But times change; with the increasing presence of gay characters and themes in mass media, the gay literary genre began to wane; as did fiction itself, in the wake of greater competition and economic unpheaval. I turned my attention to nonfiction, and have not—until recently—looked back.
Now, excited about the possibilities that digital publishing offers novelists, I’ve jumped back into the game, self-publishing my eighth novel, The Sugarman Bootlegs, as an e-book (see the April 21 post, below). That experience has been a sufficiently happy one to inspire me to resurrect my early novels for new digital life as well.
This month, Fag Hag returns as the initial e-volume in a series I’ve brazenly chosen to call Robert Rodi Essentials. Additional entries will be published roughly every two months, until my entire ‘90s output (and a few post-millennial chasers) is once again available.