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Welcome to Dorien's den. I appreciate your coming by, and hope you'll visit my various website and blogs as well.

Background Information

First there was Roger Margason, and then came Dorien Grey, who started as a pen name and has evolved into a true alter ego. Roger, being corporeal, is limited by the harsh laws of reality and time; Dorien is totally free of all such restraints. He can be, and is, anyone and anything he chooses to be at the moment, including avatar shown on this page). He lives in and writes of a world that Roger hopes exists somewhere, and you are invited to become part of it.

Before the Dorien half of the team emerged, I as Roger was a lifelong book and magazine editor. While working for a large publishing house in Los Angeles, I was instrumental in establishing a division exclusively for the publication of gay paperbacks and magazines, of which I became editor. I moved on to edit a leading L.A. based international gay menís magazine before returning to the midwest to devote the majority of my time to writing. "We" now live in Chicago, and spend roughly equal amounts of time in both our worlds, real and imagined.


Four of the thirteen books in the Dick Hardesty Mystery series--"The Butcher's Son," "The Hired Man," "The Role Players," and "The Paper Mirror"--have been finalists for a Lambda Literary Award, and the series been awarded the Wordweaving Award for Excellence.

Additional Information

Zumaya Publishing has recently become Dorien's publishing home for his two alternating mystery series, the Dick Hardesty series, and the Elliott Smith series. He is currently working on "The Peripheral Son," book #14 in the Dick Hardesty series. All of my books are readily available in or on order through any bookstore in the United States and Canada. You're invited and encouraged to visit Dorien's Web Page at, where you can link to and read the first chapter of any (or all) of the books free, view video book trailers, and register to win a copy of any of my books. And I hope you will also visit my two major blogs, "Dorien Grey and Me" ( and "A World Ago" ( may not be able to make a direct link from this page, however. "Dorien Grey and Me" is a casual rummaging through my mind, and "A World Ago" provides a unique insight into a two-year period in my evolution as a writer. Reader feedback is always welcome--I'd like nothing better than to hear from you, and I'd be grateful if you could mention me/us to your friends. Thank you!

Favorite Links

Dorien Grey's World
An inside look at what's happening and what's coming up with Dorien's books. Reviews, interviews, blogs, and more,

GLB Publishers
Dorien's publisher's page with reviews, excerpts, and direct order information.

A World Ago
A blog providing a unique view of one writer's development, in the form of letters from a very young sailor to his parents more than 50 years ago now, and offering a day-by-day look at a world long gone by.

Gay Writers/Readers
A friendly place Dorien created for anyone interested in gay-themed literature: a great blend of writers, readers, straights, gays, men, women.

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