a pub date and an excerpt

Two big pieces of news:

1. My next, next novel, Across the East River Bridge is going to be published by Loose Id on October 11, 2011, just in time for GayRomLit! It’s a novel about two historians—long-time academic rivals—who are forced to team up to solve a murder mystery so that they can exorcise the ghosts of the victims, who currently reside in a museum one of them curates. The book is a real Tour of Brooklyn, as the two historians bounce around to different neighborhoods to research. It was great fun to write, and I’m excited for you all to read it.

2. I’ve updated the Blind Items book page with an excerpt. This scene is actually from Chapter 4, but it’s the first time our narrator, Drew, lays eyes on his love interest Jonathan. The book is out two weeks from today!!

I’ve got some promotional stuff on tap, including a couple of opportunities for you to win a copy of the book. Coincidentally, the book will become available the same day I leave for my brother’s wedding on the far end of Long Island.

Like probably a million other people, I am currently watching Deathly Hallows Part 1 in preparation for seeing Part 2 on IMAX on Sunday. I’m excited/sad.