16 March 2012

E.C. Myers

A young adult debut from an Asian American male! This event comes around about as often the Olympics I believe. I've also heard that boy bands are on the comeback so if we can find a few other AsAm YA guys, we can start touring smallish arenas and large living rooms near you. (I believe we're currently up to four members, so we'll need a fifth to hit classic boy band proportions.)

Can you tell how excited I am to share with you E.C. Myers' just released book
Fair Coin? Here's the synopsis:

"The coin changed Ephraim's life. But how can he change it back? Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more dis­turbing: she thought she'd identified Ephraim's body at the hospital that day.

Among his dead double's belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin--a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he's liked since second grade. But the coin doesn't always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people's lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.

The coin could give Ephraim everything he's ever wanted--if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out."
E.C. (aka Eugene) majored in visual arts in college, which is so intriguing and something we should ask him all about. In additon, he's published a ton of short fiction pieces; reviews books, video games, movies, and Star Trek episodes; and also creates book trailers. Plus he gets up really early in the morning somehow, perhaps his most admirable quality. A man who truly does it all.

Eugene's blog is fantastic because it covers stuff like comprehensively testing out Scrivener and also dares to answer the most important question of all: How is a writing career like Smallville? (I miss Lana so much...) Go congratulate E.C. on his debut and then read Fair Coin because the follow up, Quantum Coin, is coming soon.