Tag Archive - Johnny Appleseed

Good Sex and How To Write It. (Hint: It’s Not All About Showing Everything)

7 December 2016 by , No Comments

No, I said, good sex and how to write it. Not have it. If you’re looking for that kind of information, go check out Dan Savage. This post is going to discuss how I use sex in my writing, followed by an example from Man & Beast, my latest novel. Writing a great sex scene […]

Man & Beast is Launched!

30 November 2016 by , No Comments

It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since I last released a novel, but them’s the facts! Regardless, Man & Beast is officially out in the world and so far it’s going pretty darn well. The Novel Approach reviewed it and said, “Author Michael Jensen has melded factual research with fiction to create an […]

Why Historical Gay Fiction?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Did you know a gay man helped George Washington win the American Revolution? (His Name was Baron von Steuben and was German!) Did you know that President James Buchanan was almost certainly gay? How about Leonardo da Vinci, Richard the Lionhearted, or Eleanor Roosevelt? The answer is almost certainly “no.” That is why I write […]

Hold on! Johnny Appleseed Was Gay?

11 November 2016 by , No Comments

Sharp-eyed readers of Man & Beast might recognize that the book’s hero, John Chapman, is based on an actual historical figure that we rather condescending refer to today as Johnny Appleseed. While I can’t prove John Chapman was gay, no one can prove he wasn’t either. And I think my reading of the few facts […]

Why Did You Update, Rename, and Re-release Your Books?

10 November 2016 by , No Comments

Whoa, there is a lot in that question, so let’s unpack it, shall we? I re-released Man & Beast (formerly Frontiers) and Man & Monster (formerly Firelands) for several reasons. First, because I got the rights back to them and there had never been an ebook version of either. And even though it’s been a […]

Man & Beast: Chapter One — A Sexy, Gay Twist on American History

5 October 2016 by , No Comments

It’s still a little while until Man & Beast comes out, but you don’t have to wait that long to read the exciting first chapter! Just follow this link and you can get a sneak preview of the adventures of John Chapman and what happens  when he stumbles upon a cabin deep in the American […]