Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Release Day Blitz The Last Line of a Goat Song by Jonathan Doyle

The Last Line of a Goat Song
Jonathan Doyle

Genre: Literary Fiction, Action Adventure

Publisher: Wild Thorn Publishing

Date of Publication: 01/23/2018

ISBN:  978-1948223003

Number of pages: 236
Word Count: 63000

Cover Artist: Holly Yvonne Designs

Book Description:

Having lived a life of self-imposed isolation, William suddenly finds himself on a road trip to Mexico with a woman whose life becomes intertwined with his.

Forging an unlikely friendship, they must learn to navigate the dangers and chaos of their adventure while confronting ghosts from the past.

The Last Line of a Goat Song is poetic and poignant, with characters full of longing, pain, and a desire to be seen, if not for who they are, then who they want to be. This is a riveting story of an unlikely friendship. A remarkable novel.
—Edan Lepucki best selling author of California and Girl No. 17

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“I’m leaving Monster.” Maggie said. She lit a cigarette that William
didn’t know she possessed.

William put down his journal. He looked over at her with a raised

“I’m done with him.”

She loved men like a tourist, William understood. She saw the best in
them, was fascinated by their history and etymology, took tours and learned the
topography, the geography. Then she left after three days, or a week, or maybe
three months. She took pictures, she bought postcards, but she always left.

“He has a problem with drugs. I deserve something more than that.”

About the Author:

Jonathan Doyle is a screenwriter and novelist based in Los Angeles with his large collection of books and his trusty DVR. A native of Phoenix AZ, Jonathan grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Psychology, but still can’t overcome his fear of freeway overpasses. When he’s not busy working on a new novel/poem/song/screenplay, he enjoys reading Virginia Woolf, lamenting a Lakers loss, or watching Siberian tiger videos online.

Interview with Jonathan Doyle
T’s Stuff: Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Jon Doyle: Life. My imagination. Nature. The guy at the end of the street mowing his lawn while smoking a cigarette! They come from a hodgepodge of ideas and philosophies as I try to make sense of the world.

TS: How did you do research for your book?
JD: I was a childhood stutterer. So I needed no research on William. And I based Maggie on a particular friend of mine from Mexico and whom had to cross the border illegally. So I interviewed her and borrowed heavily from her life. I love her to this day.

TS: Do you have another profession besides writing?
JD: I write for television. So... no!

TS: If you could go back in time, where would you go? 
JD: 1929 Paris. It was a time when there was a confluence of so many new ideas from all forms of art. Gertrude Stein holding salons in Paris with Dali and Picasso and Cummings and Joyce and Fitzgerald. I would have loved to have been the proverbial fly on the wall.

TS: What is your next project?
JD: I’m just starting out on the quintessential coming of age story about a young man and his dog.

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  1. This sounds really good. Love the cover too.

  2. You've got to have some Irish blood in those veins, Jonathon! I live in a tiny village in SE Ireland where the predominant surname is Doyle - they're everywhere!

  3. So fascinating to know someone who crossed the border. I can't wait to read this. (

  4. What authors have inspired you?

  5. What was your favorite childhood author?

  6. Music or silence while writing?

  7. Sounds like a great read.

  8. If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

  9. Pen or typewriter or computer?

  10. What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?