Adelaide Books of New York will publish my sixth book, Coming to Terms, this month. The book is a series of short stories originally published between 1998 and 2016. They all date from the time in my writing career when I alternated writing novels and short stories. That ended when I became engrossed creating stories only suitable for the novel form.
The Foreword to Coming to Terms reads as follows:
“Coming to Terms tells the stories of men and women confronted with pain as a consequence of love and hate, goodness and evil. Each finds a way to go on living, however imperfectly. None is left unscathed.
“All these tales come from my life, as a husband, father, soldier, and caregiver to the dying. Each major character is drawn from people I’ve known. My hope is that you and I, both, can learn from the choices these people made.”
Over the coming days, I’ll introduce some of the stories. Please feel free to comment.