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Huston Piner

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in Chadham, VA, The United States
May 21




Everyone I've ever read, see my reading list for a few of them.

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Huston Piner grew up on the US Mid-Atlantic coast. His first book My Life as a Myth was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist and was nominated for the 2014 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Conjoined at the Soul won the 2015 Divine Magazine Award in the LGBT New Adult/Young Adult category. His first New Adult novel Light in Endless Darkness was also published in 2015. In February 2017, Huston signed with NineStar Press.

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My Life as a Myth

4.10 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Light in Endless Darkness

3.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Conjoined at the Soul

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Coming this summer from Nine Star Press
My Life as a Myth
- thoroughly revised and unabridged -

Join Nick Horton all over again as he explores his budding romance with Bobby Warren and faces the harsh realities of 1969 high school life.
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“On Algebra - "We're a month into it, and I'm planning to start a real protest movement, one to have X and Y removed from the alphabet. Z is also suspect as far as I'm concerned...Damn it! They put a man on the moon; can't they find some way to end the scourge of Algebra?”
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“I studied how to use the clothes washer. The handy instructions on the lid helped; so did the box of suds. It instructed me to separate the whites from the coloreds. Laundry will be the last American institution to desegregate.”
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Huston Piner Hi, Sammy!

Looking forward to checking out some of your favorites!

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