I wrote Shadows in the Spotlight partly because to me, the fight we dare not speak of is waging just below the skin of our culture. We still fear what we cannot see and we couch our fears in sex while glorifying violence. Someone said to me recently they would rather watch someone die on TV than watch two people kiss. For all the advancements in drug treatment, for all the moving forward in research, for how close we are (compared to then) to finding a cure, children and adults are still being infected and they still WAIT for treatment. Thank you ACT UP for speaking up, even today. This isn’t just about marketing. It’s about community connections. When Shadows reaches 50 supporters, $50 will go to SpyHop Records. At 100 supporters, $75 will go to The Utah AIDS Foundation. At 150 supporters, $100 will go to ACT UP. In addition, for every book bought, PubSlush will donate a book to a child literacy program. Have you pre-ordered?