Coming in January: “Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette” by Killian B. Brewer


Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette
by Killian B. Brewer

When Marcus Sumter, a short order cook with dreams of being a chef, inherits a house in small town Marathon, Georgia, he leaves his big city life behind. Marcus intends to sell the house to finance his dreams, but a group of lovable busybodies known as the Do Nothings, a new job at a local diner called the Tammy Dinette, and a handsome mechanic named Hank cause Marcus to rethink his plans. Will he return to the life he knew, or will he finally put down roots?

About the author:

Killian B. Brewer grew up in a family where the best way to be heard was to tell a good story, therefore he developed an early love of storytelling, puns, and wordplay. He began writing poetry and short fiction at 15 and continued in college where he earned a BA in English. He does not use this degree in his job in the banking industry. He currently lives in Georgia with his partner of 10 years and their dog. Growing up in the South gave him a funny accent and a love of grits. His first novel, The Rules of Ever After, was published by Duet Books for Young Adult fiction in 2015.

Get to know Killian at killianbbrewer.com and on Twitter at @killianbbrewer

Cover art and design by C.B. Messer.

Beach City Pride!!!!!!!!!!!
(I don’t know why I made this. Other than the fact that 90% of Beach City’s residents are obviously queer. #KeepBeachCityQueer)

Gender/sexuality headcanons pictured above:

Garnet: fusion of a femme and butch lesbian; making sure both are represented (CANON)

Barb: sexuality unspecified, but what’s important is that since Sadie’s coming out, she has been the most enthusiastic PFLAG member of all time.

Greg: an equally supportive but less intense ally than Barb

Stevonnie: the gorgeous genderqueer love of my life (CANON)

Jenny: straight (heteroflexible?) polyamorous ally here with her queer boyfriends–(twin sister and confirmed lesbian Kiki Pizza does not like parties)

Sour Cream: angsty bisexual and boyfriend of the above

Buck: mellow pansexual and boyfriend of the above

Nanefua: is here to party 

Lesbian moms and child: ADORABLE (CANON)

Pearl: gold star lesbian. thirsty af. (CANON)

Handsome Hank and Dashing Dave: happily married wrestling duo; Beach City’s token bears

Mr. Smiley: homosexual local celebrity pictured here enjoying being surrounded by eye candy

Vidalia: likes ladies, not labels 

Amethyst: thinks human sexuality is both weird and hilarious 

Lars: newly out bisexual; very grumpy

Sadie: bisexual; regrets letting steven tie-die her and Lars’ extra Bi(g) Donut uniforms, but is having fun anyway

Ronaldo: demisexual blogger (FOLLOW keepbeachcityweird.tumblr.com)

Mayor Dewey: has the utmost respect for the gay voters of Beach City

Jamie: oddly straight, for a thespian

Rose Quartz: I admit that her presence in this picture makes no sense, but you have to admit that she’s hella pan

Peridot: is confused in more ways than one