Thursday, March 9, 2017

Blog Tour: Tales of Yosemite (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Tales of Yosemite
Author: Jonathan Williams
Series: N/A
Pages: 66
Date Published: 2016
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: Kindle
Genre: Fiction
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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A land of vast beauty and constant change, Yosemite National Park never ceases to amaze and inspire its visitors. And fiction writer Jonathan Williams, an avid camper and fan, is no exception. In four charming short stories, he captures the Park’s diverse landscape and unique wilderness, using it as backdrop in all its glory to tell his tales.

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the Park. In “Dog Lake,” a young boy on a Yosemite camping trip falls into the lake and disappears, only to discover another world lurking beneath its surface, and the lake magically comes to life. “The Rescue” tells the story of a hiker, and the unusual relationship he forms with a bear and her cub in the park. And with “The Old Man in the Sierra,” visitors in Yosemite National Park encounter a strange man leaving them wondering if he is the Park’s notorious mystery man? Does he exist, or is he the stuff of everyone’s imagination, and simply part legend, part ghost?
~Short Excerpts from Each Story~
Condor Suit:
"Tim was about twenty-four miles into the flight and passing the main Park entrance when he noticed something strange. His vision became clearer, and things became brighter."

Dog Lake:
"Nathan found himself in a large empty room surrounded by water. He carefully touched one of the glass walls, and his fingerprints smeared."

The Rescue:

"Instinctively, I made as much noise as possible, and blew my whistle but the mountain lion continued toward me."

The Old Man and the Sierra:
"The Old Man stood drenched, his outback hat offering little protection. His eyes closed, he faced the gales, the rain striking his weathered face, and he opened his mouth to the downpour

~Meet Jonathan!~ 
Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.
 Jonathan will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. The rescue sounds like a thrilling story

    1. Thanks Patricia. I think the harder story to write...of the four.

  3. I enjoyed reading your post! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Congrats on the release. What books do you find inspire your work? Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Hi Joseph,

      I read about anything...and many works inspire. Also music lyrics are inspiring as well.

      Good luck!


  5. Trying to match the cover pictures to the stories.

  6. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  7. Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  8. I really enjoyed reading the excerpts, thank you!