Part two of the Homecoming Blog Tour is underway, with a stop at Andrew Q. Gordon’s blog – thanks, Andrew! And one more – thanks to The Prism Book Alliance for letting me stop by!
Just got another great review for “The Homecoming”, this one from Exquisite Reviews: “It took me a couple of pages to get into this story and I think it was because it felt a bit choppy at times. I am not sure if the length played a part in that but the characters felt a little disconnected to me. As the story progressed I was super surprised at the turn it took, the characters came alive within the story. Even with the slow start it picked up quickly and provided a great story for it’s readers. The story was well … Read more
Doing my happy dance! Just got two new official reviews for “Between the Lines”. The first one is from 3 Chicks After Dark, and it’s a rave! …The medallion is a brilliant twist on a familiar trope, adding a paranormal edge to conventional elements. I was anxious to see what would happen each time Brad wraps his hand around it, and I found myself wondering what it would be like to truly see the thoughts of people around me. Would l like it? What would they be thinking? After seeing what happens in Between the Lines, I’ve pretty much decided … Read more
I have aspirations. I want to learn how to do everything in the publishing world. In my past, I’ve already worked at a small publisher, at a bookstore, and at a book distributor. I’ve written (and sold) a number of stories. I’ve done beta reading and critiquing, though no formal editing as of yet. But one mountain I haven’t climbed yet is creating an official book cover. Oh, I’ve played around with it – I just designed three covers for my “Weekly Fix” story serializations: These were tons of fun to do, but they’re only created for this one … Read more
Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, Rory Ni Coileain, another great MM writer Mark and I met at Rainbow Con. We had a great time with Rory – she’s sweet, sassy and a real kick. Thanks so much, Rory, for joining me! J. Scott Coatsworth: How would you describe your writing style/genre? Rory Ni Coileain: MM mythic and legendary fantasy – and, presently, erotic romance. The fantasy element is every bit as important to me as the romance; … Read more
I was featured on the ARe cafe this week for Between the Lines” – so excited. 🙂
Jamie Fessenden has a brand new work out today. Titled “Violated”, it delves deep into the psyche of a man who has been wounded by abuse, and how he heals afterward. Amazon Buy Link | Dreamspinner Buy Link – Save 35% What It’s About Derek Sawyer thinks he has it all—a high-salaried position, a boyfriend, a dog, even a new cabin on the lake—until a business trip with his manager and best friend, Victor, shatters his world. One night of drunken horsing around in their hotel room leads to the most intensely personal violation Derek has ever endured. As if the … Read more
From Exquisite Reviews: This was a short read but it definitely delivered and kept you wanting more. I wanted to read more from J. Scott Coatsworth since reading his short story in the Candle in the Dark: Anthology. This was a fresh take for me and I enjoyed the book but I was disappointed that it wasn’t longer. J. Scott has a way of writing characters that make you want to read their minds. I know I am selfish in wanting more from him, but I really want him to write a full book. His writing style doesn’t call for … Read more
Thanks to the nice folks at You Gotta Read Reviews for hosting me with an interview and announcement for “The Homecoming”: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Totally a writer. But also an astronomer. I think I had a fanboy crush on Carl Sagan before that was a thing. But I didn’t realize how much math you had to do! But always a writer, specifically a sci fi and fantasy writer. I grew up on Clarke and Asimov and McCaffrey and Tolkien. Read it here.
In the last month, I had an amazing series of events take place. Dreamspinner released my first stand-alone work, an eBook novella called “Between the Lines” – a decidedly romantic magical realism piece set in my current hometown of Sacramento. Then RainbowCon happened, and Mark and I spent four glorious days in Tampa meeting so many folks from QSF, and a number of others as well. Two weeks later, my second novella, “The Homecoming”, came out from Less Than Three Press. This is a decidedly different kind of story. Although it includes two gay protagonists, it’s not a romance, coming … Read more