Huston Piner

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May 21

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Huston Piner always wanted to be a writer but realized from an early age that learning to read would have to take precedence. A voracious reader, he loves nothing more than a well-told story, a glass of red, and music playing in the background. His writings focus on ordinary gay teenagers and young adults struggling with their orientation in the face of cultural prejudice and the evolving influence of LGBTQA+ rights on society. He and his partner live in a house ruled by three domineering cats in the mid-Atlantic region.

His first book My Life as a Myth was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist. 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
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Another great thing is when someone tells you they liked something in your book that was significant for you, too. There is a special satisfaction that comes from knowing that something you wrote connected with another person; it's a very intimate thing.(less)
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My Life as a Myth (Seasons ...

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Light in Endless Darkness

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Conjoined at the Soul (Seas...

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The Riddles of Mulberry Island

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Coming June 15th

The long-awaited Riddles of Mulberry Island will be released by NineStar Press on June 15, 2020.

Available for preorder delivery on June 12, 2020! Preorder your eBook copy today!
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The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner
"The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner reminded me of the Enid Blyton mysteries I used to read decades ago. Being set in the early fifties gives the story a different, almost quaint feel to it. Tommy, John and Wendy are mid-teens and form a s" Read more of this review »
The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner
"Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy to read and review.

1950s. Three teenagers. One mystery. Is it a new species of whale? A ghost? The mystery takes place on a local island with an abandoned house. Three friends, Tommy, Wendy, and Jo" Read more of this review »
The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner
"his was an interesting one! Tommy, Wendy, and John are friends and they are spending the summer together when they can escape their chores. It's 1952... and the three pre-teens set out on an adventure.

Tommy has been given a boat and when he finally c" Read more of this review »
The Riddles of Mulberry Island by Huston Piner
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It's the summer of 1952 and Tommy Oakley is 15, preparing to enter the 10th grade at a big-ish high school. He's best friends with John Webster who is also 15. They live in Bayside, what sounded like a coastal Virginia (my guess, because it'" Read more of this review »
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Spinner is a supernatural thriller by YA author Michael J Bowler that stands out for its compassionate portrayal of 'special ed' kids as protagonists. Alex, Roy, and their friends are each shown to be individuals with gifts, faults, and distinct voic ...more
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Spinner is a supernatural thriller by YA author Michael J Bowler that stands out for its compassionate portrayal of 'special ed' kids as protagonists. Alex, Roy, and their friends are each shown to be individuals with gifts, faults, and distinct voic ...more
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Once Upon a Time in America magnificently brings to a conclusion Michael Bowler’s Lance Chronicles series. In Children of the Knight, one’s first encounter with Lance and King Arthur promised a rollicking modern day adventure with a touch of magic, g ...more
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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?”
Huston Piner, My Life as a Myth

“In my family nudity just doesn’t exist; I’m pretty sure my parents were both born fully clothed and still shower that way.”
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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!

Sammy Goode wrote: "Hi Huston!! Lovely to see you here!!"


Sammy Goode Hi Huston!! Lovely to see you here!!


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