It’s Time for New Heroes
This is the official site for the Gabriel’s World Mystery/Thriller/LGBT series by AR Fiano. Gabriel’s World also has ongoing projects for LGBTQIA youth. Read more about author AR Fiano here.
Gabriel’s World has three books, The Hanged Man, Two-Faced Woman, and The Book of Joel. The series offers multifaceted characters with intense stories of crimes, conspiracies, social issues, psychological exploration, and the complexity of good and evil. While the series is the Mystery/Thriller genre, a significant part of the stories focuses on the characters. The Book of Joel is a 2015 finalist in the Bisexual Mystery category of the Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards. The fourth book, Dead for Now, is due in 2015.
The interrelated plot lines and character development in the books create an overarching continuing structure of Gabriel’s World, much like the Harry Potter series or The X-Files. For those readers who like disappearing into a ‘world,’ the series is best enjoyed being read in sequence. However, the books in the series may also be read and appreciated individually.
The series has gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight cisgender characters. The stories are not about the characters being LGBTQ, but about having strong characters who are LGBTQ and allies.
The Gabriel’s World website now features recaps of the book chapters, short fiction with the characters in Gabriel’s World (both mystery and relationship themes), and other extras for readers. Please sign up for news from Gabriel’s World newsletter to the right, for periodic news and exclusive extras. You can follow Gabriel’s World on various social medias outlets.
Read more about the LGBTQIA youth writers resources, the Catharsis blog and the Room of Your Own Project. The blog features discussion of writing Queer representation (as well as other writing instruction), as a means of empowerment and strengthening Queer visibility. The Room of Your Own Project is a proposed partnership with LGBTQIA youth nonprofits for live writing mentoring classes.
In 2015, Gabriel’s World stands in particular for intersectional and intrasectional support. Intersectional–striving for laws, policy, and recognition of equality as well as exposing and condemning injustice. But we must do this for others outside the LGBT community–as civil rights hero Bayard Rustin recognized, “You have to join every other movement for the freedom of people.” In light of human rights abuses in Missouri, New York City, and across the US, Gabriel’s World stands for and encourages advocacy towards justice for all persons abused by systemic racism.
Intrasectional–We are a community. Not all may join, but enough of us do–and have a history of supporting one another: Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and more. Change is in solidarity and not being afraid or indifferent to speak up about LGBT-phobia, no matter what the target. Divisiveness is the weapon that hurts progress for everyone. Especially children. Gabriel’s World stands for support and advocacy for youth, and stands as a place for LGBTQIA youth to find a safe space and encouragement. And adults as well–those needing a supportive word, encouragement to be themselves and keep going on. Presence is also what makes change.
Where to Get the Books
The three books in the series, The Hanged Man, Two-Faced Woman and The Book of Joel, are for sale as eBooks on Amazon (also in print editions), and also Smashwords, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. All three books are now on Google Play as well.
Fans from across the US have contacted Gabriel’s World to talk about their favorite book or character. Many thanks to you all.
Welcome, international readers of Gabriel’s World! Gabriel’s World has fans in the UK, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. International LGBTQIA persons and organizations are invited to contact the author to say hi, and if you’re interested in Gabriel’s World projects (such as translated stories) and Skyped speaking arrangements.
If you like the stories, you can order stories written for special occasions–such as birthday gifts. Prices vary by length and detail. Stories can be personalized to include you or another person, as part of a short piece with the Gabriel’s World characters. Contact email@example.com with Story Order in the subject line for more information.
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Page updated 5/5/2015