While I mostly write fiction for adults, from time to time a Young Adult story pops out. After all, it’s a time of life filled with emotions and new experiences, be they good or bad, so it’s great story fodder.
I always publish my short stories as standalones, because I enjoy doing it. But I hardly expect to make a lot of sales on them. However, some of these Young Adult stories have surprised me and actually sell regularly.
This is why I’m so happy to finally have enough of them to make a collection. In fact, two of them are so recent I haven’t gotten around to publish them individually yet (but I will!).
So this month’s release is Tales From the Trenches, a Young Adult short story collection. The stories are from various genres: mystery, holiday, romance, urban fantasy… A little something for everyone!
You can get the book at the link below – and feel free to tell me what you think!
Nobody ever said high school was boring — or easy.
Everyone searches for their place — some do their best to fit in, others thrive in standing out.
From new-kid status to dealing with bullies and impossible parents, from coming face-to-face with weird Martians to being accused of murder on the very first day of school, the high school years are… unforgettable.
For this month’s release, we have another collection of short stories. As usual, some take place in France, some in Norway.
And they’re all a little weird. (Also, as usual, I think…)
What makes a mystery intriguing? Which element makes the investigators’ sixth sense rear up and say this crime will stand out in their memories forever?
Dozens of crabs pushing a man to jump from his balcony should do the trick. Or an island’s one of two inhabitants eating rat poison with his cereal. How about an octagonarian going after internet trolls? An experienced kayaker surprised by bad weather? Or a jail break creating unimaginable damage with a slight miscalculation.
At one point in the past year, I signed up for a publishing challenge. Publish one book per month for a year. I know, I know, it sounds kind of crazy.
But the thing is, I have a certain number of books that I had the intention of getting out there, but I just wasn’t getting around to it. So I figured this challenge could be the kick in the butt I needed.
I have short story collections coming up, a new Ghost Detective novel series, at least one romance novel… All twelve ducks aren’t lined up yet, but I’ll get there. And I hope you’ll come along for the ride!
June marks the start date. A collection of mystery short stories has the honor of coming first:
Deep Dark Secrets
We all keep secrets. Sometimes our own, sometimes others’. Sometimes we keep them consciously, sometimes our subconscious does the hard work for us.
But at some point, the truth will come out. It may get us in trouble, it may save us.