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Author Q&A ft Thomas Juarez | Awakening Cocijo Book Tour and $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #Metaphysical #Fiction

Awakening Cocijo by Thomas Juarez  is on virtual book tour. The metaphysical fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author intervie...

Awakening Cocijo by Thomas Juarez is on virtual book tour.

The metaphysical fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a 
$10 Amazon GC (4 winners) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?  
I have always wanted to be an author.  Always the wanderer, I decided to join the army and serve my country (I was brought up with a sense of service).  After 21 years in the army, I continued to chase my tail a bit…but wondered could I, and even should I. About a decade ago I was reading an article about Benito Juarez and wow….he was Zapotec!  I began studying a little on Mesoamerican cultures, especially the Zapotec. I put together an outline and let it gather virtual dust. About 18 months ago I got this crazy notion I could do it. Warming up, I read 11 books before deciding that I could and should give it a go.  Please let me know what you think of my work.

What is something unique/quirky about you?  
I’m silly enough to believe a smile can change the world.

What are some of your pet peeves?  
Timeliness…must be on time!!!  

Where were you born/grew up at?  
I was born in Michigan.  Being a military brat, I kind of grew up all over the place:  El Paso, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; England; and Wetumpka, Alabama.  After moving a bunch more during my own military career, I retired and currently live in Sterling, Oklahoma.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?  
Lazing around my house and admiring the beauty of the natural environment around me.

Who is your hero and why?  
John Elway…sorry, some people idolize firemen, soldiers or politicians…I thought John Elway captured magic in a bottle when he played!

What are you passionate about these days?
I am a bit of a tree hugger, though not an activist.  I believe we could, and should, make our planetary home a better place.

What do you do to unwind and relax?  
Gardening or watching movies

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!  
Hopelessly flawed

When did you first consider yourself a writer?  
I haven’t yet, but I feel the need to be.

Do you have a favorite movie?  

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?  
I think Awakening Cocijo would make a great movie!

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?  
My favorite animal has always been the Giraffe because of their size and grace.  My spirit animal is another matter altogether! I have a wild side, a goofy side, a playful side and a philosophical side.  I fell in love with a fishing cat cub at the Oklahoma City Zoo last year; his name is Puddles. My spirit animal…definitely Puddles.

Awakening Cocijo
by Thomas Juarez
Genre: Metaphysical Fiction

Chaotic skies reveal untold prophecies. A storm rises. Can a boy quell the fury of a god?Join the Zapotec on a journey through time and across generations.

Referring to themselves as the cloud people, their fierce warriors conquered and ruled the Oaxaca for centuries. Witness rites, rituals and incantations aimed at appeasing the divine in an attempt to gain favor; favor that would grant them greatness. So, where did it all go wrong? Why would such powerful gods allow their disciples to be conquered? These answers and more would be offered many centuries later by their descendants. 

Descendants of a civilization whose glory can only be revived by the awakening of the most powerful deity in Zapotec lore: Cocijo, the god of lightening and rain.

Thomas (Tom) Juarez is a retired United States Army soldier with about twenty-one years of active federal service. Hailing from Wetumpka, Alabama, Tom currently enjoys his military retirement with his wife in Sterling, Oklahoma.

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  1. Thank you for your interest in my book, I hope to find some people to truly fall in love with my story and characters!

  2. It's a very simple cover. I like it.

  3. I really enjoy that it talks about pre America and brings in some of those ideas. I like to learn about new things even if through fiction.


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