I’m too superstitious to suggest the release of First Time for Everything is the birth of a new branch of my writing career… but it could happen. 🙂
The anthology is up on the Dreamspinner Coming Soon page, which is a little odd to me, but whatever. Until it’s released–on Sept 4th!–I’ll keep the links off my YA blog and call it good. Click on the pretty book cover to visit the page and read all the blurbs–pre-order if you want it to show up on your DsP bookshelf at midnight eastern on the 4th.
If you’re going to GRNW, I’ll have a copy or two to give away. Not sure how I’ll decide who gets ’em (except for the organizers, I’ve already promised them one to give away at the readers meet-up :)). Ideas will be appreciated… possibly rewarded.
For those of you who haven’t visited my YA blog during all the snippetting, here’s my blurb.
“It’s Not Our Fault,” by Charli Green
Jordan Pond graduated from high school a year early. He didn’t know he’d have three weeks to fill before his first day of classes at the community college. He also didn’t know that during those seemingly endless weeks he’d have an awkward painful experience at Powell’s City of Books that might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him, even if it causes him to question everything he thought he knew about himself.
Here’s the antho blurb and a list of all the stories!
There’s nothing like the first time. Whether it’s a first crush, first date, first kiss, or finding tolerance and approval for the first time, for gay, lesbian, bi, and trans teens—or those still exploring and discovering their sexuality and identity—these important firsts can shape the rests of their lives. Gathering the courage to come out to their families, admit their feelings to a friend, or go to school presenting as the people they really are can be a struggle. But with the support of their allies and their own inner strength, the brave young people in these stories take the first steps toward happiness and living on their own terms. From sweet stories of newly discovered love, humorous accounts of awkward dinners and dances, to fights for acceptance and even survival, the teens in this anthology must face new challenges and rise to meet them. These are the first times they’ll never forget.
Midnight in the Maze by J. Leigh Bailey
A Warrior from a Different Tribe by S.A. Garcia
His World by Eric Gober
Just Right by John Goode
It’s In Their Kiss by Kevay Gray
It’s Not Our Fault by Charli Green
Courting Billy Roth by Nick Hasse
Dressed to Swim by Renee Hirsch
Beautiful by Ella Lyons
First Date by Nicole McCormick
Step by Step by Emily Moreton
Kissing Scars by Jo Ramsey
Dear Cody by Eric Renner
Dating My Best Friend by Caitlin Ricci
Summer Crush by SR Silcox
When Wolverine Met Taylor by Andrea Speed
Me and My Friend by Emery C. Walters
Kiss and Makeup by Allison Wonderland