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01 May 2015 @ 10:28 pm
Nice Things  
Cait Miller pointed out a very pleasant surprise for me through Twitter: Book Riot had an article where I was included in a list of five authors 'to get you started in M/M romance'.  And I was in good company.

It's a humbling feeling to have your book, and what for me was my first, to keep getting recognition.  I in no way anticipated that when I first published in the genre.

In some ways it is also scary as you think nothing else you do will ever compare!  And believe me, I never saw it as a 'sports romance' and it's funny to think of it as such.  AFL is the only sport I follow, so to be seen as a sports romance novelist is quite ironic.

I've been dwelling a lot on the future of the series, and what the endgame will be.  Part of me could keep writing Simon and Dec forever, even if nobody else ever read them again, because they have become in that really wanky author way 'part of me'.  But I don't know if that's a good thing.  There will definitely be a book 4, it's already planned, and the boys will no doubt continue to pop up in cameos in the spin-off series, and little short stories now and again.  But I don't know.  I'm rambling on I guess.

Some late night Friday musings.

Here is the article itself!
thrace_adamsthrace_adams on May 1st, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
Book 4????? Hopefully still happy :D

They were one of the first books I ever read :D

Congrats on your mention in the article! That's awesome.

MaraMara_Allen on May 1st, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
I've seen your book on more than one list of this kind. It's a perfect choice because it's sweetly romantic but believable and real. As an introduction to m/m, I think it's ideal. It's just such a fun, likeable story, I can see it sparking new readers to look for other m/m romances. I'm not interested in sports *in the least*, but I loved it because Simon and Dec are so endearing and the way their relationship evolves makes me all warm and happy.
I can see how real they are in your own mind and heart because you still love writing about them. That comes across in the reading.
I saw someone posting a tweet about Penguin Books in Australia accepting unsolicited submissions. I was thinking both you and Ann should submit work there.
knightengale40knightengale40 on May 1st, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised to see it on a list like this.

Tigers and Devils is one of my favorite books of all time...and I've read a lot of books!

Thanks so much for sharing those people who live in your head with the rest of us.