(PRWEB) March 11, 2006
Jason Bray and Melissa Clarke, two southwest youth workers have produced Breathless, a documentary aimed at breaking the stereotypes of chroming and homelessness. Mr Bray said Breathless was all about educating and not about laying blame.
``The aim of this documentary,” he said, “is to let normal, everyday Australians, our youth and social workers be aware of the world of volatile substance abuse.”
“Although national statistics are still unreliably low when it comes to an accurate count of the number of LGBTQ youth among the homeless youth population, the consensus points to a range between 30% and 45% in urban areas.”
In Far From Maddy, her sixth novel, Australian author C.C. Saint-Clair’s brings a twelve year old chromer out of the shadows while the main character, twenty-two year old Jo, takes the unusual step of opting out of the mainstream and a promising career in architecture, to take up life as a homeless person.
“Urban Realism embedded in lesbian fiction while intersecting current social issues is what C.C. Saint-Clair manages seamlessly.” - Veronika Clayton.
The major difference between a C.C. Saint-Clair novel and the rest of the pack in the GLBT genre is the range and depth of emotions her writing drudges up within unsuspecting readers.
Because Saint-Clair’s novels are not largely for those who choose to live, eat, breathe and read in the mainstream, but for those who dare to explore, the deceptive simplicity of her plots pushes buttons,” explains Australian feature-columnist, Jane Fynes-Clinton.
Spoiler: C.C.’s strong lesbian characters are not the nasty protagonists. They are the ones whose emotional baggage is exposed by Saint-Clair’s inimitable gritty and sometimes confronting prose.
Always sensual, always woman-empowering, each of Saint-Clair’s 7 books contains her trademark blend of layered sensuality folded through sometimes harsh but textured real-to-life issues.
To facilitate the discovery of her work, C.C. Saint-Clair has put together a website that provides a free-ranging opportunity to sample the sensuality that heats up the kaleidoscope of urban issues flagged in her books.
In addition, Benchmarks and Silent Goodbyes, two of Saint-Clair’s earlier paperbacks are finally available, ‘cheap as chips’, in a series of 7 ebooklet per novel [$1.45 per ebooklet]
Grab them directly from http://www.ccsaint-clair.com/index.php
Paperbacks or ebooks, Saint-Clair’s novels are much more than books.
They are the Total Reading Escape for the Thinking Woman.
Ready to fantasize, think and empathize?
Drop in @ http://www.ccsaint-clair.com/index.php
Sensual Romance/Lesbian Novelist