Author J.A. Coronado’s new book “When You Were Pretty” is a poignant story of tragedy and triumph as a young man overcomes a great deal with the help of his best friend

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Recent release “When You Were Pretty” from Page Publishing author J.A. Coronado is an uplifting work of realistic fiction introducing Tommy Cardenas, a thirteen-year-old with a major-league talent for baseball and Ava Jo, the best friend who would do anything for him. When Tommy’s family experiences an unbearable loss and he suffers life-changing injuries, Ava is the only one who can guide him back to himself and the future he deserves.

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J.A. Coronado is a Texas resident who continues to enjoy the support and encouragement of his wife, Martha, and his wonderful family in San Antonio and El Paso. He has published his new book “When You Were Pretty”: a spellbinding story of love, friendship, and courage that keeps the pages turning until the heartwarming conclusion.

Tommy and Ava Jo had been best friends and inseparable since they were toddlers, happy and full of life. By thirteen, Tommy had become an outstanding baseball player and was getting noticed by many schools. Ava was there to cheer him on and help keep his ego in check. One day, a tragic house fire sends Tommy away to a burn center, not to be seen or heard from again by anyone. Then five years later,
Ava Jo would learn that her long-lost friend had returned, physically scarred and in an emotional shell. Trying to help him get back into a normal life, she discovers his talent for baseball had gotten better and would be the key to reaching him. This is the story of a deep-rooted friendship that withstood a storm of hurt and separation and of one high-spirited young lady’s determination to bring her best friend back from the shadows, no matter how deep she had to reach.

Published by Page Publishing, J.A. Coronado’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for dramatic fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “When You Were Pretty” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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