C. S. Boyack and Character in Will O’the Wisp

Hi, everybody. I’m so glad you can join me today. I’m traveling all over the place. You can find me at Delilah Devlin’s site and Mary E. Thompson’s site, as well as making my last tour stop with Mae Clair.

But I’m especially excited to welcome C. S. Boyack here as we round out the Story Empire Roadshow tour. Let’s make him feel right at home, shall we?

Now, without further ado, let me turn it over to Craig!


Thanks for letting my park my bookmobile at your place today. This Story Empire Roadshow has been a blast this week.

Today I’m holding a sale. My paranormal novel, Will O’ the Wisp is priced at 99¢ today and tomorrow. This story is set in the 1970s and is as much a coming of age tale as anything else.

Reviewers have commented on my inclusion of such things as Quisp cereal, International Harvester automobiles, the first microwaves, and even Euell Gibbons to give it that 1970s flavor. I’ve gotten many nice comments about how well I wrote a teenage girl, too.

That girl is Patty Hall. Her father died in a tragic accident, and her mother remarried. Her older brother is returning from Vietnam. As the story unfolds, there seems to be a mysterious light in the woods near her home that is associated with the death of many of her family members, including her own father. Now that Patty has seen one of these Will O’ the Wisps, it seems to be targeting her, too.

Can Patty figure out what is causing the Will O’ the Wisp before it’s too late, and if she does figure it out, will she be able to do anything about it? You’ll have to read the book to find out. But hey, the good news is you can do that for 99¢ today and tomorrow.

Will o'the Wisp by C. S. BoyackAbout Will O’the Wisp:

There is something evil up Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for generations.

Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem.

Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her father in the Hall family cemetery plot.

Patty has to come to grips with her own physical handicap, survive the wilderness, and face an ancient evil all alone if she’s going to survive.

Will O’ the Wisp is suitable for young adults. It involves strong elements of suspense and is set in the mid-1970s.

Universal Link, North American Continent  
Universal Link, Rest of the World 

At the end of this tour, I’m going to tally up all the comments I’ve gotten during the week and send the top two most prolific commenters a gigantic coffee mug. The mug features my Romanesque bust and Lisa Burton, my robotic personal assistant and spokesmodel. Believe me, you want one of these, so comment away.

Story Empire is a cooperative effort of six outstanding authors, and while I’m parked at Staci’s, she’s over at Mae Clair’s place, so make sure you visit there, too. (Link your spot.)

C. S. Boyack

Social Media Links:
Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon


Well, that wraps up the tour! What great guests I had this week. Let’s show Craig some comment love. Not only do we thrive on discussion, but comments enter you to win prizes! Then visit all the other Story Empire blogs to continue the tour and enter to win more great prizes! Remember, I’m visiting Mae today, and I’ll also be with Delilah Devlin and Mary E. Thompson.

Craig | Harmony | Joan | Mae | P. H.

Next week, we’ll announce the grand prize winners, so don’t forget to follow Story Empire for blog posts and updates. 🙂

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Those mugs look awesome! Still reading this, and enjoying!

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    1. Thank you, Traci. I’m having coffee right now out of one I’m keeping for myself.

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      1. I have an old mug I did for my website when it was just called tracikenworth but it’s broken, the handle. Someday, I’ll get new ones made.

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      2. Staci Troilo says:

        I think mugs are a great idea. I’d keep your old one for nostalgia, though, Traci, even if you do get new ones.

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    2. Staci Troilo says:

      I’m glad you’re enjoying Craig’s book, Traci. I read it last night and loved it!

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      1. I’m almost halfway through. My problem is I tend to read like six or so books at once because I’m trying to increase the amount I read so I can review them. And, of course, to study for craft.

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      2. Staci Troilo says:

        I’m trying to increase my reviews this year, too. I actually finished three books last night—all from authors on this roadshow, coincidentally enough. LOL

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  2. tpolen says:

    This was a great read – the kids reminded me of those in Stranger Things and the movie Stand By Me.

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      Stand by Me is a favorite of mine. Looking forward to seeing those similarities. Thanks for commenting, Teri.

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  3. carmens007 says:

    I have already read this fast-moving story. Craig did an awesome job in depicting Patty’s insecurities and mindset.His books always keep me turning page after page, wanting more.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the story, and thanks for the great testimonial.

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    2. Staci Troilo says:

      Craig is a talented writer with a fabulous and inventive imagination. I have no doubt he did a great job in this book, and I can’t wait to read it.

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  4. Mae Clair says:

    I loved all the 1970s touches you included in Will O’ the Wisp. It was an excellent novel. And you know I’m a huge fan of Quisp too, LOL!

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      It’s the touches that add to the richness of the piece, I think. I can’t wait to read this one.

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      1. You’ll have to let me know what you think.

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    2. Yes, ha ha, we’ve had the Quisp discussion before.

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  5. harmonykentonline says:

    Oh dear … another great deal on another fab-sounding book! I’m going to have to go into hiding from my TBR! Best of luck, Craig! 🙂

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      I know, right? A lot of great options this week.

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    2. Thank you, Harmony. I say scoop up the deals while you can. You can read them even a year later.

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  6. Joan Hall says:

    The mid 1970s. Such a great time. My TBR list is growing.

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    1. I had a blast writing this one. Hope you enjoy it.

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    2. Staci Troilo says:

      I’m adding this one, too, Joan.

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  7. Thanks for hosting me today, Staci. Hope you’ve had a great bookmobile tour.

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  8. Irene Aprile says:

    This week tour has been great! We had the chance to learn so much about you and your work. It’s been a pleasure to follow you along the road and add such interesting titles to my collection.
    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much. It has been a great tour, and I made some new friends along the way.

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      1. Staci Troilo says:

        Me, too, Craig. It’s been a lot of fun.

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    2. Staci Troilo says:

      Irene, you’ve been such a loyal follower and supporter of the tour. Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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