BOOKS & ANTHOLOGIES

 

I am fortunate that both readers and editors find my stories worthy of reading and sharing. Here are the published books and anthologies where some of my stories live.

It's NOT What You Think

ISBN-13-9781941028346

A mother with a baby in her arms robbing a convenience store. A class reunion with a high school bully. A chance encounter at a nude beach. A woman flashing her breasts at a cocktail party. A dream visit from a recently departed parent.

 

This volume collects over three dozen short stories that prove there's often more to the story and the characters than is first apparent.

 

Many of these stories have been selected for publication by other anthologies and on-line journals. Also included are author notes on each story and QR codes for many, linking to live readings.  

Published in 2017

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter

ISBN-9781611599992

 

This first-ever humor collection published by Chicken Soup proves that laughter truly is the best medicine. ​101 authors contribute laugh-out-loud tales focused on domestic disasters, Embarrassing moments, parenthood, Pets, mistaken identity, work and other topics.

 

This volume features my story, "Going Commando," a tale describing the challenges of fatherhood when you have to react to the unexpected. It is a true story, as all stories in the volume are.

Published in 2020

The Shit List

ISBN-9781925536904

 

​True story: After 11 years as Municipal Chief Librarian in Quonsetville, Vermont, Euphoria Rivers gave her notice in spectacular fashion. She wrote a letter to the editor of the local paper and included a list of every person in the town who she considered made her life a living hell and drove her away.

 

This volume includes 35 fiction stories based on the facts behind Euphoria's life, the town geography and the people who lived there.

My story, "Letter To The Editor," was written specifically for this volume and appears here exclusively.

Published in 2020

The Twofer Compendium

ISBN-9781951967369

 

This first book release for Celestial Echo Press focuses on stories about or involving twins. In all, 36 authors share stories that range from offbeat to bizarre, offering the audience very different perspectives on the fascination society holds for twins.

My story, "Second Thoughts," was written specifically for this volume and appears here exclusively.

Published in 2020

Says Seth

ISBN-978-0989334419

 

Belches, farts and poop. Penises, butts and boobs. All the great 'taboo' topics. Plus love, food, unanswered questions and more. Life as observed and explained through the words of one very funny boy named Seth from the ages of 4 to 6. Enhanced by the sarcastic after-comments of his Daddy. Says Seth is a collection of brilliant life observations which will make anyone who has ever been a parent, a brother or a sister to laugh and occasionally shoot the beverage of choice through his or her nose. Part S#^! My Dad Says without the nastiness and part Kids Say The Darndest Things, up-to-date in content and format. You'll love the innocence and the charm of Seth's comments. As a parent, you'll laugh and recall all the funny comments your own kids made. Perfect for parents, grandparents and anyone who loves kids and a good laugh

Published in 2014

Deathfarts - More Says Seth

ISBN-978-1941028254

 

More life observations from one very funny kid. Seth is back! Older (by a year or so), wiser and with more comments on the world as he sees it. Deathfarts.com is a second collection of the kind of things that can only be said by a child. Once again, his infatuation with body parts show how much we take for granted...and how it all comes together naturally in a younger mind.

 

Co-author and Seth's Daddy Gary Zenker adds colorful commentary and offers the other perspective on Seth's observations and questions. Get ready to laugh!

Published in 2017

Noir at a Bar - The Oxford Files

ISBN-978-1941028339

 

WATCH YOUR STEP. THERE ARE BODIES EVERYWHERE. Noir At A Bar - The Oxford Files celebrates the readings of authors sharing their tales of suspense, crime...and murder. The local writers presenting at the June 2018 benefit for the Oxford Public Library now share those and other stories in print, once again to benefit the library.

Published in 2017

Going Off-Grid

ISBN-979-8614034269

 

"Going Off-Grid" is a 2020 Scars Publications poetry and prose book with material from assorted writers and artists, as the March 2020 issue release of the literary magazine "Down in the Dirt" (http://scars.tv/dirt). Since 2014 "Down in the Dirt" magazine is released every other month (and sometimes with bonus issues) as a 6"x9" perfect-bound paperback book.

 

My story, Going Commando, is included in this collection.

Published in 2020

Running Wild Anthology Vol. 1

ISBN-978-0997778823

 

This gripping collection of stories - fiction, nonfiction, and narrative poem - will make your imagination run wild! You will travel alternative planets, run away away like teens in search of adventure, solve a murderous mystery, come to grips with your fears, and much more.

 

My story, Critique, is included in this collection.

Published in 2020

Running Wild Anthology Vol. 2

ISBN-978-1947041059

 

Over twenty stories that will make your heart race, make you joyful, fearful, thrilled, inspired, and horrified.
These are stories that will make your imagination run wild. Featured in swag bags for the 2019 Golden Globe presenters and nominees

 

My story, Misplaced Memories, is included in this collection.

Published in 2018

Running Wild Best of 2018

 

Our readers told us the best of the best and we listened. Dive into sand dunes, explore Europe, race across country, feel the sting of an all-too-real-myth. And that's just a few of the stories in this collection.

 

My story, Misplaced Memories, is included in this collection.

Published in 2018

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