elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Mark Abramson (born June 25)

Mark Abramson was a Midwestern farm boy who joined the great gay migration to San Francisco in the 1970s. His writing has appeared in the gay press as far back as Christopher Street, Fag Rag, Gay Sunshine, Mouth of the Dragon and more recently in Lethe Press' acclaimed anthology "Charmed Lives, gay spirit in storytelling."

Like his character Tim Snow, Mark Abramson grew up in Minnesota and once worked as a waiter in the Castro, but Mark is better known as a bartender and a co-producer with the late Jim Cvitanich of "MEN BEHIND BARS, the bartenders' folly" an annual AIDS benefit, as well as "PIER PRESSURE" and "HIGH TEA" both mega-dance parties on the piers of San Francisco.
Also like Tim, Mark had an Aunt Ruth Taylor, but Mark's late maternal grandmother wasn't a psychic. His other grandmother might have been, but she died before he was born. And his mother doesn't drink, unfortunately.

In addition to writing the Beach Reading series, he is also editing a memoir, "Castro Street Diaries" recounting true tales from the great gay Mecca before AIDS - including adventures with old friends such as John Preston, Rita Rockett, Randy Shilts and Al Parker.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Abramson/e/B001JP2U8U/ref=sr_tc_2_rm?qid=1372153848&sr=1-2-ent

Further Readings:

Love Rules by Mark Abramson
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (May 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590211618
ISBN-13: 978-1590211618
Amazon: Love Rules
Amazon Kindle: Love Rules

"Always toward absent lovers love's tide stronger flows." Tim Snow is faced with temptation in the latest volume Mark Abramson's Beach Reading mystery series. With his boyfriend traveling, Tim struggles with the intricacies of 21st century gay life. The entire cast of quirky characters is back for the seventh book. Artie's performing career has him traveling more. Aunt Ruth tries to wean herself from San Francisco into married life in Hillsborough. Tim's family-both adopted and blood-are beset by drama amid a rash of armed robberies in the neighborhood. There's a sexy new cop on the beat. And people are getting shot. Nick is in Europe with his grandmother and Tim is left behind to figure out the rules of a modern gay relationship. Can--and should-- Tim resist Cupid's arrows for such hotties as the sexy new cop on the Castro beat or the teenage British gymnast he's met on the Internet? What's love got to do with it? Maybe everything.

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Tags: author: mark abramson, gay classics, persistent voices

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