Coming soon: Rain Would Come

First of all, I would like to offer a cheerful greeting to the thousands upon thousands of frenzied fans who visit this site each and every day to bask in the genius of my ramblings. <3

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Visitors: 2

…I will pause so the crickets may chirp.

Anyway, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll soon be releasing a new short story, which will then allow you, my faithful readers, to toss more of your money at me via Amazon. Hurrah!

More info below:



Rain Would Come
by T.J. Baer

Soon, maybe very soon, she was going to die.

On the eve of her sixty-fourth birthday, Barbara wakes up with the certainty that she’s going to die, and soon. But when? How? And what will happen after?

Determined to make the most of her last days, Barbara invites a certain lovely lady to accompany her to the beach for an afternoon of sun, wine, and talking about eternity.

A rich, poignant tale of death, life, and two older ladies in love.

Available soon on


Re: the writing of this story…

So, yeah, death scares me. In fact, it scares the hell out of me. This story, I guess, is my attempt to deal with that fear and make it into something a little softer, something  I can look at with peace and understanding rather than pants-wetting terror.

In addition, my mother has said to me a few times that I should try writing about something other than gay men. So, in answer to that request, I present… Lesbians! \(^o^)/

Yay. :P

Anyway, coming soon!

Featured author in BSB Newsletter

In other news, I’m one of the featured authors in the Bold Strokes Books July 2013 newsletter. A short interview with me can be found on the second-to-last page of the newsletter:

Bold Strokes Books July 2013 Newsletter

Anyone interested in reading the full interview can find it here:

A BSB Interview With T.J. Baer

*Note: Both files are pdfs, so if that file type is likely to send your computer/cell phone into spasms, I would advise not clicking on the links. If you’re desperate to know the content of the interview, leave me a comment and I’ll happily send you a text-only version to alleviate your suffering. <3

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