Search - List of Books by Mark A. Roeder

Mark A. Roeder is an American author. His work includes The Gay Youth Chronicles, a series of novels about growing up, discovering yourself, coming out, and falling in love. Set primarily in the fictional town of Verona, Indiana and spanning a twenty-year period, these novels explore the lives of a group of interrelated characters as they deal with issues of prejudice, hatred, violence and teen suicide.

To know Mark, all you really need to do is read his books. He's in there. He grew up in the country in southern Indiana, near small towns that were much like the fictional Verona that appears in his books. The high school he attended was very much like Verona High School. There were no openly gay boys in his school, but there was much prejudice and hate against homosexuals. Being called "gay" or "fag" was about the worst insult that could be hurled at anyone. He has no doubt that many of the fictional scenes in my book could well have happened in his old high school. All of Indiana tends to be fairly conservative and anyone who does not fit in the narrow mold of normalcy is largely considered an outcast. Being "outed" in his high school would have meant both being exposed, and being excluded, even exiled if you will.

He lived for a while in a small town in northern Indiana that is little different from the towns near where he grew up. Verona is a composite of all these towns. It is a town that could be located just about anywhere in the U.S., not just in Indiana. A few years ago he returned to his hometown in southern Indiana.

He gets a lot of questions about whether or not his characters are based upon himself. In many ways they are, especially those found in " Ancient Prejudice". Both Mark and Taylor were very much based upon himself, so much so that in early drafts they were far too much alike. He ended up splitting his personality between them, giving Mark his more confident and determined side and Taylor his more thoughtful and sensitive side. When you read the thoughts and feelings of these two boys, you are reading about Mark. He thinks every author puts much of himself in his characters. Most of what He is and believes can be found in his novels. Just about every single character has a touch of Mark in him.

Mark is a full-time writer and plans to keep on writing novels until he is no longer able to do so. There are always new characters and situations to explore. He has received a lot of letters from young and not so young gays telling him how much his books have touched them. It is for these individuals, and his self, that he writes.

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Total Books: 77
Light in the Darkness
2017 - Light in the Darkness (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781545140130
ISBN-10: 1545140138
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Come Back To Me
2017 - Come Back to Me (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781544188768
ISBN-10: 1544188765
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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The Fat Kid
2017 - The Fat Kid (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781540585561
ISBN-10: 1540585565
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Brendan  Casper
2016 - Brendan Casper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781539368496
ISBN-10: 1539368491
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Cadets of Culver
2016 - Cadets of Culver (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537020198
ISBN-10: 1537020196
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Peralta's Bike Shop
2016 - Peralta's Bike Shop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781533679352
ISBN-10: 1533679355
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Beautiful
2016 - Beautiful (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781530729562
ISBN-10: 1530729564
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Bloomington Boys Marc  Tim
2016 - Bloomington Boys Marc Tim (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519516688
ISBN-10: 1519516681
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Lawn Boy
2015 - Lawn Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781518625756
ISBN-10: 1518625754
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Phantom World
2015 - Phantom World (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781517355159
ISBN-10: 151735515X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Bloomington Boys Scotty  Casper
2015 - Bloomington Boys Scotty Casper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514240366
ISBN-10: 151424036X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Keeper of Secrets
2015 - Keeper of Secrets (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781515345558
ISBN-10: 1515345556
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Shadows of Darkness
2015 - Shadows of Darkness (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781514763292
ISBN-10: 151476329X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Skye  Colin
2015 - Skye Colin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508806615
ISBN-10: 1508806616
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Hate at First Sight
2015 - Hate at First Sight (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781503147539
ISBN-10: 1503147533
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Disastrous Dates  Dream Boys
2015 - Disastrous Dates Dream Boys (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781503272071
ISBN-10: 1503272079
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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The Vampire's Heart
2015 - The Vampire's Heart (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781507528792
ISBN-10: 1507528795
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Ugly
2014 - Ugly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781502301888
ISBN-10: 1502301881
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Dead Boys of Verona
2014 - Dead Boys of Verona (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499316483
ISBN-10: 1499316488
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Bloomington Boys Nathan  Devon
2014 - Bloomington Boys Nathan Devon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499216745
ISBN-10: 1499216742
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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The Perfect Boy
2014 - The Perfect Boy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781497473522
ISBN-10: 1497473527
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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