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About the author:
The author of this novel began using the pseudonym Mary Jane when he was a freshman at Harvey Mudd College and wrote a weekly column for the student paper, The Muddraker. Being a shy, reserved youth, he felt he would be more forthright using a pseudonym. Since 80% of the students were male, a woman's name garnered more attention. And, the name Mary Jane seemed nicely disreputable.
The rest is a brief footnote in history. Kyle G. Roesler has gone on to write screenplays, stage plays, and four novels (including Fate and Saba, both in print on Amazon). He is probably the greatest living American writer no one has ever heard of. Alas, Mary Jane passed away (another victim of cancer of the pseudonym) in 2017; Kyle continues to write using his own name.
Fun facts about Kyle G. Roesler:
1) When Kyle plays guitar, he uses an amp that goes to 12. His wa-wa pedal, however, goes to 13.
2) Kyle is also a sit-down comedian (why stand when you can sit?); check out a couple of his routines on YouTube.
3) Kyle has made a short film of one scene of his novel Saba, and plans to make more short films in the future.
4) Back when he was known as Mary Jane, Kyle and Kirsten Dunst got together occasionally to discuss Peter Parker. Emma Stone is not invited.
5) Mary is really a man who is 6'6" tall. He can't walk in heels.
6) When Arnold Palmer and Mary used to get together, they discussed how to discretely order items named after them (half lemonade/half iced tea and taffy candy, respectively).
7) Wait, what did you think I was talking about?
8) Kyle really appreciates any reader who reads this webpage so thoroughly they make it to this part of his bio. Thank you. He would love to get your feedback on Amazon or Facebook.
Note: half of these fun facts are actually facts. I will leave it as an exercise for the reader to sort out facts from fiction.
Keep Austin Weird
A Lesbian Superhero Love Story for Grown-Ups
Kyle G. Roesler
Residents of Austin, Texas so value individualism, most (but not all!) of them rally around the phrase, "Keep Austin Weird." In the midst of that off-kilter vibe are two mildly weird kindergarten teachers, Eleanor Cooprider and Kim Park. One of them possesses a superpower and the other recognizes superpowers in others (and she can talk to plants, though they never answer). Once they share this super secret, their mutual attraction blossoms into love, and there is nothing weird about that.
To summarize this summary via the novel's lengthy subtitle (A Lesbian Superhero Love Story for Grown-Ups): Lesbian, because there are women loving women (but not a romance novel or erotica). Superhero, because of a single superpower (but not science fiction or fantasy). A Love Story - see Lesbian, above. And for Grown-Ups, because no one leaps tall buildings in a single bound or wears a crime-fighting onesie. But enough summarizing: please turn to Page 1 and read the subsequent pages sequentially. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Publication Date:
- 1505551145 / 9781505551143
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / General