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How Russel Middlebrook Was Almost a Burn Survivor

So I was just rereading an interview I did back in 2007, and I learned something about myself that I had totally forgotten! Russel (the fictional character from my Russel Middlebrook Series) was every close to being seriously injured in a fire. Here’s the story: Interviewer: Is the obvious correlation with your books that you […]

Back Out in Paperback! ORDER OF THE POISON OAK and DOUBLE FEATURE

So this is kinda cool. Geography Club, my first novel, has been in print in paperback ever since it was first published. But the two existing sequels in the Russel Middlebrook Series, The Order of the Poison Oak (book #2) and Double Feature: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (book […]

E-Publishing Update: The Revolution is Definitely Real

A few months ago I posted about how I had independently e-published four older titles of mine that had been traditionally published years ago, but were currently out-of-print or about to go out of print: The Last Chance Texaco, Grand & Humble, and the two sequels to Geography Club, The Order of the Poison Oak […]

Wait. When Did SPLIT SCREEN Become DOUBLE FEATURE?

Wait. Didn’t my book Double Feature: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (the third book in the Russel Middlebrook series) used to have a different title? It did! It was originally published by HarperCollins back in 2007 as Split Screen (with the same “zombie” subtitles). So why does it have a […]

How I Learned to Love E-Publishing (and How It’s Totally Freaking Me Out!)

Truthfully? I was dubious about e-publishing. Not as a reader. I love my e-reader — in fact, I now much prefer to read books electronically. But I’ve been a full-time writer of fiction for well over ten years now (with another ten years of “paying my dues” before that), and let’s just say: I’m used […]

THE ORDER OF THE POISON OAK Now out in a Kindle Edition

My third novel The Order of the Poison Oak (the sequel to Geography Club) never came out in a Kindle edition. Why? Well, it’s too complicated to explain — and will just sound like me bitching anyway, and I hate it when authors bitch about publishing; those of us who are published and make our living writing novels are […]

The Order of the Poison Oak Discussion Guide

Warning: Contains Plot Spoilers! The Order of the Poison Oak By Brent Hartinger (for ages 12 and up) Synopsis Summer camp is different from high school. Something about spending the night. Things happen. Geography Club’s Russel Middlebrook is back, and he and his friends are off to work as counselors at a summer camp. Brent […]