Thursday, January 06, 2011


Oh, my poor blog! How I've neglected you!

But it's a new year, and it's time for me to make a new commitment to my abandoned baby. Especially since I have news!

(But why write it myself when I can simply cut-and-paste this press release from Bold Strokes Books?)

January 5, 2011 Press Release: New Title from Rob Byrnes

Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rob Byrnes’s new novel, Holy Rollers, scheduled for release in 2011 from Bold Strokes Liberty Editions.

Holy Rollers – Coming in 2011

When Grant Lambert and Chase LaMarca—partners in life and crime—learn that $7 million in not-so-petty cash is hidden in the safe of a rightwing mega-church, they assemble a team of gay and lesbian criminals to infiltrate the church and steal the money. But this Gang That Can’t Do Anything Straight quickly finds its plans complicated by corrupt congressmen (and their gay aides); an “ex-gay” conference; an FBI investigation; the unexpected appearance of a long-lost relative; and—most jarring for these born-and-bred New Yorkers—life in the northern Virginia suburbs. And then there is Dr. Oscar Hurley—founder of the church—and his right-hand man, the Rev. Dennis Merribaugh, who prove themselves every bit as adept as the professionals when it comes to larceny…

About the Author

Rob Byrnes is the author of four novels, including the 2006 Lambda Literary Award-winning When the Stars Come Out and 2009 Lammy finalist Straight Lies. His short stories have also appeared in several anthologies, including Fool for Love (2009), Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (2010), and Men of the Mean Streets (2011).

A native of Upstate New York, Byrnes was born and raised in Rochester and graduated from Union College in Schenectady before moving to Manhattan. He now resides in West New York, New Jersey, with his partner, Brady Allen.

Visit Rob Byrnes’s Bio Page at Bold Strokes Books

So... back to writing, and back to blogging. Yay!

One final thing: I am thrilled by this new relationship! And I look forward to it being a long, happy, and productive one.