About Me

Who is Gabe?

Gabriel James is the pen name of a 28-year-old book obsessed woman living in Rochester, NY. She works part-time as a tutor, has a BA in History, and hasn't yet decided what she wants to be when she grows up. When she's not reading or blogging she likes to watch science fiction shows, debate politics, study languages, and hike. She lives with her husband, a cat named Teyla, and a bunny named Loki.

Her reading interests are many and varied, but she really loves:
-non-fiction, especially books about science, politics, LGBT issues, and history
-Neil Gaiman
-science fiction
-quirky novels
-fiction from the '60s and '70s
-dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels
-Deanna Raybourn
-books that feature Death as a significant character
-Terry Pratchett
-classic literature
-books about Wicca and Paganism

She can ramble on ad nauseum about the following topics:
-Greek history
-books (naturally)
-LGBT rights
-global warming
-Stargate, Doctor Who, Alias, and Battlestar Galactica
-that story that she's told 7,000 times but keeps forgetting she's told you

1 comment:

  1. Dear Gabe,

    Will you please consider reviewing my new novel DON’T FORGET ME, BRO, to be published later this year by Stephen F. Austin State University Press (Texas Book Consortium)?

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO deals with themes of childhood abuse, mental illness, and alienated families. (See synopsis below.)

    My award-winning debut novel THE NIGHT I FREED JOHN BROWN (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009) won The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and was one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY. For more info: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-michael-cummings/the-night-i-freed-john-brown/

    In addition I've published a collection of short stories, UGLY TO START WITH (West Virginia University Press) Here’s a link to some information about my collection: http://www.amazon.com/Ugly-Start-With-Michael-Cummings/dp/193597808X

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thank you very much.


    John Michael Cummings

    P.S. Could you kindly give me a reply back to let me know you received this email?

    Synopsis of DON’T FORGET ME, BRO

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO deals with themes of childhood abuse, mental illness, and alienated families. The book opens with the main character, forty-two-year-old Mark Barr, who has returned home from New York to West Virginia after eleven years for his older brother Steve’s funeral. Steve, having died of a heart attack at forty-five, was mentally ill most of his adult life, though Mark has always questioned what was "mentally ill" and what was the result of their father’s verbal and physical abuse during their childhood.

    The book unfolds into an odyssey for Mark to discover love for his brother posthumously in a loveless family.

    DON’T FORGET ME, BRO is a portrait of an oldest brother’s supposed mental illness and unfulfilled life, as well as a redeeming tale of a youngest brother’s alienation from his family and his guilt for abandoning them.

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