I have a two-book fiction deal with esteemed publisher Little, Brown. Amazing.
My next novel THE MAGNIFICENT SONS – they make you do the titles in caps, I’m not suddenly enraged at you or anything – is out spring 2020. My publisher has called it “a bold, eloquent and witty coming of age story, telling the tale of two very different brothers, Jake and Trick, and their search for magnificence in everyday life.”
My editor Anna gave a bit more info: “Fans of The Last Romeo will discover and delight in the same wicked sense of humour, but here Justin is painting on a far broader canvas, exploring how we limit ourselves as we become increasingly obsessed with making the world view us in such carefully curated ways. It’s a timely, wonderful story and Justin is a huge talent!”
My first novel, THE LAST ROMEO came out in 2018. You can find the UK editions on Amazon at bit.ly/lastromeouk or WHSmith, Waterstones, Foyles, Hive, or Book Depository and all that kind of thing. It will also be available in independent bookshops, I hope, so do seek it out.
Here’s the cover in full:
And here’s the synopsis:
“James is 34 and fed up. His six-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and his best friend Bella has just announced she’s moving to Russia.
Adrift and single in loved-up London, James needs to break out of his lonely, drunken comfort zone. Encouraged by Bella, he throws himself headlong into online dating, blogging each encounter anonymously as the mysterious Romeo.
After meeting a succession of hot/weird/gross men, James has fans and the validation he’s always craved. But when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral and sends his Twitter-fame through the roof, James realises maybe, in the search for happy-ever-after, some things are better left un-shared. Seriously, wherefore art thou Romeo…”