Pride Panel - The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge!

Celebrate Pride Month with a gaggle of your favorite authors!

A group of geese is a gaggle, a group of crows is a murder, a group of pandas is an embarrassment (not kidding), and a group of authors is called a panel! And what a star-studded panel we're hosting for Pride and the release of The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge! Join us to hear from some of our favorite authors in the world: Matthew Hubbard, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Rachael Allen, and Terry Benton-Walker! It's going to be a great evening filled with books, laughs, and lots of heart, so be sure to save your spot today! See below for more deets:

Tickets:

Admission: $0 That's right, this event is free to attend! However, you must "purchase" a ticket for every person that plans to attend. Please reserve your spot here!

You must purchase a book in order to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy of The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge below!

Venue:

Decatur Library

About the Book:

Ezra Hayes has always felt like a background character compared to BFFs Lucas and Finley. He would do anything to be seen as a romantic lead, even if it means keeping his boyfriend, Presley, a secret. But when he discovers that Presley is a lying cheater, and his best friends are having boy problems of their own, they want revenge.

Their plans to get even involve sabotaging the largest party of the year, entering a drag competition, and even having Ezra run against his ex for Winter Formal King. Then the school district starts to actively censor queer voices with their Watch What You Say initiative. Taking to TikTok to vent frustrations, Ezra begins “The Last Boyfriends Student Rebellion.”

Between ex-boyfriend drama and navigating viral TikTok fame, Ezra realizes this rebellion is about something more important than revenge. It’s a battle cry to fight back against outdated opinions and redefine what it means to be queer in small town Alabama.

About the authors:

Matthew Hubbard writes the kind of stories he wished he’d had as a teen in rural Alabama. He grew up on a mountaintop farm and knows more than he is willing to admit about small towns. He studied English, marketing, and psychology in college. When he isn’t writing, Matthew can be found on a hike in search of breathtaking views, reading as many books as he can get his hands on, and cheering for his favorite hockey team. He lives in Chattanooga with his husband, their dogs Layla and Phillip, and Jay Gatsby the cat. Last Boyfriends is his first novel.

Julian Winters is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with LionsHow to Be Remy CameronThe Summer of Everything, Right Where I Left You, and As You Walk On By received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer.

Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. You can find her on her website: nicstone.info.

Rachael Allen is a scientist by day and kid lit author by night. She is the winner of the 2019 Georgia Young Adult Author of the Year award, and her books include 17 First Kisses, The Revenge Playbook, The Summer of Impossibilities, and A Taxonomy of Love, which was a Junior Library Guild and 2018 Books All Young Georgians Should Read selection. Rachael lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband, two kiddos, and two sled dogs.

Terry J. Benton-Walker grew up in rural GA and now lives in Atlanta with his husband and son, where he writes fantasy and horror for adults, young adults, and children. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both. Blood Debts is his first novel. Terry is also the author of Alex Wise vs the End of the World and editor and contributor of The White Guy Dies First anthology.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Decatur-DeKalb County Public Library
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge By Matthew Hubbard Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593707173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - April 30th, 2024

A queer coming-of-age about three teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up starting a student rebellion. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jason June!