Kiwi LGBT+ Children’s Book Makes Waves

Promised Land cover

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds have release their children’s book, Promised Land.

In an interview with express last year, the authors say that they regard themselves as visual storytellers instead of novelists.

The story itself is not LGBT+-targeted; rather, it tells the tale of how Jack, a farm boy, and Leo, a prince, fall in love. The fact that they both happen to be male is not a super-significant detail.


Reynolds says, “I wanted to create the kind of story I wish I’d had growing up, one where the sexuality of the characters was not the defining focus, or a reason for any conflict”.

There are also eBook versions in Spanish, South American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Copies can be bought on their website,