We're pleased to offer signed copies of James Sie's new book, All Kinds of Other!
For every book purchased between April 1, 2021 and May 9, 2021, $5.00 will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Books will be personally signed by the author (request author autograph and/or personalization in the Order Comments field).
All Kinds of Other (Quill Tree Books)
“A touching, romantic, and rewarding read.” –Kirkus (starred review)
Both Jules and Jack have left behind their old lives to make fresh starts at a new school in Los Angeles. They meet, and there is an instant, unmistakable attraction. But when a video that links one of them to a pair of popular trans vloggers goes viral around school, their relationship is tested by the secret exposed, the unwelcome intrusion of friends and family, and their own fears and insecurities. Each boy must face a choice: play it safe and stay under the radar or embrace the truth—and their feelings for each other.
Much like his characters, James Sie grew up feeling “Other.” Raised by his Chinese immigrant father and Italian immigrant stepmother, he was surrounded by a boisterous extended Italian family and its culture. It wasn’t until he came out in college that he found his true identity and the community where he belonged. James was inspired to write this book after a visit from a friend who was looking for a place to live in Los Angeles. His friend brought his trans son, who was excited to be in a new city, a place where no one knew him as anything but a boy. James was struck by the confidence and fortitude of the young man and began thinking about his own struggles coming out around that same age. He wondered, “How much had changed for queer kids in today’s world? And was being trans in school a very different experience from being gay?” He set out to write All Kinds of Other, with Jules being the kind of kid he used to be and Jack being the kind of kid he wished he were.
James Sie (pronouns he/him) is the author of All Kinds of Other and Still Life Las Vegas, which was a Lambda Literary Award nominee for Best Gay Fiction. He has contributed essays to The Rumpus and The Advocate. James is also a voiceover artist for many cartoons and games, including Stillwater, Jackie Chan Adventures, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, where his excessive love of cabbages has earned him immortal fame. Born in New Jersey to immigrant parents, James now lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son. Visit his website at www.sieworld.com.
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