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Advice for Writers: How Do You Launch a Book?

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!) Send to Kindle

Would You Read This Book? Check Out the Jacket Blurb for my New Novel!

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 […]

Advice for Writers: Almost Every Story is a Mystery!

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 […]

The Road to Amazing Discussion Guide

Warning: Contains Plot Spoilers! The Road to Amazing By Brent Hartinger Synopsis Twenty-five year-old Russel Middlebrook is finally marrying his boyfriend. But when the two of them gather their close friends together in a big house on a remote island the weekend before the ceremony, everything seems to go wrong. Major Themes and Ideas (1) […]

The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know Discussion Guide

Warning: Contains Plot Spoilers! The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know By Brent Hartinger Synopsis Twenty-three-year-old Russel Middlebrook searches for the secret to gay life and love in trendy Seattle. Major Themes and Ideas (1) The twenties are a time of exploration and self-discovery. But while that can be exciting, it can also be […]

Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams Discussion Guide

Warning: Contains Plot Spoilers! Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams By Brent Hartinger Synopsis Twenty-four year-old Russel Middlebrook moves to Los Angeles with his boyfriend Kevin to try to make it as a screenwriter, but things don’t turn out like he expected. Major Themes and Ideas (1) Disappointments are inevitable in life, but we […]