T.J. Klune

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TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include The House in the Cerulean Sea and The Extraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.

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The Extraordinaries is out!

Finally, finally, finally, it’s time for the superqueeroes! The Extraordinaries, the first book in the trilogy, is here! This book has been a long time in coming, and I’m so thrilled to show you what I’ve spent the last three year working on.

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“You want to know what it feels like to be castrated? Try having your nine-year-old brother protect you from your ex-girlfriend after you've told her you're in love with a man.”
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Skirmish Thanks for accepting my friend invite!


message 78: by Saloni (last edited Feb 24, 2016 04:23AM)

Saloni I believe BOATK is one of the best written series I have read... I have enjoyed the series a lot and can't wait for the 4th book to come out... Tell me its Real is one book that relates so much to lives of soo many people.... I simply love it... These series are on my re-read list permanently.... Well done and hoping to read many more books by you....


BWT (Belen) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with all the love, laughter, fun and celebration you can stand! (And some quiet time for reading too.) *hugs*




BWT (Belen) I'm so excited! Thanks for friending, I promise not to squee too much or fangirl too hard. You know...unless you like that kind of thing.


message 75: by Betryal

Betryal I'm sort of late, but better than never. Thank you for accepting my friend request. I'm addicted. Yuss, that's the best way I can put it. You are the humor in my darkest days, of which there are many. Kudos to you! ^_^


message 74: by Vallie

Vallie Just pre-ordered John and Jackie!!! So excited, thanks Tj:))


message 73: by Matthew

Matthew OMG i felt like i needed some of those breathing exercises during certain parts of the book!


message 72: by T.J.

T.J. Kaje wrote: "Congratulations on the Lambda win for "Into This River I Drown" for best gay romance!!"

Thank you! It is very surreal. <3


message 71: by Jerry

Jerry Yes, congratulations!


message 70: by Kaje

Kaje Harper Congratulations on the Lambda win for "Into This River I Drown" for best gay romance!!


Sonia ~Ruber's fiancé in Crystal Court universe~ Thank you for accepting my request!! and Happy birthday!
Good thoughts for you and Eric!
Kisses!


message 68: by Gina

Gina Hi TJ, thanks for accepting my friend invite. I think of you and Eric everyday, sending my thoughts and love. And i love your books!!! *hugs*


message 67: by Kaje

Kaje Harper (((Big hugs))) in passing - I saw you were online as I was doing group moderator stuff. I'm thinking of you and Eric often.


message 66: by Becky

Becky Thank you for accepting my friend request! And congratulations to you and Eric on your engagement! I wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness :)


message 65: by Vallie

Vallie Thank you for adding!


message 64: by Robbin

Robbin Just rereading "Who we are" i am at the dinner party, best chapter ever. It gets me every time. love it. so awkward so funny. just one of my favorites!


message 63: by Nic

Nic Thanks so much for the friendship!


message 62: by Sarah

Sarah Hey thanx for accepting my FR!


Jenni Lea Thanks for accepting! You're one of my favs!


message 60: by Cindi

Cindi Thanks for the accept, TJ. :)


message 59: by Book

Book very refreshing style of writing ... amazing sense of humor ... hope to read more of ur work ... :)


message 58: by T.J.

T.J. Jerry wrote: "You should put up the free short stories of BOATK (which now needs to include D) on your book list so we can tell you how much we love them."

lol! I thought about it for a while, but then I sort of forgot. I tended to get distracted by the shiny. =D"


message 57: by T.J.

T.J. Dea wrote: "Just 3 more days and you're book is out :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvF..."


Hurray!!!!!!!


message 56: by Dea

Dea Just 3 more days and you're book is out :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvF...


message 55: by Jerry

Jerry You should put up the free short stories of BOATK (which now needs to include D) on your book list so we can tell you how much we love them.


Purple28 Thanks for accepting my request TJ.
Just finished reading Burn, all i can say is "Nooo not Tock!!!"


message 53: by Venecia

Venecia TJ wrote: "Venecia wrote: "The bear, the otter and the mosquito?"

Right???!?!?!? WTF?"


How the heck do they get mosquito from the kid? I guess it is too late to change it huh?


message 52: by T.J.

T.J. Venecia wrote: "The bear, the otter and the mosquito?"

Right???!?!?!? WTF?


message 51: by Venecia

Venecia The bear, the otter and the mosquito?


message 50: by Deeze

Deeze Merry Christmas TJ


message 49: by Shirley

Shirley Frances Thanks for the accept TJ! Hope you have a great week. :)


message 48: by Erin

Erin Happy anniversary, TJ! You're such an amazing talent and an absolute pleasure to read. Not to mention, funny as hell. Thank you for sharing all that you have with us. :D


message 47: by Erin

Erin Thank you, TJ! And I promise (double fingers crossed) I'll wait at least a week before I start pestering you about the sequel to Burn. :D


Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews TJ. I just read Both Bear Otter and the kid stories..
And Snap i LOVED them so much!! I was laughing Crying laughing and crying so more!! when it ended like that i was like I hope We get Ty and Doms story!

You Are awesome!! Loved it and i didnt want to say goodbye!!


message 45: by Dea

Dea Damn you T.J. Klune !! You made me cry on the bus because I was reading ''Who we are'' !! But I loved it despite the public humiliation :)) (Not the crying part but the book)


message 44: by Tina

Tina Thanks for accepting my friend request TJ. I can't tell you how much WWE is affecting me. I am at such a shitty place in life right now and Bear's internal monologue with God is a perfect example of what's going on with me. Especially when he goes back to the beach. It was very cathartic for me to sob like that! I love these characters that you so masterfully bring to life. I see maybe , 10 years later...Dominic & the Kid...


message 43: by Jaime

Jaime You're killing me, I've been through a half a box of kleenex and I'm not even done!!


message 42: by Deeze

Deeze Hey Tj, Long time no see. I'm missing your evil teaser/trailers for BOATK 2. Whats happening?


message 41: by Kade

Kade Boehme thanks for the friendvite TJ!


message 40: by Susan

Susan Laine Congratulations on Burn, TJ! Just got it from DSP. Can't wait :)

Good luck with everything TJ. You deserve it!

All the best,
Susan


message 39: by Tame

Tame Hi there T.j. :) Thank you for the friend acceptance!! HUGS---Tame


message 38: by Sarah

Sarah I get to start Burn tonight. TJ, I'm super super excited AND PROUD of you. You've come quite far since 4th grade. Love and lots of it from the Bay Area. xoxo


message 37: by T.J.

T.J. Oco wrote: "Agree with Kaje. Awesome cover. And congrats. :)"

Thank you! Catt Ford did an amazing job!


message 36: by Oco

Oco Agree with Kaje. Awesome cover. And congrats. :)


message 35: by T.J.

T.J. Kaje wrote: "Congratulations on Burn coming up on Dreamspinner - won't be long now! And the cover - that is totally going to pop in the thumbnail size! Looks great!"

Haha, thanks. I am so in love with it.

=D


message 34: by Kaje

Kaje Harper Congratulations on Burn coming up on Dreamspinner - won't be long now! And the cover - that is totally going to pop in the thumbnail size! Looks great!


message 33: by Deeze

Deeze A thousand words? Is that all?


Chad James Your welcome T.J. thanks for accepting my friendship
:-)


message 31: by T.J.

T.J. Thanks, Jessa! I can't wait to show you guys what's next!


message 30: by Jessa

Jessa Ryan Congrats T.j!!!! I seriously can't wait for Burn -Sounds wonderful! And a sequel to BOATK? Woot!


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