There is nothing to writing.
Papa Hemingway and I don't have a lot in common, but if you asked me to describe the process of creating Believarexic, his words are most apt.
Writing Believarexic was an intensely personal and challenging experience. Some days it truly felt like I was opening a vein onto its pages.
But the response from readers has been humbling and deeply gratifying. Like, personal dance party gratifying (see below).
And so, I'm thrilled and grateful --and perhaps slightly terrified-- to announce the release of Believarexic into the wild.
It is available in hardcover (October 1) and e-book editions (October 6) wherever books are sold.
I hope you'll buy a copy today, and spread the word to your friends, students, and family.
Thanks for traveling this journey and dancing these dance parties with me.
May the force be with you, friends.
If you're local, please join me:
6 pm Friday, October 2 at Page 158 Books in Wake Forest for a reading & signing
7 pm Saturday, October 3 at The Regulator Bookshop for the Believarexic launch party!
★"Compelling and authentic,
this story is impossible to put down."
— Booklist starred review
"...a powerful story of healing and self-acceptance."
- Kirkus Reviews
So glamorous, an author's life, that on your big book release day,
you get your own 80s dance party celebration
...while putting away the dishes.
When you *thought* you were alone
j.j. johnson, author