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Gay Zoo Day:

Tales of Seeking and Discovery


Mike McClelland

“Mike McClelland’s writing is like the love affairs he writes so lovingly about: urgent, intimate, and sometimes sordid, yet always attuned to the smaller gestures and details.”Ben Tanzer, author of Be Cool and Orphans

“Magically imaginative. . . . Not only are the themes unique and spectrum of feelings immense, but the quality of prose is outstanding.”—Grady Harp, Amazon Reviews (5 stars)

“McClelland is a wonderful writer, able to evoke emotions with locales as well as characters. Gay Zoo Day is a solid collection, and yet another winner from Beautiful Dreamer Press.”—Jerry Wheeler, Out in Print

Gay Zoo Day: Tales of Seeking and Discovery is an anthology about gay and lesbian voyagers seeking a way out of the constraints of their time and place. Eight stories explore themes of love and alienation, race and gender, class and privilege. Using the map of the world to explore the map of the heart, the stories roam from colonial Kenya to an embattled embassy in Yemen, from a haunted winery in upstate New York to the International Space Station. McClelland’s characters arrive at their inevitable destinations across landscapes of love, death, violence, ambition, and sex. Some seek deliberately, some stumble blindly, but all find more than what they were looking for.
Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 270 pages: $13.95 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9981262-2-7

Wallaconia front coverWallaçonia

a novel by
David Pratt


Now available as an audio book from Audible! Click here to order.

Audio book cover photo As read by the author

“Keenly and precisely, Pratt depicts the voyage of a boy who wins his own sense of manhood. With Wallaçonia, readers are treated to a wonderfully written, original coming-of-age tale. Jim isn’t merely coming out of the closet. Jim is becoming . . . Jim.”Michael Greaves, Lambda Literary Review

“Sharp, focused, super-intense, and special. It’s rare to find a novel with such a beautifully rendered friendship between a young gay man and an older mentor. I know I’ll remember the relationship between Jim and Pat for a long, long time.”
Bill Konigsberg, author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth

“Moving and funny. The confusing tumble of coming out gets a contemporary twist as a teenage boy struggles to grow up and away from his New England home. Aided by an older mentor and a former victim of his own bullying, Pratt’s earnest and decent narrator learns to accept himself and his flawed but loving family.”
Jim Provenzano, author of PINS and Every Time I Think of You

All Jim Wallace ever wanted was to be normal. Now he is turning eighteen and he and his girlfriend, Liz, may finally have sex. He can put aside the imaginary refuge of Wallaçonia and become the “upright and sterling” young man everyone expects him to be. But then his neighbor asks for help in his bookstore during the holiday rush, and the things Jim finds there and the people he meets—especially one from his own past—make him realize who he really is and what he must do.

By David Pratt, author of Looking after Joey; the short story collection My Movie; and the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Bob the Book.
Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 270 pages: $13.95 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9981262-0-3

Not Just Another Pretty Face front coverNot Just Another Pretty Face

An anthology of striking photographs and the stories they inspire.

Edited by Louis Flint Ceci
Photographs by Dot

Finalist in the 2016 Rainbow Book Awards, the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in LGBT fiction. Winner of Honorable Mention in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in Erotica.

“All of the eroticism, mystery, creativity, and smoldering desire embodied by adult male exotic dancers come to life in Not Just Another Pretty Face. There are many enticing pieces in this collection, which embraces the beauty of the male body, and celebrates the work of dancers and the rewards for those who watch and fantasize.”
—Jim Piechota, The Bay Area Reporter

“The stories, poems, and plays that accompany the images are excellent—fine
gay fiction . . . Recommended for a broad audience.”—Grady Harp,
Amazon Reviews (5 stars)

“This isn’t merely erotica—it takes its subject matter more seriously than that. It’s a solid, thought-provoking collection.”
—Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club

Paperback with black & white photos: $16.95 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9708310-6-4
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Paperback with color photos: $30.00 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9708310-7-1
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comfortme_coverComfort Me

a novel by
Louis Flint Ceci

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“A complex and moving story about three friends and their struggles with family, friends, maturity, and sexuality as they grow up. A well-rounded cast of secondary characters shows an amazing depth and complexity.”—Rainbow Reviews

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Paperback, 308 pages: $13.95 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-1-60370-554-7
ISBN 10: 1-60370-554-6

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withfingers_coverWith Fingers at the Tips of My Words

poems by
M. J. Arcangelini

with a foreward by Patrick Califia

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“Arcangelini situates his observations about gay desire . . . within the natural world of changing seasons, altering phases of the moon, and the destruction wrought by great storms and fires. A valuable addition to the growing body of well-written gay male verse which documents our politics, eroticism, life transitions, relationships, and sense of community.”—from the foreward by Patrick Calafia

Paperback, 162 pages: $12.95 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9708310-3-3
ISBN 10: 0-9708310-3-X

Hard Bitz front coverHard Bitz

Posthumous poems by
Vivekan Don Flint

with a preface by Trebor Healey
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“Vivekan lived an intensely examined life of immense sensitivity. I first met him when he was teaching yoga, and soon learned he worked at a cutting-edge center for the healing arts out past Bolinas. And then on top of all that, I learned he wrote poetry as well. I was impressed with the life he’d built for himself. But it was the poetry, above all else, that made us run away together.”—from the preface by Trebor Healey

Paperback, 118 pages: $10.00 plus shipping and handling
ISBN 13: 978-0-9708310-2-6
ISBN 10: 0-9708310-2-1


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