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I’m on Rated G Radio Thursday March 26

Garrett Miller Looking for some great conversation? Join host and hottie Garrett Miller and me as we chat about the topics of the day on Rated G Radio. It all happens on Thursday March 26, 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. You can follow the show at Super Gay Radio and call in with your comments at 323-657-1493.

Last time we chatted, we covered everything from the Long Beach port shutdown to Lady Gaga, and everything in between that is gay-gay-gay, so you know you’re in for a good time!


Thanks to the Great Midwest Book Festival!

Great Midwest Book FestivalI so appreciate Gifts Not Yet Given as being included in the honorable mentions in the fiction category of the Great Midwest Book Festival! Gifts is a collection of 14 tales, themed to holidays as varied as the Fourth of July and Christmas, which I hope you all enjoy. It’s the perfect book for this holiday season — to gift or read!


My New Book is Available NOW!

For anyone interested in my new book, Gifts Not Yet Given, I’m happy to announce that it is available now in paperback and e-book. Click the link for the reviews and quotes thus far–I’m very thrilled!

Gifts Not Yet GivenIf you’re looking for a holiday read or gift, I hope you consider this!  It’s a mix of short stories, with a variety of characters–young/old, gay/straight, people of varying ethnicities and faiths–all united by their shared humanity.  Each of the characters is facing a choice of how to best move forward in life, and celebrates our commonalities.  I like to think of it as a gift that can expand hearts and open minds! 🙂

Order now at Indie Bound (Independent Book Stores), Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or at your favorite book sellers!

For those in the Orange County, CA, area, join us at the book launch party at Eikon Home & Gift on Friday November 15th, 6-8PM.  Facebook event details are here.  Stop by and say “hi,” share a glass of wine, or buy a book and peruse the wonderful items in the shop.  I look forward to seeing you!


“Gifts Not Yet Given” First Wonderful Quote – from Richard Kramer, novelist “These Things Happen”

Richard KramerOne of the best books I’ve read this year has been the very funny and poetic These Things Happen, by novelist Richard Kramer. In my long-ago L.A. days, I was friendly with Richard and will always think fondly of him, our chats over coffee back when The Abbey was only a coffee house, and one particularly memorable evening involving Richard, Bernadette Peters, and some other dear friends, Dean Pitchford and Craig Zadan.

As a struggling actor trying to make it in Hollywood, I was awed by Richard’s enviable career trajectory as writer-director-producer on such shows as thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, and the Tales of the City miniseries, to name just a few. While his wit was well-known to me, what surprised me most about his debut novel was by how he managed to magically weave a tapestry from multiple characters and their varied points-of-view, highlighting the most central themes in one beautiful and climatic scene.

These Things HappenWhile he and I have largely lost touch, reconnecting only on Facebook, I was so moved by his book that I took a chance, asking him if he’d read my Gifts Not Yet Given.  He did and was generous enough to share the following quote.  I am in awe, and incredibly appreciative of his kind words:

“Kergan Edwards-Stout’s stories are muscular, funny, sad and an antidote to holiday treacle, no matter the holiday. His writing is fueled by an original mix of compassion and rage. Several of the stories left me in tears, which certainly beats being left in tears by my own family at holiday time. Which means: he understands family, and the often crossed wires of family love. You will want to give his book as a gift.” – Richard Kramer, novelist, These Things Happen

Gifts Not Yet Given will be released on October 15th on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and fine independent bookstores everywhere.  Goodreads and Deep Dish will be doing giveaways–more info coming soon!


New Book on the Way!

Gifts Not Yet GivenHi everyone!  Thanks so much for all of the notes and emails wondering why I haven’t had many blog posts lately.  Well, as many of you know, I’ve been working on a new book which comes out this fall, and that has taken up much of my time.  The book is called Gifts Not Yet Given.  It’s a collection of 14 short stories, each is set around a holiday, and the tales illuminate the small, surprising, and pivotal moments in which personal awakenings occur and hearts unexpectedly expand.

Today I received my first author proof, which is essentially my chance to correct any mistakes I see, and I’m thrilled to say it looks great.  I’m very excited to share it with everyone.  It’s odd, as a writer, to look back at things you’ve written and realize that they actually originated within you!!!

As the prerelease publicity begins, I’ve found myself juggling photoshoots, including one tomorrow with some of my favorite photographers, Sara + Ryan, lining up interviews and book signings, and all kinds of general craziness.

I’ll be LIVE on Rated G Radio with fellow Southern Californian Garrett Miller on his Blog Talk Radio show Monday October 14th at 10PM EDT/7PM PDT discussing both the new book as well as Songs for the New DepressionOrange Review is doing a profile on me in their September/October issue.  And even though we no longer have any independent bookstores in my area, one of my favorite local shops, Eikon Gifts & Home, will be carrying my book, as well as hosting a book signing.

There are so many exciting things happening, and while I may be relatively “quiet”, please know that I appreciate your ongoing support.  I look forward to sharing these characters and stories with you, and will update you as to other happenings once they’re confirmed.  Thank you!