About A. C.
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A. C. Burch is a multifaceted author whose work celebrates the power of chosen families, the importance of social justice, diversity ,and equality while celebrating the beauty of the natural world. His writing is known for its emotional depth, sensitivity, and comic touch. A. C.’s characters often confront difficult truths about themselves and their place in the world with humor and grace, acknowledging the importance of empathy and understanding while encouraging readers to see the world differently.
Born and raised in a small town south of Boston, A. C. left home as soon as possible to pursue his passion for classical music. After music school, he performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout New England before choosing the emerging technology industry as his “day job.” Despite lengthy careers in I.T. and Higher Education, A. C. never lost his passion for the arts.
A. C.’s debut novel, The HomePort Journals (Wilde City Press, 2015), was a Rainbow Book Awards runner up for “Best Gay Debut.” The Distance Between Us is its eagerly anticipated sequel, and was a BookLife by Publisher’s Weekly “Editor’s Pick.” His book of short stories, A Book of Revelations. (HomePort Press 2016), was named a “Distinguished Favorite.” by the International Press Award.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, A. C. is an avid sailor and gardener. He spends as much time as possible on his beloved boat, Nepenthe, accompanied by his faithful dog, Dori. When not at sea, he can be found in his writing shed, crafting stories that capture the joy and tenacity of the human experience.
A.C. splits his time between Provincetown and South Beach, two oceanside communities only tangentially connected to the mainland, the former built on sand, the latter on limestone. His penchant for living so precariously is in keeping with the characters whose stories he tells.