Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

Book-CoverYou’ll never look at motel air conditioning the same way after you read Blue Coyote Motel.

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense filled thriller about six travelers who stop and spend the night at a remote California desert motel. Each of them leaves the following morning “feeling good,” but unaware that they have inadvertently become addicted to a gaseous drug piped into their rooms. ‘

Jeffrey, the owner of the motel, is a scientist who was recently fired by a prestigious Southern California drug manufacturer for giving an anti-aging hormone he discovered to his beautiful Latina wife. Spinning slowly into the depths of insanity, he decides to test the effectiveness of another of his drug discoveries on unsuspecting motel guests. He calls the drug Freedom because it frees people from depression, anger, stress, grief, and aggression. Jeffrey has grandiose plans to make Freedom available throughout the world in order to bring about peace and harmony, but instead it causes grief and chaos in the lives of the motel guests. The cast of characters includes a defrocked priest, a Native American pediatrician, a wealthy widow, a Brazilian couple who own gold mines and a salesman intent on finding himself.

Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.

Author Bio:
Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, leaving that industry and opening two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. Dianne has traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband is a Senator. A gourmet cook, she has entertained Governors, Congressmen and numerous other political figures in her homes. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novel, Blue Coyote Motel.

Her second novel, Tea Party Teddy, a tell-all California political novel, will be out in early 2013.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It was 106 degrees in October in Palm Springs, California. My husband and I were at a recently renovated boutique motel for a wedding. The air-conditioning was silent, unlike the heater in our home. I don’t know why, but I turned to my husband and said, “Wouldn’t it be something if a drug could be piped through the air-conditioning system that made everybody feel good?” He immediately said, “There’s your book.”

We went to lunch at the Blue Coyote restaurant. At dinner that night a priest with a huge cross sat next to us and in the book became defrocked. At the wedding dinner I sat next to a couple from Brazil who owned gold mines. And so it went. The characters asked to be a part of the book and took on lives of their own. I never would have scripted them as they scripted themselves and wrote their own story. I felt like I was reading a novel even as I wrote it.

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