Hey, I’m in Two New Anthologies! I Ask: Does MOCKINGJAY Suck? Plus, a Letter to My Teenage Gay Self

I haven’t had a new book out in over a year, and some people have been wondering what I’ve been up to.

Partly, I’ve been writing a bunch of books — four in all — that’ll be out later this year, and in the years to come.

But I’ve also been contributing to a whole bunch of anthologies, which are books where different authors are invited to contribute essays or stories.

The first one is called The Girl Who Was on Fire, a collection of essays about The Hunger Games books (please note, my essay was written especially for the “movie edition” of the book, which came out earlier this year, not the original edition).

The question I ask is: “Does the Third Book Suck?” Because while I loved the first two books in the series, I was, sadly, really, really disappointed by Mockingjay. That said, I really did try to take an objective look at the issue, arguing both the “pro” and the “con” sides. (People who disagree with me say I at least argued their POV well.)

The next book I’ve got an essay in is called The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves. And it’s exactly what it sounds like: adult GLBT writers write what they wish they could say to themselves as teenagers.

And wow, what a line-up of writers! Along with me, the contributors include Michael Cunningham, David Levithan, Brian Selznick, Terrence McNally, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Levine, Malinda Lo, Sarah Moon, Christopher Rice, Gregory Maguire, Nick Burd, Marion Dane Bauer, David Leavitt, and many others.

Basically, everybody!

A big part of the royalties go to the Trevor Project.

Check out The Girl Who Was on Fire here.

Check out The Letter Q here.

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