Brandon Shire is the author of the stunning and gut-wrenching debut gay fiction novel The Value Of Rain. An advocate for lesbian, gay, bi and transgender youth and a professed recluse you will find him around the internet promoting causes for lgbt youth advancement. Look for his second novel Listening To Dust in the Fall of 2012.

The Value of Rain is an emotionally rich but corrosive tale of hate and revenge told by a most extraordinary narrator.

Charles is 14 when he is dumped into a mental hospital to cure his gayness, after being found with his first love. For the next ten years he endures mental and physical torture as part of that cure. When he is finally free, he begins a relentless quest for revenge against the woman who abetted his commitment into that hospital, his mother Charlotte. Charlotte, an extraordinary woman in her own right, cruelly uses her family in her quest to maintain her secrets and exact her own revenge. The Value of Rain chronicles this profane and profound journey through hate to the unexpected beginning of redemption.




Brandon’s Causes:

50% of the proceeds from The Value Of Rain are donated to:

GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services   a nonprofit in Alabama  dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. They are committed to ensuring the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of youth and young adults struggling due to sexual orientation or gender identity issues, and are one of the very few organizations in Alabama for LGBT Youth.

Chris Kids CHRIS Kids has been helping heal children, strengthen families and build community for the past 30 years. The TransitionZ program and Summit Trail housing began in April 2010 and has a specific focus of getting LGBT youth off the street and out of homelessness.


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