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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
September 16, 2014
CONTACT: Jay Blotcher
Public Impact Media Consultants
(845) 612-9837 
flower@publicimpactpr.com
 
For graphics and digital release: FlowerOfIowa.com/MediaTools
“GAY IN THE GREAT WAR”
LANCE RINGEL READS FROM HIS WWI NOVEL FLOWER OF IOWA
WITH LIVE PERIOD MUSIC
AT BROOKLYN COMMUNITY PRIDE CENTER OCTOBER 6
CALENDAR LISTING: "Gay in the Great War," a dramatized reading from the novel Flower of Iowa, presented by author Lance Ringel with period music by Chuck Muckle. Monday, October 6, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 4 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn. Free admission. Info (347) 889-7719 or www.flowerofiowa.com/events
BROOKLYN, NY — “Gay in the Great War,” a program combining literature and music from World War I, will be presented at Brooklyn Community Pride Center on Monday, October 6 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. This summer marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. October is also LGBT History Month.
 
Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa, will read excerpts from his eBook, joined by his spouse, actor-singer Chuck Muckle. Mr. Muckle will also perform several songs made famous during The Great War.
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center is located at 4 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn. (On Willoughby at the corner of Gold; entrance shared with Subway store.) The event is co-sponsored by BCPC and Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn. Admission is free.
 
Ringel spent 21 years researching and writing this gripping novel, which was selected in May as one of the top summer reads by The Advocate magazine, and has attained the #1 spot on the gay fiction best-seller list, and #2 on the historical fiction list, at Smashwords.com.
 
The sprawling historical novel Flower of Iowa takes place against the turbulent backdrop of World War I. In France during the final months of the war in 1918, young American Tommy Flowers is learning to be a good soldier in the trenches. At the same time, Tommy steadily develops an attraction for his best buddy, British soldier David Pearson. The two young men must navigate this unexpected but irresistible attraction, seeking out ways to stay in touch even as the war reaches a crescendo, drawing them apart. A tale of love and bravery in the midst of tragedy, Flower of Iowa showcases unforgettable characters, meticulous historic research and exhilarating storytelling.
 
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center was incorporated in 2008 and founded both to celebrate the diverse lives and experiences of the LGBTQ community of Brooklyn, and to address profound community need. Lambda Independent democrats of Brooklyn is the borough’s largest lesbian and gay political organization. Founded by a group of activists in Boerum Hill in 1978, it has grown to become one of the state’s largest LGBT political clubs with more than 4,000 members, supporters and friends.
ATTENTION MEDIA: For advance interviews with author Lance Ringel, please contact publicist Jay Blotcher of Public Impact Media Consultants at (845) 612-9837 or flower@publicimpactpr.com. Free downloads of the eBook Flower Of Iowa for reporter review are available upon media request. 

FlowerOfIowa.com
About the author of Flower Of Iowa:

Lance Ringel is the former president of Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn. He was a resident of Brooklyn from 1976 until 1993. Ringel has had an impressive career in politics, serving as Assistant Commissioner of Human Rights under New York Governor Mario Cuomo. A journalist and writer for four decades, the central Illinois native has penned five novels and three plays. Ringel currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his spouse of 38 years, actor-composer Chuck Muckle. Flower of Iowa is his first published book-length work.
To download the eBook Flower Of Iowa, visit www.flowerofiowa.com/purchase.
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FLOWER OF IOWA is available from these online retailers:
Available at Smashwords.
Available at the Apple iBooks Store.
Available at Barnes & Noble.
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