Jeff Stookey will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th.
Growing up in a small town in rural Washington State, Jeff Stookey enjoyed writing stories. He studied literature, history, and cinema at Occidental College, and then got a BFA in Theater from Fort Wright College. In his 40s he retrained in the medical field and worked for many years with pathologists, trauma surgeons, and emergency room reports. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his longtime partner, Ken, in accord with this 1920s sampler text: “A small house, a large garden, a few friends, and many books.”
Medicine for the Blues, a historical novel trilogy, explores the complexities of sexuality through the lens of the early 1920s. In Acquaintance, Book 1, a homosexual surgeon in Portland meets a jazz musician, who is questioning his own sexuality, and they struggle with social conventions and the Ku Klux Klan. Find out more.