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Happy Book Birthday JoAnneh Nagler's "Stay with Me, Wisconsin" Releases today

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

“He kissed her on the cheek. She smiled broadly, wrinkles crackling across her thin face.

When Terence, their oldest, asked, “How come Aunt Violet lives with us and not Grandma?” Ponty answered, “Because Mama doesn’t want to, and Aunt Violet cared enough about me to teach me how to love.”

When Aunt Violet died two years later, Ponty and Juliette wept bitterly. At the gravesite, Ellie, age nine, turned to Juliette and asked, “Did she teach you how to love, too, Mama?”

Juliette’s eyes went wide, and hot tears fell down her cheeks. “She did, my love. She absolutely did.”

Eleven sensual and modern-day short stories about love, loss, sex, devotion and desire. 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.

Across the glacier-scoured Wisconsin landscape, we discover a dog-trainer in La Crosse who beds beautiful men but can’t keep relationships together; a male perfume editor in New York City who returns to Rhinelander for love; a pregnant, fifteen-year-old farm girl in Omro; a boy smuggled across the Mexican border in the back of a Pontiac who wends his way to Madison; a Mount Everest climbing team photographer from Wautoma who is losing his marriage; a wife in the tiny town of King who presses her ex- for breakup sex; a Lake Geneva cop who finds love in the arms of a much older woman; and a just-out-of-college woman who bucks her mother’s insistence that she become an attorney, then falls for a barely of age cowhand. Intimate and impeccably crafted, these stories invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene.

We can't be more thrilled and excited to publish such high-quality positivity that love never fails. Want to see our Sneak Peek take a look here at our flip book Pages

Coyote Point Press is a new imprint of Flying Ketchup Press ® for excellent short fiction located in Kansas City, MO. We are proud to champion new and diverse regional voices with the story power of the heartland. Meet our first author raised in the WI, and as one reviewer said, 'she has captured the unique blend of reserve and friendliness inherent’ in the Midwest. See

Title: Stay With Me, Wisconsin
Date of Publication: January 10th, 2022
Author Website:
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
Price: $18.99 softcover. eBook price: $9.99
ISBN-13: 9781970151-93-0 LOC: 2021944262


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JoAnneh Nagler is the author of the upcoming collection of short stories, Stay with Me, Wisconsin (January 2022) Coyote Point Press and imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, as well as three nonfiction books, Naked Marriage; How to Be an Artist and The Debt-Free Spending Plan, 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, and more. Her fiction has appeared in the literary journals New Haven Review, Glimmer Train, Mobius, You Might Need to Hear This, and Gold Man Review.

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 will thrill and awaken your heart with bouts of passion, fury, and pleasure; tenderness, hope, and joy; and most importantly, to every sensual moment that makes us feel fully human and alive.


Flying Ketchup Press ® grassroots and artist-run, we are a trademarked small press in Kansas City to champion new and diverse voices in poetry and short story. Our dream is to salvage lost treasure troves of written and illustrated work-- to create worlds of wonder and delight; to share stories. Maybe yours.

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