'10 Book Title: THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Favorite Bit of Writing Advice: B.I.C., of course.
Favorite and Least Favorite Part of Writing:
Favorite: Meeting the characters I create.
Least Favorite: That point in everything I write when I realize half or more of what my new favorite character has done had absolutely nothing to do with the overall arc, and should be tossed.
Outline or Let it fly? I usually write scene after scene, expanding a character's life and conflict, until something seems to be a theme. Then I outline a story arc based on those scenes, usually (as implied above) abandoning quite a bit of what I've written.
5 Things About Me:
1. I am stay-at-home dad to my son, Sam, born in August 2008.
2. I'm also working on my teaching license; planning to teach English to middle schoolers
3. Every few months, I give in to a craving and end up re-immersed in Azeroth. If you don't know what that means, consider yourself lucky.
4. I was a copy editor for six years before I decided to write full-time.
5. I was born and raised outside of NYC, but met a gal from Minnesota and followed her out here. My life is about a million times better now than it was back then.
THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF -1 Synopsis:
The absolute value of any number, positive or negative, is its distance from zero: |-1| = 1
Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—divorce, abuse, and a parent's illness. Yet as they try to escape the pain and reach out for the connections they once counted on, they slip—like soap in a shower. Noah’s got it bad for Lily, but he knows too well Lily sees only Simon. Simon is indifferent, suddenly inscrutable to his friends. All stand alone in their heartache and grief.