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Looking for a Literary Agent?

As a literary agent specializing in Latter-Day Saint authors. Serving as an agent working with Talcott Notch Literary Service, LLC. A rapidly-growing mid-size literary and screen rights agency representing the freshest new voices in both fiction and nonfiction.

Dennis is the first to specialize as an LDS literary agent, willing to work with all. I am looking for unique ideas from writers. As the market has changed, so has many of the demands on the author. Your project has to be more than an extended magazine article. It has to have something unique that will make the publisher jump at the chance to invest in you and your work. It can be your platform. It can be the power of your idea. It can be that your writing is noteworthy and compelling.

And if you can bring all three. I’m confident we can find you a publishing house. What will set you apart? What makes you established as a thought leader in your genre?

I have developed connections with acquisition editors at Deseret, Covenant, Cedar Fort, Shadow Mountain, Hallmark, Seagull Books, and many other publishing houses.

If you are looking to be published, you can send me a query letter at; dschleicher@talcottnotch.net

Dennis Schleicher
LDS Literary Agent
Best-selling author of “Is He Nuts?”
www.dennisschleicher.net

Why Would a Gay 🏳️‍🌈 Man Become a Latter-day Saint Mormon?

Who is Dennis? Why Would a Gay 🏳️‍🌈Man Become a Latter-day Saint?
I am an openly gay man who feels nothing but love from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was told my entire life-God rejected me. And was going to hell-merely for my sexual orientation. I needed to change my entire persona-become straight.

This left such a bad taste in my mouth about organized religion in general. I refused to attend any church for many, many years. It was Latter-day Saints who taught me that Heavenly Father loves ALL of His children. Regardless of their sexual orientation. We are all children of God, and we should leave judgment to the Savior. It is not our place.

I am “Elders Quorum First Counselor, Ward Mission Leader,” with only 11 convert baptisms. Fireside and devotional speaker, who is humbly grateful to be a full temple recommend holder.
Working as an LDS Literary Agent 🖊 representing authors. 📚

 

Halo of Hope We can move forward with Faith

All of us have experienced times we thought we received direction only to have things turn out completely different.

Perhaps someday we would have the answers as to why? Perhaps not. However, we have to keep moving forward in our faith.

During these challenging, unsettling times, it is essential that we navigate by our faith. Relying on the guidance of the Holy Ghost. 

Just look at the halo of light over my head in this photo. 

WOW! Who knew when I was taking this picture? 

When have you had to rely on your faith?

Love, Dennis Schleicher

Author of; Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Mormon

Latter Day Saints Missionaries Wished I Dressed Gayer

Why did Dennis wear a rainbow 🌈 bow tie to sacrament today? I’ve learned never to ignore the promptings from the Holy Ghost. I had another outfit all prepared, I kept getting this nagging feeling. Where that 🏳️‍🌈 rainbow. Come to find out, many people needed to see it. Several came up to me saying: “They were praying for answers, and my bow tie was the answer they were seeking.” Thanked me for acting on my prompting. 🤷🏻‍♂️Who knew a gay rainbow tie would have such an impact.
🗣Some history about this bowtie. A leader in our church bought this for me, as our missionaries wished I dressed gayer 🤣 when teaching lessons. LOL, love this. 📣 That leader did not ignore the promptings from our Heavenly Father. Why should we?
👉When have you felt promptings from the Holy Ghost❓
👉Have you ever ignored those promptings❓

Gay’s at the Mormon Temple

Spending the morning at the temple with 20+ Gay, LGBTQ, and full temple recommend holders doing a session was incredible. I’m actually lost for words. This is further proof that you can be gay and enter the House of the Lord.

For those who say that you cannot be gay in a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints. Tell them. Tag your friends. Share our love for all. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Love, Dennis Schleicher

Why Would a Gay 🏳️‍🌈Man Become a Latter-day Saint?

LDS Devotional Speaker Literary Agent

Who is Dennis? Why Would a Gay 🏳️‍🌈Man Become a Latter-day Saint?

