Book Review: Shelf Life of Happiness by Virginia Pye

Shelf Life of Happiness by Virginia Pye Press 53, October 2018 Reviewed by Clifford Garstang   Full disclosure: the author is a friend of…

Everywhere Stories–an update

I’m pleased that we are on track to finalize Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet for a fall publication…

Books for Gifts

Books make great gifts. They’re easy to buy, a snap to wrap and ship, and there are millions to choose from. But I’ve got…

Everywhere Stories Volume II is now available for Kindle!

I am pleased to announce that Volume II of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet is now available for Kindle. The book is…

Forgetting English by Midge Raymond

Forgetting English by Midge Raymond This is another book I read last year but didn’t have time to write about. This story collection won The…

Interview with Mary Akers, author of Bones of an Inland Sea

My friend Mary Akers has a new book out, Bones of an Inland Sea (Press 53, 2013).  I plan to give you my own reaction to…

Guest Post: Stefanie Freele

Horrified Faces and Other Unexpected Encounters While Marketing My Books Stefanie Freele (Author of Surrounded by Water, Press 53 and Feeding Strays, Lost Horse…

The Book Tour–updated

It used to be that publishers would send their authors on national book tours to promote new releases. That still happens with a few…

2013 Reading: Glossolalia by David Jauss

Glossolalia By David Jauss Press 53 (September, 2013)   I first became aware of David Jauss from reading his wonderful essays on the craft…

Short Story Resurgence?

We are now being told that short story collections are all the rage. A story from yesterday’s New York Times is circulating among writers…