First Chapter of Work in Progress: How to Mend a Wooden Heart

On Friday, August 24, at the Lavender Library in Sacramento, I read an abridged version from the first chapter of How to Mend a Wooden Heart, my work in progress. You can see the video of my reading at https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworth/videos/10156515781147180/ . If I look and sound terrified, I was. Which is weird since I spent … Read more

Get Out! Oh, No!

To Jordan Peele: I love you and your work! But….but….but….Get Out really needed a content editor—badly. And because it did, I went away disappointed, really disappointed. Now, the disclaimer……. Wait for it…… SPOILERS TO COME….. SPOILERS TO COME….. SPOILERS TO COME….. …….. …….. …….. Here are my developmental questions: If they’ve been stealing/luring black men … Read more

What Are the Current Works in Progress?

Like all the authors I know, I’m currently writing two books. That may seem strange to readers and probably to many writers, but I write this way so that when I’m stuck on project one, I can write on project two. What am I currently writing? The first tentatively titled Art of Love is about Gavin … Read more

Who Should Play Fen and John in Short Order?

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I answer that and other burning questions at Stories That Make You Smile today. Who do you think would be good at playing the two lead men in the story? (Think cute short men! No beefy hunks need apply. Sorry, Armie Hammer!) SaveSave

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

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One of the most frequently asked questions that authors get is where we get our ideas. I answer that question as it pertains to me in the Dreamspinner blog today. So if you’re wondering where I got the ideas on which Short Order is based, go to the blog piece to find out. SaveSave

Rainbow Award Honorable Mention

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Two books won Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions in 2017: Frank at Heart and The Orpheum Miracle. You can read the reviews here. Available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever eBooks are sold. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

A Visit to Interview Roulette

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I answer these burning questions on Kim Fielding’s Interview Roulette: 1. What’s your favorite appliance? 2. What’s your perfect day, time-wise? 3. You’ve just met an alien from a planet where there’s no such thing as fiction writing. Explain to the alien why humans read made-up stories. 4. What’s one event in your life or … Read more