His Own Way Out

His Own Way Out, a novel inspired by Blake Mitchell and written by Taylor Saracen, will be available in select bookstores and most e-book retailers worldwide starting July 19. To celebrate, Blake and Taylor hit the road for a summer book tour and got to meet lots of lovely fans from around the country and sign their copies of His Own Way Out.

Follow the Rise Up page on Facebook to hear about future events and releases in the series. And if you’ve had your chance to read His Own Way Out, please leave a review at one of our online merchants or on Goodreads to help others find us! 

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About the Novel

His Own Way Out
The Rise Up Series: Book One

Written by Taylor Saracen and published by 13RedMedia

Blake Mitchell knows a bit about enough things and a lot about a few. While the teenager is unsure of which direction to take in life, he’s aware the road he’s on is a direct route to desolation. Being outed as bisexual in the bluegrass state is alienating, and the events to follow are worse. Still, Blake is driven—by any means necessary—to make something more of himself. Identifying an opening, Blake paves a path and finds His Own Way Out.

“Unsure of what to say, Blake remained silent. Life was flying by him, streaks of neon light stretching down endless corridors while he stood in the center of an empty hallway, motionless.”

Rise Up is a series of new adult novels that illuminates pivotal moments in the lives of LGBTQ youth. Each novel features a fresh protagonist and his experience navigating the ups and downs of adulthood. While the characters change and the stories vary, common themes—including the struggle for independence, identifying one’s passions, searching for acceptance and for love—are interwoven through the pages of the novels. Open your eyes to worlds of possibilities, both conventional and off-beat, as these men take you on their journeys to self-discovery.

Book Signing Tour

We’ve concluded our summer book tour for His Own Way Out, but you can follow the Rise Up page on Facebook to hear about future events and releases in the series!

  • Henderson, Nevada
    Sunday July 22 (1-4pm)
    Barnes & Noble Henderson

    567 North Stephanie
    Henderson, NV 89014
    (702) 434-1533
  • Tempe, Arizona 
    Saturday July 28 (1-3pm)
    2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
    Tempe, AZ  85281
    (480) 894-6954
  • Tucson, Arizona 
    Sunday July 29 (1-3pm)
    5130 E. Broadway
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 512-1166
  • Chicago, Illinois 
    Saturday August 4 (5-7pm)
    2523 N Kedzie Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 235-2523
  • San Diego, California 
    Saturday August 18 (2-4pm)
    Mira Mesa MarketCenter
    10775 Westview Parkway
    San Diego, CA 92126
    (858) 684-3166
  • San Diego, California 
    Saturday August 18 (7-9pm)
    1295, 1B University Avenue
    San Diego, CA‎ 92103
    (619) 497-1970
  • Santa Monica, California 
    Sunday August 19 (1-3pm)
    212 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA  90401
    (424) 238-8576
  • Lexington, Kentucky
    Saturday August 25 (6-8pm)
    161 Lexington Green Circle
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859) 273-2911

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