I’m proud to be included in this unusual new anthology published today, In The Night Count The Stars (Bittersweet Editions http://www.bittersweeteditions.com/ ). It’s the first time my work has appeared in a custom-made e-book and I’m feeling very cutting-edge seeing my name on the cover. The editor, an extraordinarily energetic New Yorker now living in Moscow, describes the project as ‘an uncommon anthology’ and everything about it including my involvement has definitely been uncommon.
Now I’m very happy that I said yes to Marco’s persuasions. If you want to get an idea of the quality of this project, take a look at this, one of the video promos for the book:
“The stories and images thrive independently, each defining “in the night count the stars” in their own way. In addition to well-crafted short stories and a stunning photo essay of rural Russia, there is a portentous restaurant receipt; a love letter; a mantra; a redacted document; a judicial order; a crime scene photograph. Many of the contributors hail from surprising origins – a court clerk, an oral surgeon, an expat, an assisted living worker and an Italian forest worker alongside well-established authors and artists, all juxtaposed with a celebration of their rough edges. Their differences deliver rare insights, often a revelation.”
So it’s now out there – if you want to get a copy it’s available via the following links:
Barnes & Noble:
While I’m on here selling books, my novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)
…or from Amazon: