Latitudes – A Story of Coming Home


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May 10 – with Katherine Gilraine

May 23 – with Jen Smith

June 3 – guest spot on Disincentive

June 6 – interview with Shannon Shaw

June 15 – interview with Emiliana Erriquez

June 17 – with Amy Manemann

June 19 – review by Nicole Lorenzetti

June 25 – interview with Mia Darien

June 26 – review (5 Stars) with Jessica Nickel

June 29 – review and interview with Teressa Morris

July 3 – guest post on Trinka Polite

July 6 – guest interview with Carolyn Arnold

July 10  with Theresa Stillwagon

July 12 – with Laurie Paranormal

July 19 – radio interview with Janice O’Leary

July 18 – Joey Pinkney

Aug. 8 – Review (5 stars) with Grady Harp

Aug. 9 – Radio interview with Michael Dresser

LATITUDES – A story of one boy overcoming dysfuntion, dislocation and distance…
When Father and Mother, a highflying young American lawyer and his party-hard bride, fall prey to the self-destructive lure of alcohol and sexual liberation, Will and his sisters pay the price in divorce and kidnappings that take them back and forth between the rain forest hideaways of coastal Latin America and the placid suburbs of Long Island. Will identifies with the oppressed workers laboring in his father’s fast food restaurant and longs for American freedom. Father remarries the daughter of a local aristocrat, and Will is sent off to the hothouse world of a New England boarding school.

Swimming in a sea of Fair Isle sweaters and LL Bean boots, Will discovers a core of resilience in himself that allows him to survive, thrive, and ultimately embrace the flawed and varied worlds he inhabits. Will reconnects with Mother, sinking into a New York City world of Irish bars and one night stands he cannot save her from. With a little help from friends, and a high school Shakespeare class taught by the school’s closeted gay athletic trainer, Will begins to see the possibility of finding his true path. Latitudes charts the birth pangs of a quest for self and soul —  from a tropical childhood to a coming of age on the road.

Release Date: June 30, 2012 – Hope Mountain Press

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