“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia” – E.L. Doctorow
When I read Collide I had no idea the age or gender of the author. It seemed to me to be written by a young gay man who is still close enough to those “coming of age” years that he can perfectly communicate them to the reader. I now know that Jerico Lenk is a beautiful, creative, intelligent, articulate twenty-one year old young man. He loves Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Harry Potter, anime, performance art and his friends. That’s his favorite quote up there at the top. And he can write like nobody’s business. From what I understand, Collide was written when Lenk was only seventeen. As far as I could find out, he has had nothing else published, but does have some fanfic on-line.