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Sean Patrick Brennan's newest book, Outside In, is a coming out story set in a conservative Roman Catholic monastery. A former monk himself, Sean has also traveled the country as a Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol Deputy and volunteered for LGBT causes across Long Island and beyond. Outside In is Sean's fifth book, and he and his fiancé Andy live in Malverne, New York.

Recent Posts

Jun 23, 2014

Next month I’ll be taking a vacation to visit friends in Boulder, Colorado. I’m excited to be seeing the area, as I’ve only just changed planes in the airport before and never actually visited.

But as I researched my trip, I couldn't help but notice that Laramie, Wyoming, is just a two-hour drive north of where I’ll be.

Apr 28, 2014

Picture the scene as Mary Magdalene weeps outside the tomb of Jesus. She’d already witnessed her Lord and friend murdered days earlier, nails hammered hard through his hands and feet, his body dying before her. And this morning she’s up early to clean and anoint him, but he isn’t here! His body’s missing!  

“They’ve taken my Lord away,” she cries out, “I don’t know where they put him!”

Apr 14, 2014

I remember a conversation I had soon after I left the monastery. I'd been a monk in a Roman Catholic religious order for a few years, and once I was back in the real world, a family member asked me what I wanted to do with my life. “I guess I’d like to be a writer,” I told him. “That’s wonderful, great to hear it! So what are you going to do about money in the mean time?”

His words stung, but they taught me too.

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