All Carmen wants for Christmas is her very own dragon.
We’re thrilled to be able to close out season 2 with this heartwarming holiday piece by the extremely talented M.D. Neu. Of course, this story wouldn’t have come so vividly to life without the wonderful performances by Claire Chapelli, Michelle Murphy, and our very own Jeremy Ray.
M.D. Neu is an international award-winning inclusive queer Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.
Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.
When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric his husband of twenty plus years.
You can find more information about M.D.’s work — past, present, and future — below.
- Publishers Site: https://ninestarpress.com/authors/m-d-neu/
- Additional Titles:
- The Calling: https://books2read.com/TheCalling
- The Reunion: https://books2read.com/The-Reunion-by-MDNeu
- A Dragon for Christmas: https://books2read.com/A-Dragon-For-Christmas
- Contact (A New World) Book 1: https://books2read.com/A-New-World-Contact
- Conviction (A New World) Book 2: https://books2read.com/A-New-World-Conviction
- TAD (The Angel of Death): https://books2read.com/TAD-The-Angel-of-Death
- Additional Info:
- I’m a member of the Bay Area Queer Writers Association
- I have two new books coming out in 2021. The Sequel to The Calling and Book 3 of my A New World series
- Here is a link to my News Section for any additional information: https://www.mdneu.com/news
Claire Chapelli is a Cuban-American actor, comedian, and singer. She received her BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University, and has graduated from UCB’s Improv Program in Los Angeles. She is active in the comedy and immersive theater communities in LA, and has recently performed with The Speakeasy Society, Cages, and is the Director of Theatrical Experience at the Madcap Motel. Currently, she is working on “The Wizards of Oakwood Drive”, an interactive Zoom experience of kids, opened with the La Jolla Playhouse. Claire shares a passion for arts education and is a regular mentor with Young Storytellers program in the LAUSD with their “Script to Stage” program. She was also a part of the most recent NBC Spotlight Diversity Showcase.
Michelle is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. One of her pieces, “The Cleaner”, was featured in season one.
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