The Odds and Endings: Stories Short and Otherwise audio book is now available from Amazon and Audible! Narrated by the incomparable Don Colasurd Jr., his deep voice gives gravity and a sense of urgency to each of the stories. Merryland in particular really stands out and is a pleasure in which to lose yourself!
Odds and Endings contains thirteen tales of magic, murder, and mystery. The compilation includes one novella and eleven short stories, one of which takes place in the Small Things universe and involves some of your favorite characters.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
Jenny dropped the tube of lipstick into the white china bowl that sat on top of her dresser before crossing the room to flop down into bed. She stared up at the ceiling. She couldn’t understand why Shawn didn’t like Kristen. Being one of “the smart girls,” Jenny didn’t have a lot of friends, so when the girl had moved to Carthage and they’d seemed to have a lot in common, Jenny had taken an instant liking to her. They both enjoyed science fiction novels, Beatles music, and the entire CBS Friday night line-up of Wonder Woman, Logan’s Run, and Switch. What more could you ask for?