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Hero wins the Lambda Award in the LGBT CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT catagory!


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Friday, June 11, 2010

Letter

I wanted to post this, because the letter explains why we write. Our greatest dream is to write from the heart, keep your eyes open, and when you're feeling down, someone like Quincy who reminds us of that glorious feeling that you've made a deep, genuine imprint on a reader.
Thank you, Quincey.
My next two books will hopefully strike all the same chords -- and some new ones -- in your heart, too.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

First Name:
Quincy

Additional Info: I picked up ''Hero'' yesterday, and staid up until midnight to finish it. I could not find the will to put down such a ground-breaking story, even for a moment. I've struggled with being gay in my own life, and I've had more trouble from myself than anyone else. I wanted to tell you that after reading ''Hero'', I decided that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, and that I can only be happy if I give myself that chance to be, and if I come to terms with myself. Thank you for writing a story that is so true, so you, and so me, and so much a part of every human being on this planet.




Monday, June 7, 2010

Reading

Reading from Ayoola that I'd avoided creating a gay protagonist who's a "walking stereotype" made me laugh. And it also made my day! --Perry

---------- Forwarded message ----------

First Name:
Ayoola

Additional Info: I just finished reading Hero today. That book has been on my list of books to read for a while, and I''m glad I finally got around do it. It was one of the best books I''ve ever read. I''m not gay myself, but I am really happy to see a gay protagonist who is not a walking stereotype. Following his adventures was really captivating. I hope to read more of your work soon!




Here's my HERO-OF-THE-MONTH

Lori, mother of three, who took the time to read HERO and write to me about it. Congrats, Lori. Wish I'd had a mother who was as cool as you when I was growing up. I love my mother, but parents simply didn't have any tools to explain what being gay is not all that long ago. For me, my parents told me about it just as it happens in the book. Word for word. And I held back a little...so please feel free to write me if you want the full story!
Best, Perry

---------- Forwarded message ----------

First Name:
Lori

Additional Info: Dear Mr. Moore, Just wanted to let you know that your book obviously has crossover appeal beyond the YA market. I''m a mom with three young kids, and I adored it. You put in plot twists I never saw coming, and the character development was amazing. So pleased to visit your site and discover that there will be a sequel. Sincerely, Lori




Monday, May 10, 2010

Thom art


Thank you, Jeff Junker. And to everyone, please send more! Best, Perry




Thursday, April 22, 2010

Man, people can be mean in this business

Hi, all,

There's this really cool site called After Elton, but, man, after the story in the NY Times about Stan Lee and Hero and all, there are these two people trading quips.

I wish I could share with them some of the joy and inspiration the novel has brought to me and some other people.

Also, I think they forgot it's a young adult book.

Oh, and here's a nice hint for the sequel...re: the first mean comment.
Do you really think Thom's mom is dead? Do you really think she appeared just to be killed after hiding in stealth with her own agenda after all those years? (That's what I call one short-sighted reader!)

Look forward to finding out what Lila was really up to - and how it could threaten Thom and Goran's relationship to its core.

Feel free to chime in on the site. Until a fan pointed out these two snitty comments, I've always been a fan of the site:

Here it is:
http://www.afterelton.com/node/33173

Join the discussion! Especially if you're young--let your voice be heard. IT COUNTS!

Best,

Perry




Tuesday, April 20, 2010

new comments page

Hey there,

After the piece in the NY Times ran this story about HERO, it sparked a lot of interest and discussion.

Here's one particular forum:

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/45998215.html?page=1&view=7570968711#comments

And I'd love any help getting in there to help set the record "straight!"

xo,

Perry






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