Description

12 short stories of love--old, new, and sometimes lost.

Beautiful, Faithful Asian Ladies Seek Friendship/Marriage, by Daniel Wallace: A quiet American man and an Asian woman stumble toward a common language in their search for love.

Occupational Hazards of the Late-Night Girl, by Camille Alexa: A young woman's musings on the Mister Lonely Guys she watches as they sift through used books.

Hand Signals, by Venita Blackburn: Of the two toy factory workers, one is deaf-mute and the other shy, but both just hope to be understood.

Sometimes He Became a Coaster, by J.A. Tyler: A woman sits by her comatose husband's side season after season, not quite ready to stop needing him.

In the Heart of Texas, by Artis Henderson: A young widow gets a second chance at love, but first must find some closure with her in-laws.

Graveyard Days, by Daniel Wallace: A young man who has lost his mother, discovers that a cemetary can be an interesting place to meet women.

Holy Spirit, by Sally Bellerose: A simple, faithful woman finds love can bloom from loss.

A Tale of Two Kitties, by Sue Ellis: A tiny tale of love.

The Girls, by Victor J. Banis: The love shared by a man and his dogs.

A Brief Excerpt in the History of Salt, by Venita Blackburn: The meeting of two soulmates, salted with a bit of magical realism.

Time, the Thief, by John Chabot: Have you ever just sat in a cafe and wondered about the loves and lives of those around you?

The Distance Between Things, by Gerri Leen: A woman who has come to expect only the dark side of life discovers the lightness of love.

Date insert: Monday, 18 October 2021

Phone Call Alert! 

(Please read, thanks.) 

Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.