Out of my three published novels, BOY21 was the hardest to write--by far.

I tried desperately to write about a high school basketball player without writing a 'basketball book' while I was an MFA student at Goddard College. Even though I produced more than 1,000 draft pages, I just couldn't get it right. My Goddard thesis was whittled down to a manu just shy of 200 pages. And I think there was no mention of basketball in the finished product, and therefore it was nothing at all like BOY21. Whe...
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