BOOKS

 

TALE OF TWO SUMMERS (2006)

Two best friends spend their first summer apart blogging to each other about their separate but equally exciting romantic and sexual adventures. Chuck, the talented one, goes off to summer theatre camp where he proceeds to fall for the sexy female lead of his show. Hal, the less talented one, stays at home in exciting Wheaton, MD learning how to drive and getting busy with a hot French dude he meets at the mall. With shocking candor, these two 15 year-olds going on 20 debate their differences, consider their similarities, and push their decade long friendship to the breaking point during a summer that neither of them will soon forget.

"Sloan's freshly believable reality and smart-alecky teen-speak lightens the mood but their conversations often become so intense that the reader will find themselves turning the pages at a slower rate. Even so, the level of complexity frees up Sloan to take Chuck and Hal's friendship in directions that no gay-themed YA novel has ever been before."     KIRKUS REVIEW

2006 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST

A REALLY NICE PROM MESS (2008)

Cameron Hayes didn't want to go to the prom in the first place. Really. It was his boyfriend's idea to go on a double date so that no one would know they were actually a secret gay couple. Honest. But when one of their dates finds out the real deal, Cameron's prom night begins to unravel in ways that are crazy and wholly unexpected. Relationships and friendships are forged and broken as Cameron careens his way through what is supposed to be the best night of his young life. (Yeah, right.) And by the end of a seemingly endless evening, his life will never be the same...but in a good way.

"In his first novel, filmmaker Sloan creates a bold, sassy comedy of errors. The author's impeccable sense of comedic timing and cast of offbeat characters will keep the laughs coming." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

2005 VIOLET QUILL AWARD, BEST LGBT BOOK OF THE YEAR

A collection of essays edited by Tom Dolby and Melissa De La Cruz about gay men and the women who love them.  My true story, “Donnie And Marie Don’t Get Married” Is about my best friend from childhood who shared my obsession with the Osmonds, namely Donnie.  Though I haven’t written a lot of non-fiction, being included in this collection was a joy as the subject matter was so close to my heart.  The book includes 20 essays plus a beautiful introduction by Armistead Maupin (TALES OF THE CITY).

REVIEW: “This collection of original essays celebrates the fierce bond and special intimacy between straight women and their gay male best friends, as well as the sometimes disheartening realization that the boy you like, likes boys. Many essays soar with strong insights into love, humanity and the nature of friendship.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

MEN ON MEN 7 (2000)

In the ‘90s, Penguin books put out an almost yearly collection of short stories about gay men. I was honored to be included in the 7th volume of this series with a story about Los Angeles entitled “Sex With Teenagers”.  It’s an account of a New Yorker’s first impressions of the Left Coast as he gets into a misguided affair with the wildly flirtatious and bold teenage son of a studio boss.  FYI this is NOT based on a true story.

"The "Men on Men" series continues to defy the tendency of many series to get weaker as volumes multiply. Bergman, editor since the fifth volume, has gathered a thoughtful mix of stories involving middle- and lower-middle-class gay men, teens to senior citizens, rural to urban settings, butch to drag sensibilities. Both the series and this volume in particular are highly recommended." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL

NOT THE ONLY ONE (1995/2004)

GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS (2007)

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