I published The Sword and the Sorcerer in December of 2013. The novel has a gay couple as its protagonists, so I’ve been donating a dollar from each sale or borrow to Freedom to Marry, a national nonprofit dedicated to advocating and fighting for marriage equality in the United States.
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court at last ruled that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. Lesbian and gay couples can now wed and be afforded all the same rights as heterosexual couples.
To celebrate this landmark ruling, I’m offering The Sword and the Sorcerer for free for the first time. You can get it for your Kindle-enabled device at http://bit.ly/SatSKindle.
I’m so pleased to have been a tiny part of this historic moment, and I’m ecstatic for my LGBT friends who now have equal protection under the law.
There remains a lot of work to be done. LGBT citizens may now have the right to marry, but a court ruling doesn’t eliminate bigotry and hatred. Our culture is changing, but it’s not fully evolved yet.
For the moment, though, it’s time to pause and celebrate. So have a free book (and maybe a little champagne).