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Anthony McDonald

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Anthony McDonald studied history at Durham University. He worked very briefly as a musical instrument maker and as a farm labourer before moving into the theatre, where he has worked in almost every capacity except those of Director and Electrician.
His first novel, Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet, was published in 2001 and his second, Adam, in 2003.
Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet became the first book in a Seville trilogy that also comprises Along The Stars and Woodcock Flight.
Other books include the sequel to Adam, - Blue Sky Adam - and the stand-alone adventure story, Getting Orlando.
Ivor's Ghosts, a psychological thriller, was published in April 2014.
The Dog In The Chapel, and Ralph: Diary of a Gay Teen, both appeared in 2014. Anthony is the
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The Dog In The Chapel (The ...

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Sailor Boys

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Adam

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Dog Roses (The Dog in the C...

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Sweet Nineteen

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Along the Stars in Audio

Along The Stars (Seville Trilogy) by Anthony McDonald
The lightest and funniest of my 3 Seville books is out now in audio format. You don't need to have read the first one (Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet) to enjoy this second one in the series. (I do know how to write a trilogy!) If you haven't tried one of my audio-books yet, give this one a go.
And you can access the 5-minute audio-sample by clicking on the Amazon link. Something to keep you at ho Read more of this blog post »
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This is a beautifully written story. It tells a tale of the toughest choice that any lover - perhaps every lover - has to face. Do I, in the interest of the person I love, make the ultimate sacrifice and give that peron up? The author uses a deceptiv ...more
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“I know this thing we have wasn’t supposed to be serious, but it’s too late for that, Alè. I’ll have to say this again when you can hear the words, but I want it all, and I hope you feel the same way.”

Arthur, A.M. (2014-02-17). No Such Thing (Kindle Locations 3119-3120). Carina Press. Kindle Edition.”
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“It was far better, he thought, just to get on with life yourself, to have your own adventures and make your own mistakes, without raising a banner over them that proclaimed: I'm this, or I'm that; of this party or of the other one.”
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“When whisky talks it rarely counsels prudence.”
Anthony McDonald, Matches in the Dark: 13 Tales of Gay Men

“I've never had a love letter before. Not from anyone. It is a most wonderful thing to receive. I realise that it makes a present to me of your life, not just your love.”
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“I know this thing we have wasn’t supposed to be serious, but it’s too late for that, Alè. I’ll have to say this again when you can hear the words, but I want it all, and I hope you feel the same way.”

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Martin Belcher Thanks for the friend request Anthony! I'm really honoured! I absolutely love your books, the Adam series and Getting Orlando. Xx


message 10: by Anthony

Anthony McDonald ♥♥Deborah♥♥ loves Qhuay † wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend-vite! I loved Sailor Boys and look forward to reading your full-length novels. This is one of the reasons that I love the M/M group writing event. I may not have fo..."

♥♥Deborah♥♥ loves Qhuay † wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend-vite! I loved Sailor Boys and look forward to reading your full-length novels. This is one of the reasons that I love the M/M group writing event. I may not have fo..."

Anything but creepy. Delighted. And there's a book of my short stories (including Sailor Boys) coming out on kindle in the next few hours. Title 'Matches in the Dark'.


Cor Cordium Thank you so much for the friend-vite! I loved Sailor Boys and look forward to reading your full-length novels. This is one of the reasons that I love the M/M group writing event. I may not have found you otherwise.

Did that just sound creepy? :-)


Anthony McDonald Great to hear from you. Hope you'll like Adam. A new collection of my short stories - inspired by the success of Sailor Boys - is out later today or tomorrow. 'Matches in the Dark'. Hope you'll take a look at least...!


message 7: by Macky

Macky Hi Anthony, thanks so much for the invite. I've just read Sailor Boys and it was wonderful. Adam is on my ( ever growing ) TBR list. :)


Anthony McDonald And thank you for your generous response to it, Jen!


JustJen "Miss Conduct" Thanks for the add, Anthony. Looking forward to reading more of your work. :)


Anthony McDonald Oh that's lovely, Sue. It's a bright sunny Bank Holiday morning here in the UK. Your message has brightened it further!


message 3: by SueM

SueM Thanks for the friend invite, Anthony. I really enjoyed your story, and as an Australian, appreciated seeing words spelt correctly! I am actually part of the event team and had the honour of working on your story on the formatting side. It was immediately obvious that your story was worthy of being [equal] first cab off the rank. Hopefully you'll be pleased with the end result of the ebooks!


Anthony McDonald That's lovely. Hope you'll give some of my other stuff a try!


Bookbee Thanks for the Friend invite, Anthony! And yes, I liked Sailor Boys very much! :)


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