The review of my career

This is the review I hold to my heart whenever the topic of “can women write stories about gay men – or rather ought they to?” comes around. I wrote Captain’s Surrender partly in order to show people that you didn’t have to choose between your sexuality and your faith, you could have both. I thought if even one person got that message, so that they could stop feeling damned and/or condemned, it would justify my writing the books that I wanted to write.

Well, this is that review.

I’m so thankful for it! There are times when I feel the pressure – I’m not gay enough, I’m not male enough, I’m not persecuted enough to speak for this community. (As it turns out, I’m not straight and I’m not female either, but that’s a different story.) And when those doubts strike, I remember this review in particular, and others like it I’ve had since, and I tell myself that nevertheless, I’m still not being entirely selfish in carrying on.

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Jay Mountney

That’s a great review! ‘Age of Sail’ stories aren’t really my scene, but it just about makes me want to read it!

Sandra Lindsey
Sandra Lindsey

Yay! So happy it’s still getting reviews & making a difference 🙂
I still remember when you posted that you’d won the contest & this book would be published, and I was all “Wait, really? I can aim for more than just posting online? Time to get seriously working on skills so I can follow in Alex’s footsteps!”

Sandra Lindsey
Sandra Lindsey

Hi Alex 🙂 Thank you, I’d love to visit with a guest post. I’ll e-mail you (& cross my fingers that it doesn’t land in your spam bin… the perils of having one’s own domain, I find)