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John Coon I'm happy you enjoyed Pandora Reborn. Thanks for reading it and giving it such a great review. :)

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I'm happy you enjoyed Pandora Reborn. Thanks for reading it and giving it such a great review. :)

I came up with the original idea behind Pandora Reborn more than 20 years ago when I was still in high school. In my hometown, there's a folklore surrounding a lost gold mine that had supposedly helped finance the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. It was shown to Thomas Rhoads, a Mormon pioneer, by Ute chief Walkara. Rhoads was sworn to secrecy on the mine's location and, over the years, several people have supposedly died while looking for it in the Uinta Mountains, leading to the idea that there's a lingering curse around the mine.

That got me to thinking what could make a mine cursed and the image of a chest imprisoning an evil witch came into my head. Once it was opened, she would simply destroy who ever released her. I always had a clear picture of my antagonist in Pandora Reborn from the beginning and, as I developed the character, I drew on other myths like Pandora's Box and the Jewish legend of the Dybbuk Box for inspiration as well.

Certain elements of Deer Falls draw inspiration from my hometown of Kamas. Individual characters in Deer Falls aren't directly modeled after any people I know in real life. I'd say they're more of a mishmash of various personalities I've interacted with over the years, blended together to create unique and distinct characters. (less)
John Coon I started writing my first stories at age 12. My parents had an old typewriter set up at the back of the kitchen. One day, I decided to start typing u…moreI started writing my first stories at age 12. My parents had an old typewriter set up at the back of the kitchen. One day, I decided to start typing up some stories after seeing an older sister write a story. I thought I could do it too. I wrote four short stories that centered on adventures involving five kittens. The characters in the stories were based on pet cats our family owned at the time. I eventually finished out the project a few years later in high school, creating a collection of nine stories. I hope to polish it up and publish it as a children's book within the next two to three years. (less)
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Alien People (Alien People Chronicles, #1) by John Coon Alien People turns one year old today!

I’m celebrating the one-year anniversary of the publication of Alien People. It is the first book in my Alien People Chronicles series - a planned science fiction adventure trilogy. I’d love to hear from readers who have read Alien People and/or Dark Metamorphosis or are interested in reading them.

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