy decade of the 1990's. Music is second only to the muses that live and breathe to fill her mind with beautiful men, and music always helps them to tell their stories. She is never without her iPod or her computer no matter where she goes, although, she does like to hike and take pictures of the sky and the moon, and even the occasional shot of the sun through the branches of a tree. An avid cat lover, Ms. Phoenix has been owned by many throughout her life, though her current owner is one Gypsy Jo, who really would like for her to step away from the keyboard and pay her some attention! After all, hasn't she earned it? M. LeAnne Phoenix can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mleannephoenix. As this is her first real foray into the professional world of writing, there will be more social media to come.

3 thoughts on “RELEASING IN THE NEXT 24: FINDING LOVE”

  1. I found a tour stop (on Carly’s Book Reviews) for the new Finding Love and it states to follow the blog tour but doesn’t post the stops.
    Do you think you could help me by sending me a link to a posting the the tour stops?

    Thank you so much! I am looking forward to reading the book!

    1. I think that we are setting up the tour as we go. I know that we will be on the Kimi-chan Experience on the 16th and I will post the tour dates as soon as I know them!

      FINDING LOVE is an awesome read and it’s for such a good cause! I hope you like it!

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