So this one will be a nice little surprise for everybody, because I never announced it back when the book was accepted. But I have a new novel coming out from Dreamspinner Press on November 29th!
For Ryan Sanders, the Paige Community Center is more than a place where he teaches at-risk teens about musical theater. He found a sense of belonging there during one of the hardest times of his life. With the center facing a financial crisis, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the doors open—even soliciting fundraiser donations from Langley-Quartermaine Financial.
Adam Langley has a plan: survive an internship at his father’s company, finish college, get his trust fund, and find his former high school best friend Ryan and beg his forgiveness. In that order, because if Ryan does forgive him, Adam believes he’ll finally find the courage to come out to his wealthy, bigoted father.
Adam’s carefully considered plan is shattered when Ryan appears at the office a full ten months before Adam is ready, and Ryan is just as stunned. Against his better judgment, Adam gets involved with the fundraiser—and Ryan. Old feelings won’t be denied, and as Ryan and Adam reconnect, they realize neither knows the entire truth about the horrific night three years earlier that tore their friendship apart.
This book is really special to me, because it is, in essence, a love letter to musical theater. I spent all four years of high school working the stage crew for our theater productions, both musicals and plays. I loved my time there, and I made so many wonderful friends and lasting memories. Theater is important to me, and I am firm believer that the arts need to stay in our schools and be available to our kids.
WHAT YOU OWN releases November 29th in both ebook and paperback format. And if you're a fan of paperbacks, make sure you preorder early! The first 20 copies include a special insert page with my signature on it!