Posts Tagged ‘Raise Your Glass’

ImageThere are few things in my life that make me happy.  Writing, reading a good book, being marginally overweight and my insane love of country music to name a few.  So when I tweeted the talent Mr John Goode, author of the new Dreamspinner Press released novel Taking Chances, and he actually said yes to an interview, I added John-Goode-knowing-who-I-am to that list of happy-makers.  Within three hours of receiving my email, he had replied, and what follows documents the hilarity that is the inside of Mr. Goode’s mind.  Please enjoy it as much as I did, and if you’re any kind of fan-boy like me, you’ll need a cigarette and a cold shower afterwards too!  No?  Just me?  Naww, shucks.

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I just read it again.  The second time in no way diminished the effect.  Who is this guy?  He’s one part Salinger, one part Maupin and the goddamn Wizard of Oz!  And I’m not just saying that because he’s actually humble enough to read all his reviews.  Now, I don’t know John personally, but from reading his Tales from Foster High, I have no doubt that somewhere in the beautifully crafted tear-jerkers, he’s injected little parts of himself for everyone to read.  I’m convinced he has Kyle’s brains, Brad’s heart, Jennifer’s spunk and Robbie’s humour.  Which makes him, of course, the best person to tell the story of the lives of gay teens in Foster, Texas.

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