J. Scott Coatsworth Cover Reveal and Testimonial (Surprise!)

The Dragon Eater Book Cover The Dragon Eater
The Tharassas Cycle Book 1
J. Scott Coatsworth
Fantasy, LGBT Romance, Dragons and Magic
Water Dragon Publishing
March 16, 2023
353 pages

Raven’s a thief who just swallowed a dragon.

A small one, sure, but now his arms are growing scales, the local wildlife is acting up, and his snarky AI familiar is no help whatsoever.

Raven's best friend Aik is a guardsman carrying a torch for the thief. A pickpocket and a guard? Never going to happen. And Aik's ex-fiancé Silya, an initiate priestess in the midst of a magical crisis, hates Raven with the heat of a thousand suns.

This unlikely team must work together to face strange beasts, alien artifacts, and a world-altering threat. If they don’t figure out what to do soon, it might just be the end of everything.

Things are about to get messy.

J. Scott Coatsworth Cover Reveal and Testimonial (Surprise!)

Interview by Sherry Perkins

J. Scott Coatsworth

GREAT SCOTT! I sense a disturbance in the Force. Could it be our own J. Scott Coatsworth? Or maybe it’s a COVER REVEAL for his newest novel, The Dragon Eater, releasing on March 16, 2023.

Scott is, after all, a force in his own right–not to mention the Paranormal Romance Guild Webmaster extraordinaire. I can personally attest to his good-natured approach to all things book related. He has saved us from sure disaster at the Paranormal Romance Guild more times than we can count, and calmed frayed nerves even when we were convinced we’d broken the webpage, the internet, life as we knew it…more than that, he and his husband, Mark, offer incredibly no-stress book services such as formatting, blog tours, etc., and somehow manage to find the time to curate anthologies, host the Liminal Fiction webpage, and run several other businesses including an LGBT-friendly travel service.

But don’t take my word for it, here are a few testimonials from folks who know him best.

1. Author Blake Allwood
I know Scott through the LGBTQ+ writing community. I started publishing in 2019, and Scott quickly came on the scene to advise me about a lot of different aspects of the business. I joined his Queer Romance Inc and that helped me begin to build my reader base. Recently, I added a new pen name, Adam J. Ridley specifically for my fantasy and sci fi readers. Scott, once again, stepped up and helped me both through personal interaction as well as through his Queer Sci Fi website. Throughout my writing journey Scott has been there, front and center, always willing to offer support.
2. Author and Museum Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz
I know Scott as an author (his Ariadne and Oberon cycles), as a publisher through Other Worlds Ink, and as a follower/solicitor of my reviews through Paranormal Romance Guild. I am an author myself, but my most prolific writing comes from my reviews (which number something over 2000 on Amazon now). What I admire most about Scott is his indefatigable support of his authors and his enthusiasm for the kind of books I read. In real life. I know almost nobody who reads what I read, and Scott is one of those people who make me feel connected to a world of writers and readers (and reviewers) whose Venn diagram overlaps my own.
3. Authors Osiris and Beryll Brackhaus
Beryll and I are authors of queer SF and Fantasy novels, and have worked with Scott a few times to help us launch new releases. In addition to his invaluable help, he’s always been a genuine pleasure to work with. Simultaneously professional and personal, he manages the rare feat to make us feel valued and ‘nothing too unusual’ at the same time. He’s engaging and engaged, making him one of the few business contacts I wouldn’t mind to have over for dinner occasionally. Beryll and I are genuinely looking forward to many more books to launch and generally working with him and his partner.
4. International Award-Winning Author – Kim Fielding
Scott is a force of nature—a good force of nature, though. I first got to know him because he organized a local writers’ group (although in my case, local means 100 miles away). Then he cheerfully pulled me along into other activities, such as SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association) and the flash fiction anthologies he publishes. He’s created some of my book covers for me and frequently serves as my sounding board and cheerleader. When my older daughter moved to attend graduate school, Scott and his husband even found her a wonderful cottage to rent, and she loves having her guncles nearby. (I believe they’ve benefitted in the form of her baked goods.) Mostly, though, I value Scott as my amazing friend.



Scott inhabits the space between the “here and now” and the “what could be”. He was shepherded into his love affair with fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine, and soon read her entire library. But as he grew up and read more, he wondered where all the gays were.

He came out as gay at 23, and decided to create the stories he couldn’t find at his local bookstore. He reimagined his favorite genres, subverting them and remaking them to his own ends with a universe of diverse characters. And every now and then he hopes someone finds and enjoys them.

His friends say Scott’s mind works a little differently – he sees connections between things that many people miss, and accomplishes more in a day than many people do in three.

Scott’s fiction subverts expectations and transforms traditional science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary life into something fresh and unexpected. He manages both Queer Sci Fi and QueerRomance Ink with his husband Mark to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their worldview, and is an associate member of the Science Fiction Writer’s Association (SFWA).

He infuses his work with love, beauty and power, making them soar, and hopes they will change the world, just a little.

Scott was recognized as one of the top new gay authors in the 2017 Rainbow Awards, and his debut novel “Skythane” received two awards and an honorable mention.

Scott lives with his husband of 25 years in Sacramento, California, in a small yellow house with two pink flamingoes in front.


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Eater-Tharassas-Cycle-Book-ebook/dp/B0BWFSN6B5/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CAPEI4EGQBSA&keywords=j+scott+coatsworth+the+dragon+eater&qid=1677180517&s=digital-text&sprefix=j+scott+coatsworth+the+dragon+eater%2Cdigital-text%2C126&sr=1-1

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B011AFO4OQ/allbooks?ingress=0&visitId=588b4f2f-05bc-4c0c-8c82-92c6948f7359&store_ref=ap_rdr&ref_=ap_rdr

Liminal Fiction Webpage: https://www.limfic.com/









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