Michael H. Ward, author of The Sea Is Quiet Tonight
A Room of One's Own is honored to welcome Michael H. Ward, author of The Sea Is Quiet Tonight!
About The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.
Michael H. Ward is a retired psychotherapist. He was instrumental in the development of The Shared Heart (William Morrow, 1997), which presents the portraits and coming-out stories of forty gay and lesbian teenagers. The Shared Heart won the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Book Award in the nonfiction category in 1998. It was also on ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. Happily married, Michael lives on Cape Cod with his husband, Moe, and cat, Jack.