Nicholas Garnett

Cindy Seip

Nicholas Garnett is a freelance editor and executive producer of the Miami-based live storytelling series, Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud. His writing has appeared in Salon, r.kv.r.y Quarterly, The Florida Book Review,, and anthologized in Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net; Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual; Sliver of Stone’s nonfiction anthology All That Glitters; and the title story to Badass: Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album. In the Pink: A Memoir (MidTown Publishing) examines of a sea change in the history of America’s conflicted attitudes toward sexual identities and lifestyles. It’s 1991 in Washington, D.C., and Nick is in his early 30s and scraping by when runs into Rachael, a successful former business associate – and their ensuing romantic relationship opens a door to another world. Her circle of friends is a formidable group of A-list gay men at the forefront of the burgeoning circuit party scene, including massive AIDS fundraisers. Soon, Nick and Rachael become a major subculture’s minor celebrities: the straight couple who party just as hearty as the boys. But as the excesses of the circuit catch up to them, and one after another of their fabulous friends self-immolate and Rachael burrows into addiction, Nick feels trapped. The grey normalcy of his previous life terrifies him – but he must find a way out of this life to save himself.