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Book Cover - Journey to the Rainbow's End by Forrest Stepnowski

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)


Headshot of Author, 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.

Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December 2013 and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

32 thoughts on “RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S FEBRUARY “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour – Day 4!”

  1. Forrest is so right about loneliness being a double-edged sword. For me, there are times when becoming a hermit is essential to my soul and gives me time for self-reflection. But, I know for many depression sets in and it’s a real struggle. I think Forrest is shining a light on social issues that affect many. Thank you for hosting, John!

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  2. What a huge compliment to have readers reach out to you to let you that you’ve made an impact in their lives, Forrest.

    Thanks for hosting, John

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