I love my readers! They’re who I write for and, without them, my stories would just be words on a page. With that thought in mind, I’ve created a new section of the website: The Reader’s Gallery! The gallery will feature pictures of readers interacting with my books, or pictures of my books in interesting places, or pretty much whatever you send me!
Send me your photos and I’ll add them! You can contact me via Facebook, Twitter, or eMail me at email@example.com!
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.
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.
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 stretched 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.
‘Look, kid,’ he said, reaching out to ruffle the boy’s hair, ‘I ain’t making fun of you. I’ve been here a long time, and your momma ain’t here. Just accept it and move on. She ain’t here, ain’t never been here, and sure as hell ain’t looking for you.’