“A Mostly Peaceful Empire” in Neil Plakcy and Sharon Sakson, eds., Paws and Reflect: Exploring the Bond Between Gay Men and Their Dogs (New York: Alyson Books, 2006) (New York Times Best Seller)

“A Mostly Peaceful Empire” is the story of a time when the author and his partner were the subjects of four-legged royalty. The house was ruled by Princess Crickett, Tsar Nicholas, and King Juan Carlos (a Bassett Hound and two Chihuahuas). Paws and Reflect is a collection of stories by authors like Overton and cultural icons like Edward Albee, Charles Busch, and Ron Nyswaner. It tells the story about how dogs often become part of the nuclear gay family. “Paws and Reflect is a celebration of all the dogs we have loved in the past, the dogs we love now, and the dogs of our future, who are only waiting for the right moment for us to invite them to join in our lives.” (Introduction to Paws and Reflect.)

(Note: Paws and Reflect is not a Blue Water Tales publication)
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Books & Stories by G. Russell Overton
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