Colourful People

Step into the vibrant world of Colourful People, the captivating fourth novel in the trailblazing Boy & Girl Saga. Witness Peter’s courageous journey as he  embraces his identity, openly dressing as a girl and finding acceptance within the Lost Girls community and choir. However, when a trio of spirited transgender youth seek sanctuary among them, cohabitation becomes a complex challenge. Yet, despite their differences, these extraordinary groups unite to confront a shared adversary. Explore the powerful themes of gender identity, the resilience of young transgender individuals, and the resourcefulness of girls. Join the extraordinary tale of Colourful People and be part of this empowering narrative.

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Chapter One – Gina shaved the last of the hair from her head, tossing the blond curl to the floor. She squeezed a generous squirt of baby oil into the palm of her hand and massaged it into her scalp, delighting in the smoothness of her skin. Reaching for the tiny mirror that lay on the table, she turned it this way and that, admiring the strong lines of her head. Yes. She’d been right to risk it. (…)

Chapter Two  – Kate leaned back against the side of the van and studied the two kids in the flickering light that filtered through the windscreen. They were in a sorry state and it was not just their tattered clothes. The girl, the one who called herself Sis, was clearly suffering from shock and probably exposure. Her friend, the bald boy – Gino was it? – probably had pneumonia or worst. (…)

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Boy & Girl – Twelve-year-old Peter secretly dresses as a girl. Imagine his delight when he finds himself in the head of a girl. Yet, despite his wild hopes, that girl is not him. She’s Kaitling, the daughter of a mage in a beleaguered world. Peter has his own problems when a vicious new girl at school threatens to reveal his girly ways. Becoming friends, Kaitlin and Peter join forces to do battle with those who oppose them.

In Search of Lost Girls – Dressed as a girl, Peter sets out in search of his soul-mate Kate who has been ripped from his arms and kidnapped. In his quest, he is hounded by fanatics bent on eliminating those who mess with gender. Meanwhile, Kate has been dumped in a nightmarish girls’ orphanage where she emerges as a decisive figure in the rescue of her fellow orphans. Will the two ever be together again?

We Girls – Retain his androgynous ambiguity or say goodbye to his girlish self, such is the existential choice that besets Peter. Circumstances, however, force both him and Kate to take up other challenges. By straddling the line between child and adult, between carefree creativity and weighty responsibility, between play and work, they find imaginative ways to confront far-reaching problems on which adults persistently turn a blind eye.

Colourful People – What happens when a boy who dresses as a girl, but has no wish to transition, is confronted with a boisterous crowd of transgender youth in a desperate search for a safe haven? The fierce will to be themselves despite the determined opposition of society is common to both the Lost Girls and the Colourful People. Not surprising then that they join forces and advance together. (Currently being written)