Lion’s Den chapter alert and author’s notes!

David has it made. He’s barely landed in New York, and he’s already lined up for a prestigious gallery opening. He and Howie are preparing to “party their tits off” at the charity boat ride, and the beautiful but mysterious Raphael is becoming a closer friend. Could things get any better?

Author’s Notes:

A Manhattan heatwave has to count among the most miserable experiences in the known universe. The City’s concrete and steel absorb and store heat so efficiently that misery prevails everywhere. My friends, including the real-life Howie, did hose down in Cucina’s scullery before work during the worst days of summer. My late husband Lenny and I were circuit gallery goers. We attended an opening once on the Tuesday after Labor Day. People were all abuzz because of the eccentric date. Despite what everyone predicted, it was a huge success.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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