Return to Cooter Crossing

Working Cover for my NaNo book

Return to Cooter Crossing is my novel for this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNo).  Below is a brief working synopsis.  For those that are southern impaired, a cooter is a term for water turtles that like to bask on logs in rivers.

 

Aidan hasn’t had a good year. His lover and supervisor dumped him for a younger guy leaving him without a job or a home. He decides it is time to return home to Cooter Crossing, a small village in the backwater swamps of Florida’s west coast. It has been ten years and he’s not sure what to expect. What he finds is a sister that is pregnant and unwed, his high school lover is now the town drunk with a mobile home full of kids, dirty dealing by a County Commissioner, a deputy sheriff that has romantic intentions and murder.

Author: Stephen del Mar

Stephen del Mar lives in the Tampa Bay area and writes in the Southern Literary tradition. His stories are character driven with rich settings. They often have a touch of the paranormal, supernatural, or magical realism. Although he writes about serious subjects, they are sweetened with humor and wit. He says, "It's a southern thing."

2 thoughts on “Return to Cooter Crossing”

  1. Learn something everyday…didn’t realize cooter was a turtle. The word never made it up Indiana way as I recall…

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