Conversion therapy survivor Peter Gajdics, the author of our ownInheritance of Shame, has a lot to celebrate these days. In addition to bringing much-needed awareness to efforts to ban conversion therapy for gay youth and adults in his native Canada and beyond, he also has been contracted to adapt his book into a play. How cool is that?
When you publish as few books as we do, every one needs to be fantastic. That’s my philosophy, at least. There have been a lot of “almost-fantastics” that have come our way in the last year — more and more every day, thankfully. But none of them reached out and grabbed me until September—when I received Sandra Miller’s debut, Trove.
When I started this blog last March, my intention was to write regularly about what it’s like to be a small book publisher, to pull back the curtain and expose how things really work around here. But within weeks of starting the blog, my dad was given a terminal diagnosis. The cancers — yes, plural — that he’d been staving off for years had finally made their move, and this wonderful human began his long goodbye.
I am thrilled to announce that Brown Paper Press will be releasing its fifth title — a parenting book — this spring. ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths That Will Change the Way You Raise your Kids will launch on May 7, 2019, and is now available for pre-sale.
When author Peter Gajdics was 23 years old, he came out to his parents. It didn't go well. Today, because of Peter's own personal lobbying efforts, the city of Vancouver became the first city in Canada to ban all forms of conversion therapy for both minors and adults.
Right off the bat, if you're here reading the blog of an independent press just for fun, we're inclined to think that yes, you can space a minute for literature. It's a noble thing, and we commend you for it.