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Billy McCoy

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Billy McCoy lives in Minneapolis,MN. He has written eleven novels and novellas: Prisoner of the Heart, Song of the Innocence, Mocha Confidential, Hearts without Voices, The Book Slave, the Glass Orangerie, Delilah Samson, Letters from Winnie, Strange Fruit, Pine Street Peddler, Online Dating:a Memoir and Second Chance Sister. He enjoys reading and writing. History, philosophy, finance and memoirs are some of his favorite reads.


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Characters that you won’t soon forget!

By Evia Rose on July 2, 2015
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This superbly composed novel tells the three different stories that captures the heart and mind equally.


It touched my soul

By Jay on July 1, 2015
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McCoy’s skill with dialogue is especially strong—each conversation feels as th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 06, 2015 06:05 Tags: african-american, fiction, literary-fiction
Average rating: 4.68 · 125 ratings · 36 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Second Chance Sister
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Mocha Confidential
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The Book Slave
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Strange Fruit
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Short Stories for Women Vol. 2
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Delilah Samson
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A Seducer in Love
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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
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message 27: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Thanks for friending Billy,
please check out my memoirs

Me and Her:A Memoir of Madness
Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery

A Teachers return from harassment & Insanity

http://www.karentyrrell.com
Karen :)


message 26: by Brian

Brian Thank you for your friendship, Billy!


message 25: by Robin

Robin Clark Hello Billy, thank you for being my friend.
Peace and happiness be with you,
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message 24: by C.J.

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Hello Billy,

It's a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to learning about your work. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

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message 23: by Katy

Katy Thanks for the friend'vite. I used to live in the Minneapolis area! I lived mostly in St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie, but also in Plymouth for awhile. Some great stuff up there. Nice to meet you!


♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle) Thanks for the friend invite! :)
And I love your name, it sounds like the name of a cowboy! :D


message 21: by Caroline (last edited Jul 08, 2013 10:06AM)

Caroline I want to say Thank you for the friendvite Billy! ^_^


message 20: by Danny

Danny Pasichnyk Thanks for friending me, Bill!


message 19: by Rebecca

Rebecca Gordon Thanks for the friend request! Have a happy reading day!


message 18: by Beth

Beth Michele Thanks for the add Billy! :)


message 17: by Mike

Mike Thanks for the request, Billy chat soon :)


message 16: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Billy.


message 15: by Blak

Blak Rayne Great to meet you, Billy! All the best. :D


Shawnette Hi Billy, thanks for the invite :-)


Lucy *Qhuay's shellan* Thanks for the friend request, Billy! :)


message 12: by Erick

Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


message 11: by Angela

Angela Blount Thank you for the friend request, sir! :) Interesting to find someone who was born in Alabama and moved to Minnesota, as I did just the opposite a decade or so ago... Hope you're keeping warm up there. ;)


s.penkevich Thank you for the friend request!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Chris- Chris' Book Blog Emporium Thanks Billy for the friend invite :)


Cynthia Dunn Billy, thanks for the friend request. A pleasure to meet you!


message 6: by Pang

Pang Hi Billy! Thanks for the request! :D


Cassandra Giovanni Thank for the invite!


message 4: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 3: by Susie

Susie Sexton Thanks for the add!


message 2: by Billy

Billy McCoy Sarah wrote: "Hello Billy, thank you for the friend request! (="
Thanks Sarah, have you published any books! If so, what genre?


message 1: by Sarah

Sarah Hello Billy, thank you for the friend request! (=


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