My Book Tour is looking for blog hosts for the upcoming tour for “The Grass Sweeper God” by Doug Howery. The tour runs from July 6th thru July 10th. All content will be provided to hosts at least two weeks prior to the start of the tour, so there will be plenty of time to prepare. My Book Tour will also include a list (with clickable links) of all participating host websites – that’s free marketing for hosts! Please consider signing up. This is an important topic we can all share 🙂
About the Book:
Being different in America has never been easy; being born different and in the wrong body in Solitude, Virginia in the 1950’s, is brutal. Smiley Hanlon lives day to day trapped in a Coal Miners town, buffeted by the Appalachian’s and generations of hate and mistrust. Any hint of being different, or being a ‘Freak’ is enough to ostracize you, pigeon hole you and make you a target for bullying – or worse. Backed by his best friend and protector, Lee Moore, Smiley made it through the days…until the night everything shattered. Chosen as the lead in a new town production called Dorothy of Oz Coal Camp, it seemed to be the beginning to acceptance and maybe even happiness, but the world is cruel and mankind even crueler. The triumph of the play decayed into a Coal Miners version of “Carrie” culminating in a tragic and horrific moment that would change both Smiley and Lee – forever.
About the Author:
About the Author Just as in his essays, Mr. Howery’s novel, “The Grass Sweeper God” showcases familial and character driven stories about real people with real hardcore prejudices and passions (the American experience dotted with its flaws and beauty). This is only fitting since Mr. Howery’s own experience parrallels the plot line. Real-life characters which represent the struggles of growing up gay in remote Appalachia during the volatile ‘60s. Mr. Howery lives with his companion of thirty years in Virginia where he is at work on his next novel.