Henderson is a small, old-fashioned town. Growing up here proved tough for Noah Nash, as he knew the truth he lived would never be accepted in this town, even by his family. To him, all he had was his keyboard.
Until one day, that all changed when Noah met Ronan Shea. Ronan’s confidence, wisdom and pride inspires Noah to finally, happily live his truth for the entire town to see.
This is a story of two young men and their journey to a relationship, fighting for equality and listening to their melody while striving to live in harmony.
Targeted Age Group:
I’ve never any GLBT or M/M books before. I’ve read a few M/M short stories that inspired me to try writing my own. I didn’t plan for this story to become what it did. I worked very hard making this story the best it could be and taking a few personal risks with my writing and I hope people like it.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write about what you believe in and what you’re passionate about. I’m passionate about gay rights and I came to believe in this story and these characters and the love that Noah and Ronan share. Also try and draw inspiration from real life. A lot of the bigotry and ignorant remarks that appear in “A Melody in Harmony” are things that I’ve seen and heard in real life. Take the hate and ignorance and turn it into something good and inspiring.
Ashley Chunell is an 18-year old young author.
Growing up in Boston and writing her entire life, it wasn’t long before Ashley published her debut novel “Masterpiece” in November 2012.
Chunell is also a strong supporter of the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer and a member of the Crush Kids’ Cancer team. Ashley also supports the NOH8 Campaign.
Ashley published her GLBT novel, “A Melody in Harmony,” in July 2013.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The idea was suggested to me a few times and I just wasn’t sure how I would go about writing it. After watching popular gay couples on TV and also seeing the hate and bigotry that still exists in the world, I decided I had to do it.