New book returns readers to teen years with true story of love, faith, dreams

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‘ECLIPSED: destination unknown’ expresses universal emotions, themes of love, forgiveness, friendship

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My main goal is to open the eyes of those who have walked through this life blind

To help students cope with the loss of friends and family at one of his schools, Edward Coon wrote a 12-page pamphlet titled “Lost Love.” “Lost Love” told a true and powerful story of a young girl’s life, including an inspirational message to help students cope with their loss. A few years later, Coon received an anonymous call from a man in Branson, Missouri, whose family benefited from the message within “Lost Love.” The man encouraged Coon to tell the whole story of “Lost Love” in book form.

Today, Coon’s new book “ECLIPSED: destination unknown” (published by WestBow Press) expands upon the story of “Love Lost.” The true story within “ECLIPSED: destination unknown” centers on two 15-year-olds from upstate New York whose lives become filled with a journey, romance, friendship, forgiveness, trust, dreams, devastation and faith.

This true story starts off in the small town of Liberty, New York, located in the Catskill Mountains. In the nearby town of Wurtsboro, Jimmy has lived a rough life so far and thinks he can handle anything life may throw at him in the future. Little does he know the world he thought he knew is about to be turned upside down by a hazel-eyed girl who will open his heart and mind, showing him a world he never knew existed.

In a world where most dreams stay dreams, these two adolescents are about to find out how possible it is to turn dreams into reality and what it means to go above and beyond the distance for someone else.

“This story will take the reader into a world through the eyes of innocence and help them to remember the things in their own life that are and were important to the reader as a youth,” Coon says. “My main goal is to open the eyes of those who have walked through this life blind and to help them see by giving them the faith and courage to take a chance and truly live and love as they were meant to.”

The message of “ECLIPSED: destination unknown” is clear: Whether in times of accomplishment or devastation, a light of hope can always outshine the darkness that surrounds our daily lives.

“ECLIPSED: destination unknown”
By Edward Coon
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781490852089
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Edward Coon is passionate about inspiring others with his words and knowledge. Originally from New York himself today he lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. For more than 20 years, he has given help to others and continues to do so in his everyday life. “ECLIPSED: destination unknown” is his fourth published book, succeeding his previous works “Where Is Angel?”, “Helping Hand” and “The Man’s Guide to the Secrets of the Woman”. Readers can learn more about Coon’s newest book by visiting This book is sponsored by Big O Tires of Fort Collins, American Classifieds of Fort Collins and Cutting Edge Automotive of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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