Golden Boy a LAMBDA Award Finalist! 13/05/14

Yes! That’s right, Golden Boy is a finalist for Best LGBT Debut Fiction for the Lammys. Thanks so much to the committee and all Golden Boy’s absolutely amazing, brave, ballsy and beautiful LGBT readers. Since the book published the number one best-thing-in-the-world has been to receive messages on twitter and facebook from intersex, trans and gay people, particularly teens, who loved and appreciated the book. I wanted basically to say, in a non-cheesy way, you’re not alone and you’re fucking fantastic, particularly to LGBTQIA people but also to any outsider, anyone not fitting into the norms the society we live in accepts. Thanks Lammys! You rock!

Nobertusgymnasium Class! 12/05/14

Just wanted to share this awesome pic this class and their wonderful teacher Ellen sent me after they studied Golden Boy. We had a facetime session to discuss the book where every student asked one question and they also sent me gifts and posters for the book, which were so touching it was ridiculous! I am keeping them all in my Golden Boy memory box.

Italian Golden Boy in Italy! 05/05/14

Golden Boy in a bookshop in Italy!! “Tutto sembrava perfetto, tutto doveva essere perfetto, lui doveva essere il figlio perfetto. Ma aveva ‘un’imperfezione’.” Thank you to one of my favourite authors in the world (and also people) Sahar Delijani for sending this to me!