GRL Featured Author: Hans M. Hirschi #GuestPost #GRL2015

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The Queen of Unconventional Happy Endings is ready for San Diego

Summer was hectic, and autumn has begun in a frenzy, with events every single weekend. No, Im not talking about author events, although Ive actually been to one in recent weeks, taking me from Sweden all the way to England. That was lots of fun. No, my weekends are very un-authorly. I am, after all, also a husband and father to a little two and a half year old boy. Just last week-end we were doing garden work, the kind where you realize summers over and you reallyneed to put away the lawn furniture, and cut the lawn one more time this season. We also took a final trip to the amusement park before they close their doors. Our outdoor season is quickly coming to a close and we get ready for a super busy fall. I think theres a single weekend left before Christmas without anything on the schedule.

This weekend we had a guest, one of our sons guardian angels was in town from Delhi. Next weekend something else beckons and then its time for my personal highlight this year: ten days with no kid and no household chores! Some of you might recognize the event as GRL

Im really looking forward to my trip to San Diego. I had so much fun in Chicago last year. Having come into the fold very, very late, I was unaware of any Facebook groups to chat and get to know each other, I flew into Chicago, an empty sheet of paper, innocent and probably a bit naïve. I was just blown away by what awaited me at my lifes first author convention. The good thing is that Im really excited about my second GRL. The challenge to the organizers is of course to top last years experience. Its really hard not to get over-excited. Weve already spent so much time with each other online, all approximately four hundred of us, that it seems we cant wait to finally replace the countless avatars on Facebook with real faces, hugs and endless chats. Not to mention to see the amazing costumes that some of the attendees have been working on for months for the Saturday extravaganza. I get anxiety just thinking about doing something like thisSo I won’t even try. Ill just blend in with jeans, t-shirt and a beer in hand to enjoy what others have accomplished.

IMG_7971 As a newbie (Ive only been in this industry for two years and two months) I try to keep my expectations low, which is vital but difficult. Im no gay rom super star, like some of the colleagues Ive met and gotten to know. When you think of famous authors you kind of think of divas and fake smiles. There are those of course, but theyre the rare exception to the rule. They really are. So if youre a reader, star struck and heading to GRL, worry not. Authors are, for the most part, just really nice people who happen to write books. Trust me, Ive had my moment last year meeting a couple of writers I admire. We all do. The strange thing is when it happens to you, when you get e-mail and messages from people whove read your work and they go like wow!Im like wow, what?We dont even understand why people like us or our books, particularly not when youve just found a typo on page 478 after four rounds of editing and ten people proofing it. We feel like the pits and not at all like the stars you see us as

I go to San Diego not with four books, like last year, but six novels in my baggage, and another, seventh, release looming before the end of the year. My first book this year was a foray into Science-Fiction, complete without star ships or aliens. Its a story that deals with what could happen to our world if we dont look after it, and as with all fiction, reality has a way of reminding us that it can get worseBut the story of Willem of the Tafel and handsome Hery is a reminder that its not too late for humanity, there will be a second chance, not just at looking after our world, but also at love.

IMG_8064The second novel, releasing on October 10, is called Spanish Bay, after a place between Monterey and Carmel on the California coast. Its a significant place for the main protagonists of our story. I had long wanted to write something sweet and innocent for the younger generation, and this is a book that wants to show that a disability by no means has to be a handicap. Im convinced, based on early feedback from readers and reviewers, that Spanish Bay will find its way into the hearts of people everywhere. Which leaves me with the final story of the year. I dont even have a release date for it, nor a title (Im still on the fence about a couple of choices), but its going to be my first ever (and last?) erotic novel, and with erotic I mean on the page sex so hot you wont be able to restrain yourself. Trust me, I wasnt, even writing it, I had to take breaksJust saying! I think this will find its audience, too, and increase sales of tissue paper on a global level.

This years production from the Queen of Unconventional Happy Endings is versatile, like the queen herself, from socially aware contemporary science-fiction to bubbly romance to moisture inducing erotica. I hope youll come by my publishers table, approach me whenever/wherever you see me, and ask me about my work or anything else that interests you. I look forward to meeting you in San Diego!

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Spanish Bay is a feel-good novel about two young men who, despite having the odds stacked against them, never give up, always see the silver lining, work hard, and are committed to their families, come what may.

Chris, a Texan native who recently moved to Carmel, rescues wheelchair-bound Neil from bullies. Neither question the love that develops between them, although their life together is not without challenges. When Chris’s parents die in a car accident, their young love faces the ultimate test. Will they be able to cope with the additional responsibility of raising Chris’s baby brother Frank, who is also confined to a wheelchair?

Spanish Bay is about love, overcoming obstacles, and finding happiness, wherever you are.

Spanish Bay is available for pre-order on Amazon if you want to read it before GRL, or you can get it from Beaten Track Publishing at GRL in paperback or as e-book with the GRL discount. To learn more about the man called the Queen of unconventional Happy Endings, feel free to visit his website.

If you want to pre-order any of my books, please use this form.

Her Majesty,

Hans M Hirschi

AuthorBio

hansfinalHans Martin Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world and published a couple of non-fictional titles. The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with a much needed breathing hole and the opportunity to once again unleash his creative writing.

Having little influence over his brain’s creative workings, he simply indulges it and goes with the flow. However, the deep passion for a better world, for love and tolerance are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work.

Hans lives with his husband, son and pets on a small island off the west coast of Sweden.

Contact Hans through Twitter (@Hans_Hirschi) or Facebook or through his website at http://www.hirschi.se

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I would like to give a big Thank You to Hans M. Hirschi for taking the time to stop by RGR today.
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