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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 most famous book is probably my 2003 gay teen novel, Geography Club, which has been adapted into a feature film starring Scott Bakula, Marin Hinkle, Ana Gasteyer, Justin Deeley, and Nikki Blonsky. It was released in selected theaters and on VOD on November 15, 2013.

Geography Club is now the first book in the Russel Middlebrook Series: In order, the stories in the 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 Pound...more


You thought I was going to “yourself,” didn’t you? That’s actually not who I have in mind.


Nor is the person you most need to please as a writer “the critics,” or one particular critic. Or even your editor!


The person you most need to please is … your reader. Basically, your fans. The people who actually pay for your book?


I know. What a concept.


Critics are kinda sorta important, because they can...

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Geography Club (Russel Midd...
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Double Feature: Attack of t...
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The Last Chance Texaco
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Project Sweet Life
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Grand & Humble
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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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