I like to curl up on a rainy day with a good book or short story. It’s nice to escape to other worlds or see this one through the eyes of interesting characters who find themselves in frightening or intriguing situations. Visiting other parts of the real world can be a great pastime as well. I’ve never been to England, but I kind of know the language—and the slang, vernacular, colloquialisms and the like. Some of them can be very entertaining—in a story set in England or if used by characters from locations where the variations are known to be common. For example mate as buddy or friend is common to England, Scotland and even Australia. So used in context with these places and/or people, “He was my best mate at school” makes sense and it adds to the realism of the story.
I am a new author of gay fiction.
Born in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, I was raised in Toronto.
While growing up gay is always a challenge, it was considerably challenging growing up gay in the 1960s and 1970s. Living in a larger urban centre certainly had its advantages back then, but there has been a lot of change in the past 40 years. Continue reading