UPDATE 02/18/2018: Final story list and story order is posted. 60 pre-orders remain. Pre-order your copy now!
I’m producing a collection of my best short and mid-length stories from the last five years, work which has never been published on paper—thirty in all. Each story has an artwork or photograph, which will appear with the story. That’s thirty color plates of original material. The price will be $19.95 delivered in the USA, and $27.95 international.
I’m publishing 125 copies in the first run, 100 of which will be sold on a pre-order basis.
All you have to do: Post a comment saying you would like a copy, and I will respond with your pre-order number and will add you to the list.
No money is needed at this time. Once I have enough orders (sometime in the March 2018 timeframe), I will let you know the money is due. You will receive your signed copy in about 2 weeks after payment. Anticipated publication date is March 2018.
If you buy two or more copies (I personalize and gift-ship), I will include 5 of my photo greeting cards in your order, a $20 value.
This printing will be limited to 125 copies, so all sales will be upfront as pre-orders. This allows me a handful of copies for promotional use. I do not plan for sales after publication.
Basic details are: 5.5” x 8.5” softcover, approximately 150 pages plus 30 color pages, 5 fiction stories / 25 non-fiction, (no poetry), professionally designed cover, perfect-bound with the best paper and glossy cover stock.
Below you’ll find the list of subject titles. I am very excited to bring this material to life! Will you support me in this project? It only works if we reach the goal of 100 pre-orders.
BOOK STORY LIST (final)
- Story #1 (with 2 photos)
- A Sunny Day on West Street (fiction, with photograph)
- The Hook of Respective Longevity (with photograph)
- The Agreeable Man (with artwork- Medallion)
- Smack That Pivot (with artwork- Wisdom)
- In The Hallway (fiction, with artwork- The Shelleron)
- Across the Bridge (with photograph)
- This Man (with photograph)
- The Glass Lady of Los Angeles (with photograph)
- Find The Willing (with artwork- Joined)
- Utican (with artwork of the same name)
- Hidden House (with photograph)
- The Legacy (fiction, with photograph)
- My Kind (with photograph)
- Embrace (with artwork of the same name)
- “Do You Think Less of Me?” (with artwork- City)
- Her Painted Room (with photograph collage)
- Goodbye to a Friend (with two photographs)
- What a Deaf Cat Can Teach Us (with two photographs)
- Who Carries The Show? (with artwork- The Carney)
- Hatsuyo’s Lasting Impression (with artwork- Hiko)
- Memorial Day parts 1, 2, and 3 (with diorama photography)
- Depression-Era Artifacts Found in Wall (w/ ten pages of color photos)
- Fragile Life (with artwork- August No. 8)
- Uncautious (with artwork of the same name)
- The Family and the Empty Nester (with photograph)
- Fork in the Road (with photograph)
- The Wheels of Time Grind Slowly But Fine (with artwork of the same name)
- Trace Renee (with photograph)
- The Cryless Class (fiction, with photograph)
Samples of images for the March 2018 book: