New book coming June 20!

I’m so excited to bring you the novel I started *checks watch* three years and a month ago. Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story will be out on the summer solstice, June 20!

Book cover of Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story by Avery Cockburn. Illustrated cover features a winding road from top to bottom. At the top, a man is walking with a bag over his shoulder, and at the bottom a man is sitting on a bench listening to music on headphones. Along the road is a pink boom box and a pink Discman with headphones. A cicada with a pink heart flutters beneath the title
Book Cover of Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story (June 20, 2024)

What if you had a second chance at a second chance?

One day in 1987

Budding scientist Joel and cowboy-quarterback Danny meet amid the arrival of seventeen-year cicadas. Like the loud, lusty insects, the boys bond through song, reveling in the heat and hope of early summer—until fate tears them apart.

One night in 2004

During the next wave of cicadas, Joel and Dan find their connection stronger than ever. Boyhood fascination becomes an irresistible (and inconvenient!) passion, one that will unite and divide them for another seventeen years.

One love to last a lifetime

At the dawn of 2021, Joel and Daniel reach out, and in a heartbeat, the years and miles between them fall away. But to make their next reunion last forever, they must face their troubled pasts and embrace their boundless future.

Cicadas is a uniquely American, ridiculously romantic tale about memory, nostalgia, and the courage to dance into an untold tomorrow.

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Teaser trailer for Cicadas: A Totally Ordinary Epic Love Story

Cicadas will be available on release day in both Kindle and paperback, and I hope to have an audiobook version by the end of the summer!

P.S: I’m still working hard on Playing By Ear, so never fear, both it and Men in Shorts, the Glasgow Lads short-fic collection, are still in the pipeline! Cicadas is a stand-alone novel, so there’s no danger of my attention being permanently pulled away from the Lads before the series is finished. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💪

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