Birthing A Summer's ChangeFor too many years now, I have told fans that I'm busy at work on the fifth and final book in my "Common Threads in the Life" series. Readers will recall that four books have been published in that series:
The Blind Season
The Salvation Mongers
But now it looks like I will have to publish A Summer's Change as three books
A Summer's Change, Book I: The Runaway
A Summer's Change, Book II: A Season of Family
A Summer's Change, Book III: The Rest of Their Lives
But a novel without a plot? Well, not really. The plot for this last book is how the entire family fares from Winter 1999/2000 to Fall 2015. I've tried to get it right up to the present time, 2015.
|Because the entire series spans 50 years, this could very well|
be Eva Reece (great grandmother and matriarch), her
daughter-in-law Sharon (grandmother), her daughter
Shara, and her daughter Jennifer
This book is about the lives of the characters, much like real lives. There are gay people, transgender people, and heterosexual people who make up this story. In previous books in the series, of course, there have been lesbian people, as well.
In the end, the "Common Threads in the Life" series is only in a major sense "gay fiction"; but more importantly, it is the story of a mixed family and ends in the real present, leaving the characters with a future that involves all of us.