Archive for October, 2009

More Reviews of No Going Back

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

After a cluster of reviews back in late September and early October, a couple of weeks went by without much in the way of new comment. Then in the last few days, two new reviews of No Going Back appeared, both positive, plus a positive mention in an online site for faithful Mormons dealing with same-gender attraction.


Inaugural Post, in which Jonathan Dips His Toe into the Blogging World!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Well, it’s happened at last. I’ve given in to the pressure, joined the 21st century (only about a decade late), and am now officially a blogger. Or at least, that’s what they tell me…

First, a bit about who I am. I’m Jonathan Langford, a professional informational writer and editor, a recently published novelist, husband, father of three, and a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, or LDS Church). The novel is titled No Going Back, published in fall 2009 by Zarahemla Books. It’s a coming-of-age story about a teenage Mormon kid who is same-sex attracted — in other words, gay — and it’s the main reason I’m starting this blog right now.

The current plan is for me to post here a couple of times a week, mostly about how things are going with my book (though I suspect I’ll branch out over time). Comments are welcome, indeed invited, and may be posted anonymously, though due to the nature of my book (a gay teen Mormon coming-of-age novel) I feel the need to prescreen comments before allowing them to be posted.

For more information about the book itself, please go to And thanks for your interest!