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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Four

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! The Ragazzi guys return… < Read Chapter Three Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter FourPapà and Babbo Diego Bellei laid out his ingredients with care across the wide marble countertop. Italian flour from Corti Brothers in a … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Three

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, one of River City’s gay couples returns… < Read Chapter Two | Read Chapter Four > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter ThreeCardboard Box “You’re doing it wrong.” Marcos grinned. “You wanna come do it?” “I … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Two

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! A familiar face in a new place… < Read Chapter One | Read Chapter Three > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter TwoPane e Tulipani Carmelina stirred the muffin batter by hand, blending in fresh-cut apples, caramel, … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter One

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! We start out in a familiar place, but with someone new… Read Chapter Two > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter OneRagazzi Ainsley Kim stared out of the window at the cars as they passed on Folsom … Read more

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Point of View: Revisiting the Past

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Eight and a half years ago, in late September 2015, I started out on a new writing adventure. It was just three months after the now infamous Golden Escalator Ride, and the world still seemed mostly sane. I decided to write a blog serial tale – a circle of friends story about found family, with just a dash of magical realism. It spring-boarded off my novella Between the Lines, and featured a wide cast of Sacramento characters, patterned on people and places I know well here in the River City. The serial ran every week without fail for just under … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The River City Chronicles Audiobook – J. Scott Coatsworth

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J. Scott Coatsworth’s LGBTQ+ magical realism “circle of friends” book The River City Chronicles is out in audiobook format! And there’s a giveaway. Everyone in the River City has a secret, and sooner or later secrets always come out. A group of strangers meets at Ragazzi, an Italian restaurant, for a cooking lesson that will change them all. They quickly become intertwined in each other’s lives, and a bit of magic touches each of them. Meet Dave, the consultant who lost his partner; Matteo and Diego, the couple who runs the restaurant; recently widowed Carmelina; Marcos, a web designer getting too old … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Concussion and Contentment – Liz Faraim

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Liz Faraim has a new ff contemporary book out, Vivian Chastain series book 3: Concussion and Contentment. And there’s a giveaway! Vivian, an adrenaline junkie and U.S. Army veteran, goes about her life as a bartender, avid runner, and polyamorous lesbian. Life in Sacramento, California is going well until she is blindsided by unforeseen financial issues which lead her to consider a new career. In an attempt to recharge and take a break, she visits her best friend, Jared, only to be sidetracked by a motorcycle trip with her other best friend, Bear. The adventure does not turn out to be … Read more