For me, 2018 was a year of accomplishment. It was the year when I completed writing my memoir—a work that I had spent years working on. And it was the year when I made the huge decision to tell all about my personal life, and let the chips fall where they may. It was the year when I found a path to publishing my book, and made a total commitment to see my book reach the public at large.
Now, as I stand on the precipice of 2019, I can see all of the work that I need to do in the year ahead to promote my book. Though my memoir, SAINT UNSHAMED: A GAY MORMON’S LIFE—Healing From the Shame of Religion, Rape, Conversion Therapy & Cancer To Find My True Self, does not go officially on sale to the general public in its Hardcover and E-Book formats until March 27, 2019—when it will appear on bookshelves in bookstores throughout America—advance copies can be purchased now at my author’s website at www.KerryAshton.com or can be pre-ordered at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble online. Advance sales, along with the rave book reviews that have thus far come out, indicate that I have much to look forward to in 2019 as an author.
As to the larger picture of what our society has to look forward to in the New Year, I think that most of us can predict that the Mueller investigation will come to an end sometime in 2019. Along with all that the Special Counsel will reveal about our current President in the coming year, we can also look forward to hearing much more from the Southern District of New York along with other investigative bodies, particularly those in the new Democratically-controlled House of Representatives, about our President Grump and all of his myriad scandals and secret dealings.
My New Year’s prediction is that the Grump will be leaving the White House in disgrace before the start of 2020. I also believe that our Vice President will be revealed to have been part of the conspiracy to corrupt our 2016 presidential election, so he will be leaving government as well. And there will be many, many indictments of felonies and other crimes, including conspiracy, which will rain down upon the Grump Administration and the Republicans who supported their illegality. My prediction, in fact, is that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, as next in line, will take over in the White House as acting President until we elect a new leader in 2020.
Whether or not all of my personal predictions for our society come true in 2019, if any of them come true in the coming year, our government will be upended. Regardless, I believe that 2019 will be a year of big endings and auspicious new beginnings. It may even open the doors to our first appointed female president, and perhaps to our first elected one as well.
At any rate, whatever comes in 2019, I can only wish all of you and yours a Happy New Year!