Boris & Mochi

When Hack heard that his cover artist Jonny M. went to the park with his friend Snow Mercy and that their dogs Boris and Mochi were making out (with tongue), he sat down and wrote this rip-off of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with a tacked-on happy ending. It’s surprisingly adorable.

The Good Teen

Today is National Good Teen Day, a holiday to encourage teenagers and focus on the positive qualities of America’s youth. Since Hack’s own teenage years were a perverse nightmare, he wrote this novel reimagining them as the idyllic lark that the day is dedicated to while being unable to escape the reality of his degrading present. It’s a pretty dark book.