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Coyote Point Press is the literary fiction imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, publishing short stories of the highest caliber.  We believe in exceptional fiction that pushes the boundaries of genres and spans emotional landscapes, taking readers behind the masks and under the skin of our evocative, complicated and frail humanity.  Our stories unearth bouts of passion, frailty, renewal and tenderness, and most importantly, awaken our readers to every moment that makes us feel fully human and alive. 

JoAnneh Nagler's, "Stay with Me, Wisconsin" top 100 books of 2022 from Kirkus Reviews wins grand prize in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards for best Short Story Collection!

“A sublime, interconnected wonder…Whether the stories concern age, death, cruelty, or love, the author creates bold, authentic characters with no choice but to adapt to circumstances they’d never expected in order to proceed with strength and grace. An outstanding collection of tales with delightfully diverse and memorable characters.”

—Kirkus Reviews


Exceptionally powerful... profoundly moving…an instant classic. Nagler takes everyday life and turns it into something magical. Elegantly articulated and masterfully crafted with care, JoAnneh Nagler delivers eleven short stories that will stay in the hearts and minds of readers for a long time.

—Reedsy, Five Stars, “Must Read”


Stay with Me, Wisconsin is a collection of stories about ordinary bravery…they describe small, everyday wonders and do so with warmth and compassion. A remarkable collection of tales—uplifting and deeply humane…Love always finds a way.”

—IndieReader, Five Stars


“Nagler explores her characters’ inner landscapes, offering insight and prose luminous in embracing pain as well as love…Stirring, tender and encompassing, with distinct, full-bodied characters learning to become adults, the world of Stay with Me, Wisconsin is one readers will embrace.”

—Blue Ink Review, “Notable Book”

“Brought to light by emotionally vigorous passages that travel beyond the Midwest into the strange, foreign realms of the heart, Stay with Me, Wisconsin’s characters work their way inside the reader's soul, allowing access into delightfully unexpected regions of the sensual and the evocative.”

—Midwest Book Review

Coyote Point Press is proud to release Stay with Me, Wisconsin (January 2022), Eleven sensual modern-day stories about love, loss, sex, devotion, desire and overcoming. Set in the small lake towns and suburbs of the country’s Midwestern heartland, the tales thread from one heart to another with extraordinary effectiveness and power.  Lovers, partners, family members, and friends—they push courageously toward love and often win. Intimate and impeccably crafted, they invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene. JoAnneh Nagler, author of Naked Marriage, wows her fans again with her first foray into short fiction, where they will beg her to stay.

Title: Stay With Me, Wisconsin

Date of Publication: January 18th, 2022

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Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Comps: Alice Monroe, Laurie Colwin, Richard Ford

TagLine: The literary richness of Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife” meets the evocative sensuality of “Water for Chocolate,” set in the contemporary Midwestern Heartland.

Page count: 278

Softcover: $18.99 

eBook: $8.99

Hardcover: coming January 2023

ISBN-13: 9781970151-93-0

LOC: 2021944262


JoAnneh Nagler, Author

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JoAnneh Nagler is the author of three nonfiction books including Naked Marriage (Skyhorse Publishing); How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass (W.W. Norton); and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (Harper-Collins), two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles. Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, LiveStrong Magazine and many more media outlets. Recently awarded the National League of PEN Women Achiever Award (2020), she wrote and directed the play Ruby and George in Love (Sonoma Arts Live Theatre Company), and composed two singer-songwriter albums, I Burn and Enraptured, available in all outlets. She is a founding member of The Pacific Coast Writer's Collective, and this year, she completed her first novel, Key West.


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