E.C. Myers is the author of FAIR COIN and QUANTUM COIN. He was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised in Yonkers, NY by his mother and the public library. He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and a member of the prolific NYC writing group Altered Fluid. In the rare moments when he isn’t writing, he blogs about Star Trek at theviewscreen.com, reads constantly, plays video games, watches films and television, sleeps as little as possible, and spends far too much time on the internet.
The coin changed Ephraim’s life. But how can he change it back?
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin–a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted–if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
“Fair Coin is a fantastic, nonstop thrill ride. I barely remembered to breathe!” – Sarah Beth Durst, author of Drink, Slay, Love
“In Fair Coin, Myers builds a terrifying and magical universe full of diverse and interesting characters, with a teenage heart beating squarely at its center. Smart, witty, and at turns mind-blowing, this novel will have you wishing for the next book in the series.” – Matthew Kressel, editor and publisher of Sybil’s Garage
“Funny, flirtatious, and unexpectedly poignant, Fair Coin takes the phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’ and runs with it. A standout debut from an author to watch.” – Lauren McLaughlin, author of Scored