When Lorraine’s gay friend is the victim of a hate crime Lorraine Tyler wants to find our who did it and whether she’s next. Stray is a story of politics fueling hate, competing romantic interests, and regular people examining their hearts, beliefs and hormones. Will the town of Bend be a place of judgment or sanctuary?
Nancy Hedin, a Minnesota writer, has been a pastor and bartender (at the same time). She has been a stand-up comic and a mental health crisis worker (at the same time). She wants readers to know that every story she writes begins with her hearing voices. In 2018 Nancy’s debut novel Bend was named one of twenty-five books to read for Pride Month Barnes and Noble, and was named Debut Novel of the Year by Golden Crown Literary Society and Foreword Indies Honorable Mention for GLBT Adult Novel of the Year.