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Ken Blackwell & Rob Rosen

Rob Rosen (born June 7) is a noted novelist, short story writer, anthologist, and editor.

He has twice been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybie for Best Gay Fiction, the winner of the 2012 BEARy Award, and The Romance Studio’s 2012 CAPA Award finalist. His books include such favorites as Divas Las Vegas, Queerwolf, and Vamp.

Ken Blackwell is a seasoned photographer. More than a dozen years ago, the two met on a street corner, after many months of furtive glances in downtown San Francisco, where they both worked at the time. They met on a Monday in 2000, had their first date on a Thursday, and have been together ever since, marrying as soon as it was legal in California in 2008. “I'm a native New Yorker, transplanted to the South, who landed out West. I live with my incredible husband, Kenny, who I love more than anything in the world. I’ve been published in over 200 anthologies, and, thus far, have seven novels and four anthologies I’ve edited to my credit.”


Rob Rosen is a noted novelist, short story writer, anthologist, and editor. He has twice been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Ken Blackwell is a seasoned photographer. More than a dozen years ago, the two met on a street corner, after many months of furtive glances in downtown San Francisco, where they both worked at the time. They met on a Monday, had their first date on a Thursday, and have been together ever since, marrying as soon as it was legal in California in 2008.

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher


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