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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Featured Title: Stories to Enjoy

by Tom Mach

This unique collection of 16 short stories written by prize-winner Tom Mach includes stories such as "Real Characters," which is about a writer who gets his wish--that his characters come alive.... "Breakfast, Over Easy" makes you wonder about loyalty in the face of temptation.... "When Kansas Women Were Not Free" takes you to a time when women were less free than former males slaves.... "Son" make you think differently about compassion. One novelist describes STORIES TO ENJOY as "memorable and intriguing, with O. Henry twists that are sure to surprise and entertain." (book blurb)

About Tom Mach:
Tom Mach wrote two successful historical novels, Sissy! and All Parts Together, both of which have won rave reviews and were listed among the 150 best Kansas books in 2011. Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award while All Parts Together was a viable entrant for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Award. He also wrote a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy, which received positive reviews. Tom’s other novels include: An Innocent Murdered, Advent, and Homer the Roamer.

His poetry collection, The Uni Verse, won the Nelson Poetry Book Award. In addition to several awards for his poetry, Writer’s Digest awarded him ninth place in a field of 3,000 entrants. His website is: www.TomMach.com He also has a popular blog for writers of both prose and verse at http://tommach.tumblr.com

Author links:
http://twitter.com/kansasauthor
http://www.facebook.com/kansasauthor
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tommach
http://tommach.tumblr.com

12 comments:

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    1. Marie - I've only read one of the stories so far, but so far, so good!

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  2. Oh this sounds neat. :) Thank you for sharing this short story collection. :)

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    1. Hoping the rest of the collection is as good as the first story I read!

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    2. Melissa--

      Let me know your favorite when you write again.

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  3. The fact that you enjoyed one is a good sign. I'd like to know what you think of the others.

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    1. I'll be posting a review later this month! Love short stories, as they're perfect for reading during my lunch hour!

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    2. Alexia561--

      I'm curious as to which one you've read so far. Hope you read every one and let me know what you think.

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    3. Alexia561--

      I'm curious as to which one you've read so far. Hope you read every one and let me know what you think.

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  4. Thanks for your comments on this book. I've read some reviews at Amazon and some stories are rating low but others are rating 5-stars...so I guess it's a mixed bag. But sounds like it is totally worth reading.

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    1. From my own experience, short stories are hard to write as you've got to pack a lot of punch into a short amount of space. So far, I've been pleased!

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    2. Karen H--

      What one reviewer loves in a story another one doesn't. It' purely subjective. Which one do you like or have you yourself read any of them?

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