Yes, I know my novel debuts in 3 days.
Yes, I know that I should be promoting my tuchus off.
Yes, I know, I shouldn't be up reading way past my bedtime.
Yes, I know, I know, I know...
BUT LOOK AT THIS:
As some of you know, I am rabidly interested in gender issues and am a HUGE advocate and educator for the stuff. A few of you know that I am currently writing a book that focuses on gender in a strange and bizarrely twisted sort of way that basically is nothing short of maddening (especially when it comes to pronouns). This is why a friend sent me this book by Steve Brezenoff, fellow Tenner and all-around amazing guy and it has totally knocked my socks off!
When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.
Brooklyn, Burning is the story of two summers in Brooklyn, two summers of fires, music, loss, and ultimately, love.
I'm still agog after finishing this and couldn't wait to tell the world. So I have.
Happy now! :-)