Friday, August 16, 2013

Two Years and Three Months Later

My novel, Roll, was accepted for publication by Torquere Press.

(Working) Blurb

Fake it 'til you make it was Beau Watkin's motto. A college freshman who had it all in high school; the cute girl, the popular, jock lifestyle, a loving family. And a burning secret that must be hidden at all costs; he's gay. Vin Reyes is the president of the college's Gay Student Association, heir to wealth and power. Openly gay and a political activist, Vin hides other, more dangerous, secrets behind his devil-may-care smile. Secrets even he doesn't know - everything - about.
When an enemy from Vin's past unexpectedly puts Beau in harm's way, they have a choice. Will they roll together, or fall apart?

That's a working blurb. I need to tweak it a bit. Right now it sounds like a spy story, or something, when really, it's more of a coming of age/coming out novel.

Roll is the first of three novels expected for the Rainbow Connection series.

(You Might Be Interested to Know: Hector Lange, one of the side characters, makes an appearance in a short-story "After the Party" in Promptly, the collection Elizabeth and I are putting together.)

Oh, and since I'm pretty sure I forgot to mention it here, my short story, Blood Cries Up, is also going to be published with Torquere, for their October short story line up, Lights Out.


  1. Congrats to you! *confetti* *streamers*

  2. I'm not sure if it'll help or hurt, but I can tell you right now that not only are you going to have to rewrite the blurb for tone, but it has to get longer. Print novels require a blurb in the 175 - 225 word range to correctly and adequately fill the space on the back of the book. :)

  3. Actually, that's good to know. I was trying to keep it in the 50-75 word margin that I've had to 'blurb for other things. First time novel blurbing. yay!