The E-Versions of All My Books Will Be Free August 31 to September 4. 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the e-versions of all my books will be free:  The Scent and Other Stories, A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror, Alien Embrace, Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston, and my novelette, Click.  They, along with the paperback versions, are available at amazon.com/author/philslattery.  Detailed descriptions of each can be found by following the link to my author’s page.  However, in short:

Phil Slattery, 2015

The Scent and Other Stories (subtitled The Dark Side of Love) explores the often darker side of relationships, the sides we keep hidden from friends, family, and even our partners.  Comments on The Scent include:

This story has a lovely dreamy quality whilst being unsettling too. It lingers on half processed emotional experiences and leaves the reader asking ‘what if’ and ‘if only’ – feelings that are familiar for so many people.”

“You wrote about something we can all relate to – how, out of the blue, the scent of something evokes a memory of something long past; and the emotions we felt at the time! A clever story …”

“This descriptive piece about remembrance, the thought of what might have been, is a common sad thread that will resonate with those have experienced the pain of that one love lost. Slattery’s use of scent was exquisite as we feel Quinn’s pain and hope that he finds his peace, at last.”

A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror is a collection of my works in the horror genre. Comments on the story “A Tale of Hell” include:

Publisher Charlie Fish of Fiction on the Web summarizes “A Tale of Hell” as a “… chilling vision of hell”. Other comments on “A Tale of Hell” from readers of Fiction on the Web:

“An intense and well paced story, cleverly leading the reader up a number of garden paths before Jack’s reality finally clarifies and appears in all its horror. The writing is focused and spare as Jack’s malevolent characteristics and idiosyncrasies manifest themselves…Overall a strong tale that lingers in the imagination…”

“brilliantly descriptive piece on man´s apparently unstoppable descent, literally into hell,…”

” Enjoyed this story. I thought it was nicely written. Started with a familiar vision of hell, but added several unique treatments; kept me interested in how it all would end. Thanks”

Click is a novelette about a policeman who find himself trapped on a small island with two unknown assassins who want to kill him for unknown reasons.

Reader Charles Stacey gave “Click” five stars and commented: “Author has a wonderful ability to develop the characters using few words. Great foreshadowing to build suspense. And then a really outstanding twist at the end that left me smiling.”

The remaining two have not received any comments as of yet.

Alien Embrace is a foray into the world of science fiction as an astronaut finds himself trapped on an alien world and unable to distinguish between dreams and reality.

Diabolical:  Three Tales of Jack Thurston is a collection of three horrifying stories of a modern day sorcerer.

Please help my budding career as an author and review any works you read either on Amazon or Goodreads.

 

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The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on July 13

Kevin T. Boekhoff
Author
2012

The Farmington Writers Circle will meet on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café, 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.  The topic of discussion will center around lessons learned from the Meet and Greet on June 9, initiating planning for the Winter Meet and Greet (circa November 25). and small projects we can undertake in the meantime to publicize our works.

The night’s reader will be Kevin T. Boekhoff.  Kevin is the author of I Forgot That I Remembered, a humorous look at his life with Parkinson’s disease,  Just Me: Humorous, Helpful and Odd, which consists of stories from throughout his life, and his gospel ventriloquism book, I Know What You Know, Adventures in Gospel Ventriloquism, featuring Youtube links to the scripts in the book. He also writes a daily devotion called “Tugs & Nudges” and a series of ventriloquism “pictoons.”

He has won several awards at Humorpress.com and one at the Storyteller. 

He currently challenges himself with ventriloquism. This includes the making of characters, writing of skits and performing them. He says this helps him fight Parkinson’s by doing things he enjoys. 

Kevin’s website is: http://kevintboekhoff.wordpress.com.  You can also find him on Youtube and at http://www.facebook.com/KevinTBoekhoffAuthor.

Please feel free to join us.  There are no membership requirements other than to have an interest in reading or writing.

Reminder: The Farmington Writers Meet and Greet Will Be Held Today, Friday, June 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Artifacts Art Gallery/302 Main Espresso, Farmington, New Mexico

Just a reminder that the Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet networking event is today, Friday, June 9, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, in downtown Farmington (NM)  from 5:00 to 9:00 during the city’s Artwalk .

This event is open to everyone with an interest in writing or reading.  Its purpose is for local area writers of fiction and non-fiction to socialize and make networking contacts with the public and other writing professionals such as editors, publishers, reporters, bloggers, teachers, and anyone else interested in writing.  Novices, amateurs, students, and professionals of all genres, styles, and media are all welcome.  Anyone with an interest in reading or teaching any type of writing is definitely welcome.  This is an opportunity to meet your favorite local authors.

Bring business cards and any other handouts such as flyers or pamphlets to pass out to your new contacts.

There will also be book-signings and readings by several local authors and writers (a list will be posted soon).  Artifacts Gallery will also provide a salsa-tasting.  Refreshments will be available.

Check back frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at phil@philslattery.com.

Personal Update. 

Finally sitting down to write on my sci-fi novel.  Working title:  Jacob’s Ladder.  It’s about an astrophysicist who invents a teleporter and teleports to a planet, where finds himself caught up in a revolution.    Inventing an alien culture is an interesting challenge.  I think about the plot almost constantly, but seldom find time to jot anything down.   Working now at Starbucks on the plot outline.  

Reminder: The Farmington Writers Meet and Greet Will Be Held on Friday, June 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Artifacts Art Gallery/302 Main Espresso, Farmington, New Mexico

Just a brief reminder that the Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet networking event is on this coming Friday, June 9, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, in downtown Farmington (NM)  from 5:00 to 9:00 during the city’s Artwalk .

This event is open to everyone with an interest in writing or reading.  Its purpose is for local area writers of fiction and non-fiction to socialize and make networking contacts with the public and other writing professionals such as editors, publishers, reporters, bloggers, teachers, and anyone else interested in writing.  Novices, amateurs, students, and professionals of all genres, styles, and media are all welcome.  Anyone with an interest in reading or teaching any type of writing is definitely welcome.  This is an opportunity to meet your favorite local authors.

Bring business cards and any other handouts such as flyers or pamphlets to pass out to your new contacts.

There will also be book-signings and readings by several local authors and writers (a list will be posted soon).  Artifacts Gallery will also provide a salsa-tasting.  Refreshments will be available.

Check back frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at phil@philslattery.com.