#BookReview: THE GRAYBAR HOTEL by Curtis Dawkins

In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence. In Curtis Dawkins’s first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium, and desperation of Read More …

Human nature is not neat and predictable. LOST AND FOUND by Maria Savva

Compelling collection of stories by a prolific, insightful author! Human nature is not neat and predictable. What makes us betray a loved one? Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour? Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing? Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us.     Published on March 18, 2016 Read More …

Book Review – PROVIDENCE NOIR – Short Story Anthology

Anyone who has spent time in Providence, Rhode Island, knows that lurking in the shadows are many sinister noir elements and characters. The city is ripe for this volume, and Akashic is proud to have recruited the amazing Ann Hood as editor. The impressive contributor list conveys the caliber of Providence Noir, which joins Cape Cod Noir, Boston Noir, and Boston Noir 2: The Classics in sketching a dark and alternative portrait of these New Read More …

#MondayBlogs: I DIDN’T KNOW HIS NAME – Free Short Story

Last week I talked about the Bestsellerbound Anthology – Volume 1, and shared my story from that collection. Today I’m sharing my story from the BestsellerBound Anthology – Volume 2. First, here’s a look at the book:   A collection of short stories written by authors from the BestsellerBound group. 1. What Was Lost by James Sophi 2. The Art of Breathing by Jaime McDougall 3. Soul Windows by Jaleta Clegg 4. I Didn’t Know His Read More …

#MondayBlogs: YOU CAN CALL ME ARI – Free Short Story

Years ago, when I first ventured into self-publishing, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the nicest, most talented indie authors out there. We had a group, a kind of online author hangout, called Bestsellerbound. Over our few years together, we published four volumes of short stories, all of them free. Life and commitments and the broadening indie community caused our group to disperse, and some of us have since lost touch. But the Read More …

#MondayBlogs: There Are Three Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Cover Reveal!

The third book in the Mind’s Eye Series is here! Well, almost. It’s finished and heading into publishing. This collection of stories and poems includes twelve authors and two photographers. As with the two previous books, all stories and poems are inspired by photos. Unlike the first two, this collection has a twist. Each photo was given to three authors. We were not provided with any information on the photo, not even as much as a Read More …