After December

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Here’s the trailer.

So what’s it about then?

Tony is dead. He killed himself Monday night. Three thousand miles away. Brian Listo is going home.

Five days. Four best friends who don’t forgive him. Three women who can’t stand him. Two parents who don’t trust him. One unforgivable sin he can’t hide from anymore. Brian is back in Virginia despite the craters he left at New Year’s. Back to eat crow. To beg forgiveness. To explain himself to anyone who will listen. Except for the one person who can no longer hear him.

Growing up, Tony always covered for Brian, made even his most heinous sins seem like minor infractions. But without Tony to play defense, Brian must learn to apologize. It’s time to come clean. Can he earn forgiveness? Does he deserve it? Or does he just need a clean break?

Early Praise for After December

“After December is a richly satisfying immersion into the passions and tensions of a world-weary group of friends and lovers reunited in acts of mourning, resentment, and forgiveness. Kasie Whitener’s impressive novel questions just how far the bonds of platonic and romantic love can be stretched before breaking beyond any hope of mending. The answer is both redemptive and well worth discovering.”— Jonathan Haupt, coeditor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy and executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center

5 out of 5 stars: “This was so well-written. I loved reading about the struggles the characters had with not only dealing with the suicide of their lifelong friend, but of breaking out of the molds of their high school personalities. The author captured these struggles in such a way that it is easy for the reader to relate to. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read! Just make sure you have enough time to read it in one sitting because it is impossible to put down once you start reading!” — Cristie Underwood, NetGalley reviewer

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Publisher Love

Super excited to be part of the Write.Publish.Sell world and Kat Biggie Press’s new fiction imprint Chrysalis Books for which we have this sweet rendered logo:

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Extras and Behind the Scenes

After December is the first novel. You can read some early iterations of the narrator, Brian Listo, here and here. Hell, just go to the Search and type “Brian” and you can see them all. He’s been around a while. Since like 7th grade.

#AfterDecember is available now! Buy here.


How gorgeous is this cover? Thanks to Michelle Williams Designs.

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