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Zack Smedley was born and raised in southern Maryland, in an endearing county almost no one has heard of. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UMBC and currently works within the field. As a member of the LGBT community, his goal is to give a voice to marginalized young adults through gritty, morally complex narratives. He spends his free time building furniture, baking, tinkering with electronics, and managing his obsession with the works of Aaron Sorkin. DEPOSING NATHAN is his first novel.

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Zack Smedley ME! Hi :) You are so welcome, and a million thanks for reading it. I'm so glad you enjoyed (well, not necessarily enjoyed, but you know what I mean). …moreME! Hi :) You are so welcome, and a million thanks for reading it. I'm so glad you enjoyed (well, not necessarily enjoyed, but you know what I mean). To answer your question, I truly don't have any thoughts or inklings on the subject--your guess is every bit as good as mine. I knew the story could only end one way, so I was always focused on that being the last chapter...I never gave thought to what came next, which is why there aren't really any hints at it. Thus, I leave it to the readers' interpretations, which are every bit as valid as my own.

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8) To My Readers

Oh, my dear readers. Well…here we are. I’ve sat at this desk for the past 8 weeks chronicling my journey, and this post tonight marks the end of it. The last chapter of this story, and the beginning of a very different one. It’s astounding how fast these things go by, isn’t it?

(Bizarre analogy, but this post feels like the equivalent of Doctor Who giving a speech before they regenerate. I can jus

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“If you think you need to earn enough points on someone’s rubric for them to accept you, then either you’re wrong to assume they won’t love you for who you are, or they never loved you in the first place.”
Zack Smedley, Deposing Nathan

“I’ve spent every minute of these past months trying to figure out why I feel the things I feel, and if there’s a way to put that into words, I won’t find it. I am who I am. I’ve never acted on less than that, and I never want to.”
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“...I don't know where I'm going, but I know I'll be there soon.”
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