WRITING

NOVELS
"Are the trees in the field humankind, to come under siege from you?"
A 2010 Lambda Literary Award finalist
Nonfiction
Essays in Honor of Jack L. Knowles
Published in Toronto's lesbian and gay biweekly.
Stories
"I almost ran over Lorraine. God, it felt good."
An excerpt from The Trees in the Field
Poetry

The Trees in the Field

"...The story is so much more than it appears on the surface. There are undercurrents to be considered, and they ebb and flow through this story like ocean tides. The Trees in the Field is an absorbing presentation of political intrigue as well as a satisfying romance."
--Lambda Literary Review

It's the height of the American political season in a long, hot summer. What better relief than getting lost in stories where women are the movers and shakers with their careers and their hearts on the line?

After the campaign comes the hard work... A complex story of a Senator determined to find justice but undermined by powerful men--and the emotions she's not supposed to have for the doctor helping her cause.

"The corrupt politics make for interesting reading and is a completely different environment to ‘Arusha’.

"Although this is a story about two gay ladies, what I love about Knowles’ books is that she doesn’t make their sexuality the be all and end all of the book. The books Knowles writes have depth and keep the audience interested every step of the journey and right up to the end."
-- Lesbians of North London

An excerpt from this novel, in an earlier form, appeared in the anthology Toe to Toe: Standing Tall and Proud.

© J. E. Knowles