Scandal here with a quick word about Tessa Bailey: I’ve been reading her books as long as Tessa Bailey has been publishing books. I love a good dirty-talking hero and I am of the opinion that Ms. Bailey writes dirty talkers better than most. Tessa Bailey never ceases to amaze me so I was not surprised when she dipped her toe in the anti-hero waters.
I’ve had a long fascination with the rebel hero who meets with a tragic end. It started with Matt Dillon as Dallas in the movie version of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The hero of my latest novel, Ruin Me, is a law-breaking street artist. But as we all know, truth is stranger – and more devastating – than fiction. This week, there’s a new documentary called THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY about programming genius, activist, and anti-hero, Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit. Under the weight of outrageous felony indictments charged to make an example of him, he killed himself last year at the age of 26 — but not before instigating changes that help all of us every time we blog or search the internet. Check out this trailer.