M.A. Quigley was born and raised in Victoria, Australia. She has an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Melisa's work has been published in anthologies in America, Australia, India, and the Philippines. The Complexities of Love is her debut young adult fiction novel. From Canada, Alex Williams the creative director and publicist at 5310 Publishing. Alex has edited numerous other works including Dirty Laundry: Not Everything is What it Seems, Honey Beaumont, Faithfully Addicted, and others. Alex Williams is an editor and creative director at 5310 Publishing. 5310 Publishing distributed to global and regional chain bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, gift retailers, museum shops, and public and school libraries. 5310 Publishing publishes, services, and distributes books and ebooks worldwide. What once started as a dream soon became a reality - we are proud to give a chance to all writers and storytellers to tell their story, share their cultures, and bring their imagination to life. 5310 Publishing is based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We are a family-owned business dedicated and committed to helping our authors get their books published and to discover new and original ways of promoting their stories and views in front of an audience. By staying ahead of the competition, embracing new technologies, and collaborating with authors at almost every stage of the publishing process - editing, design, sales, promoting, marketing, production, and distribution- we do our best to promote and sell our books around the globe. We are committed to helping the world as well as local communities. We want to develop a more welcoming, diverse, and tolerant world by bringing original and impactful stories to audiences worldwide. 5310 Publishing is home to original and skilled authors who want to cause a positive impact. We publish stories that readers can relate to. We help writers who want to help, encourage, and heal others. Always looking for people who want to transform society and their community, 5310 believes that innovation starts with us, and only we have the capability to build a better future. Go to 5310publishing.com to learn more about us. Follow us @5310publishing on Twitter and Instagram.
"The reveal of Mark's family history is intriguing and messily realistic..." -Kirkus Reviews"Most Anticipated LGBTQ in Young Adult Literature." -Lambda Literary"Exceptional story. Such a tender romance, with a very gratifying ending. I can't stop talking about it. 100% recommend." -Alex Williams, editor"Heartbreaking... I found myself rooting for Mark to accept himself... and ultimately find true love. - such a profound novel." -Mario Dell'Olio, author"This is not the familiar plot of boy meets boy, falls in love, and comes out of the closet in the face of bigotry. This is the rare type of story that stays deep within the reader's thoughts days after reading." -Review by Katie Salvo, Senior Literary Agent"An Australian teen learns about life, hidden love, and family secrets. It's 1966, and Mark knows he's different from the other boys, hiding his attraction for his best friend, Dave... 10 years later, [Dave] returns, and when Mark tries to discover the truth behind his absence, upsetting family secrets come to light... Mark's interest in cooking, future dreams of living openly as a gay man, and desire to make a living as a chef add elements of lightness and hope... The characters deal with trauma, mental illness, and addiction throughout the story... the discussions of family bonds, complex sibling relationships, finding a place to belong, and the reveal of Mark's family history are intriguing and messily realistic..." -Kirkus Reviews