It is my pleasure to host a special member of Rave Reviews Book Club today. Forrest Stepnowski has been selected as this month’s “Spotlight” Author – a well-deserved honour!
Author “Q & A”
What inspires you to write?
Answer: One of the things that pushes me to write is when readers email me, or instant message me, to thank me for making them feel less alone. Loneliness is a double edge sword for many. For some, a life of a hermit can be positive one. They have time to heal from past hurts and heart breaks. They become confident within their soul and are able to successfully figure out what it is they want in the world. For others, loneliness can bring depression and disdain for the world. We are all very different. We think, desire, and process things differently. I fully admit I am a unique individual who many have a hard time relating too. When I make that connection with others through my performance life, or my writing, it empowers me to keep going. We have all experience trauma in one way or another in our lives, this is just one way I am able to cope and become a better person.
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Journey to the Rainbow’s End: A Drag Queen’s Odyssey (Available on Kindle and Paperback)
AUTHOR BIO – FORREST STEPNOWSKI
Forrest Robert Stepnowski is an advocate, writer, social worker, and performance artist in the Pacific Northwest. He has been writing poetic works and prose for most of his life. He realized how important it would be to share his work with others, who may have tread similar paths of self-hate, self-deprecation, and self-loathing, in the hopes that they find they weren’t alone. Helping others who have been deemed as “different” because of varying sexual orientations or identities to realize that they are not deviants nor are the “against human nature” has always been of grave importance to him. He wants this group of beautiful people to know they are part of a collective, on an island where being different is embraced and accepted.