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Archived BOM Nominations > February 2015 Author of the Month - VOTE thru Feb 3

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message 1: by Kaje (last edited Jan 31, 2015 11:03AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16516 comments Post your nominations for our February 2015 AotM here:

Poll is posted here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Vote through midnight Feb 3




Authors must have released at least 2 YA LGBT downloadable or paper books or short stories. Please include the following:

Author name - Ideally with a link on Goodreads or to their page elsewhere

2 or more relevant book titles of theirs - ideally link on Goodreads - just titles needed, although you can add a little description if you like

Why this author? - at least one sentence about why you picked this author for the poll. (Authors please do not nominate yourselves.)

A maximum of 12 nominations will be posted per month. We will vote on one author to discuss. Lets see if we can help each other find new favorites.

This month's nominations open through January 29 midnight EST.


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K (k-polipetl) | 4090 comments I would like to nominate Sam Kadence for this month's Author of the Month

She has 4 YA titles 3 released by Harmony Ink Press and one a free short story. (the three books are purchasable through the publishers site, Amazon and the other usual outlets. They are also all available in paperback)

Evolution - a paranormal fantasy about the singer of the band Evolution, who troubled by disturbing dreams and ghostly visions, and then discovers he's the ultimate snack for vampires and demons when he meets Kerstrande, his rock idol and vampire in hiding (this book does have a cliffhanger ending)

On the Right Track - After being expelled for coming out as gay, Ryunoski “Ru” Nakimura still wants to continue with his career in music, but with his ex spreading gossip about him he moves to Minnesota and attends high school there where he meets Adam Corbin, average student, football player and someone who hasn't felt any reason to come out.

Unicorns and Rainbow Poop - sequel to the previous book. member Dane Karlson is struggling to overcome an eating disorder and a body dismorphic disorder. His fall through a glass table puts him in rehab and on the road to recovery. Then a friend dies. When depression causes him to lose ground, he calls for the only person he trusts—former bandmate Tommy. But Tommy doesn’t know how to help. He begs his friend Sebastian “Bas” Axelrod to aid them through the emotional struggle.

Double Exposure - A high school boy helping out his aunt on a photo shoot is asked to fill in as a model but as a girl, not a boy. The session leads to a kiss with another boy from school and opens the door to many emotions, dreams, and self-discovery.


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Kaje Harper | 16516 comments I'll nominate Julie Anne Peters- an excellent author who is one of the faces of LGBTQ literature to the greater YA Book audience. She has written several well known books including

Keeping You a Secret - written in 2003, this was one of the earlier coming out stories for lesbian teens, with a love interest and a positive tone.

Between Mom and Jo - a tale of a boy with lesbian parents who are now separating, adding complexity to a family situation in transition.

Luna - an M2F trans character seen through the eyes of her loving but conflicted younger sister, who is dealing with growing up issues of her own.


message 4: by Jay (last edited Jan 30, 2015 01:28PM) (new)

Jay Clark (jaydclark) | 488 comments I'll nominate John Goode forMaybe With a Chance of Certainty because it deals with teens, coming out, and sports.

I would also like to nominate Jeff Erno for Trust Me because it not only deals with high school, coming out, and sports, but also adds the difficulty of religion.

Both novels involve popular, athletic boys who have to learn to accept themselves and the boy they have it bad for.


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Kaje Harper | 16516 comments John also wrote the rest of the acclaimed Tales from Foster High series.

Jeff wrote highly-rated Bullied which puts the reader into the heads of bullies, their victims, those who stood idly by, and those who didn't know the full extent of it until it was too late.

(As you check out these authors, be aware that under the same name, Jeff Erno also writes adult erotic gay romance and some kink/BDSM so look at book blurbs and categories if you want to read his YA stories.)


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Jay Clark (jaydclark) | 488 comments Kaje wrote: "John also wrote the rest of the acclaimed Tales from Foster High series.

Jeff wrote highly-rated Bullied which puts the reader into the heads of bullies, their vict..."


Thanks for posting the precaution about Jeff Erno's more adult stories. The wholeTales from Foster High series is equally fascinating and diverse within the struggles of LGBT youth in high school.


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Rez Delnava (rez_delnava) | 583 comments I love the Tales from Foster High series. John Goode also did the Lords of Arcadia series which was a fun LGBT fantasy.


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Kaje Harper | 16516 comments Nominations are closed - poll will post shortly


message 9: by Kaje (last edited Jan 31, 2015 11:03AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16516 comments Poll is posted here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Vote through midnight Feb 3


(BTW if searching for John Goode to link him, GR puts two blanks between his two names, not one. If you don't do this, you may get the wrong guy.)


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