Behler Publications Announces the Official Author's Web Site for Sensational New Southern Author, John E. Cother

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Fiction Author, John E. Cother, and Behler Publications announce the arrival of the new Official Author's web site. "Fear of Spiders," John's new novel, was released by Behler Publications on November 15, 2005. John, who resides in Elvis's Tupelo, is a life-long southern boy with stories to tell.

John E. Cother's official Author's web site is up and running as of this date. Please visit and give yourself a treat-a literary treat. John's new novel, "Fear of Spiders," is for sale at all on-line book sellers, including,, and, and your local bookstores. If a bookstore does not have "Fear of Spiders," it can be easily ordered for you.

Copies of "Fear of Spiders" are also available on Ebay.

Can't make one of John's book signings and still want a first edition, autograhped copy? No problem. Contact the author through his web site and arrangements can be quickly made for you to receive a personally autographed copy.

Author CJ Morace has read and reviewed "Fear of Spiders." Here is her insightful review...

Review of:

"Fear of Spiders"

John E. Cother, Author

Behler Publications

Lake Forest, Calif. (2005)

Read to be entertained, read to be moved, and read to thrill to the uniquely captivating story of a young boy’s move to manhood over the course one very difficult and yet triumphant summer. Mr. Cother has so artfully portrayed young, endearing, J.T. that I have to agree “he is a heartbreaker” and mine is gone to him.

The scene is gritty southern, Elvis’s Tupelo, in the summer of new Rock n’ Roll, the Beatles, Beach Boys and short shorts, perfect for those who will remember and required reading for those who don’t.

Highly Recommended *****

CJ Morace

Author of: “Cocodrie” and "Appalachia"

Synopsis of "Fear of Spiders":

What if it was the summer of 1965, you were fourteen, and your father abandoned your family and your mother drank herself to death? What if during this one crazy summer you fell wildly in love with a girl?

From their tiny Mississippi hometown to the mountains of North Carolina, JT and his sister, Lesi begin a series of adventures, sometimes hilarious and other times frightening -- and JT falls in love, but not before their lives take a dangerous and harrowing turn when brother and sister are attacked and seriously injured by an intruder when their aunt leaves them alone for a night to return to her job as a nurse.

On the journey to understanding their deceased mother and to finding the father who abandoned them, JT and Lesi discover much more -- they find themselves and a new life in the process -- and celebrate the miracle called the human spirit.

Author Biography

Mississippi born in 1947, John E. Cother is the oldest of three siblings. His parents were loving and hard working. His childhood was a very happy one. An early memory was his love for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs, a love and affection that continues to this day.

At age six, he discovered another love. He loved to write. He simply wrote things, everyday things, on crumpled pieces of notebook paper. As a teenager and young adult, he wrote poetry and short stories. None of this writing did he ever deem worthy of keeping, much less sharing with others.

Frequently, he told family and friends, that he had a novel in him. One day he would write this novel. He was sure of it.

Loving children, his career choice was easy. He became an Educator. He spent most of his 33 year career as a public school principal. Earning Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Education, he was well trained for his chosen profession. Looking back upon his career, he felt it was never a job, but a mission- his mission.

However, the novel inside of him would never go away. The love of writing and the desire to write was always present. Throughout his career, he spent time writing notes to himself on ideas for a novel. He wrote suggested book titles, character descriptions, and plot ideas. Being a teenager in the mid sixties, and still loving that time period and music; framing his novel in that era became a goal.

Upon his retirement in June, 2003, he began to write immediately. His first novel, Fear of Spiders, is the product of that writing.

"I believe the novel will resonate with readers because we live in a time when many children are raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others. The "Fear of Spiders" ending is hopeful and uplifting. It gives the reader encouragement and a reason for optimism, even in the face of life and death issues." -- John E. Cother, November 15, 2005

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