Snow Ashens, Angels Fall: Do you believe in gay angels? Paranormal Chronicles of Abigoth = V3
Asher Anderson, a musically-gifted, gay teen, has been the object of ridicule for as long as he can remember. So long, in fact, that he spends all of his free time alone in his bedroom singing and composing music on a miniature baby grand piano… ...
Snow Ashens, Angels Fall: Do you believe in gay angels?
Paranormal Chronicles of Abigoth = V3
Asher Anderson, a musically-gifted, gay teen, has been the object of ridicule for as long as he can remember. So long, in fact, that he spends all of his free time alone in his bedroom singing and composing music on a miniature baby grand piano… his only friend. Night after night, Asher's ethereal voice cascades from an open second floor window to be eagerly heard by everyone walking the red cobbles of Wealthy Street.
A few months before his eighteenth birthday, Asher meets Conor Vincent, an overly-sensitive lad with struggles of his own, not the least of which is keeping his temper in check. The unlikely pair strike-up a friendship and Asher dares to believe he has finally stumbled upon some measure of love and acceptance. Fate, however, has something else in mind.
In the wake of a terrible betrayal, Asher’s world crumbles. In answer to his plight, winter winds whisper of an ancient secret that yearns to be told. Astonishingly, Abigail Jones, the plump shopkeeper of nearby Healer’s Glen, understands every word the winds speak.
“Expect not warmth from an Angel’s embrace…”
Everything is about to change. As Asher’s despair deepens, Abbey's dreams darken, with visions of fallen angels, wolves cloaked in silver mists, and an old crone who sails a turbulent, grey ocean upon a raft of oaken planks.
Abbey braces for the storm that is coming. Asher waits for a miracle… one last white Christmas with enough beauty and grace to make even the ugliest things shiny and new.
Heaven, itself, prays that Abbey will find faith enough left in the world to stop Asher from falling. The final note of an extraordinary song struggles within the soul of an ordinary boy, and its playing may be heaven's last hope: SNOW ASHENS... ANGELS FALL.
Jeff was born in Detroit Michigan and earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Plant Ecology from Wayne State University before moving to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago where he studied Evolutionary Biology, and wrote a number of articles for prestigious scientific journals including Evolution and the American Journal of Botany.
While in Chicago Jeff was a volunteer at Gay and Lesbian Horizons serving as a peer counselor as well as an instructor of gay sensitivity for the Chicago Police Department. He was also the co-chair of the Illinois Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Jeff then returned to Michigan for a couple of years and served as a board member of the Michigan Organization for Human Rights, as well as the MOHR Foundation. With a small group of friends, Jeff founded the Affirmations Community Center for lesbians and gays which has since moved to Ferndale Michigan and grown enormously.
Missing Chicago, he returned to form Overlooked Opinions, the first national opinion polling firm specializing in gay and lesbian polling and market research. Overlooked Opinions' ground breaking research was cited in virtually every major market publication in the US and Canada, as well as across five continents, promoting understanding and visibility for gay men and lesbian women worldwide.
While at Overlooked Opinions, Jeff wrote Changing Scenes, a monthly column for the Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association. During that time Jeff was also named one Chicago's top 40 businessmen under 40 by Crain's Chicago Magazine.
Jeff now lives part of the year in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico and the rest of the year in a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He shares his home with five wolfdog hybrids and is an avid nature lover who enjoys regular jaunts into the jungles of Mexico and the woodlands of Michigan.
For those who wonder about such things, Jeff is single, still searching for that knight in somewhat tarnished armor; his favorite foods are Thai, Italian and Mexican; and his favorite beverages are black coffee, well aged scotch and red wine.