A Book of Revelations

Eight Short Stories Where Nothing Is As It Seems.

Just Released from HomePort Press

Quirky, compelling characters from beyond the mainstream risk all.

“Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day. A colorful topography of mostly LGBT–related outings, forays, and adventures.” – Kirkus Reviews

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The HomePort Journals

A Provincetown Fantasia

2015 Wilde City Press
“Evocative, funny, and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco.”
William J. Mann,  Author The Men from the Boys series.

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Author A.C. Burch

A. C. Burch is the author of The HomePort Journals and A Book of Revelations. An avid sailor, photographer, and musician, he splits his time between Provincetown and South Beach

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A Book of Revelations

Eight Short Stories Where Nothing Is As It Seems

Life is all about taking risks. A Book of Revelations transports the reader from Private Quarters, where a young musician must negotiate the competing demands of two strong-willed women, to a luxurious yacht in the Caribbean, where an embittered detective finds himself rejecting his Last Chance at love. These eight unique stories are about the instant we must roll the dice or succumb to the status quo. Burch’s vivid and quirky characters—courageous and sometimes campy dwellers in a world beyond the mainstream—will engage, amuse, and compel you with their richly complex revelations.

Each story vividly illustrated by Madeline Sorel.

“Through the quirks and musicality of his vivid characters, Burch enthralls you right up to the moment of revelation. You won’t regret spending time in A Book of Revelations.” 

Taylor Polites

Author, The Rebel Wife

“Secrets and surprises come tumbling out of this engaging collection of short stories… these tales of the unexpected convey wit, joie de vivre, humanity, and gaiety. Readers will relish A Book of Revelations, long after their secrets have been revealed.”

James Carson

Contributor, Berlin Stories

“The houses on our street were identical. Their columned white porches,
gray siding, flat roofs, even the diminutive tract of land between them,
recapitulated the same utilitarian design, marching down to the harbor in
smug, pragmatic lockstep.” – from “The Midnight Suitor.”

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"Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch’s collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist. All the stories in this collection have the feel of cautionary tales. . . Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day. A colorful topography of mostly LGBT–related outings, forays, and adventures."
Kirkus Reviews

The HomePort Journals

The HomePort Journals is a love story on many levels. Learning to love one’s self, love between men, and love that spans generations and backgrounds. Set in Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, the story marks the struggles of a group of outsiders who find each other. In doing so, they find their better selves.  Click here for more about The HomePort Journals.

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"Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch’s collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist. All the stories in this collection have the feel of cautionary tales. . . Burch weaves a collection of crackerjack plot twists in which unlikely heroes seize the day. A colorful topography of mostly LGBT–related outings, forays, and adventures."
Kirkus Reviews

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Chapter 1

The Review is In

Those of you who follow this blog may know that I just reviewed Hans Hirschi’s book of short stories entitled, Shorts. Now it’s his turn. I was deeply touched by his kind words, and, trust me, neither of us hold back when we don’t like something. I...
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Hans Hirschi’s Latest

Short stories are often a tough read because the reader can be left wanting more than the author has opted to share. I happen to believe they are even tougher to write. It’s difficult to know with any certainty what to leave out, say nothing of creating backstory,...
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A (Darn Good) Writer’s Thoughts on Orlando

Writer Hans Hirschi’s thoughts on the Orlando Massacre

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The Return of the Whales and Other Musings

When the anniversary of the publication of The HomePort Journals arrived, I found myself thinking of themes that worked their way into the narrative almost on their own. This post was first seen on Cécile Sune’s Book Obsessed Blog. Many thanks to Cécile for her...
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A Bit of Book Reader’s Heaven

Few things in life come close to the joy of creating fictional worlds and the characters that live in them. One that does is when a reader takes the time and effort seen in this review of The HomePort Journals by Glenda A Bixler of Book Reader’s Heaven.  (So far...
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