Coyote Ate the Stars-Award Winner

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Many years ago, a character popped into my mind and never left. He was a loner—obese, disfigured, quiet and full of self-doubt—but he had an inner well of strength that he almost knew was there. His name was Coyote Jones and for years, maybe even a decade, I tried to put him into various situations because I knew he belonged in a book.

Nothing worked and I decided to put it away. Sometimes, a great character just doesn’t have a story and that’s the end of it.

Fast forward to November of 2017. I’ve gone through the excellent MA in Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University, I’ve had five of my books published by a wonderful small press called Sapphire Books Publishing. I had just finished a book and wasn’t ready to start the next. But someone asked me if I wanted to do NaNoWriMo and I said, why not?

I didn’t make a plan. I didn’t outline. I didn’t do the storyboards and character sketches that I normally do. I just sat down on November 1, 2017 and started writing. Coyote came alive and by the end of the month, I had a rough draft of Coyote Ate the Stars. I set it aside and came back to do revisions a couple months later. I still loved it just as much. It made my heart happy to bring Coyote to life because I loved him so much and I wanted him to have a place in the world. Continue reading “Coyote Ate the Stars-Award Winner”

Free Book

Have you seen the reviews for Coyote Ate the Stars? There are only a few, but the ones that are there are fantastic. This excellent Scifi-fantasy follows Coyote Jones, obese, disfigured, and bitter, as he goes to another world to help his previously thought dead father save it from destruction. Coyote cover for KDP jpg

You can buy it on Kindle or in paperback here. But more importantly, you can win an autographed copy by leaving a comment on this blog. United States mailing addresses only. (If you prefer an ebook, that’s fine, too. Just let me know in the comments.)

All you have to do is go to the link above, read the book’s description or the free sample and leave a comment about why you want to read it. Oh, and make sure there is an email address associated with whatever login you use to leave comments on WordPress so I can get in touch if you win.

A random winner will be drawn on June 22nd.