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Video From My Time Tested Books reading

Me, Mark, Vanessa

Here’s the full video (thanks Mark) for my reading/signing last night. I talk for a bit about how we came to Sacramento, how I came to writing, and about “The River City Chronicles.” The reading itself starts at about thirty five and a half minutes in, or at -21:45 on the countdown clock. Hope you enjoy it! Posted by J. Scott Coatsworth on Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Great Review for “The River City Chronicles”

Warren Rochelle review - River City

Warren Rochelle just posted a beautiful review of River City over at Goodreads: In addition to being a family novel, River City is also a love story, or rather, interconnected love stories: between the various couples, between friends, between parents and children, and sometimes this love is rejected or pushed away. Love is changed and challenged by the past and its secrets. River City is also a fairy tale, in both senses of the word, as one focus of the novel is on its gay characters and their relationships, and such gay issues and themes as the often complicated and … Read more

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Amazing Review for “The River City Chronicles”

Wicked Faerie - River City

Just got a fantastic review from Chris at Wicked Faerie for my “other” book this week – “The River City Chronicles”: “I thoroughly enjoyed The River City Chronicles. I liked the entire ensemble cast and how their stories connected in multiple places. The storytelling throughout this book is a particular strength of this author as he constantly provides a full, rich storyline no matter where the character lies within the story… highly recommend this, especially now that it’s summer. This is a great sit by the pool and get sucked into the story type of book. So go and grab … Read more

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“The River City Chronicles” is Here!

River City is finally here, and it’s getting some great reviews. 🙂 “OMG, I could not put this book down. I started after finishing another book yesterday at dinner time and finished this one at 5 A.M. with breaks for a shower and cooking dinner. The characters were diverse, complex, fun, quirky and romantic. The characters personal stories all intertwined and were mixed with a little magic to make this book unforgettable.” “This was amazing.. i loved everything about this.. it had paranormal aspects.. it had mystery and intrigue. it kept me curious what was next and wondering what was … Read more

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My Copies of River City are Here!

"The River City Chronicles"

I am soooo excited. Kelley York did an amazing job on the cover, and Vellum made creating the final book so easy. The Blurb: 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 run the restaurant; recently-widowed Carmelina; Marcos, a web designer getting … Read more

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Point of View: Shaking Up My Marketing Plan


Hey all… On paper, I’ve been doing all the things authors are supposed to do to market themselves and their works online. I have my Facebook pages (personal and Author). I am very active on Facebook and have a great network of author and reader friends. I talk about myself more often than I post about my works, showing suitable writer modesty. I have a Twitter account that I also post to regularly. I have an Amazon Author page, a Goodreads Author page, and an ARe Author page. I have my own writerly blog, with regular, unique content – a … Read more