Stressed for time? Try a short story.

I confess. Long-form fiction, the novel as it’s called, is my preference. But every so often I get a smaller, that is shorter, idea. And a short story is born. This happened with the short story INDIAN SUMMER that has just been published in the anthology called DEADLY BY THE DOZEN.

now available for Kindle, Nook, & Smashwords

INDIAN SUMMER is set in Montana on the dry, high plains where the wind is your most constant companion. This setting, brutal, lonely, maddening at times, is a catalyst to the story of a ranchwoman at the end of her rope. If I tell you much more, this post will be the short story! So I’ll let it go at that, a crime story at the edge of winter, deep in the Montana countryside.

I’m excited to be part of my first e-book anthology, edited by Mark Terry. E-books are just made for short story anthologies, in my opinion. (Be on the look-out for the very first e-anthology from Thalia Press later this year!) Download the entire anthology, twelve stories (of course!), for only $2.99. Then read them on your Kindle, Nook, or any e-reader that reads Smashwords. The cool thing is, you don’t have to like all the stories. Check out the ones by Keith Snyder, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer, and Simon Wood. Try out stories by an exciting crop of new writers. Move on if they don’t click with you. Hey, it’s only $2.99! Less than any print magazine on the newsstands.


For Kindle: link here!  For Nook: link here!  For Smashwords: [oops, coming soon!]

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  • Hi,
    It’s a nice post on anthology details on natural places.I really enjoyed lots.I wanted to connect with you because I work for a children’s literacy organization that has produced an online story book library which is available to the public with no need to register, log-in or pay.

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