I find it completely hard to write on myself, and that's the reason #x 2019 & I; m contemplating it customary and cruel to need to write this brief bio and to upgrade it now and then. The factual strategy (born '72, Brown '94, first publication '03) appears somewhat dry, although the emotional landscape (happy youth, happy adolescence - give or take a few poems - and happy adulthood so far) sounds horribly well-adjusted. The only dependence I’t ever had was a spiral to the arms of daily diet Dr Pepper, unless you count My So-Called Life episodes. I am evangelical in my beliefs.
Fortunately, I am much happier talking about my novels than I am speaking about myself. My very first novel, Boy Meets Boy, first started as a story I wrote for my loved ones for Valentine's Day (something I’ve done for the past twenty-two decades and counting) and turned itself into a teenage novel. Writing during spare hours on weekends, I am editorial manager at Scholastic, and also also the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, that is dedicated to discovering new voices and new authors in literature. (Check it out in www.thisispush.com.)
With Boy Meets Boy, I essentially set out to compose the book which I dreamed of getting as a editor - a novel about gay teens who doesn't adapt to the previous norms about homosexual teens in literature (i.e. it must be around a homosexual cop, or even a teen who gets beaten up for being gay, or around outcasts who come out and find they are still outcasts, albeit outcasts using their outcastedness in common.) I’m often asked the answer is right down the middle, and if the publication is some job of reality or a work of fantasy - it's about where we are going, and where we should be. Of Boy Meets Boy, the hitter at Booklist wrote: "In its blithe acceptance and celebration of human differences, which is arguably the most significant homosexual novel since Annie on My Head and seems to signify a revolution in the publishing
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