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Coping with Ash


Michael Scott Curnes, winner of the 2011 Green Book Fiction Award for his eco-thriller For the Love of Mother, delivers another Cascadian storyline jammed with legend, history, locales, and characters that could only be found in the Great Pacific Northwest.

Upon its release, Coping with Ash was the Medalist Winner of the 2017 Green Apple Book Awards in the Gay / Lesbian / Bi / Trans category; was awarded First Place in the LGBT Category of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards; it captured the Bronze Medal for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction in the 2017 Independent Book Publishers Awards. It also earned an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Great Northwest Book Festival, and was named a FINALIST in the 2017 International Book Festival for LGBTQ Fiction.

 From the Back Cover

Ashton Taylor was a hypochondriac—justifiably so—with multiple and sometimes self-diagnosed issues that turned him into a bit of a misfortune teller. Always knowing he would die young-ish, and anticipating what would otherwise have been an unorganized and messy affair for others, he had thoughtfully left behind a step-by-step post-mortem plan. Choreographing circumstances and conveyors, Ash had arranged for his cremains to be distributed to the places he cherished in this world, by the people who meant the most to him—especially his patient and tolerant partner of the past twenty years, Rich Dreadfulwater…

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Michael Scott Curnes

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Watch for a fourth fiction novel by Michael Scott Curnes slated to be published by IngramSpark in 2020