Friday, November 21, 2014

Like Surviving A Plane Crash

Surviving nearly three decades of being ostracized is a lot like living through a plane crash. I’ve done both, sort of.
LIFE INSIDE A CLOSET chronicles the tumultuous world of Gerry, a boy who grows into a man, carrying with him the secret shame that he is gay. After years of anguish, he finally comes out  to his family and friends and soon transitions from a life of ridicule and rejection to a new world full of promise and a sense of belonging. He had, at last, found his way.
Then Gerry switched himself off American Airlines Flight 11 the night before it crashed into the World Trade Center. Two seemingly unrelated experiences that would send the author on a search for why he deserved to live the life he was finally living and why he needed to let go of his painful past and fully embrace the person he is today.

The story weaves between the author’s two lives so that the reader can experience the extraordinary similarities between his making it out alive after living almost thirty years as an outcast in a homophobic world AND trying to get to a place beyond the guilt and loneliness of surviving a mass tragedy. It’s a story of hope, perseverance and a quest for resolution in a world still divided on gay rights, equality and marriage.
This is not a story about September 11th. That just happened to be the inciting incident that created the impetus to my telling it.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Seeking Representation

Hello, Universe! I am currently in search of a super talented literary agent who will share the same passion I have for my story. This is the beginning of my quest for Retain This Receipt Throughout Your Journey to be traditionally published as a memoir. May the Universe be with me! You can always reach me on Twitter @Gmoylan.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Boston Radio Interview 9/11/2012

I was interviewed on Boston's BDCRadio by Julie Kramer and Henry Santoro on the eleven-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks. We discussed my experience from that day and my forthcoming book.

Click Here to Listen to a Podcast of the Radio Interview

Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Changed Ticket From 9/11

You may be wondering why I call this my lucky ticket from 9/11. This is actually a scan of my ticket receipt from September 11, 2001. Up until the day before 9/11, I actually had been booked on American Airlines Flight 11, the plane that was flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Through a set of seemingly simple circumstances, however, I changed flights late in the afternoon on September 10th.