Douglas gosse

Douglas Gosse has a doctorate in Social Justice & Cultural Studies and works in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. He earned several prestigious awards for the research leading to jackytar. Many readers have enjoyed his other two novels, The Celtic Cross and the Romeo & Juliet Murders. Douglas Gosse may be reached at

LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories Of Pride, Courage And Social Justice in Canada

Dr. Douglas is Genral Editor of, LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories Of Pride, Courage And Social Justice in Canada (please keep this formatting for the title, and add the live link to the title, in a new window: Breakwater Books Ltd., in partnership with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, is issuing a call for essays on the experience of LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited and Allies) pride, courage and social justice in Canada. Essays will be selected based on the quality of the writing, the perspective from which they are written, and will reflect the diversity of the people of our country. The essays that are selected will be published together in a book, set to be released in 2014.



based on award-winning research conducted by Douglas Gosse, is the novel of self-development and social critique. Told through the eyes of Alexandre Murphy, jackytar delves into twisting family secrets, the nature of language and identity, the influence of heritage, and a four generations' sexual interface with the world. The story unfolds over nine days with shifting points of view, time and space. Self-reflexive insights, and heart wrenching revelations spiral to their extreme limit. jackytar is an innovative novel, boldly breaking new ground in Canadian letters.

The Celtic Cross

Douglas Gosse promises an eerie tale simply by entitling his novel The Celtic Cross: A vampire Journal. In the novel, St. John's, Newfoundland teacher Geoffrey Pierce thinks that he'll be able to find some much needed relaxation now that summer vacation has arrived. No sooner does he hand in the last batch of exams, then Geoff receives a mysterious note from a stranger, as well as a distressed call from his sister, causing him to return to the outport village of his childhood, Bond Cove. Beginning with the revelation that his brother-in-law has acquired a taste for blood, Geoff is thrust into a web of ancient family secrets and small town hypocrisy. As he attempts to uncover the truth, Geoff encounter vampires, ghosts, witches, and the shocking nature of his own Celtic "Nyrrthru" ancestry.

Romeo & Juliet Murders

Sunny and his best friend Nicky look forward to an exciting May 24 weekend at Beachy Park. Sunny intends to get back with his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Kelly. Someone lurking in the bushes has other plans. English class was only the beginning. They were studying Shakespeare, but someone started to take the play far too seriously. One by one, kids are dying horribly. Sunny will fight to save Kelly and his friends from the clutches of evil, but despite his efforts, the murders continue.