The Publications This is the first time I have had two pieces published in the same issue of a literary magazine--in two different genres! "Creosote Reverie" and "The Strange End of Laura Farnsworth's Marriage" appear in the Fall 2019 edition of Smoky Quartz, put out by the Monadnock Writers' Group. The Back Stories I wrote … Continue reading Publication First: Two-Fer!
Lewis J. Beilman III’s short story collection, The Changing Tide, presents us with multifaceted, thought-provoking stories about life in these United States at this moment in time--yet with universal themes of race, class, sexuality, and making human connections that will continue to resonate. As I read each story, I particularly appreciated the quality of the … Continue reading Adelaide Authors: Review of The Changing Tide
Peace and other stories is the debut short story collection of Meryl P. Moorhouse, a writer and blogger who grew up in Wales and currently resides in Yorkshire. I discovered Moorhouse’s writing through her blog, Childhood Memories of Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. As a fellow Baby Boomer, of course I was interested. … Continue reading Digital Discoveries: Peace and other stories
When I went to college to learn the craft of fiction, the prevailing attitude was that the short story was a stepping stone to the novel. The short story was where the young writer could serve out her clumsy apprenticeship in the sandbox making mud pies until sufficiently skilled to create the multi-tiered cake of … Continue reading Failed Novel, Anyone?