Modern Day American Authors (21 books)

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Book written by modern day Americans. Authors who are still breathing and intend to use ebooks as a means to reach their readers.

 

Black Eyed Susan

by Joseph Devon

True love can develop in a number of ways. Sometimes it happens at first sight. Sometimes it takes warm beer, teenage nights at the beach, misunderstood conversations and a lot of persistence. A little luck...

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New York City Marathon

by Joseph Devon

The day of the New York City Marathon brings vast crowds to Manhattan. Some come to run the race. Some come to watch the race. Some come to get drunk and watch the race. And some come knowing full well that...

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Liquid Calling

by Joseph Devon

This story examines the obvious connection between aluminum foil, a Manhattan real estate broker approaching his seventies, and the Cold War. Follow Micheal Morzeny on the last sales call he’ll ever make.

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You’re Allowed to Order Takeout

by Joseph Devon

This was a strange story in a lot of ways. I had to carve this out of very little. It’s short and it’s minimal, but for some reason I can’t stop thinking about it. Basically we visit with Neil, who has...

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Uneven Shading

by Joseph Devon

Marshal finds himself unable to concentrate at work, and what’s worse, he’s come to realize that he’s disappearing from view entirely. When his boss takes note Marshal is sent home to try and figure out...

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Private Showing

by Joseph Devon

A simple story about a man struggling to deal with loss. This is one of the shortest pieces I’ve ever written. This description will be equally short.

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Light-Years Ahead of His Time

by Joseph Devon

This story was published out of sequence because I got somewhat derailed during the Holidays by family and then I got sick and blah blah blah. At some point leading up to this story I decided that I wanted to...

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Continental Drift

by Joseph Devon

Two people visiting Europe under some not very ideal circumstances wind up brushing up against each other’s lives ever so softly on the moonlit beach of Cannes.

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The Pea Pod Gambit

by Joseph Devon

Atticus and Seth have the perfect setup: a three bedroom apartment with a third roommate who is never around because he is always over at his girlfriend’s house. But when their roommate’s relationship ends...

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Scarface's Burden

by Joseph Devon

A reworking of one of Jonathan Coulton’s songs. Explore the various inner workings of a mad genius’s compound through the eyes of his most loyal assistant, Scarface. Between maintenance on the golden submarine,...

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He'll Always Have Paris

by Joseph Devon

Dorian is the head of a lab researching a breakthrough technology for the treatment of those suffering emotional trauma. But one night he decides that this not-quite-ready-yet treatment would be the perfect...

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The Donkey of Vincento

by Joseph Devon

I have absolutely no idea how to describe this story. I read a lot. And I’ve read a lot of translations. And they always strike me as being just a little off and missing just a little something. Somehow, with...

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The Rags

by Joseph Devon

It’s not often that you get to see what happens when a modern day writer attempts to rewrite a literary masterpiece using a laundromat as his setting and talking clothes as his characters. This is probably...

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Jacob Checks Out

by Joseph Devon

A confused narrator tries to piece together the life of one of his oldest friends, Jacob. Various parts of Jacob’s life are held up to the light, from childhood through present day, as friends try to find...

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Knots

by Joseph Devon

In the course of my job I’ve given a lot of baths to little girls. There aren’t a lot of jobs where this can be considered a normal thing, but as a nanny that’s how it goes. Over the past few years there...

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The Ant King and Other Stories

by Benjamin Rosenbaum

A dazzling, postmodern debut collection of pulp and surreal fictions: a writer of alternate histories defends his patron’s zeppelin against assassins and pirates; a woman transforms into hundreds of gumballs;...

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My Own Kind Of Freedom

by Steven Brust

Set in the universe of Firefly.

Ensemble

by S. P. Elledge

Thirteen short stories.

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The Letter

by Joseph Devon

Naming your main character Tom means something in American literature. The Ghosts' of Sawyer and Joad haunt that character from page one. But in The Letter, instead of hiding behind the memorable characterizations...

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Probability Angels

by Joseph Devon

Matthew Huntington’s problems seem to keep growing. Not only is he seeing things in garbage cans but his mentor doesn’t think he’s working up to his full potential, his best friend can’t offer any solace...

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