I am an openly gay man who feels nothing but love from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was told my entire life that God rejected me and I was going to hell merely for my sexual orientation. I needed to change my entire persona and become straight. This left such a bad taste in my mouth about organized religion in general that I refused to attend any church for many, many years.

It was Latter-day Saints who taught me that Heavenly Father loves ALL of His children, regardless of their sexual orientation. We are all children of God, and we should leave judgment to the Savior. It is not our place. We are asked only to love.

I am “Elders Quorum First Counselor, Ward Mission Leader,” with only 11 convert baptisms. I’m humbly grateful to be a full temple recommend holder.
Soon, I will be an LDS Literary Agent 🖊 representing good, clean, authors. 📚

Dennis Schleicher on the Sally Jessy Raphael Show

    30 years today I appeared on my first of many national 🎞🎥🎙 and international talk shows. 📽At that time, I never thought or couldn’t imagine the path He would put me on. You may not know the path He has for YOU. It is with great faith and love for Him that we all must trust. Trust that He will guide us all down a path of faith, hope, and love for all. 

🎤I had no idea how many people actually watch Sally Jessy Raphael.  Nor did I think about that new invention called the VCR. 📼

I was naive enough to genuinely believe that nobody I knew in real life would ever find out. 

It went viral without the internet. ☎️📞🖥

I’ll never forget the guest who appeared at my side as I told my story. She was Mary Griffith, the mother of Bobby Griffith, who was an all-American boy…and he was gay. 🏳️‍🌈 He was faced with an irresolvable conflict in that his mother and her faith taught him that to be gay was wrong and he couldn’t accept who he was. 

His mother, who had been very militant in her faith and had prayed hat her son would be “healed” from homosexuality, was traumatized by his suicide.

🎤 By the time we appeared on TV 📺 together.  She had transformed herself into a national crusader on behalf of gay and lesbian youth. 

Then, my parents did not speak to me because I’m gay. Now conversations are turbulent as their biggest concern is I will come home with multiple husbands. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Am I Worthy as a Gay Man Going to The Temple?

Temple time! I must be honest because I know some of you will relate. For a few months, I didn’t go. Why? I didn’t feel worthy-NOT because I did anything wrong or that I wasn’t worthy. It was more self-doubt, listening to others, or thinking 🤔 because I am gay, that I shouldn’t be a full temple recommend holder. 🤷🏻‍♂️How wrong could I be? When I enter the temple this past week. I’ve been hugged by dozens, welcomed with open arms, and greeted by so many who said: “Dennis we love you.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

If you were questioning your worthiness, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve been, know you’re not alone. Then it’s time for you to attend the “House of the Lord.” Bring honor to your Ancestry. 

👉Most important lesson; “don’t let fear or the adversary dictate your feelings of self-worth.” 🙏🏻

What I Learned form our Missionaries

 

Sometimes God answers our prayers like a light bulb💡going off but other times, answers to prayers come gradually like a sunrise, ☀️ or sometimes we must take a few steps of faith into the fog to see the next few steps. 

What I learned from our sister missionaries tonight:

When it comes to prayer, let’s have no more empty statements and insincere but polite phrases.

Be honest.

If you’re mad, say so.

If you’re confused, say so.

If you’re sad, call a friend. 

If you’re alone, call on Him.

And don’t think anything is too small for the Savior’s loving attention.

~ Love, Dennis Schleicher, Ward Mission Leader, and our Glastonbury Sister Missionaries

 

Missionaries Love Al Carraway

Our missionaries love Al Carraway. ”This exact second, God is mindful of YOU.” ~  Al Carraway

Okay, am I the only one who has her line of inspirational pillows LOL 😆

✅Today’s coordination meeting, Sister Okeson & Sister Napier shared thoughts on an activity for our ward could invite friends to, a special sacrament meeting around Valentine’s Day focused on the Love of God and Christ.

❓What are some church outreach activities you’ve done❓🤷🏻‍♂️❓

Hugs, Dennis
Don’t forget Just Pray, Ask God, and Turn Up the Love
www.DennisSchleicher.net 
Ward Mission Leader, Glastonbury Connecticut. 
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