A Taste of Honey Release Party – Michael Rupured

August 19, 2014

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The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain

My first book, never to be published in its current form, was an all-tell, tell-all memoir. Sticking to the facts without incriminating myself was a challenge. I ended up leaving out a lot of good stuff. I’m much happier writing fiction where the shackles of what really happened no longer bind me.

Folks who’ve read my novels will likely be surprised by my first short story. My novels depict gay life at different points in time from the 1960s to today. “Writing stories true enough for government work” is my slogan. I’m all about reality. I have no idea why this story went so far in the other direction.

The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain was inspired by an incident from my wild and occasionally slutty past. Fictionalizing this chance encounter allowed me to obscure what really happened with embellishments, fabrications, and outright lies. Next thing you know, I’d written a story about a bear shifter.

Don’t ask me what’s real and what’s made up. I’ll never tell, and I haven’t seen the only guy who’d know in more than fifteen years. If he reads the story, there’s enough truth for him to know he’s one of the characters. Maybe he’ll even look me up.

- Michael Rupured, author of “The Bear King of Snowbird Mountain” in A Taste of Honey

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3 Responses to “A Taste of Honey Release Party – Michael Rupured”

  1. Susan says:

    OMG, this sounds so cute!

  2. JenCW says:

    What a great way to end up with a story. It sounds like your muse ran away with the story. :-)

  3. Thanks so much, Susan. And yes, Jen, you’re correct. Happens all the time–and I’m grateful!

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