ABOUT The Author
Georgette Gouveia writes "The Games Men Play" blog and novel series, which includes the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards finalist “The Penalty for Holding” (to be reissued Sept. 25 by JMS Books) and “Water Music” (Greenleaf Book Group). This groundbreaking male/male literary romance series may evoke for readers the homoeroticism of Annie Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain” as well as the works of Mary Renault and Patricia Highsmith. What sets Gouveia apart are her characters – professional gay athletes – who test their rivalries and relationships, navigate their public and private identities, and journey through love and loss.
On Oct. 30, JMS Books will publish Gouveia’s psychological thriller “Burying the Dead,” about a rising Russian tennis star whose glamorous career masks his real “day job” — political assassin. A high-stakes game of love and death set on the power courts of Washington D.C. and other glittering world capitals, “Burying the Dead” represents something of a departure for Gouveia, though it continues her themes of power, dominance and rivalry. It, too, is another game men play.
A 2018 Folio Women in Media Award winner, Gouveia is the editor-in-chief of WAG, a luxury lifestyles publication named a top magazine by the New York Press Association four of the last five years. Prior to joining WAG, she was an Associated Press Award-winning senior cultural writer with Gannett Inc. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with short story writer Grace Paley.
Gouveia is also a student of ancient Greek culture. She lives in New York. Contact her here.