Folks, my new novel Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes will be out in late August or early September as a trade paperback.
For those familiar with Santa Steps Out, this book is a sequel, but it isn’t necessary to have read the earlier book first.
To whet your appetite, here is the back cover text.
Santa Claus is back. And flying beside him is Wendy, his freshly minted stepdaughter, who can peer into the future of selected children and offer them glimpses of the wonders ahead.
But with that power come horrific visions of the turmoil and trouble the less fortunate among them seem destined to suffer.
Can Wendy and her stepfather prevent the suicide of Jamie Stratton in his teen years, as he grows up gay in a homophobic household and community? God the Father grants them three visits to Jamie’s tormentors, in hopes of bringing about a change of heart in them and eliminating their ingrained prejudices.
Beyond the challenge of rescuing one child lies the far more daunting task of expunging entirely this brand of bigotry from the human race, as Santa and Wendy seek to remake the world in compassion and generosity.
Along the way, they enlist the aid of the Easter Bunny, a highly persuasive fellow indeed.
But the Tooth Fairy and her loathsome imps are hell-bent on doing all they can to stop Santa and Wendy–nay, to *heighten* mortal fear and hatred against anyone whose orientation strays even the slightest from the norm.
In the end, Santa must make the ultimate sacrifice if he is to save humankind from complete chaos and self-destruction.