If you've ever read an interview with me then you've heard me talk of the illusive friend who's the reason I first became interested in the m/m genre. We were working together in an environment that wasn't exactly gay friendly. He remarked, "You'd never understand my world." I love him dearly and desperately wanted to understand. An avid reader, I looked for answers in books, and was hooked from the very first chapter of Laura Baumbach's A Bit of Rough. That was a few years back. These days, I'm sending him great links like GLBT Bookshelf.
Well, today my dear friend had a milestone birthday. Today he also read one of my stories for the very first time. I quote, "OMG! I was so embarrassed, I smiled, I laughed, I cried." I'm hoping that the embarrassment was only because he couldn't imagine me writing a sex scene, let alone a m/m one that takes place in a sports car, and the fact that this is the first m/m romance that he's read. I'm so glad my work received the "Good Friend John" seal of approval. Now he's determined to read more.
So Happy Birthday to the wonderful guy who started Eden Winters on the road to existence. And may he have many more.
I love ya, boo! But you knew that.