In a few days, on November 21st, Boughs of Evergreen: A Holiday Anthology will be up for sale, and I would like to say a few words about this anthology.
It’s twenty-three stories penned by twenty-four authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The stories are written to celebrate diversity, both cultural and within the LGBTQ community. But, here’s the most important thing—the proceeds go to The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project is the only American organisation providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
You might not know, but suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in the ages of 10 to 24. Lesbian, gay and bisexual young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, questioning individuals are three times more likely, and nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about ending their lives. The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people, and that’s a mission we want to support.
If you want to help, buy the anthology! If you don’t want to read the nearly 1000 pages dedicated to this cause, buy one of the volumes or a few of the individual stories—they’ll be published on the first of December. If you don’t want to read, but still want to help, go to stayclassy.org/beatentrackpublishing and make a donation.
Boughs of Evergreen is a two-volume collection of short stories celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity. Penned by authors from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, these are tales of the young and the not-so-young from many different walks of life.
Themes of family, friendship and romance take readers on a journey through some of the major holidays, both past and present, including Thanksgiving, Advent, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas and New Year. In each we find at the very least hope, and often love, peace and happiness.
Each story is also available as a separate ebook.
Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization [USA] providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
A Friend for Christmas * – JP Walker
A Midnight Clear * – Debbie McGowan
From All of Us to All of You * – Ofelia Gränd
Homme for the Holidays * – Jonathan Penn
Kiss Me At Kwanzaa – * LL Bucknor
Lion’s Hero *- Alexis Woods
One Nightstand * – Rick Bettencourt
Shiny Things * – Amy Spector
The Bard and his Boyfriend * – Kathleen Hayes
The Christmas Present * – Larry Benjamin
X-Mas Cake: A Modern Fairytale * – Raine O’Tierney
A Family Christmas * – Terry Kerr
A Little Christmas Magic * – K.C. Faelan
Always Have, Always Will * – Amelia Mann
An Angel in Eyeliner * – Hunter Frost
Boyfriend Goes Home * – Laura Susan Johnson
Christmas Commitment * – Shayla Mist
Coming in from the Cold * – Ava Penn
Holidays with Drum and Bell! * – Matthias Williamson
Te Amo, You Mushrooms * – S.H. Allan
The Invasion of Tork * – Al Stewart and Claire Davis
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