My book, Those Others: Navigating the "Riddle of Homosexuality" in 1965, will be available at the East Lake Purple House Parade in Birmingham on Sunday, April 11, from 1-5 pm. I will be there to sign books as well.
The Purple House Parade incorporates art and literature into a showcase of homes that are available for sale.
Those Others has received positive reviews, including this one on Amazon, in which the writer says:
"I just finished reading my copy of "Those Others" and I must say that I was very impressed. I have been a fan of gay and lesbian historical fiction for many years and count Ethan Mordden and Felice Picano among my favorite authors. I will now be adding Joe Openshaw to my list."
He goes on to say
"The main characters in the story, Michael and Alan, are portrayed in such a way that I could believe the things that they went through, as gay men and as a couple. I also enjoyed the fact that the love scenes in the book were tastefully written and that Mr. Openshaw didn't resort to blatant, in your face sex scenes that a lot of gay fiction writers like to use.
"I would highly recommend this book especially to younger people who want to learn more about the struggles that took place that led to the rights that we as gays and lesbians enjoy today."
Currently Those Others is available at Amazon, and directly from me. It may soon be available in independent bookstores in Birmingham and Nashville, and elsewhere. Additional book signings are being scheduled as well.