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About the author:
Ian believes firmly that “there’s more to life than books you know, but not much more,” a quote from his hero Morrissey. When he’s not reading, writing, or teaching yoga, he can probably be found in a pool playing water polo. He aspires to move to the Hundred Acre Wood someday, though he hopes it has wi-fi by then.
What inspired you to write your book?
I wanted to approach a topic that many consider taboo in an unusually quirky fashion.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Nathan knew what normally came next even though there were no standards for the path he was on. He wondered how affairs usually started without judging the fact that he fully accepted that what he was doing was a violation of one of the Ten Commandments. All the thoughts he’d experienced about morality faded from his brain. This was what he wanted, and he could gather beyond a reasonable doubt that it was what Jackie wanted too.
That didn’t stop him from opening his mouth.
“Jackie,” he started to say. She turned around so they were facing each other.
“Shh,” she said, putting her finger to his mouth. “You’ll spoil the moment.”
They kissed. Time, ideas of whether this was right or wrong, and all the other voices in his head stopped. Nathan’s brain switched over to autopilot and knew when the moment was right to end their first kiss. He adhered to her command to keep quiet and stared deep into her eyes. Two weeks ago, Jackie McCarthy was just a name to him, one he wouldn’t have given a second thought about. Now she mattered. Now she was the object of his youthful desire. What he was to her didn’t matter tonight.
She broke the silence. “You do have a bedroom here, right?”
Nathan nodded, and she got off the couch with his hand in her palm.
“Show me the way,” she whispered.