Blog Tour for Will O’ the Wisp by Author C.S. Boyack


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Will O’ the Wisp is the newest release from C. S. Boyack. It involves a mildly handicapped girl facing a mysterious threat. The wisp has been killing off Patty Hall’s family for generations, and she’s next on the list. It is suitable for young adult readers.


It’s always nice to meet the main character at some point during a blog tour. I wrote about how I chose Patty in a post called Draft Day. Those who are interested can read it here

The setting is a small farming community in the fall of 1974. Patty Hall is fifteen years old and starting high school. She wears corrective leg braces to straighten her bowed legs. This was a fairly common practice back then, and those of us who were around all knew at least one kid who had these. They traditionally got rid of them after puberty.

I chose the name, Patty Hall, because it’s about as vanilla as I could come up with. I didn’t want her to come across as special in any way. She’s just a regular kid. A regular kid with a big problem.

Patty’s father died in a terrible accident when she was small. Her mother remarried a local farmer, and in a small town environment it means the men grew up together. She gets along well with her stepfather, but fights with her mother. Patty is a typical farm girl with chores and everything.

Patty is a social outcast because of her braces. Some of the other kids are cruel to her. She has some good friends, who also occupy the fringe of the school social structure. She is enamored with the space program, and dreams of going to space one day herself.

The Will ‘O the Wisp first shows up when she and a friend are out stargazing. Patty assumes it must be something from outer space. She couldn’t be more wrong. It seems she is well prepared for the wrong problem.

This branch of the Hall family is being systematically killed off, and it’s been going on for centuries. If she can’t figure it out soon, Patty will join a long list of forgotten victims.

This story has high school issues too. It’s hard to watch your friends start dating and driving when there is no chance for Patty to do the same. There is a strong coming of age element to this story.

I had so much fun writing this one. I sincerely hope the readers out there will give it a chance.


Patty Hall is perfectly prepared for the wrong problem. She is enamored with the space race, and knows the history of NASA by heart. She is faced with an ancient threat that has been targeting the Hall family for generations.ย  Hampered by an overprotective mother, if Patty can’t figure it all out in time, she may be the next member in the Hall family cemetery plot.

It’s not hard enough to be a fifteen year old girl, and a social outcast. As she watches her friends mature and grow, she has to face the idea of never turning sixteen. Please consider joining Patty on her incredible adventure.

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Author Bio:

I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.

16 thoughts on “Blog Tour for Will O’ the Wisp by Author C.S. Boyack

  1. Thanks for hosting me today. I remember your stop at my blog. Hope your fans are intrigued by Patty.

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  2. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    Today the Will O’ the Wisp blog tour stops by Aoife Sheridan’s place. This post is an introduction to my main character, Patty Hall. Please stop by and consider following this wonderful host.

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  3. lizgavin says:

    Another great post, Craig. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for hosting today, Aoife!!

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  4. jinlobify says:

    Patty is the typical outcast, the one who never fits in, but the one who refuses to stay beaten. Thank you Aoife for hosting.

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  5. I’m planning on getting to know Patty better! Thanks for the introduction!

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  6. Interesting character Patty (Craig too) Thanks for hosting Aoife

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  7. harmonykentonline says:

    This is another great post, Craig! I hope you’re having a good tour! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aoife, thanks for hosting Craig today … it’s always nice to stop by and visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Mae Clair says:

    Nice up close look at Patty, Craig. I remember being her age and hauling my telescope out on the side lawn each summer night to star gaze. I know the skies are clearer in the winter, but I always hated the cold, LOL. Fortunately, I didn’t have a family curse to deal with either. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Another great post!

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  9. We still have a big telescope. With adult kids, it doesn’t get much use these days. Living in town doesn’t help either. We used to go camping and sleep outside a hundred miles away from the nearest lights. The stars are amazing under these circumstances. Glad you didn’t have a family curse, but now you know how to handle one if it should occur.

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