Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis pens lesbian love story
Former US president Ronald Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis has penned a new novel based on a lesbian love story.
Till Human Voices Wake Us, released as an e-book, is about a bereaved mother who falls in love with her sister-in-law.
Davis, who has previously written books about her famous parents Ronald and Nancy Reagan, said she was disappointed that publishers did not like the title enough to publish it in hard copy.
She decided to release the title as an e-book, and wrote that she was “excited” about the new era in self-publishing.
She said: “Maybe this non-autobiographical novel was too much of a departure for publishers to wrap their heads around…Most writers have books they have laboured over for years and long to put out into the world. Till Human Voices Wake Us is one of those books.”
Davis has long been known for her rebellious, liberal streak despite her father’s conservative stance. She publicly fell out with her parents and did not speak to them for a number of years.
In 1994 she posed nude on the cover of Playboy magazine and starred in the porn film Playboy Celebrity Centerfold.
In 2011, aged 58, she bared all again for More magazine to celebrate her body’s triumph over drug addiction.
She told More: “The body I had once dis-respected, that I had ruined with drugs, was now my therapist.”
Davis was married to her yoga teacher Paul Grilley from 1984-1990.
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scotland independence vote: Everything you ever wanted to know about life after the result
- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Piers Morgan attempts to save the Union by promising to go back to the US if Scotland votes 'No' to independence
- 5 Tyler, The Creator says having the new U2 album automatically downloaded on his iPhone was 'like waking up with herpes'
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele revealed
X Factor 2014 review: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole clashed over Rouge Kiss
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode to date
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly