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Misconceptions About Transsexuality Addressed in Debut Suspense Novel She’s My Dad, Published by Outskirts Press

Palm Springs, CA, December 01, 2009 --( Iolanthe Woulff’s debut novel, She’s My Dad, published by Outskirts Press, is the suspenseful tale of a transsexual woman who is forced to overcome unforeseen coincidences and prejudices in order to prove to herself and others the power of love and the redemptive triumph of good over evil.

Years after completing gender transition, Nickie Farrell returns to her Virginia alma mater as a professor of English. Although she hopes to keep a low profile, Nickie’s private life is soon thrown into disarray by an inquisitive lesbian journalism student and by the discovery in a nearby town of a grown son whom Nickie unknowingly fathered from an illicit affair during her long-gone undergraduate college days.

Couple these circumstances with a dying reactionary billionaire plotting to destroy Nickie’s liberal school in a suicide dirty bomb attack, and the fictional grounds are laid for a riveting journey through a landscape of bigotry, narrow-mindedness and mistrust. In the end, only a long-buried family secret offers any hope of deliverance for scores of innocent lives imperiled by one hate-crazed madman.

While She’s My Dad is a story about the destructiveness of hatred and the healing power of love, the novel also seeks to shed light on many misconceptions about transsexuals.

Iolanthe Woulff is able to draw upon her own transition experiences to convey through the character of Nickie Farrell a more fully-formed view of transsexuality. In that regard, She’s My Dad offers tribute to the ambitious and compassionate achievements of Chris Bohjalian’s Trans-Sister Radio as well as the gripping societal nuances of Peter Blauner’s renowned novels.

As the eldest child of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk, Iolanthe Woulff is no stranger to the art of storytelling, and She’s My Dad, her debut novel, presents an enjoyably fast-paced story that will also help satisfy the public’s enduring curiosity about the subject of transsexuality.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-4377-2 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback cream SRP: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4405-2 Format: 6 x 9 Hardback w/ jacket SRP: $30.95

Genre: Fiction/General

About the author:

Iolanthe “Lannie” Woulff was born a boy in New York City. She grew up on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, attended high school in Washington, D.C., and graduated with a degree in English from Princeton in 1973. Twenty-five years later she began the complex process of gender transition. Now happily married to wife Joleene, since 1987 Lannie has made her home in Palm Springs, CA, where for years she wrote a local magazine column about the challenges of gender transition.

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About Outskirts Press, Inc,: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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