In a Heartbeat

Lucien is a trans teen living in the heart of downtown Toronto. He goes to an alternative school, he’s got two loving moms – everything should be perfect, right? So, why does he want to run?

Looking for a fresh start, Lucien packs his bags and heads to Vernon, BC to stay with previously unmet relatives. While the big move comes with a rough landing, Lucien manages to make some new friends, connect with the local music scene, and meet the mysterious Alder.

When things start to heat up with his new romance and get messy in his friend group, will the anxious Lucien make a break for it again? Or can he learn to stay put and speak his truth?

In a Heartbeat is a lighthearted, upbeat narrative about a young trans teen finding love in unexpected places.

Published with Lorimer Ltd., this book is ideal for ages 13 and up.

Pre-order your copy here or from on the Lorimer website. You can also find it in Chapters, on AmazonAnother Story Bookshop; coming soon to Gladday Books!

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