Well With My Soul

Gay & Lesbian, General Fiction

By Gregory G. Allen

Publisher : ASD Publishing

ABOUT Gregory G. Allen

Gregory G. Allen
I have been in the entertainment business for over twenty years as an actor, director, producer, songwriter, playwright and author.  I’ve had over ten shows that I have written produced on stage, been the recipient of musical grants from BMI, ASCAP and the Watershed Foundation, and hav More...



Jacob and Noah Garrett are brothers harboring a lifelong resentment towards each other while dealing with their own compulsive obsessions. One is a liberal gay man who forsakes his family and moves to New York City from Tennessee where he travels deep into a labyrinth of sex and drugs while fighting the fear over his homosexuality. The other is a southern conservative who is left at home holding the proverbial family bag. The story follows their loosely intertwined lives through the wild times of the late seventies and the restraint of the Reagan years in which one brother ends up becoming a minister and preaching his doctrine while the other believes there are some things people are born with and not meant to change. Well with My Soul is told through the perspective of both brothers and shows how misguided choices can drastically affect those around you for years to come; and family may be all that one has when looking for peace to stifle the embers that smolder beneath the surface.
“A fascinating read – a gripping and ultimately moving story about the undying love of brothers and family that raises our spirits by affirming the power of change in our lives.”
-Louis Zorich
Film/TV/Stage Actor and Author of What Have You Done?

“While set in the 80s and 90s, this compelling book takes the reader on a fascinating journey on the road to acceptance of one’s true sexual orientation that is too eerily relevant for today as well. With the skill of a gifted writer, Allen draws you into the story of brothers, Noah and Jacob and so many other personalities that seem to be right out of your very own life. This amazing and engaging book caused me to hope that it will help many who read it to see beyond the angry God of our religious upbringing to a God of unconditional love.” 
-Reverend J. R. Finney II
Senior Pastor, Covenant Community Church
Birmingham, Alabama

"Well With My Soul has everything we look for in a good book: lovable characters, passion, struggle, and redemption. Allen reminds us of the healing powers of love and provides a penetrating glimpse into America's recent history, particularly the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City. An exciting, surprising, heartbreaking, and satisfying ride."
-Bill Bowers
Award-winning Actor/Author of It Goes Without Saying

“Exhilarating, amazing, and sometimes difficult read - clever, funny, frightening, historical and heartbreaking… Well With My Soul will be lodged in my soul for a very long time.”
-Arthur Wooten
author of Birthday Pie

“A compelling story that highlights the struggle that gay people face in a society entrenched in homophobia stemming from religious ideology. The story will keep you reading until the very last word with a number of surprises along the way.”
-Bonnie Kaye, M. Ed