From the Introduction: “This collection of stories are from the very beginning of my writing career. They are dark and uncomfortable and I make no apologies for that. Life is often dark and uncomfortable. Some of you might wonder how much of these stories are true. To that all I can do is quote one of my literary heroes, Stephen King: ‘Fiction is the truth inside the lie.’ The rest I will leave up to you.”
I am pleased to say the final edits have been uploaded and “Not Nice and Other Understatements” is now available for pre-ordering for autographed copies. Just click on the “Buy Now” button below, and fill in the required information. You can include a “Note to the Merchant” to let me know of any special inscription requests. Don’t worry about shipping and handling charges — they’re on me, as a gesture of appreciation for your support. I expect to be able to start shipping as early as next week.
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Thanks for your patience and support as I wade through this experience. I have been overwhelmed with the love and encouragement — it really has kept me going. Much love to all of you … I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have putting it together!
The book you hold in your hands is a sort of jalapeno-laced jelly doughnut, meant to be both savored and feared…Because while she might not be right in the head, Annetta’s stories are right in the gut, just as they should be.~ From the Introduction, by Joseph Paul Haines