Today we are visiting with William H. Coles; the author of several novels including his most recent, Guardian of Deceit.
He has also been so kind as to sponsor a giveaway for three of his novels here on Stephanie's Book Shelf. Be sure to check out the William H. Coles Giveaway page to enter to win!
Meet Author William H. Coles
For the last fifteen years, I’ve dedicated myself to writing and teaching fiction that is engaging, entertaining, and enlightening about the human condition, that is, not simply tales of fatalistic events happening with stereotypical characters dotting a landscape that may be enjoyable, but not credible enough to convey theme or meaning. Basically, classical literature is about discovering what it means to be human through character-based plots, and in my view, stories created with dramatic writing filled with suspense, awe, and revelation. On the quest to write great literary fiction, and teach the process to others, I’ve taken over a hundred courses and workshops in creative writing, I’ve interviewed famous writers, editors, and teachers, and I’ve published essays to help writers learn story and prose fiction. Thankfully, my four novels and two collections of short stories, and my essays—twelve books total--through the miracle of the Internet, have been read by hundreds of thousands of readers. And my website that is dedicated to teaching writing has over two and half million page views and almost a million unique visitors a year. I’ve found readers, readers who have enjoyed “literary” fiction based on solid story and unique, vibrant characters rather than defaulting to the contemporary “me-ism” that is being published as “serious” fiction, and—I think it’s fair to say-- through the selective filter of traditional publishing’s pecuniary obsessions, has managed to squash availability of great stories and effective prose the satisfies readers in the classic sense.
I’d love to know if you’re a reader engaged and entertained by my fiction. It would help fulfill my raison d’être. You can find my work online, or on Amazon, B&N, Kindle, audiobooks, and even on an Apple app, often for free. I hope you’ll give it a try.