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Brent Hartinger

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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 B
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Brent Hartinger This is a great question. Book #2 in the series (BAREFOOT IN THE CITY OF BROKEN DREAMS, out in August) is set in Los Angeles, and Gunnar doesn't…moreThis is a great question. Book #2 in the series (BAREFOOT IN THE CITY OF BROKEN DREAMS, out in August) is set in Los Angeles, and Gunnar doesn't appear. But he's definitely in book #3 again, and we will definitely see exactly who he has ended up with (but that book hasn't been written yet). It'll be out in March 2016, so I need to get cracking!(less)
Brent Hartinger Sadly, a sequel to GEOGRAPHY CLUB (the movie) seems very unlikely at this point. The producers did want to do it, but couldn't make it work out.

The…more
Sadly, a sequel to GEOGRAPHY CLUB (the movie) seems very unlikely at this point. The producers did want to do it, but couldn't make it work out.

The good news is that I have a couple of other movie projects in the works (including one other gay teen story). If all goes well (and things look really promising right now), the gay teen project will be out in 2016 or 2017.(less)
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Why are there so few good sequels? Toy Story 2 and 3? The Empire Strikes Back? Aliens?


It’s partly a question of the odds. I’ve written before how most movies and books are pretty mediocre. Since good writing is always much harder than it looks, it stands to reason that most sequels would suck too. toystory


But while sequels present certain advantages — namely, they’re much easier to market — they also c...

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“Are you?" I said. "Gay, I mean?"

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I hoped he wasn't offended by my asking, but after everything that had happened, I really wanted to know.

"No," he said. "I thought I was for about a w-w-week once. But now I know I'm not."

If there was ever an answer that sounded like the truth, that was it.”
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“I know that opposites attract, but who the hell wants to spend time with an opposite?”
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“Why can’t there be just one place for gay kids, where we don’t have to hide who we are? Hell, straight people have the whole rest of the world! They go around holding hands and kissing and talking about ‘my-girlfriend-this’ and ‘my-boyfriend-that.’ And they say we shove our lifestyle in their faces? That’s a laugh!”
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