Published on May 7th, 2013 | by DanNation0
Would You Mind? A New Book Based On The Viral Note to a Gay Son
Author writes coming out novel based on note written by a father to his gay son (and DanNation has two copies to give away)…
You might remember the note below just made its viral rounds on the internets. Upon reading the heartfelt note that a father posted on his son’s door, author Robert Joseph Greene became inspired to write a novel about the event.
A high school reader for ages 14-18, Would You Mind? is a story about a young boy named Nate who meets and falls in love with a fellow student that he has known since he was 13 years old. Nate’s conversation with his new boyfriend about coming out to his family is overheard by Nate’s father. To Nate’s surprise, a note appears on his door from his father offering support, love, and acceptance of his gay son.
When Greene heard that the family decided to remain anonymous after the media picked up the incident, he felt that he should do the story justice and fill in the blanks with a fictional story about the event.
“I could see that the public was wanting more, like I was,” said Greene. “So, I set out to show respect to the family by writing a loving story around their great deed.”
Greene will also have a companion Spanish-translated version that will help make it possible for high school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student organizations and High School Literature programs to have bilingual reading groups.
The author has also dedicated the Spanish version of the bok to his two favorite Latin American leaders – Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez and Uruguayan President Jose Mujica – for promoting LGBT equality in their respective countries.
Would You Mind? is available in both e-book and print format. The book is carried in all major online bookstores. I also have two copies to give away – feel free to comment below or message me on Facebook with a story from your gay youth and I will publish each story and send the authors a copy of the book!