YA author event with Greg Howard, author of Social Intercourse, in conversation with Jeff Zentner

Please join Parnassus Books for a celebration with Nashville's own Greg Howard and the publication of his debut young adult novel, Social Intercourse, on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30pm. Howard will discuss his book in conversation with critically acclaimed YA author Jeff Zentner. Read on for more information about the event, Greg Howard, and his book!

This event is part of the Parnassus Summer Bookout! Pick up your Summer Bookout entry card at Parnassus Books any time starting Friday, May 18. Attend five or more eligible events and have a bookseller punch your card while you’re at each event. Once your card has been punched five times, fill in your name and contact info and return it to Parnassus. You’ll be entered to win one of three incredible prize package, full of surprises, special bookish items, and signed books. All raffle entries are due to Parnassus by Saturday, June 30th, at 8pm. The raffle winners will be drawn and announced Sunday, July 1, by 12pm. For complete information, including the full menu of Parnassus Summer Bookout events, click here!

Event Guidelines

This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line and have books signed by the author at this event, please consider purchasing your copy of Social Intercourse from Parnassus Books, either in-store, over the phone, or online (scroll down). By purchasing your book from Parnassus, you are not only supporting a locally owned, independent business, but you are also showing publishers that they should continue sending authors to Parnassus.

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More about Social Intercourse

Beck: The Golden Girls-loving, out-and-proud choir nerd growing up in the "ass-crack of the Bible belt."

Jax: The Golden Boy, star quarterback with a slick veneer facing uncomfortable truths about himself and his past.

When Beck's emotionally fragile dad starts dating the recently single (and supposedly lesbian) mom of former bully, Jaxon Parker, Beck is not having it. Jax isn't happy about the situation either, holding out hope that his moms will reunite and restore the only stable home he's ever known. Putting aside past differences, the boys plot to derail the budding romance between their parents at their conservative hometown's first-ever Rainbow Prom. Hearts will be broken, new romance will bloom, but nothing will go down the way Beck and Jax have planned.

In his hilarious and provocative debut, Greg Howard examines the challenges of growing up different in a small southern town through the lens of colorful and unforgettable characters who stay with you long after the last drop of sweet tea.

More about Greg Howard

Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina. His hometown of Georgetown is known as the "Ghost Capital of the South" (seriously ... there's a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination. Raised in a staunchly religious home, Greg escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and making up stories. Currently, Greg resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his husband, Steve, and their three rescued fur babies Molly, Toby, and Riley.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Social Intercourse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481497817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018