GAP arch February

Grand Army Plaza, during a February blizzard

New book! By me! Yay! My novella Kindling Fire With Snow will be out in ebook on October 20th from Dreamspinner Press.

C’est le blurb:

Weathermen are predicting an incredible blizzard for New York City, but with old snow melting on the sidewalk, Seth Roland is a little skeptical. Despite moping over his ex-boyfriend Evan, who recently dumped him, Seth pretends all is well as he steps into his regular local bar, where he’s surprised by a blast from his past. Enter Kieran O’Malley, Seth’s very first boyfriend, in the city for a conference.

It might have been just a chance meeting, but first a train derailment and then the predicted blizzard keep Seth and Kieran in close proximity. It’s enough time for old feelings to surface, rekindled attraction to take hold, and new hopes for a future together to fill them both. But once the storm passes, the real challenge begins. Will Seth and Kieran work to make the relationship last, or will they let it melt away like snow in the sun?

The novella takes place in my little corner of Brooklyn, and I’m beyond psyched that they managed to get a photo of the neighborhood on the cover. (There’s a pivotal scene that takes place in Prospect Park, the entrance to which is marked by this huge arch, shown here in a photo I took during a blizzard this past February. [The blizzard, actually, served as inspiration for this story, in large part.] The arch is a few blocks from my apartment and it’s ostentatious and kind of fascinating to me as both a New York history buff and an amateur architecture nerd. The arch is called the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and was built to honor the Grand Army of the Republic, also known as the Union Army during the Civil War, hence Grand Army Plaza, which is a significant if lesser known landmark in Brooklyn.)

So, stay tuned for more info about the book.