Join us at City Lit Books for an event with Taylor Saracen, author of His Own Way Out, and Blake Mitchell at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.
Blake Mitchell knows a bit about enough things and a lot about a few. While the teenager is unsure of which direction to take in life, he’s aware the road he’s on is a direct route to desolation. Being outed as bisexual in the bluegrass state is alienating, and the events to follow are worse. Still, Blake is driven—by any means necessary—to make something more of himself. Identifying an opening, Blake paves a path and finds His Own Way Out.
Rise Up is a series of new adult novels that illuminates pivotal moments in the lives of LGBTQ youth. Each novel features a fresh protagonist and his experience navigating the ups and downs of adulthood. While the characters change and the stories vary, common themes—including the struggle for independence, identifying one’s passions, searching for acceptance and for love—are interwoven through the pages of the novels. These stories will open your eyes to worlds of possibilities, both conventional and off-beat, as these men take you on their journeys to self-discovery.
Taylor Saracen has always loved to write, and believes there's no deeper way to explore the human condition than through a work of creative fiction. Her novels are rooted in psychology as much as literature. The more she writes, the more she learns.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Blake Mitchell spent the majority of his adolescence focused on school and sports. Driven by his desire to make it big, and refusing to be constrained by the bounds of his small town, Blake embarked on an adventure that allowed him to see the world—and himself—through a different lens. Throughout his unconventional journey, Blake has learned the ins and outs of the adult entertainment business, and become one of the industry’s most sought after performers.