BOOK LAUNCH: The Sky Turned Green and the Grass Turned Blue: Diane’s Story
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.comn
This will be an other-worldly evening, we’re sure, and we hope you decide to explore it with memoirist Diana Kelley author of The Sky Turned Green & The Grass Turned Blue.
When Diane’s lover and friend, Jack, comes out seven years into their relationship expressing his well-kept secret desire to transition from male to female, Diane’s world turns upside down. With little information to help answer the question “do I stay or do I go,” she searches for direction on her own. Navigating the murky waters of the unknown that accompany the challenges of Jack’s changing persona, Diane is guided by love, loyalty, and a willingness to sacrifice. Sharing her observations and reactions in this true story, Diane explores the underground world of BDSM, bondage/submission and sadomasochism, as well as, provides an intimate view into gay and lesbian lifestyles in her attempt to gauge what impact Jack’s changes might have to their relationship and to her own authentic self.
“… a very well-written book about the author’s true experiences, though it reads like a good novel; interesting characterizations, good dialogue, and a skillfully-crafted tension that draws the reader from one chapter to the next. This true story took place at a time, back in the 1990s and early 21st Century, when not much was known about transsexualism and it is very relevant today as not much has been written from the viewpoint of a person who had an intimate relationship to a transsexual. I strongly recommend this book.”
—Terry S. Collins
Diana Kelly lives in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Never considering herself a writer, she found she had personal stories to tell about particular life experiences. In The Sky Turned Green & The Grass Turned Blue: Diane’s Story, she shares her personal journey to understanding when faced with her lover’s transition as a male to female transsexual. Diana has also published other non-fiction short stories in the Poetry Farmer’s Almanac, Volumes I, II, III, IV and VII, and was asked in 2012 to be a moderator on TGGuide Forums, an on-line transgender message board, after she posted the question, Are you a significant other to a M2F transsexual, looking for support? and received nearly 2000 views the first month of the posting. Diana can often be found reading at Bay Area open mic venues. Wanting to inform and educate others, she shares her experiences about subjects that are still behind closed doors, and answers the questions that few dare to ask.