Saritza is the Sr. Literary Agent at the Corvisiero Literary Agency and is known as the first literary agent to represent authors in the digital publishing landscape. While continuing to seek traditional publishers for her authors, Saritza is the leading literary agent in digital publishing deals. An avid coffee-drinker with a Kindle book obsession, she enjoys a steaming cup of strong Cuban coffee every morning while reading an erotic contemporary romance or action-packed science fiction adventure. A strong advocate of the GLBT community, she enjoys fresh voices in GLBT Young Adult and New Adult genre fiction. Her client titles include: Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan, Hot Head by Damon Suede, Fire and Ashes by Daisy Harris, Purely Professional by Elia Winters, Caught in the Crossfire by Juliann Rich
Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.
My cousin’s mother told him he was not welcome at their house until he turned away from the Devil’s ways.
His father told him he had been given sons by God not daughters and until he was a real man before God’s eyes he was not to come back home.
His brothers call him to tell him they hope he dies of AIDS and refer to him as their sister. They call him sis when they talk to him on the phone.
His father is the pastor of a fundamentalist church in Tampa, Florida.
These stories happen hourly and in the South, these kids are often on the streets for years.
Religion is killing our youth.
Wonderful trip, but man, I missed my bed.