Tales of Yosemite by Jonathan Williams – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jonathan Williams will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GCto a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A land of vast beauty and constant change, Yosemite National Park never ceases to amaze and inspire its visitors. And fiction writer Jonathan Williams, an avid camper and fan, is no exception. In four charming short stories, he captures the Park’s diverse landscape and unique wilderness, using it as backdrop in all its glory to tell his tales.

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the Park. In “Dog Lake,” a young boy on a Yosemite camping trip falls into the lake and disappears, only to discover another world lurking beneath its surface, and the lake magically comes to life. “The Rescue” tells the story of a hiker, and the unusual relationship he forms with a bear and her cub in the park. And with “The Old Man in the Sierra,” visitors in Yosemite National Park encounter a strange man leaving them wondering if he is the Park’s notorious mystery man? Does he exist, or is he the stuff of everyone’s imagination, and simply part legend, part ghost?

Enjoy an Excerpt from “Condor Suit”

Tim was about twenty four miles into the flight and passing the main Park entrance when he noticed something strange. His vision became clearer, and things became brighter.

About the Author:Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  4. This book sounds interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Yosemite, but I’ve heard that it’s a beautiful place. What is your favorite part of that national park?

    • Jonathan Williams says:

      Great place to visit. There are several places that are unique and amazing. Some shorter hikes like around Dog Lake and Hetch Hetchy are great. Great campsite out further would be Ten Lakes. Mt. Dana is a nice hike and provides amazing vistas out toward Mono Lake. Mariposa Grove is also a great place to visit. I do recommend visiting as it is constantly changing.

      • They all sound amazing. I really like going hiking, and camping is fun as well. Someday I will try to go there.

  5. Linda Romer says:

    Hello Jonathan! Tales of Yosemite sounds like a good read Thank you

  6. Jonathan Williams says:

    Thanks for hosting !

  7. bernie wallace says:

    This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  8. Great post – I enjoyed the excerpt 🙂

  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  11. This sounds like a great book!

  12. Bea LaRocca says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for offering a Giveaway! I’m a huge fan of the great outdoors and I would love to travel the world if I could afford to. I’ve never visited Yosemite but one of the reasons that I love reading books so much is that I can travel vicariously with the characters. I’m looking forward to reading this story!

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