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Suki Fleet (born July 3)

Suki Fleet grew up on a boat and as a small child spent a lot of time travelling at sea with her family. She has always wanted to be a writer. As a kid she told ghost stories to scare people, but stories about romance were the ones that inspired her to sit down and write. She doesn't think she'll ever stop writing them.

Her novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.

This Is Not a Love Story won a 2014 Rainbow Award as Best Gay & Lesbian Young Adult and Best Gay Debut.

Further Readings:

This Is Not a Love Story by Suki Fleet
Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 28, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632160412
ISBN-13: 978-1632160416
Amazon: This Is Not a Love Story
Amazon Kindle: This Is Not a Love Story

When fifteen-year-old Romeo's mother leaves one day and doesn't return, he finds himself homeless and trying to survive on the streets. Mute and terrified, his silence makes him vulnerable, and one night he is beaten by a gang of other kids, only to be rescued by a boy who pledges to take care of him.

Julian is barely two years older than Romeo. A runaway from an abusive home, he has had to make some difficult choices and sells himself on the street to survive. Taking care of Romeo changes him, gives him a purpose in life, gives him hope, and he tries to be strong and keep his troubles with drugs behind him. But living as they do is slowly destroying him, and he begins to doubt he can be strong enough.

This is the story of their struggle to find a way off the streets and stay together at all costs. But when events threaten to tear them apart, it is Romeo who must find the strength within himself to help Julian (and not let their love story turn into a Shakespearean tragedy).

More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2014



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