There is a problem with sexuality in many areas, we have World cup issues in a couple of years - illegality and the law of international nations. The World has been seen to be Agreeing some crazy stuff on sexuality, one of my other blogs gave a DIRECT press release on the resolutions passed, dismissing Homosexuals as Summarily Executable. And Not even that. IF you ACT or are SUSPECTED to be gay, many countries actually have the remit to EXECUTE you too.
THERE is a Novel Coming out with some input based on struggle, conflict and contradiction between faith and sexuality...especially in those Nations who STILL havent accepted gay people have the right to exist, trouble free, and without persecution....
SECRET OF THE SANDS
Sara Sheridan's soon to be released historical novel is set in the Arabian Peninsula in the 1830s - she wrote to me about why attitudes to homosexuality in the region intrigued her so much, and as such she wrote and indeed felt she had to write in a gay character, and the vagueness surrounding some male relationships.
As a gay person myself, she told me all about the historically homophobic attitudes, and transitional "lax" attitudes towards Homosexuality historically, and a severe swing towards persecution - ALL in recent history.
Its awesome thoughts, a great expose, and very accessible , as Sara's upcoming historical novel "Secret of the Sands" will be published by Harper Collins in February 2011.
There WILL be a review here prior to general release.
This is an AWESOME announcement from The Virtual Gherkin!
I will post covers, and a review AS soon as available!!
BUT anyone thats scared of anything. Don't be. When this happens as a novel, it will lightly alert SO many people towards Gay sexuality versus Religion (if they SEE the twists)......without shouting it out in a screaming fashion.
Let me just leave it there......wait the next blog on this.
Feel free to blog this where you want to. But ALL acknowledgements MUST BE TO and of this Blog, AND of Harper Collins, And ULTIMATELY of SARA SHERIDAN, publisher of 7 successful novels, to date.
We may have her Next Novel notified here, as that will be a month after this one.
With all deference, please keep up with the notifications here.
Love you all- JULES.
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