I live near San Francisco where I focus on a career in fiction writing. Some of my first projects include short stories, monologues, novel writing, website writing, and news articles. This Shadow Follows Me is my first novel to hit the shelves in 2011. I have a historical background in social issues and work to bring people to understand equality for all minorities, especially gay and lesbian human rights issues. With an extensive background in HIV & AIDS support, Care Giving, LGBT support, and gay activism I fight everyday to bring equality through my novels and news articles.
LBGT, Fiction writing,
This Shadow Follows Me -
Composed from true life events and 10 years of memoirs, This Shadow Follows Me, is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.
The story begins with at the death bed of Andrews's ex boyfriend Troy who was dying of AIDS complications. Alec tries tells his life story in hopes that he can make up for all that he could not tell Troy when he was alive. Alec’s life story lurks with the self destruction of a family that drove him to crucify himself, in hopes they would be correct with their religious beliefs. From a homophobic family to a homophobic upbringing, Alec fights to find himself free from the illusions that capture him.
Alec is ultimately haunted by a dream where he took his own life. In the dream he killed himself, only to be told he would have to live his life over again without making the same mistakes, but not able to remember the previous mistakes to stop them from coming true.
Will Alec and the other true characters have the strength to create a life worth living or destroy themselves in the process?
Will Alec and the ones around him find their ways to claw out of the pain of life? Find out in this fictional and painfully honest story and memoir of This Shadow Follows Me.
Self Published - Contact Joseph McGinnis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Horror movies and books, writing, rock climbing, hiking,
LGBT, AIDS/ HIV Awareness, ACLU, HRC
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