You Can't Tell by Looking

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Russell J Sanders

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Gabe Dillon sees Kerem Uzun and is intrigued. He finds Kerem is Muslim, but that doesn't deter him. Kerem, who begins to fall in love with Gabe, wonders if his parents will approve. Kerem's cousin Timur definitely doesn't approve.


LGBT,Drama,Young Adult,Romance,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Gabe is new to town. He sees Kerem and follows him to learn more about him. Kerem is startled out of his afternoon prayers by Gabe. But Gabe quickly makes Kerem realize he is interested and not there to harm him.


a suburb of a large American city

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Gabe Dillon

Age: 18

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Romantic,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Kerem Uzun

Age: 18

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Complex,Religious,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Romantic,Heartthrob,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Timur Uzun

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Underdog,Masculine,Villainous,Complex,Religious,Criminal,Desperate,Outspoken,Secretive,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Aram Uzun

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Religious,Empathetic,Engaging,Heroic,Strong Moral Code

About The Author

Russell J Sanders is a writer, a teacher, an actor, a musician, and a director. His passion is telling stories that not only empower gay teens but appeal to a much wider audience and thus entertain and educate all his readers. He is a proud, married gay man who has traveled the world. His quest is for Mexican food, and he has found it in far away places. Some is great (in Indonesia;) some not so great (Rome.)

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (a division of Dreamspinner Publications)

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available