Best book? Worst title? It happens...
This book. Oh, this book.
I labored over it, loved it, nurtured it, and sent it out into the world. The problem was, I gave it a name guaranteed to get it bullied on the playground. I never thought about how confusing a double entendre like Public Relations might be. General reaction was, "Why would I want to read a book about the PR industry?" Which is TOTALLY not what the book is about.
It's too late now to re-title it, but I'm really glad it has a new cover that does it justice, because maybe (just maybe) now some folks will get a chance to see my baby shine.
The goal I had when I started was to write a richly layered book about two truly lost people who find love and their better selves through each other. It was my answer, if you will to THAT BOOK. You know the one.
I know a mother isn't supposed to have favorites, but if I had to choose one, this would be among the contenders. So, go forth and fly Peter and Georgia!
Bon voyage for the second time!
Please give a warm welcome to Liam Livings, author extraordinaire who has been kind enough to answer my questions about his newest release, Adventures in Dating...in Heels, (Kev, Book 1).
I've rarely come across such a wonderfully poignant story premise and character, and had to ask Liam what inspired him to write about Kev. He was kind enough to record his answers in the video blogs below.
Kev Harrison is a teenager, looking for a boyfriend and friends who will accept his cross-dressing. Only thing is, he lives in a small village near Salisbury, England, and it's the nineties.
Tony Collins is Kev's best friend, a Goth with a passion for fashion and anything to do with the Human League. He stands as the voice or reason while Kev muddles his way through coming out, career choices, and dating...in heels.
About Liam Livings
Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film - and he's been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing 'research'.
One evening, flicking through the channels, he stumbled across the film, Saving Private Ryan, and it took twenty minutes of not seeing Goldie Hawn in an army uniform, before he realised it wasn't actually the film, Private Benjamin.
He has written since he was a teenager, started writing with the hope of publication in 2011. His writing focuses on friendships, British humour, romance with plenty of sparkle.
You can find out more about Liam on his web site, and visit with him on Twitter and Facebook.
These are the musings of a cynical romantic. Heroes on the page may be closer than they appear.