Literary Updates: News From Our Authors

Here's what's happening to writers published by Wordrunner eChapbooks.
Updated April 5, 2017.

Darryl Graff's story “Sugar Free” was published in Talking Book, March 17, 2017. We published “What Can I Tell You” in our Spring 2017 anthology, Pushing Boundaries, Breaking Barriers.

Family Ties by Ellyn BacheEllyn Bache’s Kaleidoscope: 20 Stories Celebrating Women's Magazine Fiction, published March 7, 2017, by Banks Channel Books, reprints 20 of her stories that first appeared in commercial magazines and newspapers before they all stopped publishing fiction in the early 2000s. See ellynbache.com. Available on Amazon. We published Ellyn's story collection Family Ties (September 2015).

Beyond the LineJane Turner Goldsmith’s novel For Good (published February 2017) is one young woman’s struggle to come of age in the shadow of a problematic attachment, family breakdown and a single, shocking act of abuse. It’s a story of middle class lives rocked by an experiment doomed to failure; of homelessness and addiction, family deception and loyalty, connection and rebuilding. It’s about neglect — the domestic tragedy happening quietly and commonly in our cities and suburbs — but not, in the end, without hope ‘for good.” See www.blackrosewriting.com/literary/forgood. Jane's story collection Beyond the Line was released by Wordrunner eChapbooks in September 2017.

The Marriage BedEllen Ford’s echapbook has been reviewed and spotlighted in Cahoodaloodaling’s Give It to Me E-gain issue, released on 7/31/16. Cahoodaloodaling republished “Rita Lafferty’s Lucky Summer” in this issue (#21). Ford adapted her story “Original Brasses, Fine Patina” into a short play, which received a staged reading at the Maine Playwrights Festival at the end of April and was produced in Brooklyn (NY), in the Gallery Players Black Box New Plays Festival, in June 2016. We published both stories in The Marriage Bed (November 2015).

GraceRobert Moulthorp’s short story “Hootie’s Eyes,” which placed in the 2016 Chattanooga Writers Guild competition, is available to read here. His story “Friends in Need” won first place in Helen Magazine’s first short story contest. A first reading of his new play, Indictable Offenses, was performed in New York on September 4, 2014. His debut story collection, To Tell you the Truth, published by Red Hanger Publications in February 2014, is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. We published his story collection Grace in March 2011.

Found: Fiction & Poetry AnthologyMary McCluskey’s novel Instrusion has been published by Little A (Amazon's literary imprint) as of Spring 2016. We published her story “Who Are You?” in the September 2012, fiction and poetry anthology, Found.

Rejuvenation.A novel of the near future by Patrick FanningPatrick Fanning’s novel Rejuvenation, published October 2014, is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. His novel, Infidels Abroad: a Novel of Mark Twain & John Singer Sargent in an Alternate California, was published by Art House Press late in 2012. An excerpt from the manuscript was published by Wordrunner eChapbooks in our double fiction issue of March 2012, as The Venice of the West.

Found: Fiction & Poetry AnthologyTania Hershman's My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Award and shortlisted for the Sabotage Review's Saboteur Indie Lit awards in the short story collection category. Her story “Manoeuvres” appeared in our Fall 2012 anthology, Found.

Loss: Fiction AnthologyJessica Erica Hahn, whose “The Company of Strangers” appeared in Loss, has a non-fiction piece “Nobody's Driving,” published in the March 2013 Prick of the Spindle. She received the 2012, Clark-Gross Award in the Novel for Into the Sea (to be renamed The Junk Magician & The Countess of Nowhere), San Francisco State University. She was also awarded a 2013, Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China.

The Wayward Orchard | Paul SoharPaul Sohar’s newly published e-book Silver Pirouettes is an English translation of György Faludy's poetry. Available from The Write Deal publishers: www.thewritedeal.org/bookstore/231. His article, “Worm Dialog” was published in the July/August 2012 issue of ragazine.cc. He was a featured reader at Poetry U, February 20, 2012. See You-Tube video. We published his poetry echapbook, The Wayward Orchard in June 2011.

Loss: Fiction AnthologyStefanie Freele’s new story collection, Surrounded by Water (Press 53, 2012) is available on her website or via Amazon. Stories are forthcoming in Western Humanities Review, Mid-American Review, Tahoe Blues, Thumbnail. Two of Stefanie's stories (“Penile Bone” and “In Northern Wisconsin a Yellow Bus Is Reborn”) appeared in our 2011 fiction anthology Loss.

Scenes From My Life on Hemlock Street, Arlene MandellArlene Mandell’s memoir Scenes From My Life on Hemlock Street (first published by Wordrunner eChapbooks December 2009) is available in paperback and e-book in Turns: A Collection of Memoir Chapbooks from Telling Our Stories Press (June 2012). On Amazon or Smashwords.

Jesse Millner: The Bus Driver's Book of the DeadJesse Milner’s new poetry collection, Dispatches from the Department of Supernatural Explanation, was published in April 2012 by Kitsune Press (160 pages, trade paperback). Jesse's echapbook memoir, The Bus Driver's Book of the Dead, appeared in December 2010.

Translation of Light / Ruhama VeltfortRuhama Veltfort’s first novel The Promised Land (original hard cover version from Milkweed Editions now out of print) is available in paperback and Kindle. Another novel, Strange Attractors, was published by Endeavour Press as an e-book (2013) and is also available in paperback. We published her poetry collection Translation of Light in June 2010.