I Knew That Any Wrong Action, However Slight, Could Reveal My True IdentityRussel Is Still Going On Dates With Girls Kevin Would Do Anything To Prevent His Teammates On The Baseball Team From Finding Out Min And Terese Tell Everyone They Re Really Just Good Friends But After A While, The Truth S Too Hard To Hide At Least From Each Other So They Form The Geography Club Nobody Else Will Come Why Would They Want To Their Secret Should Be Safe.
I am Brent Hartinger, and I live to write.For the last twenty years, I have made my living writing just about everything that involves words.My latest project is a trilogy of new adult novels called Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years They re about a gay guy in his twenties, Russel Middlebrook, trying to make sense out of love and life.The books in Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years are The I am Brent Hartinger, and I live to write.For the last twenty years, I have made my living writing just about everything that involves words.My latest project is a trilogy of new adult novels called Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years They re about a gay guy in his twenties, Russel Middlebrook, trying to make sense out of love and life.The books in Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years are The Thing I Didn t Know I Didn t Know book 1 Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams book 2 The Road to Amazing book 3 I wrote previously about this character in a young adult series called the Russel Middlebrook Series The first book in that series, my 2003 gay teen novel Geography Club, was adapted as a feature film in 2013, starring Scott Bakula, Marin Hinkle, Ana Gasteyer, Justin Deeley, and Nikki Blonsky.In order, the books in The Russel Middlebrook Series are Geography Club book 1 The Order of the Poison Oak book 2 Double Feature Attack of the Soul Sucking Brain Zombies Bride of the Soul Sucking Brain Zombies book 3 The Elephant of Surprise book 4 Two Thousand Pounds Per Square Inch a free short story For the record, I try hard to write books that people like to read The most frequent comment I get from readers is that my books are page turners, which makes me very happy, because that is exactly what I want them to be If I had to describe my own books, I would say, Strong central concept, strong plot, strong character and voice, and usually lots of humor I may not always succeed in creating these things, but they re what I always strive for My biggest complaint with books I hate is that they don t get to the point or, worse, they don t have a point I get frustrated that so many books have a cliche or overdone central concept, or that they re all atmosphere and world building or beautiful language, in the case of some literary novels with no real story.Basically, I see myself as a storyteller I think the important thing for a writer is to get out of the way and just tell the damn story.My second great love is screenwriting and playwriting I ve won lots of screenwriting awards and have several movie projects in very active development Meanwhile, my plays have been performed at dozens of theaters And I adapted Geography Club into a stage play, which has now been produced all over the country In addition, I m the co host of a bi weekly podcast, Media Carnivores, which covers media related news and opinion and also honest writing advice and updates on my career.I sometimes teach writing, in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College and elsewhere, and I m sometimes available as an editor for hire.And I also do a fair bit of charity work, including a brand new enterprise, The Real Story Safe Sex Project, using entertainment and pop culture to help gay teens and twentysomethings fight HIV AIDS.I live in Seattle, Washington, with my partner since 1992, Michael Jensen Michael is also a writer, the author of two terrific gay westerns, Frontiers, and its sequel, Firelands Together with our friend Sarah Warn, we co founded a very successful entertainment website called AfterElton.com that was eventually acquired by MTV Logo but we don t work there any.I answer all emails, so feel free to contact me through my website BrentHartinger.com
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- Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook, #1)
- Brent Hartinger
- 02 October 2017 Brent Hartinger