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I’ll be on GSH Radio.com on Wednesday Nov. 6th at 3:10PM EST

GSHRadioHi everyone!  I’m happy to be invited to back on GSH Radio’s Rainbow Hour this Wednesday November 6th around 3:10PM EST.  I’ll be chatting with Victor and Greg about my new book, Gifts Not Yet Given, and tackling any crazy question they throw my way! Listen live at GSHRadio.com.


My Interview on GaySoulCast with Lichen Craig

FiresideI so appreciated the time author Lichen Craig took to chat with me about both my new book, Gifts Not Yet Given, and Songs for the New Depression as well. She had some great questions ready for me and the conversation flew by!

We barely got through a fraction of what she’d prepared and it sounds like I’ll be back for other chats with her in the future.  You can listen to the interview here and I look forward to our next exchange.  Lichen Craig can be found via her website, Twitter, and Facebook, and her debut novel, Gentlemen’s Game, can be found on Amazon and online booksellers everywhere!  Thanks, Lichen!


Chapters and Chats Reviews “Songs for the New Depression”

Very grateful for the wonderful review of Songs by Chapters and Chats, which calls it an “important book.”  Wow!  Thank you!

Songs for the New Depression by Kergan Edwards-Stout (Circumspect Press 2011)

Link: http://www.kerganedwards-stout.com

This is an incredibly important book. I was raked over the coals with the raw emotion that Kergan Edwards-Stout creates in the telling of this story. You can feel the anguish of someone wanting, needing to be loved; and the pain one wishes to inflict, at their failure to find what they are looking for.

Kergan Edwards-Stout writes his debut novel ‘Songs for the New Depression’ with the experience of someone who has lost a partner to AIDS. Given his knowledge, his readers will come away shaken by the painful and often graphic memoir of Gabriel Travers; a fictional character, as he reflects on his life.

From his deathbed, Gabe tells his story broken down into three decades; 1995, as he comes to terms with his choices in life, the 1980s, when sex was his way of looking for love and AIDS became an ugly result of free love, back to his tumultuous youth in 1976, when he begins his journey with reckless abandon, through the gay scene after experiencing a broken heart.

Given that the book deals with such a difficult topic, Edwards-Stout manages to lighten the mood of what could be an oppressive book, by injecting humor and light-hearted moments. Regaling us with stories of Gabe’s relationships with his unlikely friend Clare; one of his only friends high school, his mother Gloria, who is exploring her new found freedom and finally the man who becomes his partner guiding him through the final journey of his life.

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Songs for the New Depression – Review/Quote Trailer

I’ve always been the kind of person who, when receiving feedback about my work, hangs on to the negative comments, while the positive I brush aside.  Still, seeing all of these wonderful reviews put together into a trailer has had an effect on me.  Now, I may no longer be able to fit my head through the door!


18 Questions with Author Kergan Edwards-Stout

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to answer a few questions from Terrence Moss, a terrific writer and blogger who read and loved Songs for the New Depression.  He even went so far as to post an ad for it on his site–which is above and beyond generous. (Thank you, Terrence!)

Check out his 18 Questions, as they give you a fun behind-the-scenes look at the book!