New Release: The Wizard of Pride by Ryan Field, Books by Ryan Field

 New Release: The Wizard of Pride

I have a new book coming out with Riverdale Ave Books that’s titled, The Wizard of Pride. The book was written well over a year ago…maybe two. I lost track. The publisher got really busy with a few personal issues, I got really busy with moving issues, and we all kept putting the book on the proverbial back burner temporarily. But we didn’t forget about it. And it’s coming out soon, just in time for Pride month. 

It’s really a total parody of The Wizard of Oz. A gay parody with all gay characters. I don’t have any link to the book yet, but here’s the cover copy. I set the story in 1939 so I remained true to the time period. I think I covered everything with this cover copy, too. 

In the year 1939, discretion is a way of life for young men like Darius Krasner. However, when he gets caught making love to one of the young farmhands by the wicked Agnes McCain, and she threatens to expose him and take his dog, he’s forced to run away from the only family and home he’s ever known.

In his rush to leave, Darius stumbles across one of the most wonderful, handsome young men he’s ever met. Unfortunately, there isn’t much time to get to know him because there’s a storm approaching and Darius decides to run back home to make sure his family is safe.

By the time Darius reaches the farm, there’s a twister in the distance and he escapes to the house for shelter. On his way, a piece of flying debris hits him on the head and knocks him out. When he finally regains consciousness, he’s in the most unusual place called The Land of Pride. And according to The Good Fairy, Miss Glitz, his only way back home involves a pair of magical pink stilettos, a silvery gilded road, a place called The Rainbow City, and a man they call the Wonderful Wizard of Pride.

It’s an LGBTQ fairytale filled with references to gay culture and LGBTQ Pride that’s long before Darius’s time, but he’s well aware there’s no shame or hate in The Land of Pride. In his quest to find The Wizard of Pride, he meets other people like himself, and one in particular who teaches him that he can fall in love and live happily ever after with a man, which is something he never thought possible. 

I’ll post more when I get the links. 

 Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia’s Woolf



“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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