“A winning, innovative run-up to Christmas from bestselling Brockmann.” Publisher’s Weekly
Fun Facts & Links
All author proceeds, including royalties and all subrights including audiobook, from All Through the Night go to MassEquality, the GLBT rights organization that helped win equal marriage rights in Massachusetts. Read more about it here.
All Through the Night is mentioned in the movie The Perfect Wedding, a feature-length indy gay romantic comedy produced by Brockmann’s production company, small or LARGE Productions, and co-written by Brockmann, her husband Ed Gaffney, and their son Jason Gaffney. Read more about The Perfect Wedding here. Visit the movie’s website at www.ThePerfectWeddingMovie.com
The original title for this book was Joyful Noise, but the publisher wanted something different. They toyed with the title Tidings of Joy, but with the Christmasy cover art, it gave the book an “inspirational romance” feel. Eventually Brockmann turned to Cole Porter, whose lyrics often contain beautiful subtext about life as a closeted gay man. As a teenager, Brockmann had appeared in a (Guilford, CT) high school production of Anything Goes, and during the title search she kept returning to the haunting melody and words of All Through the Night.
Note from Suz: “My favorite rendition of this song is sung by Hal Linden, you know, the actor from the sit-com Barney Miller? Linden was, first and foremost, a Broadway star, with an amazing singing voice.”
Read the lyrics to All Through the Night here. To hear a sample of the song, go to iTunes and search for “All Through the Night Hal Linden.”
In All Through the Night, Jules and Robin live in Boston’s South End in a pre-Victorian house that has a very similar layout to Brockmann’s own former home in Waltham, Massachsetts.
Note from Suz: “We had many of the very same old-house problems: the bat colony, the leak through the kitchen ceiling, and door knobs that would come off, seemingly at random, in our hands. Like Robin, I once was locked in the master bathroom. Ed and Jason had gone to NYC to see a Broadway show, but being on deadline, I had bravely stayed home to write. Like Robin, I did an inventory of everything in the room. I had no paper, but I had an eyebrow pencil, and I seriously considered writing on the tile floor and on the walls, because I knew the guys wouldn’t get home until 2:30 or 3 a.m. Somehow — I’m still not quite sure — I got the door open and escaped. But the 45 minutes I spent in there made an impression!”
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT is available as an unabridged audio book from Brilliance Audio — read by Michael Holland! Hear an excerpt above!
Note from Suz: “If I could cast anyone in the world to play Jules Cassidy in the imaginary Troubleshooters series movie that plays in my head, I would cast Michael Holland. I’m thrilled that he agreed to read the book! I highly recommend this audiobook — it’s as if Jules himself is reading it!”
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT is set in Boston, Massachusetts