J James comes clean on coming out – Denial Deceit Discovery: Book Reading and signing

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J James comes clean on coming out – Denial Deceit Discovery: Book Reading and signing
April 8, 2014 7:00 PM
April 8, 2014 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
March 16, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, 10002, United States

Meet the British author behind this year’s most compelling coming out story.  J James will read from his debut book, Denial Deceit Discovery and will then be delighted to sign copies of the book for readers.

Please note: The Bureau is closed on Tuesdays, but we will open at 6 PM for this event, which will begin at 7.

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After over a decade of teaching, educational management and administration, James needed to find an outlet to share his personal story. As a lifelong lover of literature and writing, James has dedicated his career to educating students, helping them develop the tools they’ll need to share their stories in the future.

His first manuscript was inspired by the response James received from the Catholic priest who officiated his marriage annulment. As part of the process, James was asked to submit a small document outlining his feelings about the events that culminated in the failure of his marriage. The priest commented that the piece was the most moving and impactful account he had ever read.  He called it an “inspiration” to other men and women struggling with similar situations.  After exploring many options, James realized that his story could help people to understand the complex issues facing gay men in denial – hopefully, helping to spare others from the heartache he and his loved ones experienced.

James currently lives and works in Southeast Asia.  He enjoys the tropical climate, and the relaxed pace, which has provided him with the opportunity to continue developing ideas for his second novel.