Genta Sebastian

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February 12




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Genta Sebastian, a multiple award winning author whose backlist includes YA novels, science fiction, lesbian erotica, and romance, lives in the thriving art center of the Twin Cities. A professional storyteller, she captivates audiences of all ages with rich settings and wonderfully human characters. Her work is often compared to John Steinbeck and S.E. Hinton.

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Her YA books include:

* When Butches Cry (2017 GCLS Finalist) - Traf doesn't fit in anywhere, except in a group of young lesbians calling themselves Troublemakers. Together they learn about love, sex, friendship, and the power of women supporting each other.

* Riding the Rainbow (2015 GCLS Award winner and 2015 Rai

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Genta Sebastian I sit and stare at the blank page for a while. Then I get up and run in circles, screaming and shouting. Okay, maybe that part is only in my head.

I sit and stare at the blank page for a while. Then I get up and run in circles, screaming and shouting. Okay, maybe that part is only in my head.

Then I sit down, put my fingers on the keys, and start with random thoughts. Once the swirly burlies are out of my head, I find I'm good to start something new.

If the block happens while in the middle of a project, I start reading it from the last few completed chapters, or from the start of the story. That usually primes the pump.

Of course, if none of that works, I do the laundry. (less)
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When Butches Cry

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Conference Call

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The Boxer Shorts Rebellion

4.09 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Man's Man

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Riding the Rainbow

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LOST: A Spec Fic Novella

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Damn You, Butch Charming

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Sunrise in Paradise

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Star Power

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Riding The Rainbow

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Anyone who’s lived through real bullying knows that it is anything but ‘kids being kids’. Sure, it starts in childhood but carries on throughout lifetimes. Some childhood bullies become adult bullies. Some victims remain with that mind set their entire lives.

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Riding the Rainbow (Children's Books)
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Description: With two out, loud and proud mothers, plump and clumsy Lily is miserable in fifth grade. Across the room Clara sits still as a statue. She never volunteers or raises her hand, answering only in whispers, head down to avoid eye contact, to keep her family's secret that she has two dads. Will she find the courage to tell Lily?
The Boxer Rebellion (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Sixteen-year-old Nick is relentlessly pursued and bullied. No one cares until one of his bullies becomes a psychotic killer, sucking everyone around into the nightmare.

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