Nathan Hunt is the mean and moody captain of North West Rangers FC, in the newly formed British Premier Football League. Gay physio, Nick Brookes, has a whopping crush on the well-endowed centre-back, and pursues a friendship with Nathan. But when the club is caught up in a sex abuse scandal and a member of the youth academy takes his own life in the club showers, Nathan begins to withdraw from Nick. Has Nathan been a victim of abuse himself, or is there another reason for his dark mood? Is Nick deluding himself that he can woo the sexy, but sullen, club captain? The story culminates in a gripping cup final at Wembley between NWFC and local rivals, City.
Over half of the total LGB population identifies as bisexual, less than a third as gay and less than a fifth as lesbian. Proportionally, it would not be unreasonable to rearrange the letters in LGBT to spell BGLT. Yet there is overwhelming silence in our churches around Europe on the subject of bisexuality, despite slow but increasing acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex marriage in many countries. In Bi: The Way, Carol Shepherd charts the history and science behind bisexuality and challenges the stereotypes around bisexual people. Bisexual Christians across Europe are given a voice, producing rich data that should be of use to pastors and supporters of LGBT+ people for years to come.
Carol A Shepherd (C A Shepherd) is a fiction and academic writer based inEdinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of several academic works, as well as publishing her own fiction under the Easy Yoke imprint.
Her fiction works include the Parlour Trilogy, featuring Christian detective DI Mark ‘Pizza’ Parlour. Set in the fictional suburb of Deverton, these humorous pot-shots at middle class life are loosely based on the M3/M27 corridor where Carol lived previously.
Among her academic works are the monographs Bisexuality in the Western Christian Church (Palgrave Macmillan) and Bi the way: Pastoring bisexual Christians in Europe (EYP). She also has chapters in several edited academic volumes on themes relating to bisexual Christian identities.
Carol has also penned her autobiography, 119: My life as a bisexual Christian, under the name of Jaime Sommers. This book serves as a damning indictment of the inability of the Church to deal with the complex realities of people's lives.
An experienced, powerful and witty public speaker, you can also book Carol for speaking engagements via the contact form on this website.