devilishdelinquent asked: Greetings and salutations from rainy Greece. The Russel Middlebrook series. Wow. I went through all four books in a single 18-hour sitting. My derriere hurts immensely but it was completely worth it. The characters are strong, loveable and relatable. You are a brilliant writer and I'm paying Amazon a visit for your other novels ASAP. Now at the risk of sounding like an impatient 5-year-old, is there going to be another sequel? And if yes (please say yes) is there some sort of ETA?
Thanks for the very nice words. And I’m sorry to say that I haven’t started writing Russel Book #5 yet. I think it will probably happen, but frankly there are soooo many other stories I want to write, so it may be a bit longer. I wish I could give an ETA, but it kinda depends on what happens with my other projects. Truthfully, the better they do, the less soon I’ll get back to Russel.
But I really, really do want to do it someday, hopefully for a 2015 release. :-)
Anonymous asked: Could you possibly name all of Russel's boyfriends/love interests.
That’s a very interesting question!
Let’s see. In Geography Club (book 1), the love interest in Kevin Land.
In The Order of the Poison Oak (book 2), the love interests are Otto Digmore and Web Bastian.
In Double Feature (book 3), Russel must choose between Kevin and Otto, and he also has a crush-from-a-distance on movie star Declan McDonnell.
Finally, in The Elephant of Surprise (book 4), Russel’s love interests are Wade and Kevin.
Hmmm, Russel gets around, doesn’t he? ;-)
bitchbiscuitshit asked: Why Is it that of all your amazing books last chance texaco is the most under rated!! I found it life changing and this book has become a huge part of my life. Thank you so much for writing such an amazing, touching story. It has brought me and my boyfriend (who's three year anniversary is tomorrow 8-18-10) closer then I ever thought it would i read this book at least once every six months.
Not sure if you got my answer or not, so here goes again.
THE LAST CHANCE TEXACO did just fine (I think it sold around 50,000 copies), but it does sort of get lost a bit, I guess because it’s kinda different from my other books. But it’s one of my personal favorites, and I LOVED writing it, so thanks so much for the compliment! That really, really means a lot to me. :-)
And congrats on your anniversary! Go, you guys!
Anonymous asked: so... I am for now saying goodbye to george rr martin, john green, veronica roth,J.D salinger,dan brown,charles dickens, suzane collins,paulo coelho,harper lee, stephen king, markus zusak. And READ ALL OF YOUR WORKS SIR. YOU AND alex sanchez were the only person I knew who wrote 'gay themed novels' THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS KIND OF NOVELS. can you write a book about boy who is struggling to his sexuallity. who is in the closet, I think that would be great!! like me who is in the closet :)) tnx
Wait, don’t give them all up! Those are some pretty great authors! ;-)
Thanks, though. Glad you like my books. That is always nice to hear. But these days, there are more and more books like mine, which makes me really, really happy.
I’ve got a couple of books in the works that I think you’ll like (and also a movie that’ll hopefully be out next year!).
Good luck. Hope you get things figured out soon. Like the expression says, it gets better!
Anonymous asked: would you like to read my manuscript?
I wish I could, but I get so many requests that these days, I only read manuscripts for close friends. Good luck!
acetrainermiguel asked: I just wanted to say that I love your books. I first came across Order of the Poison Oak while working in my high school library and I loved every page. At the time, I could never get particularly interested in gay teen novels. I could never connect with the characters really, but Russel really reminded me of myself. So I just wanted to say thank you for writing these amazing books, Brent. They mean a lot to me since I want to break into the writing world someday. :)
That is extremely nice of you to say. One of the great things about writing Russel (loosely based on my own teen years) is discovering that while I THOUGHT I was alone all those years ago, I wasn’t really. Thanks to messages like yours, I now know there are lots of people who feel/felt like he does. Makes me feel really connected and wonderful.
Good luck with your own writing! Keep me posted. It’s a very difficult business, but extremely rewarding if you can make a go of it. :-)