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J. Scott Coatsworth

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Scott lives with his husband in a leafy Sacramento, California suburb, in a cute yellow house with a pair of pink flamingoes in the front yard.

He has always been in the place between the here and now and the what could be. He started reading science fiction and fantasy at the tender age of nine, encouraged by his mother. But as he read the golden age classics and more modern works too, he started to wonder where all the queer people were.

When Scott came out at 23, he decided he wanted to create the kinds of stories he couldn't find at the bookstore. If there weren't gay characters in his favorite genres, he would reimagine them, filling them with a diverse universe of characters. He'd remake them to his own ends, and if he was lucky enough,
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J. Scott Coatsworth Ooooh...probably Anne McCaffrey's Pern. It's such a wonderfully detailed world, and I've always wanted a fire lizard...
J. Scott Coatsworth Write for yourself. If the fame and money comes, great - but even if it does, it could destroy you if you aren't writing what YOU want to write.
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recommended for: Anyone looking for epic fantasy with LGBT characters
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J. Coatsworth J. Coatsworth said: " I just finished reading an Advance Reading Copy of King of the Storm, the first novel from author BA Brock, which came out on Tuesday.

Let me say first that I have known BA for about two years now – he is the reviewer for the Queer Sci Fi site, and I
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I picked up this book in part because it was time for me to read a fantasy, and in part because it was a short read – at 87 pages, it wasn’t going to take me a month to finish during my short windows of reading time.

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"I've been under the rock because I've only read this book today. How did I manage to miss such a wonderful fantasy/SciFi saga?
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I love Scott's writing, it's very gentle" Read more of this review »
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This is a great story loved it, it was beautifully written and I loved the scenery and the love that was part of the story. Thanks Scott for this great effort. Well worth the read."
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I haven’t read a good fantasy in a while, and my gay fantasy reading experience in particular is woefully inadequate, something I am working hard to rectify. “The Mage on the Hill” was a great way to re-enter that pool, and one that I thoroughly enjo ...more
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It’s December, so it must be time for another Angel Martinez winter holiday tale. And what a tale she delivers in “Yule Planet.”

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“He nibbled on Jameson’s ear, whispering, “I’ve been waiting for this.” Jameson shivered, but he nodded. Then Xander did a whole lot more.”
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“The Americans had such strange customs-eating at five in the evening, drinking everything with ice, and going everywhere in their cars instead of on foot.”
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