Emery C. Walters was born in 1943 and named Carol Forde, a name he soon knew didn't fit the boy inside himself. Transition wasn't thinkable back then; so it was only after marriage and raising four children on his own that Emery told Carol to step aside. Once married to his wife, herself raised as a boy, Emery's writing spilled over.
His 2010 first novel, 'Last Year's Leaves' is an intense story of recovery from abuse, finding love, living through loss, and coming out whole. For all the intensity, the book is laced with his trademark humor. Each of his later novels is less intense but still filled with the challenges of coming of age when some form of family or other angst is present. But not all family is blood-related; help and love come with many faces, including a several-hundred-year-old pirate named Drystan the Dire, who appears with regularity -- not always at the best time.
Emery's two BecHavn Publishing books of short stories, 'Out Is In' and 'Boots, Dogs, and the Sea', are young coming of age stories and are full of hope and humor. 'Ghosties and Girlies' is a children's story that even adults will enjoy. 'A Gay Old Pirate's Tale' is his only book with absolutely zero socially redeeming features; it is a pure fun farce.
Emery has also begun publishing short stories in the ezine venue, and they are finding their way to Amazon electronic bookshelves.