Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Posted: April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
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On the topic of connecting with your readers: sometimes your biggest fans won’t read your books. And that’s all right. Here’s a year-old post I did for Bold Strokes Books.

Bold Strokes Books Authors' Blog

By Joel Gomez-Dossi

My thirteen-year-old nephew is a mystery and action/adventure fanatic. He never passes up an opportunity to read an Arthur Conan Doyle story. (He says he likes Sherlock Holmes because the guy’s really smart.) My nephew devoured The Hunger Games Trilogy in a couple of weeks. (His only complaint is that the heroine, Katniss, thinks too much for someone about to be killed.) And he believes Neil Gaiman is the best author. Ever. (His stuff is really cool.)

At a recent family get-together, he pulled me aside. He was pissed because his mom and dad wouldn’t let him to read my first novel,Pursued.BSB_Pursued_3ds It wasn’t the book’s gay content that bothered his parents. They felt the adult themes weren’t appropriate for a boy his age. And I agree. Pursued is about an openly gay college junior who wants a boyfriend more than anything else in the…

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