Wendy Coakley-Thompson's Latest Novel, Triptych, Just Published

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Author Wendy-Coakley-Thompson uses art as philanthropy. Her third novel, Triptych, does double duty as both entertainment and a tool to raise funds for cancer awareness and outreach.

…enters the literary world with a bang

Wendy Coakley-Thompson, the author RT Bookclub proclaimed "…enters the literary world with a bang" with her award-nominated debut novel Back to Life, returns with Triptych, which examines death and infidelity, straight up - with an erotic twist.

Ally and Jonathan have been married for ten years. They share a close relationship with Jonathan's cousin Tim, whom Ally dated when they were both teenagers. Tim, now a grieving widower, is present when they receive the news that Jonathan has a highly malignant inoperable brain tumor. While they minister to Jonathan, Ally and Tim recognize that there is chemistry - still - between them. Unable to help themselves, they act on their carnal attraction. Just as guilt consumes them, Jonathan enters the mix, presenting Tim with an unorthodox proposition….

Coakley-Thompson, in her commitment to making cancer and its suffering a historical footnote, has promised half of Triptych's net proceeds the following two organizations that provide underserved populations with access to cancer treatment and related services: The Cancer Society of the Bahamas and 365 Pink Foundation. With this gesture, Coakley-Thompson uses art as philanthropy to contribute to a future in which cancer plays absolutely no part.

About the Author:
Wendy Coakley-Thompson is the author of Back to Life (2004 Romantic Times Award nominee) and What You Won't Do For Love (optioned for cable television). She is also a contributing editor of the anthology How We Love: Letters And Lessons For The Next Generation. She has written for music and fashion/lifestyle magazines in both New Jersey and The Bahamas. Coakley-Thompson co-hosted The Book Squad and earned an Associated Press/Chesapeake Award for her work as a Metro Connection commentator on WAMU, a Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate. For more, visit her at http://www.wendycoakley-thompson.com.

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