Author Name: Zachary Ryan
Publication Date & Length: May 25, 2015 – 243 pgs
He moved from Maryland to Chicago to find himself. But Chase never expected to fall in love with someone who would change his life. A twentysomething lost in a haze of booze and tattoos, Chase had always questioned his sexuality—but in Brady he finally found someone he could truly care about.
After a passionate night of exploration, Chase begins to envision a relationship and a future with Brady—who can’t admit his true feelings to his girlfriend and family and would rather pretend it never happened.
While Brady struggles with his own identity, Chase must learn to accept that the man he loves may not be able to love him in return—a realization that sends him down a spiral of drinking, drugs, and self-destructive behavior. But when it comes to winning someone over, is enough ever truly enough?
As Letters twists and turns toward its inevitable conclusion, this complex modern love story explores issues of sexuality, self-acceptance, and coming-of-age through an intimate series of notes written by Chase to the man who would alter his life forever, for better or for worse.
Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status—and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.
After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.