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Rory McFarlan

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Rory McFarlan was born and raised in Utah and grew up in the Mormon church. Rory currently resides in Seattle. Rory is married with three children and enjoys the outdoors and writing. Rory is a LGBTQIA+ ally and an advocate of equality for all. As an independent author who is not backed by a publishing house, your honest reviews are very important and Rory very much appreciates your feedback. Please always know that you are wonderful just the way you are, and you deserve love. None of us is perfect, but each of us is enough.

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Rory McFarlan I love the writing of Thomas Hardy and re-read at least one of his books every year. This summer, I will read Return of the Native. I will also read T…moreI love the writing of Thomas Hardy and re-read at least one of his books every year. This summer, I will read Return of the Native. I will also read Testament by Margaret Atwood and Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of the Sythe series. The rest of my reading list is filled with books by indie authors, as I prefer to support the work of unknown artists.(less)
Rory McFarlan I just push through and continue writing, even if it is terrible. It usually gets me past the block. I can always fix it later in editing. If I am rea…moreI just push through and continue writing, even if it is terrible. It usually gets me past the block. I can always fix it later in editing. If I am really stuck, I switch to another part of the story or a different story altogether for a while.(less)
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I just released my debut novel, "Nephi's Courage". It tells the story of Nephi Willard, a gay Mormon trying to find where he fits in the world. He runs into opposition both inside and outside of the church on his journey to understand his identity. This story of loss, love, and identity is both heartbreaking and redeeming. I put my heart into it and I hope that you will enjoy reading it as much as Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 07, 2020 15:52 Tags: courage, fiction, gay, lgbt, mormon, nephi

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Nephi's Courage by Rory McFarlan
"This book almost killed me. It was so well written, so simply stated, yet so full of heartbreak, injustice, and anticipation for the future.

It tore through all of my emotions, but I ended up feeling an overwhelming sense of hope. To me, that was the" Read more of this review »
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