New Novel Discusses the Hot Topic of Bullying and Gay Students

Philadelphia, PA, December 21, 2011 --( Author, J. Kelly Poorman is pleased to announce the release of his new book, And A Child... This book follows two boys that meet in high school when one of them steps up to the plate to stop the other from getting his butt kicked by three bullies.

At what point do you stop turning a blind eye when you see someone being bullied?

Knowing that the time has come to take a stand against bullying in school, two brave and compassionate high school students form a gay/ straight alliance to protect their friends.

The strength of their friendship gives them the courage they need to see their plans realized, so that every student-gay, straight, bi-sexual, transgendered, and those disenfranchised in any way- can enjoy a safe, caring environment. That's what every student, every person deserves.

Book Information:
And A Child...
Author: J. Kelly Poorman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4620-1076-9 (sc)
978-1-4620-1083-7 (hc)
Pages: 139
Published: April 2011

About The Author
After twenty-five years in Los Angeles, J. Kelly Poorman returned to the small town he grew up in. As a victim of childhood bullying, the subject matter of "And A Child..." is near and dear to his heart. Kelly is very active in his local United Church of Christ.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:

J. Kelly Poorman

And A Child… is available for purchase online from the author’s website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

Other Books By J. Kelly Poorman.:

All The Little Children: An Inclusionary Tale
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: iUniverse
Published: November 14, 2008
ISBN: 978-0595529865

When Robert came for a visit to his home town, he didn't know that God had brought him back to care give his mother. He goes back to the church he was raised in and found that him being gay was something that a lot of people couldn't understand. Robert is not ashamed to be an out and proud Christian gay man.

Roman and Jules
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: iUniverse
Published: December 27, 2000
ISBN-13: 978-0595164554

This is a story of friendship with the back drop of Gay Rodeo. Roman is straight, and a bull fighting clown. Jules is a bull rider that's gay. Their friendship is strange to them, but more so to their circle of acquaintances. The Gays know that Roman has to be gay and hiding it. The straight community has a harder time with the friendship. some even go so far as violence. Through it all Roman and Jules fight to stay more then friends.

The Long Pink Line
ISBN-13: 9780595429486
Publisher: iUniverse
Published: February 2007
Pages: 88

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time could get you killed. There is murder, intrigue, and unexpected love with the background of Rose Pedal Parade float building. Catch a glimpse behind all the hours of preparation to bring these beautiful creations to nearly one billion people worldwide. But not all is a bed of roses. Vice President-Elect, Mitzi Marshall, had upset a lot of people on her way to the number two slot. The plan is to take care of her while she's on The Long Pink Line. Being in the wrong place at the right time could save a life.

Author, J. Kelly Poorman
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