Flying Ketchup releases new book


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Flying Ketchup Press, Kansas City, MO launches Coyote Point Press Imprint,  for exceptional short fiction with a solo collection by author, JoAnneh Nagler.

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“He kissed her on the cheek. She smiled broadly, wrinkles crackling across her thin face.

When Terence, their oldest, asked, “How come Aunt Violet lives with us and not Grandma?” Ponty answered, “Because Mama doesn’t want to, and Aunt Violet cared enough about me to teach me how to love.” 

When Aunt Violet died two years later, Ponty and Juliette wept bitterly. At the gravesite, Ellie, age nine, turned to Juliette and asked, “Did she teach you how to love, too, Mama?” 

Juliette’s eyes went wide, and hot tears fell down her cheeks. “She did, my love. She absolutely did.”  

Title: Stay With Me, Wisconsin

Date of Publication: January 10th, 2022

Author Website:

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Comps: Alice Monroe, Laurie Colwin, Richard Ford
TagLine: The literary richness of Paula McLain’s “The Paris Wife” meets the evocative sensuality of  Water for Chocolate,” set in the contemporary Midwestern Heartland. 

Publication date: January 25th, 2022

Publisher: Coyote Point Press an imprint of Flying Ketchup Press

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Page count: 278

Price: $18.99 softcover

eBook price: $9.99 

ISBN-13: 9781970151-93-0 

Library of Congress number: 2021944262

Summary: Eleven sensual and modern-day short stories about love, loss, sex, devotion and desire. Set in the small lake towns and suburbs of the country’s Midwestern heartland, the tales thread from one heart to another with extraordinary effectiveness and power. Lovers, partners, family members and friends-they push courageously toward love, and often win. Intimate and impeccably crafted, they invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene. JoAnneh Nagler, author of “Naked Marriage,” wows her fans again with her first foray into short fiction, where they will beg her to stay.

Across the glacier-scoured Wisconsin landscape, we discover a dog-trainer in La Crosse who beds beautiful men but can’t keep relationships together; a male perfume editor in New York City who returns to Rhinelander for love; a pregnant, fifteen-year-old farm girl in Omro; a boy smuggled across the Mexican border in the back of a Pontiac who wends his way to Madison; a Mount Everest climbing team photographer from Wautoma who is losing his marriage; a wife in the tiny town of King who presses her ex- for breakup sex; a Lake Geneva cop who finds love in the arms of a much older woman; and a just-out-of-college woman who bucks her mother’s insistence that she become an attorney, then falls for a barely of age cowhand. Intimate and impeccably crafted, these stories invite us into the passionate world of one of the most important new voices on the American literary scene. 

Coyote Point Press is a new imprint of Flying Ketchup Press ® for excellent short fiction located in Kansas City, MO. We are proud to champion new and diverse regional voices with the story power of the heartland. Meet our first author raised in the WI, and as one reviewer said, ‘she has captured the unique blend of reserve and friendliness inherent’ in the Midwest.

Bio: JoAnneh Nagler is the author of three nonfiction books including Naked Marriage (Skyhorse Publishing); How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass (W.W. Norton); and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (Harper-Collins), two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles.  Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, LiveStrong Magazine, and many more media outlets.  Recently awarded the National League of PEN Women Achiever Award (2020), she wrote and directed the play Ruby and George in Love (Sonoma Arts Live Theatre Company) and composed two singer-songwriter albums, I Burn and Enraptured, available in all outlets. She has just completed her first novel, Key West. Find more at

Imprint: Coyote Point Press is the literary fiction imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, publishing short stories of the highest caliber. We believe in exceptional fiction that pushes the boundaries of genres and spans emotional landscapes, taking readers behind the masks and under the skin of our evocative, complicated and frail humanity. Our stories unearth bouts of passion, fury, and tenderness, and most importantly, awaken our readers to every moment that makes us feel fully human and alive. We are an imprint of Flying Ketchup Press, a publisher of fiction, poetry, and fine art.  

Social Media:

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 IG @flying_ketchup_press, @anaristrygirl

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Follow the action on social media via these hashtags: #StayWithMe #StayWithMeWisconsin #JoAnnehNagler #anartistrygirl #anartistrylife

Reviews and Endorsements:

Exceptionally powerful… profoundly moving…an instant classic.  Nagler takes everyday life and turns it into something magical.  Elegantly articulated and masterfully crafted with care, JoAnneh Nagler delivers eleven short stories that will stay in the hearts and minds of readers for a long time.

Reedsy, Five Stars, “Must Read”

“Nagler explores her characters’ inner landscapes, offering insight and prose luminous in embracing pain as well as love…Stirring, tender and encompassing, with distinct, full-bodied characters learning to become adults, the world of Stay with Me, Wisconsin is one readers will embrace.”

Blue Ink Review, “Notable Book”

“JoAnneh Nagler’s engrossing story collection, Stay with Me, Wisconsin, offers a finely honed and ultimately uplifting perspective on grief, love, intimacy, and healing.”

—Booklist Magazine

 “Brought to light by emotionally vigorous passages that travel beyond the Midwest into the strange, foreign realms of the heart, Stay With Me, Wisconsin’s characters work their way inside the reader’s soul, allowing access into delightfully unexpected regions of the sensual and the evocative.”

Midwest Book Review

“Tough, yet tender and thought provoking, this elegantly-paced collection brings a wide cast of characters to life in celebration of the restorative power of love. Beautifully written and honestly rendered, these stories are both intimate and universal.”

—Thomas Trebitsch Parker, author of the novels Anna, Ann, Annie and Small Business

“Richly drawn characters find themselves in provocative and complex situations in this collection of modern short stories built around the drive we all have to connect. A lush, textured, unforgettable dive into life.”

Holly Brady, Stanford University Publishing Courses

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JoAnneh Nagler creates fine art paintings and she sings roots, soul, blues, pop, jazz standards, and folk. She’s sung with Grammy-Award winning artists Greg Walker (Santana), Doug Cotler, and John Bettis, and performed in pop and indie venues in both Los Angeles and San Francisco at Genghis Cohn, Lola’s, The Roxy, The Room, The Whisky, The Hotel Bar, Hotel Utah, Revolution Café, SF Bistro, Angelica’s, Bazaar Café, The Vinyl Room, Sam’s Anchor Café, and many more. 

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Fllying Ketchup Press ® is a trademarked small press in Kansas City, Missouri to champion new and diverse voices in poetry and short story. Our dream is to salvage lost treasure troves of written and illustrated work– to create worlds of wonder and delight; to share stories. Maybe yours. Find us at

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