Book Release: July 15, 2020


Title:  A Coward’s Guideo Oil Painting – the Novel

Author:  MM Kent

Genres:  Fiction, Coming of Age, Romantic Suspense, Mystery


Trade Paberback: $17.95 US 


Ebook: $5.95 US.  ISBN:978-1-7350812-0-5

Words:  112,600  Trim Size:  6 x 9   Pages:  396


About the Book:

It’s a love story, a movable feast of sensual delights and artistic insight, part cozy, part caper, part coming- of age, with a dash of international intrigue and a smattering Spanish words—a sensuous bowl of pozole, tasty to the last drop. An intelligent, nostalgic re-picturing of the emergent subculture of 1969. The boundary between what’s moral and what’s legal gives A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting an outlaw feel, and principles of painting take it to the level of Art.

Those who liked Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore and The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda will like this book.

Tags: Sensuous, Funny, Female lead, Mexico, 1969, Coming of Age, Magical Realism, Artist

Blurb : It has everything: an unidentified body, romantic tension, delicious descriptions, and unexpected humor, with accessible principles of oil painting in the form of epigraphs woven throughout.


Available wherever books are sold  

First Print Run:  July 15, 2020

Publisher: Wings and Roots LLC                   P.O.Box 1001, Fayetteville AR 72702



Cover Art by MM Kent

About the Author

MM Kent is not just another old man telling lies. As a professional artist for 34 years, he’s exhibited work in fourteen states and won awards on both coasts. Kent draws on his experience painting in the naturalist tradition to infuse his debut novel with the kind of art lore only acquired from first-hand experience. An athlete and grandpa, he’s both a skeptic and a romantic, living in Fayetteville Arkansas with his wife, Anne, his painting studio and his garden.

Author Contact Info:  

In Person: MM Kent is available for interviews, charcoal portrait demos, readings, book signings.

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