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Preorder Something Like Rain!

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The 8th book in the Something Like… series is almost here! Something Like Rain is William Townson’s story—not just his relationship with Kelly or Jason, but his time in the Coast Guard, and what happens when he eventually returns to Austin. It’s the thickest book in the series so far, much to my surprise. If you’re looking for some summer …

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Public Reading in Chicago Next Week!

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Guess what? I’ll be reading in public soon, and I don’t just mean when I sound out funny words on a menu. I’ll be reading a selection from one of the Something Like… books. Such performances are rare for me, and this will be my first. I’m not sure how I’ll do, or if I’ll regret this decision, but won’t …

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$1000 raised for Chicago’s homeless!

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Who are the best readers ever? You guys! In particular all the amazing people over on Patreon who raised $965 to help support The Night Ministry. Why? Let’s talk about that a second. Studies vary, but 20-40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. In one survey, nearly 70% of those youth cited rejection from their family as the reason they …

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Open house! Free stories and a good cause!

In Random by Jay Bell

Short and sweet: You can help support gay homeless youth and get a bunch of new Something Like… stories in the process. We’re talking two dollars. You’ve got it. I’ve got it. If you honestly don’t have it, I still have some stories you can read for free. Stick around to find out more. There’s this site called Patreon where …

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New audio book – Something Like Stories

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Something Like Stories is out on audio! If you haven’t read it yet, this is a fun collection for four different stories, giving some characters their own story for the first time while catching up with old favorites as well. Going into this one, I felt terrible for the narrator, Kevin R. Free, because there are so many characters in …