Who is Eric Newcastle?

It’s just me.  Eric Newcastle is a pseudonym I’ve been using for about twenty years mostly for works of fiction that I’ve written.  This was done originally to protect the privacy of my partner and husband.  It has become however somewhat of an alter ego for literary purposes.  Eric Newcastle can write things that Rick Troth might be too embarrassed to.

My latest work is a novel called Family Values.  It has been sold mostly within Quaker circles.  Here’s the description from the Eric Newcastle blog:

“Family Values is a compelling tale about a gay teenager who is found brutally assaulted and left for dead.  What led to this event and how his family comes to terms with an act of violence is a story told over generations.  In tone this novel is much like Jessamyn West’s The Friendly Persuasion, set in the 21st century.  Family Values demonstrates how the power of love and acceptance found in family can be transformative.  It is about a family’s struggle to find grace in the face of adversity.”

Links to more information about Eric Newcastle and Family Values can be found on the following blog:  http://ericnewcastle.wordpress.com/

Here is a sample reading from Family Values.

If you want to purchase a copy of Family Values click on the title link.  You may also purchase the book from the Friends General Conference bookstore at the following link:  http://www.quakerbooks.org/family_values.php


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