So … I have a new Goodreads.com discussion group devoted to my books. Check it out here!
My tenth novel, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know, will be released December 15! It’s about being young, gay, and living in Seattle in 2014. Here’s the cover! So a lot of people have asked me, “Is this another Russel Middlebrook book?” And the answer is: yes … and no.The main character is […]
So my next book, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know (out December 15th), is a book for adults, not teens. Technically, it might be called “new adult” — a new-ish genre that describes books that are sorta kinda like YA, except the characters are older, in college or beyond. The content is also […]
So in my latest Media Carnivores podcast, we discuss book launches and book publicity in general. (As chance would have it, I’m currently launching a new book, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know!)
You thought I was going to “yourself,” didn’t you? That’s actually not who I have in mind. Nor is the person you most need to please as a writer “the critics,” or one particular critic. Or even your editor! The person you most need to please is … your reader. Basically, your fans. The people […]
So my next novel, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know, comes out in December. Here’s the blurb: I guess this was what they meant by a loss of innocence. Who knew? Russel Middlebrook is twenty-three years old, gay, and living in trendy Seattle, but life isn’t keeping up with the hype. Most […]
So here’s what I think makes a good ” mystery” book or movie: an intriguing question is asked at the beginning of a story (typically about a murder, but not always). Over the course of that story, the main character gathers clues. Some of these clues may be dead-ends, but even they help the character […]
Word in the biz is that the dystopian YA fad is finally winding down — and not a minute too soon, IMHO. It’s been a long time since I’ve been blown away by (or even very interested in) a dystopian-themed book, movie, or TV show, and lately I’ve been wondering why. Partly, I think, it’s […]
Last year, Michael and I refinanced our house. We have great credit (scores of 780+), a ton of equity, and decent jobs. And the process was A COMPLETE AND ABSOLUTE HELL! They had us jumping through hoop after hoop after hoop, and at several points in the process, we were thinking we’d never get financing […]
Yup, in my latest podcast, that’s what we discuss!