f2m:the boy within
Author(s): Hazel Edwards & Ryan Kennedy
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
18 year old punk musician Skye becomes Finn, transitioning from female to male.
Skye plays guitar for the all-girl Chronic Cramps, and is part of the punk scene. Then a life changing decision turns her world upside down. Skye becomes Finn, transitioning from female to male. Friends and family cope in different ways. 'f2m:the boy within' is a coming of age novel, the first co-authored by an ftm writer who has experienced ftm transition. Listed with the 2011 White Ravens, top 250 books internationally.
Available from Hazel Edwards' Online Store as a physical book with $5.00 Express Post fee.
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Co-Writing f2m;the boy within
- Meet Ryan Kennedy, co-author of f2m:the boy within
- Listen to the podcast of Hazel and Ryan discuss co-writing on
ABC Life Matters, February 17, 2010
- Cheryl Critchley from the Herald Sun interviews Ryan
- Co-Writing Punk: two views on Literary Clutter
- The Great Raven - Book Review "It’s well-written and answers a lot of questions"
- Buzz Words & also Amazon Psychiatrist Dr Bramwell's review
- The Reading Stack - Book Review:"Give it a try. f2m blew my mind"
- Read Plus - Book Review: "Recommended"
- Aussie Reviews - Book Review: "A groundbreaking novel"
- Paper Tigers Blog - Book Review: "It’s a fast-paced and compulsive read"
- The Gender Centre, Australia - Book Review: "F.T.M. the boy within is a valuable addition to teen literature and should be in every school and public library"
- Reader's Corner – Book Review: "superbly written and well researched"
- Mortal words - Book Review: "a great, easy read"
- Cheryl Morgan - Book Review: "very approachable and non-confrontational."
- Bookie Monster - Book Review: "should be mandatory reading"
- Rooster Tails contains 'fan art' . 'going to recommend f2m to my Mum.'
- The Year in Review' ' delighted to see the YA market producing good books about trans characters'. Cheryl Morgan
- http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com/ features & reviews the best literature by NZ writers.
- Good Reads reviews of f2m;the boy within 5 star
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Events & Appearances 2017
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April 20th 10-3pm Yarra Ranges Museum, Lilydale ' Writing a Non Boring History or Memoir'
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May 25-31 st Darwin
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August 8th Canberra: Chapman Primary School evening
August 12th Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm
August 21st 11.30 Hume Grammar school visit
August 23rd (Weds) 11am Date with Reading Dog Ollie, Diamond Valley library, Greenborough.
August 24th 2pm Beverly Hills Primary , Doncaster
August 18-25 Chn Book Week 'Escape to Everywhere'
August 31st 1.30-3pm Chelsea Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History'
September 1st 10-1pm PRO
September 8-10 HNSA Conference Swinburne Authorpreneurship.
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