He is the prince of pooches, the king of canines, the duke of doggies. Wherever there is injustice, crime, oppression, or cruelty, he’ll be there. Wherever there is adventure and danger, he’ll be there. Basically, if there is kibble, he’ll be there. He is—the most interesting dog in the world.
Three different short stories were featured this week on Indies Unlimited in our new Story Time feature. Now it’s your turn to vote for the one you liked the most. No money—no prizes—all for the glory.
Today we get a sneak peek from Laurie Boris’s novel, The Joke’s on Me:
Frankie Goldberg is a former actress and stand-up comic whose life in Hollywood falls apart with an exclamation mark when a mudslide destroys her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear. Needing comfort, she returns to her mother’s B&B in Woodstock, New York, where she spent her teen years doing chores and chasing after the handyman’s hot, high-school-jock son. But the joke’s on her. Now she has to deal with the mess she left behind, including her non-relationship with her bossy older sister and their mother’s illness. As if her new life isn’t complicated enough, the handyman’s son, now a minor-league baseball coach, is back in town.
Formerly respected indie authors K. S. Brooks, JD Mader and Stephen Hise have announced the release of a new book written in a top-secret collaboration and from an undisclosed location.
Their new release is BAD BOOK, a parody of multiple literary genres and pop culture melded into one book. It will be available online soon as an e-book through Amazon’s Kindle Select Program.
The project was the brainchild of veteran author K. S. Brooks, co-administrator of the super-blog Indies Unlimited, and an accomplished and award-winning author and photographer (up until this point). She says of the collaboration, “I don’t know what I was thinking. I had to carry both these guys through the whole process. It was exhausting.”
Author JD Mader says, “I’m not sure they are using the word collaboration correctly. I don’t know exactly what the other two did. I remember writing it—the other two added their names to it. I suppose that’s what they mean by collaborating.”