Happy Birthday to Charlie and Max, who are unleashed upon the world today!
I love these boys so much and I am so excited about this book (and goddamn nervous, too) because it holds a really special place in my heart. I put off writing it for a long time because I wasn't sure I could do it justice, but hopefully I have.
That doesn't keep me from feeling sick to my stomach with a mix of anticipation and trepidation... not that it doesn't happen with every single book I have released. Still, for some reason I'm feeling it more with this one than books in the past.
Maybe because the subject matter hits home for me. When I was a teenager, and you asked me what my one passion in life was, I would have answered "dance" every single time, without fail. Unfortunately, that was not the path my life was meant to take, and so instead, I got to live my dream through writing Charlie. His successes are my successes and I am so proud of him.
In case you missed it, here's the blurb:
Charlie has one passion in life: dancing. It’s his salvation when it feels like the world is swallowing him whole. When his mom secretly secures him a spot in the summer intensive at the Free Rein Dance Company in New York, he is thrilled. He knows that once the summer ends, he'll have to return to Beacon to get a job and help support his family, but for those two months, he can spread his wings.
In New York he meets Max, a junior instructor who is everything Charlie wishes he could be. Bold and self-assured, Max radiates pride in who he is. As they spend time together, Max shows Charlie what life can be like past the walls of his closed-minded home town. But Charlie doesn’t know if he’s ready to show the world who he truly is when standing in the spotlight is the last thing he wants.
You can read Charlie and Max's story from Dreamspinner Press, or get it on Amazon.
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