Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise press release


Bestselling author Joe DeRouen releases Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise, his fourth book and first short story collection

ROGERS, ARKANSAS, NOV 24, 2015: Author Joe DeRouen releases Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise, a collection of short fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories

The collection contains twelve short stories and one novella. In A Stranger with Your Hair, you’ll meet Parker McCain, a womanizer who’s always looking for the perfect partner. He’ll get all that and more when he makes a certain wish. Speaking of wishes, The Wish shows exactly why you should be very careful when you hold someone’s heart in your hands, while Mommy’s Favorite illustrates what can happen when a mother’s love goes too far. And in Merryland, you’ll spend time with Zara Boone, a woman who gets far more than she bargained for when she inherits her dead grandmother’s house. Those are just a few of the stories that await you in Joe DeRouen’s Odds and Endings.

Joe was born in Carthage, Illinois, and currently lives in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife Andee, their son Fletcher, and their cats Milo, Lucky, and Archer. Joe is a freelance writer and substitute teacher, and also serves on the Arkansas Arts Academy school board. He has previously published three novels: Memories of a Ghost, Small Things, and Threads.


If you would like more information about Memories of a Ghost or would like to request a review copy or set up an interview with Mr. DeRouen, please contact him through his website.

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My November

So November is National Writing Month (NaNoWriMo,) where you’re supposed to produce 50,000 words by Nov. 30th. I’m participating, but not sure if I’m going to hit 50k this time around, as I have a lot going on this month!

I’ll be at Geek the Library at the Rogers Public Library in Rogers, Arkansas, on Saturday, Nov. 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On November 24th, Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise will be released, and I’m having an online Facebook book party for that.

And then, of course, there’s Thanksgiving…

Happy November, everyone!

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Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise Available for Pre-Order

Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise, my first collection of short stories, will be released on November 24th, 2015, is now available for pre-order in trade paperback and for the Kindle. (Links below) There is one novella and 12 short stories, along with a smattering of poetry.

My novels are all dark fantasy/supernatural horror/magical realism, but, in my short stories, I’ve stretoddsandendings-teaser-joeched my wings a little and explored some new genres. In the pages of Odds and Endings you’ll find science fiction, psychological horror, and even a bit of romance…along with, yes, dark fantasy, supernatural horror, and magical realism. After all, you always come back to what you love.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey!



Purchase Odds and Endings for the Kindle: Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise

Purchase Odds and Endings autographed from Joe: http://joederouen.com/store/odds-and-endings-fiction-short-and-otherwise/

Purchase Odds and Endings trade paperback on Amazon: (coming soon)



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Two New Halloween Treats!

The Cat, the Crow, and the Cauldron: A Halloween Anthology eBook, featuring a brand-new story from yours truly, is now available FOR FREE from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all other fine eBook stores.






But wait, there’s more!

I’d like to invite you to participate in All Hallow’s Reads: A Halloween Book Party, a four-day Facebook event running Oct. 29th to Nov. 1st. The festival, featuring 24 amazing writers, will feature fun, games, and prizes!




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