His novel, STUCK IN NEUTRAL was a Printz Honor recipient. INSIDE OUT, his second novel was released in August 2003. In October of 2004, his third novel CRUISE CONTROL was released -- a companion to STUCK IN NEUTRAL that tells brother Paul McDaniel's intimate side of the story. Hodder Books released SWALLOWING THE SUN, which follows a teen’s heroic efforts to save friends and family after his Honduran village is destroyed by a devastating mudslide, in October of 2003 (only in the UK). And NO RIGHT TURN, Trueman's fourth US and fifth all-around novel.
Trueman's hobbies include his Sea Ray boat and his 1976 Corvette Stingray, and his Corvette, firy red! One of his heroes is poet Charles Bukowski. He considers Terry Davis and Chris Crutcher two invaluable mentors.
7 Days at the Hot Corner (2007) is included in my Best XXI century Gay Novels (2000-2009).
There was a time when a book about a gay kid told from the point-of-view of his straight best friend would've seemed like a cop-out. Now it completes the picture started by so many other writers. 7 Days at the Hot Corner was unduly ignored, which is a shame, because it's another book that traffics in pure emotional honesty. --Brent HartingerFurther Readings:
7 Days at the Hot Corner by Terry Trueman
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (February 27, 2007)
Amazon: 7 Days at the Hot Corner
Amazon Kindle: 7 Days at the Hot Corner
In baseball, fielding your position at third base is tricky—that's why third is called "the hot corner." You have to be aware that anything can happen at any time.
This should be the best year of Scott's life: It's his last season of varsity ball, his team is about to go to the city championship, and a pro career is on the line. Instead, everything he always counted on comes crashing down at the same time, and his whole life is like one blazing hot corner—full of deadly line drives and crazy "bad hops."
Scott can't believe the awful stuff coming his way, but it's time to find out whether he has what it takes to play the hot corner—on the baseball diamond and off it.
More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels
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