Tulsa, OK, November 29, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Gale Chester Whittington, a frontline veteran of the 1969 Gay Revolution, is proud to announce the release of his first e-novel, THE HAPPY CAMPERS, a prison tale of murder, passion, and sunbathing, now available for download from www.torquerepress.com for the reasonable price of $5.95.
SUPER BRIEF SYNOPSIS:
What would happen if a slight, but attractive blond gay guy fell in love with a good-looking straight Hispanic man and had to deal with an anonymous slasher targeting gay inmates? What are prison camps like? Find out without asking Martha Stewart!
Gale Chester Whittington's murder/mystery/gay romance novel, The Happy Campers, takes place in country-club-like Texarkana Federal Prison Camp, an unusual setting for a novel. The main characters are two men down on their luck: a lonely, 52 year-old, white gambler, KENT WESCHESTER, and a depressed, 31-year-old, drug dealer, DON VILLANOVA.
The book is by turns funny, poignant, and philosophical. It's filled with twists and turns, plus a heart-wrenching love story. Whittington pays close attention to detail and his workmanlike prose is to be commended.
A fit 57, Whittington tells us his father was a fundamentalist Nazarene preacher with a Christian radio program, his mother, a gospel-recording artist. As a young radical militant, Gale fought against the Vietnam War and for gay rights on the streets of San Francisco 1968-1969, (months before the Stonewall uprising--to be documented in his memoir, Beyond Tolerance, The Birth of Gay Pride, currently under consideration by Haworth Press).
Now semi-retired, Gale Chester Whittington worships the sun on fifteen acres in the Oklahoma woods with a vicious Taco Bell dog named Little Devil. When they're not floating in his pool, they care for heirloom varieties of turkeys, guineas, chickens, peafowl, guppies, and wildflowers. After running a Denver pet/bird breeding store for 28 years, Gale returned to writing full time in 2000 and has received numerous awards from the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc. (OWFI) for his novels, memoirs, poems, short stories, and essays. Fully aware that love is a lie, he insists he's most anxious for the next masquerade to begin.
Whittington invites everyone to visit his website--
www.galechesterwhittington.com -- and e-mail him at
email@example.com. Ask him why he believes e-books are the wave of the future!
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GAY PRISON CAMP E-NOVEL PREMIER
Title: The Happy Campers
Date Available: November 15, 2005
Publisher: Torquere Press http://www.torquerepress.com
Author: Gale Chester Whittington