I've been writing for most of my life and have previously self published two other young adult novels, Near Death and Tears of a Clown and a short story, A New Kind of High.
Heavyweight is the first story I sold to a publisher and I couldn't be happier to release it into the world for everyone to read. I think it's an important story that will strike chords and get people talking. Even though my fantastic publisher, Harmony Ink Press, only publishes LGBT stories, I think it's something people of any sexual orientation can enjoy. After all, love is love, and we can all relate to high school drama and first romance, right?
I hope you'll all join me on the journey to provide you, the reader, with with realistic characters, gripping circumstances, laughter, tears and romance.
MB, the TARDIS has just landed in your flower bed and the Doctor stumbles out. The Daleks are trying to exterminate the human race. Tell us how you and the Doctor save the planet.
MB Mulhall: Oh my goodness. Could I concentrate enough with the Doctor around to think coherently to help save the world? I'm not sure!
I think we would have to recruit some of the other Who universe baddies to defeat those dirty Daleks. We would return to the Library and find a way to either lure the Daleks there or to bring some of those carnivorous Vashta Nerada back with us and hide them in the shadows where they could attack the Daleks. Those little creepies could get into the Dalek armor as easily as they got into spacesuits. Of course, we wouldn't want to see the Daleks killed, that's not the Doctor's way, but we would tell them to RUN if they hoped to survive. Then we would have to RUN ourselves as to not get two shadows!
Secrets. Their weight can be crushing, but their release can change everything—and not necessarily for the better. Ian is no stranger to secrets. Being a gay teen in a backwater southern town, Ian must keep his orientation under wraps, especially since he spends a lot of time with his hands all over members of the same sex, pinning their sweaty, hard bodies to the wrestling mat.
When he’s trying not to stare at teammates in the locker room, he’s busy hiding another secret—that he starves himself so he doesn’t get bumped to the next weight class.
Enter Julian Yang, an Adonis with mesmerizing looks and punk rocker style. Befriending the flirtatious artist not only raises suspicion among his classmates, but leaves Ian terrified he’ll give in to the desires he’s fought to ignore.
As secrets come to light, Ian’s world crumbles. Disowned, de-friended, and deserted by nearly everyone, Ian’s one-way ticket out of town is revoked, leaving him trapped in a world he hates—and one that hates him back.