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Huston Piner

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in Chadham, VA, The United States
May 21




Everyone I've ever read, see my reading list for a few of them.

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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 Darkn

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Huston Piner Sometimes you just have to set a project aside and work on something else. A break, be it for exercise, running errands, or distracting yourself with…moreSometimes you just have to set a project aside and work on something else. A break, be it for exercise, running errands, or distracting yourself with a game, TV, or a movie helps open things up. The thing is to not dwell on the problem. I believe that often the block is caused by too close a focus on the wrong thing or having set up a situation that is outside the flow of what you're writing. The key is to not give up -- even if you abandon one project for the time being. (less)
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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 ...

4.09 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Light in Endless Darkness

3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Conjoined at the Soul

3.77 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The fully revised edition of Conjoined at the Soul is out! You can get it from NineStarPress, and it's also available from Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and all your favorite online bookstores.

Also, for a limited time only, My Life as a Myth is on sale at Amazon. That's right, the ebook is only $2.99 and the paperback is available for the ridiculously low price of $2.28.

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My Life as a Myth
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My Life as a Myth by Huston Piner
"Very poignant book. Having gone to high school the same years as the character made this more meaningful. I am straight and fitting in was the goal for all of us. Now I understand a bit how difficult it would be for a gay young man. Great book."
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I feel quite conflicted about this book as I wanted to like it far more than I did. The writing made it easy reading, but there was a peculiar distance keeping me from taking that..." Read more of this review »
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This newly revised and re-released work by Huston Piner may not have the same impact as his first novel, but there is still quite a bite to his story. Dealing with everything from interracial couples to coming out, th..." Read more of this review »
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If I liked the original edition (which I did, of course, because I wrote it), I can't help but like the thoroughly revised and unabridged second edition even more. And with this Sun Fire Press publication, My Life as a Myth now takes its place as the ...more
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After what I found to be a slow, ponderous beginning, Mr Chernow's book became a balanced, informative biography, providing detailed analysis of Washington as a person, a soldier, a politician, a statesman, and a hypocritically conflicted slaver hold ...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?”
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“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!

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

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