Good People

by EJ Runyon
GusGus Press
Publication date: April 2017


Bernie is a battered wife, escaping her husband Carlos for the summer. Meg is a writer and pre-op transsexual, dealing with father issues, and sharing her place with Baby, another woman on the edge.

Bernie faces her close-knit family’s disapproval that she’s brought her abuse out into the open by this flagrant, trail summer separation. Meg confronts the issues of her own absent father, who is now terminally ill, and her younger sister’s dark history, which weighs heavier on her than the final stages of her upcoming transition. Bernie’s only champion is Carlos’s cousin Gloria, who offers to help and to visit Bernie in Hollywood, in spite of at first calling all Bernie’s new neighbors freaks.

Relations come in all kinds of configurations–what we accept from some, what we must refuse from others, and how we recognize those who earn the right to be called family.


Why we signed Good People . . .
E.J. Runyon unique writing style is perfect for capturing the diverse characters who live in Los Angeles. Los Angeles itself becomes another living breathing character in her work.


About the Author . . .
E.J. Runyon, is an American novelist and short story writer, and the author of the non‐fiction writing guide Tell Me (How to Write) A Story. She runs the writer’s website, Bridge to Story, and coaches writers, from around the globe, online. Her fiction is enjoying good reviews in both the U.S. and U.K. on Amazon, GoodReads and on various blogs, and her debut novel, A House of Light & Stone has placed as a finalist for the 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society award in the category Dramatic Fiction.