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Journey to the Rainbow’s End: A Drag Queen’s Odyssey

KT “Treat” International Literary Award 2019 “Honorable Mention” Recipient

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“A collection of poetry that describes the coming of age and coming out of a man who struggled with his self worth and identity, in the hopes to show others who share similar struggles that they are not alone.”

This collection is inspired by my lifetime journey in personal acceptance. It reflects my journey in being true to myself and finding my own personal voice in an effort to help others who may feel defeated or lost. I know others struggle with the same battle. This reflects my own coming out story. In it I hope my readers find peace, self-adoration, and self-respect, while we share this journey together. “Journey to the Rainbow’s End” captures the essence of “coming out” and coming of age as a gay male today, and over the past three decades, as well as, discusses the joys of love, the pain of heartbreak, surviving the darkness of suicide, and the self-discovery of finding one’s voice and place in society.

There is no such thing as poetic justice, just poetry in motion through our lifetime, no matter the joy or the pain. This is my first collection of poetic works and prose about my own personal journey through life. I believe my story is universal with others who have felt like a lost soul once or twice in their lifetime. 

Bound: The Lost Romanticism and Eroticism of Gay men

Allow yourself to give in to your deepest fantasies, desires, and sensual dreams, BOUND is a collection of poetic works exploring the world of eroticism, romanticism, and fantasies of gay men of all ages. Walk through the mind inspired by fantasies, the hopes for romance, the desire to be swept off ones’ feet, and the longing to be touched through this anthology filled with lost romance and passionate memories. Escape into a world that allows you to be one with your desires, feel the heightened sensations and passion through random rendezvous and engagements.

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MY Journey to a Rainbow’s End- Short Story

“Robert shares his story on coming out, and becoming at peace with being a gay man. He survives suicide, heartbreak, and abuse in his personal journey to become stronger and a voice for others.”

This short story is from the poetry anthology titled, “Journey to the Rainbow’s End; A Drag Queen’s Odyssey”. Robert is a gay man trapped in a world of self-hate and religious convictions. He struggles throughout his life to come to terms with his sexuality and orientation. He feels like an utter misfit toy on an island where there are nothing but perfect Barbie and Ken Dolls. Robert reflects on his journey in being true to himself and finding his own personal voice in an effort to help others who may feel defeated.

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Current Book Projects:


Poetic Collection- “Broken Beautiful” May 30, 2021!!!!

Novel/Memoir: “The Boy Who Couldn’t Speak”- Summer 2025

Short Story Collections: “The Shadow Dancer: And of tales of the Supernatural” October 2021

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