Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another at a dance conservatory, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school, but eyeing a college program in game design. Needless to say, every penny she makes from book sales goes to tuition. Mia writes stories of LGBTQ fiction when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing English papers. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it is a sensitive subject.
Her books have won several Kirkus Recommended Book Reviews, a Best YA Lesbian Rainbow Award, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, among other awards.
Mia Kerick is a social liberal and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of human rights. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.
A Message from the Editor
I knew from the moment I started reading All Boy, it was something special. Emotional and relevant, it strips down preconceived notions involving issues within the LGBTQ community in relation to mainstream society. The gritty conflict and heartbreaking struggle the characters face trying to survive in their day-to-day lives, their secrets and their fears, makes it so current to LGBTQ youth and tugged at every bit of my conscience. Raw and real, I can’t stop thinking about it.