Clint, the author of “My name is Marcia” talks about another of his books, “Art school blues”
CAN WE START WITH THE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK?
Dora Roberts is the new kid at Crestwood School of the Arts. She’s the artist with a quick wit and a quicker mouth. All she wants is to find her way and make a few friends. Benji Carmichael is the weird kid, the girl with a boy’s name and short blue hair. All she wants is to play her trumpet and avoid the bullies that are determined to torment her.
Neither of them is looking for love, But sometimes love finds you. This is the story of two teenage girls finding themselves, finding each other, falling in love and falling apart.
This is Art School Blues.
WHAT ARE YOUR BOOK’S UPSs? WHY SHOULD READERS PICK YOUR BOOK OVER SOMEONE ELSE’S?
All of my books feature LGBTQ+ characters and storylines, and that’s by design. As a parent of LGBTQ+ kids, and a teacher at an inner city school of the arts, I go out of my way to write books that are inclusive, thought-provoking, powerful, and meaningful. At the same time, I’m most known for creating stories with complex characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page, and for using dialogue and situations that make my readers laugh out loud and bring them to tears. Sometimes, I’ve been told, in the same chapter. Art School Blues is my eighth self-published YA novel and is written as a love letter to anyone who has ever felt lost, unsure, misunderstood, or has looked for a place to belong. It deals with love and friendship, grief and loss, joy and heartbreak. If you’re looking for a book that’s emotional, romantic, and heartbreaking right up until the very last page, this is the book for you.
TELL US A BIT MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
I have taught high school video production and English for over twenty years. I live outside of Detroit with my loving wife, four wonderful kids, and a sweet little Shih Zhu. I am a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and the author of eight YA novels, including the acclaimed “Marcia” series. Art School Blues is my second stand-alone novel.
ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA? WHERE CAN OUR READERS FOLLOW YOU?
I am on Facebook as Clint Chico and Clint Chico YA Author, and on Instagram at booksbychico.
My email is email@example.com.
I am also on Amazon, where you can find all my books.