Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences from “All Is Well”

My contribution this week to the Rainbow Snippets meme comes from “All Is Well,” my surprisingly sweet, not-all-that-angsty story about two male Mormon missionaries who fall in love. It was first published in Simmer from Dreamspinner Press. … Read more

Love Bytes gives “All Is Well” 5 stars

“My only daughter had converted to Mormon a few years ago and recently married her sweetheart, a recently returned Mormon Missionary. Both of them were virgins and I was worried how this would be written, as they have openly shared their beliefs. I want to say, straight up, that this short story was done in … Read more

Review: “All Is Well” by Dale Cameron Lowry – Alysia Constantine

“All Is Well” is about a young Mormon missionary man who gets paired with another Mormon missionary man during their service and, well, all could be well if things didn’t get in the way of them being in love, but they do. One of the men is a brilliant cook and a somewhat seasoned (pardon … Read more

New Release: Simmer

My first release with Dreamspinner Press is now available for pre-order as part of its Simmer anthology. This will be my first published sweet romance (read: no explicit sex scenes, although there is frank sexuality). Here’s the summary:

When Kyle Pratt cooks a feast for his fellow Mormon missionaries near Lake Migisiwauk in the Upper Midwest, nineteen-year-old Tanner Jensen falls in love at first taste. But the church teaches romantic love between men is wrong, and Tanner knows the only way to get to the highest level of heaven is by marrying a faithful woman in a Mormon temple. Tanner is forced to reconsider his beliefs as he gets to know Kyle better and the two develop a deep connection based on their shared spirituality. The two missionaries must navigate uncharted territory, figuring out how to be true to both their faith and their love for one another.

It’s a 10,000-word piece, but if you think this is the last fictional word I have to say about gay Mormon experiences, you are sadly mistaken.

Working with Dreamspinner has been lovely—a well-oiled editing process, delightful copyeditors and proofers, and clear communication throughout. I’m looking forward to getting the book into my grubby little hands on Feb. 24!