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Book Deal

As was announced yesterday:  I've sold a novel to the folks over at wonderful, weird Tor.com -- thanks to all the dedicated friends & colleagues who read  multiple, multiple versions of this manuscript over the past few years,  to Tara Gilbert and Saritza Hernandez for being excellent agents, and of course Carl Engle-Laird plus the editorial team who loved the book enough to give it a home! 


Like the announcement says, "One-third The Sound and the Fury, one-third The Fast and the Furious, and one-third The Secret History, Lee Mandelo’s debut novel Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that will be published by Tor.com Publishing in September 2021!"


It's a big, gay, spooky book about codependency & trauma.

ICFA 2020

January 31, 2020


I'll be a guest at ICFA 2020, with a reading scheduled on Thursday, March 19th at 4:15 pm -- featuring host Elle E. Ire and fellow writers Ellen Klages, Nancy Hightower, and L. X. Beckett. Looking forward to seeing y'all! No panels this year, so I'll be available for a chat almost any time.

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