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Deborah Coates

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I grew up on a farm in western New York. I currently live in central Iowa. I work in IT by day and train dogs and write books by night. I live with a Rottweiler, a German Pinscher and a lot of books.

I am a fan of flyover country, wide open spaces, weather, books, working dogs, gutsy heroines and steadfast heroes.

My first novel, Wide Open, was published by Tor on March 13, 2012. My second novel Deep Down is out March 5, 2013.

Coates’ characters are both authentic and complex in nature and the haunting, mysterious setting that she creates shines through in her vivid, descriptive writing… Read the rest here

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Wide Open (Wide Open, #1)

3.39 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Deep Down (Wide Open, #2)

3.82 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Strange Country (Wide Open,...

3.88 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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What Makes a River

3.49 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Magic in a Certain Slant of...

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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How to Hide Your Heart

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Cowgirls in Space

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Chainsaw On Hand

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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46 Directions, None Of Them...

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I thought this started slowly and I abandoned it once a year or two ago, but this time I was listening to it in my car and I managed to get past the slow part and to the good parts.

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“It's not prettier or better than other places and it sure a shell isn't an easy place, but I know how to live here. And that counts.”
Deborah Coates, Deep Down

“He kissed her back with an intensity that might have frightened her, except she'd known, she had always known that there was a part of him that could kiss like that, like fire and lightning and open prairie.”
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