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
1st Fri each month PROV 10-1pm Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.
August 12th Brunswick Foundling Archives Master Class 10-1pm
August 14th Ashburton Library 1.30-4.30 Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'
August 18th Doncaster Library 11-12 Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'
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 16th 10-1pm Yarra Glen L&L Centre 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'
September 19th YABBA
September 23rd 10.30-12. Dolly Parton Imagination Library event, Geelong Library.
October 6th 10-1pm PRO
October 20 th (Fri) 1-4pm Colac Library ' Writing a Non Boring Family History'
November 3rd 10-1pm PRO
December 1st 10-1pm PRO
March 24th Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival