Joe Cosentino’s inspiration to write AN INFATUATION

February 4, 2015

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Everyone asks me how I think up the storylines in my novels. For AN INFATUATION I was thinking back to my high school days, and how difficult it was back then for a gay teen before GLSEN, PFLAG, and Will and Grace. Lab partners, gym locker rooms, and club meetings where super important. At my high school reunion, I realized things weren’t what they seemed back then. It began as a one-act play, which I expanded and morphed into a novella. Mario is a combination of many supposedly straight, perfect guys who gay guys so easily become infatuated with every day. I love that Harold and Mario come full circle at their high school reunion.

High School

Did you attend your high school reunion? If so, were you surprised at how your old classmates had changed or stayed the same?

2 Responses to “Joe Cosentino’s inspiration to write AN INFATUATION”

  1. Angela says:

    Lots of my old classmates still live in the same village as i do, so i do see and talk to some of them. But last year i had a reunion of my elementary school, and it was so nice to see them all especially the ones who moved away, and to talk to them.
    Some of them really surprised me, i remember a boy in my class who was really shy and a bit akward he now is a big boss at some big firm :)

  2. JoeCosentino says:

    Angela, the troublemakers in my high school became police officers. Hah. It is fun to see how people have changed.

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