December Book Blog

Still on Sale  “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” by Glen Barrera is still only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle! With twenty-six 5-star reviews this is a must read!                         Blue-eyed Hector Munoz (his present name) is fluent in five languages, can kill a man a hundred different ways and yet, at twenty-three had learned almost nothing about life and love. His father and brother were … Continue reading December Book Blog

Gems of Gratitude- Available Now!

Gems of Gratitude By The Sisterhood Alana Madden—Love’s Fate Chrissy Moon—Sharliss Christie Stratos—Intent Elizabeth Horton-Newton—Chloe’s Dream Jennifer L. Roche—A Ribbon of Rainbows Karen J. Mossman—In Distant Times LG Surgeson—The Tears of Winter Lily Luchesi—Unpunished Markie Madden—Jody’s Tail Publisher’s Note This book is a collection of short stories from authors all over the world. Some of the stories utilize the United Kingdom English spellings, which may … Continue reading Gems of Gratitude- Available Now!

October Book Blog

October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog

“Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it’s the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

“A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine.” Chuck Palahniuk Satisfaction of a Full Story (but with fewer words) Despite fewer words, the journey into the imagination is complete, as is the satisfying story arc and memorable characters. For the curiosity tempted, no longer the slow slog to reach a … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

“The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful.” Taylor Swift Enrich Relatable Experiences with Short Stories With a Smartphone, eBook, or paperback easily at hand, it is easy to read anywhere. Let us count real reading moments that fill the void of time … Continue reading Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

More From “Crooked Tales”

“Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.” Neil Gaiman Crooked Tales: As Crooked As They Want to Be It’s those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant … Continue reading More From “Crooked Tales”

More “Crooked Tales”

A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~Will Self “Ultimate Sampler of Exciting, Talented Authors” “Eager to meet great writers? Well, the short story is the ideal medium to discover new favorites. A single folio of short stories is the perfect platform to display … Continue reading More “Crooked Tales”

Two More From “Crooked Tales”

Short Story Day is September 21, 2016 Be sure to have your collection ready! “Short stories consume you faster. They’re connected to brevity. With the short story, you are up against mortality. I know how tough they are as a form, but they’re also a total joy.” – Ali Smith “All Hail the Short Story” The dreaded carpool lane at the local elementary school. Halftime during … Continue reading Two More From “Crooked Tales”

Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories

CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2) “ALL HAIL the Short Story!”  These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above … Continue reading Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories