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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 novel, Geography Club, which has been adapted into a feature film starring Scott Bakula, Marin Hinkle, Ana Gasteyer, Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Ally Maki, Andrew Caldwell, and Nikki Blonsky. It'll be released in 2013.

Geography Club is now the first book in the Russel Middlebrook Series: In order, the books 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)

I like to write for all ages, but...more


Word in the biz is that the dystopian YA fad is finally winding down — and not a minute too soon, IMHO.


It’s been a long time since I’ve been blown away by (or even very interested in) a dystopian-themed book, movie, or TV show, and lately I’ve been wondering why.


Partly, I think, it’s because I’m tired of how bleak and hopeless it so often is. Like everyone else, I feel pretty bleak and hopeless...

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Geography Club (Russel Midd...
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The Last Chance Texaco
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Double Feature: Attack of t...
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Project Sweet Life
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Grand & Humble
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"Kayla wrote: "Looking forward to hearing it! I love Geography Club and The Order of The Poison Oak (that would be a great movie too ;)haha)"Thanks, Ka...more "
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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.”
Brent Hartinger, Geography Club

“I know that opposites attract, but who the hell wants to spend time with an opposite?”
Brent Hartinger

“Min hadn't just played the "friend" card — she'd dressed it up in all kinds of cool Batman imagery. Gunnar and I were powerless to resist.”
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Brent Hartinger Eric wrote: "Hey there, Brent! Good to see you here."Hey Eric! You get around. ;-)


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