Being succinct is often more difficult than being lofty. This is the realm of the short story writer; for the task of such an author is to come full circle; to satiate with a satisfying balance of beginning, middle, and end… all the while maintaining a full and open throttle…driving the plot in a degree that it sustains the interest of the reader while not diverging off course. Take no side trips, no matter how lovely a place they could lead you, for the short story is like the plane on a scheduled fight…we don’t wish the pilot to deviate from the flight plan.
And so I must confess that this blogger likes to read and write the short story even though it sometimes appears to have lost its momentum in the 21st century… yet I maintain that it is still alive and kicking…you just have to go and get them…
With summer upon us I wish to invite your to a pre-order The Fortune Teller and Other Short Works. (yes, it may be shameful of me to promote my work to some…but we’re among friends!)
If you read on a device or like paperback, it will be in the wild on July 1st…Happy reading!
Happy Birthday celebration! From an idea to a novel one year ago! Thank you to all my friends around the globe! Cheers!
“Bringing back to the twenty-first century an epic novel of substance and style, Orphan in America is a compelling fiction that follows three generations across vast distances and the impact of a dark and unfamiliar episode of America’s past; the Orphan Train.”
If you see my book let me know…for those who are artists understand…creating is forever a part of one’s soul.