Blind Items is now available in ebook and paperback from Dreamspinner Press!

I did what Dreamspinner calls a virtual book signing, so the first 20 people to buy paperbacks through Dreamspinner’s website will get signed copies.

I posted 3 excerpts to Dreamspinner’s blog yesterday, if you want a taste:

Excerpt 1
Excerpt 2
Excerpt 3

And you can find more information here!

And an anecdote: When I started writing Blind Items I thought it would be a novel about friendship. It was veerrry loosely based on two of my closest friends when I was a teenager. I pictured Drew and Rey acting the same way we did. Mostly, this involved spending a lot of our idle time at the mall. In the novel, Drew and Rey have a regular thing called a Crisis Lunch. We didn’t have anything so formal, but I remember having a lot of intense conversations in the food court about the various things that plague teenagers in the New Jersey suburbs.

I picture that being the origin of Drew and Rey’s friendship in the novel. They were the sorts of kids who would kill time at the mall, and they grew up together to be the sorts of guys who have their Crisis Lunch at a cafe instead of in front of a fast-food joint, but the nature of their relationship has stayed pretty similar over time. They’re best friends, brothers. The heart of the story is Drew’s relationship with Rey’s cousin Jonathan. And because all three men’s lives are so closely tied together, when things with Drew and Jonathan start to buckle under the pressure of Jonathan’s father—an anti-gay, right-wing politician running for President of the United States—things between Drew and Rey start to go awry as well, and Drew might lose the two people most important to him.

So that’s the book. I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!