Jon Skovron has been an actor, musician, lifeguard, Broadway theater ticket seller, warehouse grunt, technical writer, and web developer. He has nine fingers, dislikes sweets, and possesses a number of charming flaws. Man Made Boy is his third novel. His first novel, Struts & Frets, was on the Indie Next List. His second novel, Misfit, received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal.
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Welcome to “In Search of the Write Space,” a recurring feature on my blog where authors share pictures of their work spaces, giving us all a little glimpse into their creative lives. Check back every week for new author spaces and new chances to win awesome books and swag!
This week I have the totally awesome Jon Skovron, author of STRUTS & FRETS and MISFIT, here to show us where he works. I can’t wait to get my hands on his newest book, just release October 3, MAN MADE BOY. Check out where he wrote this latest novel!
A friend of mine gave me this Riddler figurine back in high school. I've changed writing tools and desks more times than I can count, but this has been the one constant in whatever writing environment I've had.
I drink enormous quantities of green tea while writing. And I only drink loose leaf tea. None of that bag tea nonsense. I steep it in this vintage teapot that depicts Henry VIII and his six wives. Because...wouldn't you if you had one?
This is my desk. It's where I work most of the time. Yes, it always looks like this. Cat included (his name is Puck). The map and images pinned to the cork board on the left are research material. As much as I love keeping research on Tumblr and Pinterest, when I actually sit down to write, I need offline material so I don't get sucked down those internet tubes.
Sometimes, when the mood strikes me, or when it's too hot to work upstairs in the office (I don't have central air), I work downstairs on the couch. You can see the gigantic free standing AC unit behind the couch. And of course, Puck.
Man Made Boy
by Jon Skovron
Love can be a real monster.
Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.
Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.
This hilarious, romantic, and wild imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.
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