I’m proud to announce that the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS has recognized A Book of Revelations as a “distinguished favorite” in the LGBTQ Fiction category.

 The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

“In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from London to Australia, from Portugal to Hong Kong, and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD.  Independent publishing is alive and well, and continues to gain traction worldwide,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.


For those unfamiliar with A Book of Revelations, here is some more about the 8 short stories it contains:

“We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves. A Book of Revelations explores the tipping point—when the truth offers liberation and continued self-deception perpetuates the status quo.”

Private Quarters: A coming of age story. With cocktails.

Curtain Call: A spurned “mistress” crashes a memorial for her ex-lover’s wife.

Götterdämmerung: The complex relationship between a maestro and his protégé.

Convergence: An aging artist and would-be socialite hosts a disastrous dinner party.

The Honoree: A local saint’s past unexpectedly threatens her future.

Last Chance: A gay detective investigates a murder case where nothing is at it seems.

The Midnight Suitor: A nephew unearths an old family secret–with a modern-day twist.

Even In Death: Mourners who are strangers “bond” at a charlatan’s wake.

And some additional reviews

“Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch’s (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.” – Kirkus  Recommended Review

“Each story has fascinating plots, delightful adventures, and characters who may shock you with the drama, the mundane, fun, sadness, and the spirited life. From the usual to the unusual, the rendering of the bubbling lives of these people will entice you from start to finish, for there is not a weak story among them.” – US Review of Books

“Each story draws readers into continuums of isolation and connection, introspection and expression, confusion and lucidity as its characters stumble and soar toward finding and claiming their own voices.” – Underground Book Reviews

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