Lev (L.C.) Rosen in discussion with
A. R. Capetta & Cory McCarthy
A Virtual Event!
This virtual event with Lev Rosen and conversation partners A. R. Capetta & Cory McCarthy is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates for this event!
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Add LION'S LEGACY and/or any of Lev's available backlist of books to your cart.
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*A bookplate is essentially a signed sticker that is separate from the book itself, meaning that the book is not directly signed. Once you receive your bookplate, you are free to affix it to your book, or wherever you see fit to do so.*
About the Authors
LEV ROSEN writes books for people of all ages, most recently LAVENDER HOUSE, which the NEW YORK TIMES says “movingly explores the strain of trying to pass as straight at a time when living an authentic life could be deadly” and was a Best Book of the Year from Buzzfeed, LIBRARY JOURNAL, Amazon, Bookpage, and others. His prior novel, CAMP, was a best book of the year from FORBES, ELLE, and The Today Show. His next book, LION’S LEGACY will be released in May, THE BELL IN THE FOG in October and EMMETT in November. He lives in NYC with his husband and a very small cat. You can find him online at LevACRosen.com and @LevACRosen.
A. R. CAPETTA (they/them) & CORY MCCARTHY (he/they) coauthored the bestselling Once & Future series, a finalist for the New England Book Award and a best of 2019 title according to Kirkus, Boston Globe, Tor, and Book Riot. They are also the acclaimed authors of over a dozen solo titles. Check out their Much Ado trans retelling, "Some Other Metal" in the anthology, THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: 15 OF SHAKESPEARE'S MOST NOTABLE WORKS REIMAGINED.
In 2014, they cofounded Rainbow Boxes, a charitable initiative that crowdsourced 15k to send LGBTQ+ fiction to support shelters and community libraries all over the country. In 2018, they cofounded the Rainbow Weekend, the country's first in-community retreat for aspiring LGBTQ+ identifying authors of young adult and children's fiction. The couple are avid cosplayers with aspirations of doing a truly incredible Sophie and Howl someday.
Read a new short story by them in Transmogrify, coming spring '23, and in '24 prepare for a new series of rip-roaring space queers.
The couple met while earning MFAs from Vermont College of Fine Arts and fell in love shortly thereafter.
About LION'S LEGACY
Seventeen-year-old Tennessee Russo's life is imploding. His boyfriend has been cheating on him, and all his friends know about it. Worse, they expect him to just accept his ex's new relationship and make nice. So when his father, a famous archaeologist and reality show celebrity whom he hasn't seen in two years, shows up unexpectedly and offers to take him on an adventure, Tennessee only has a few choices:
1. Stay, mope, regret it forever.
2. Go, try to reconcile with Dad, become his sidekick again.
3. Go, but make it his adventure, and Dad will be the sidekick.
The object of his father's latest quest, the Rings of the Sacred Band of Thebes, is too enticing to say no to. Finding artifacts related to the troop of ancient Greek soldiers, composed of one-hundred-and-fifty gay couples, means navigating ruins, deciphering ancient mysteries, and maybe meeting a cute boy.
But will his dad let Tennessee do the right thing with the rings if they find them? And what is the right thing? Who does queer history belong to?
Against the backdrop of a sunlit Greek landscape, author L. C. Rosen masterfully weaves together adventure, romance, and magic in a celebration of the power of claiming your queer legacy.