Las Cruces author Lisa Lucca’s “Ashes to Ink” memoir was released in print and digital format on October 19, Lucca said in a press release.
“In the 1970s, the LGBTQ community was struggling and struggling for awareness,” Lucca said in a press release.
At the same time, her father came out as gay.
“The secrecy and tumult that followed her father’s truth led Lisa on a path of rebellion and self-discovery,” she said.
“Ashes to Ink” was written after the death of her father and tells of the challenges Lisa and her family faced “when they understood the complexity of their father in a time when openly queer people were shunned, ridiculed and attacked”.
Jordan Budd, executive director of COLAGE, a national LGBTQ + family organization, said Lucca had “… written a raw and gripping memoir that perfectly captures the unique effects of living with a gay parent,” Lucca quoted in her press release.
Author talks are in progress for display in independent bookstores and libraries in the United States. said Lucca.
Lucca said the Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, Ill. Scheduled a virtual publishing event at 5:30 p.m. MDT on October 19. Further information can be found at oppl.org.
Lucca will be attending a virtual event with COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) on Friday October 29th at 6pm to honor LGBT History Month. Visit lisalucca.com for details.
Lucca is presenter of the local radio talk show Live True on KTAL-LP 101.5 FM in Las Cruces.
For more information, contact Lexi Rose at [email protected]