For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to be a published author. Writers to me are celebrities and their characters are people who I develop intimate relationships. While others admire athletes and models, to me, I have always looked up to writers. Interestingly, the authors who are my idols are not necessarily what people might guess. I’m obsessed with John Green, Stewart O’Nan, Lynda Barry and Jerry Spinelli, and if I had the chance to meet any of them, would probably instantly fangirl and lose my shit…literally. Authors, their books lined up in bookstores or listed on Amazon and eBooks are legit.
And now I’ll be one of them. I won’t go into the strange and fantastic details that brought me to this point, but needless to say, my first novel The Before Now and After Then will be published by Pen Name Publishing early this summer followed by my second novel Surrender To Technicolor, to be released early 2015!
There is definitely no way I would have gotten to this point if it hadn’t been for the readers of my blog and the people who send me messages of encouragement. So many people suggested I turn my story The Gay Boy into a novel, that I have taken parts of it and used it for my book. Without giving too much away, it’s Go Ask Alice meets Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Catcher in the Rye meets Juno, mixed together with a group of crazy kids who are too old for their age and too innocent to know better. It’s really a story about all of us!
Feel free to fangirl at any time…xo