Tag Archive - The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know

What’s the Deal with all the A**hole Characters on Cable TV?

So I caught the premiere of season two of Looking last night — the HBO show about a group of gay friends in San Francisco. I didn’t think much of the first season: a bunch of extremely unpleasant characters in storylines that alternated between “way too slight” and “stupid soap opera.” The problems with the […]

So Where’s This THE THING I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW Music Video?

So in the back of my latest book (The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know), I mention a music video I produced based on the book. So where the heck is it? Not released yet. It’s almost ready, but not quite. We’re finishing the final editing. Plus, I worried that if I released it […]

All About my New Book, THE THING I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW (Podcast)

So here I am taking about my latest book, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know.   Send to Kindle

Why Write About Sex?

So I’ve mentioned before that my next book, The Thing I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know (coming December 15th), includes some fairly explicit (but tasteful!) sex. Honestly, except for a free safe sex story that I wrote as part of the Real Story Safe Sex Project, I haven’t written a lot of explicit sex in […]

THE THING I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW Cover Reveal!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]