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The Bridge

Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg. Aaron and Tillie don’t know each other, but they are both feeling suicidal, and arrive at the George Washington Bridge… Read more »

An Open Letter to LGBTQIA Youth

I’ve been writing novels for young LGBTQIA folk for more than a decade now. I started when I was 32, which may sound old to some of you but is MUCH closer to 17 than I am now, more than a decade later. One thing I’ve learned is that some things are universal, and some… Read more »

The Bill Konigsberg Award

I don’t know if I’m the WORST in the world at blog upkeep, but I’m certainly in the top 5%. I apologize. Life comes so fast these days and I’m so busy. Which is why I never posted about The Bill Konigsberg Award, even though it was established five months ago. Mea Culpa. The Assembly… Read more »

Max’s Drawing

In Chapter 17 of my newest novel, THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS, Max, my dude bro character, draws his new friend and food truck-mate, Jordan. The thing is, I don’t draw. Unlike Max, who is a closet artist, I am notably deficient when it comes to visual art. I am not a visual learner. My… Read more »

The Music of What Happens – The Reviews!

The release date for  THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS is less than two weeks away! That’s right: my fifth novel will be introduced to the world on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and I’m so, so excited. I’m dying to talk to readers about Max and Jordan and their relationship, and about Jordan’s poems, and what happened… Read more »

Happy New Year!

The end of 2018 is here. It’s been a good year for me. My important relationships are all stronger at the end of this year than they were at the beginning, and I’m as happy as I’ve ever been. Much gratitude for my friends and family. For my career. For those who help me in… Read more »

Rafe, Ben, and Labels

I get questions. Sometimes they appear on Goodreads, where I am definitely NOT supposed to go, and I try not to go there almost ever, as it almost always hurts my feelings when I go there. But I get a notification via email and I do try to answer those questions when I have the… Read more »

Revisionist History

When I was growing up, it was hard to find a movie in which the word faggot didn’t play at least a minor role. Truly. Watch 80s movies. You’ll be surprised how often that word comes out. It was totally acceptable. Everyone said that word. At school, I heard it all the time. I even… Read more »

The Bridge!

Let’s take a quick break from what’s on the docket (THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS) to look a little further into the future! Because in the future, you will be able to read my sixth novel, THE BRIDGE! Here’s the announcement from Publisher’s Weekly: Nick Thomas at Scholastic/Levine has bought Lambda, Stonewall, and PEN Center… Read more »