Here's A Little Tip

Anonymous's picture

Hey Guys!

I had someone ask me if there was some other way to pay for my book besides credit card or check. I posted the answer awhile ago, but it's worth repeating, not just for me, but for anything gay-related you might want to buy without alerting the parental units. It's called a money order. They are available from any U.S. Post office as well as many convenience stores. They usually cost 50 or maybe 75 cents on top of the amount you want it made out for. This is something that's safe to send through the mail, because you get a receipt to keep so if it's lost, you can get it replaced. This is a great way to purchase something through the mail without having to ask the rents for a check or credit card.

Now, to order my book from my website (http://www.patnelsonchilds.com), just go through the regular order process, and in the special instructions window, type "Money Order" so I'll know what type of payment is on the way. When it comes time to choose the payment method, choose Print and Call. Don't worry, I won't call. You can either print out the invoice or not, it's up to you. Just be sure to jot down the total, so you know how much to get the money order for. Once you get the money order, fill it out, write your email address on it somewhere so I know which order it's for, and mail it to me at the address given on the main page of my store. As soon as I get the payment, I'll finish processing your order.

For those of you contemplating ordering an actual copy as opposed to a download, let me remind you that there is nothing on the cover or in the description on the back that indicates this book has a gay theme. Someone would have to actually start reading it to figure it out. But it's up to you to use your best judgment.

Thanks everyone for your interest and feedback. I hope this little tip is helpful.

- Patrick

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P.S.

Shit, I meant to say above that you shouldn't take this to mean the free download deal is off. It's not. I'm more than happy to give you the free download link if you need it. The above is just for those who have the money, but don't have any other way of getting it to me.

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"


www.myspace.com/patnelsonchilds

Acridmelanthe's picture

"there is nothing on the

"there is nothing on the cover or in the description on the back that indicates this book has a gay theme. Someone would have to actually start reading it to figure it out."

*applause* Because the book is about this epic adventure, first and foremost! ^_^

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My retelling of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I'm inordinately proud of it.

patnelsonchilds's picture

Absolutely!!!!!

My whole purpose as a novelist is to tell great Sci-Fi and Fantasy stories in which the heroes just happen to be gay. The point is to create strong, positive gay heroes within high quality works of fiction. You guys will have to judge how well I manage to accomplish that, but based on the responses to Orphan's Quest I've gotten from you so far, I think my first effort hit the mark pretty well. I can't begin to express to you all how happy that makes me, since teens and young adults are the two groups I most wanted to reach.

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"
http://www.patnelsonchilds.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/patnelsonchilds

haNa's picture

Hm.....

Well, I'm only about... halfway done but I think you have done a pretty good job. However... I have one bone to pick. While these characters 'just happen to be gay' part of being gay is facing at least a little bit of trouble/hatred because of it. Now, I understand that this is not the purpose of the book, but I think for a gay kid to really really get it, it would have to be kind of like what they see as 'being gay.' For me, it seems out of place that they do not face ANY discrimination. But, I don't think they need to. It just needs an explination as to why everyone is so accepting or I fear many other readers, like myself, will have trouble connecting...

~haNa

patnelsonchilds's picture

Well...

Well, you're not going to find much angst or opression about being gay in this first volume; samers are accepted to varying degrees throughout Firma, and I do talk about that a bit more in book two. Then in book three, without giving too much away, we're going to encounter a place where samers are not only not tolerated, but are actively persecuted. At that point, Rokey and Flaskamper will come to understand what Lorq and Fia already know about being on the other end of hatred and intolerance. Kind of a nifty twist, I thought. :-)

- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay
characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"
http://www.patnelsonchilds.com
http://www.amazon.com/shops/patnelsonchilds