Hint FictionHint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer
by Robert Swartwood
Paperback
W. W. Norton & Company

The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: they are no more than 25 words long. Spare and evocative, these stories prove that a brilliantly honed narrative can be as startling and powerful as a story of traditional length. One of my short stories, “Sleep Deprivation” appears in “Hint Fiction.”

 

flashshot2Flashshot: Year Two
by G.W. Thomas, Michael Arnzen and Jay Lake
Paperback
Time Machine Books

Another year of horror, laughs, twist endings and surprises (all in 100 words or less) from the editors of Flashshot, the daily e-mail newsletter. Selected by Bill Dougherty and Esther Schrader, these 365+ tales cover the year 2003-2004. Three of my short stories, “Gluttony’s Regret,” “The Plague” and “In Exile” appear in “Flashshot: Year Two.”

–Out of print

 

divorceYou Can Keep the Damn China!: And 824 Other Great Tips in Dealing with Divorce
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 097462926X

“You Can Keep the Damn China!” features contributions by hundreds of former spouses who’ve made it out of marriage in one piece. Eye-opening stories and advice cover getting through the initial tough times; how to break the news to your children and help them cope; dealing with bitter in-laws and other family members; legal wrangling and dividing your stuff; maintaining a relationship with your ex (is it possible?); and more.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

survivedietHow to Lose 9,000 Lbs or Less: Advice from 516 Dieters Who Did
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629286

“How to Lose 9,000 Pounds or Less” offers hard-won, down-to-earth advice from hundreds of real people who have tried every kind of diet, found what worked for them (and what didn’t work), and lost weight. The people in this book prove that dieting doesn’t have to be so hard.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

surviveteenHow to Survive Your Teenager: By Hundreds of Still-Sane Parents Who Did and Some Things to Avoid, From a Few Whose Kids Drove Them Nuts
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629235

“How to Survive Your Teenager” contains the memorable stories, experiences and wisdom of hundreds of parents who’ve dealt with raising teenage children, along with plenty of practical advice about what new parents-of-teens should look out for/avoid/ be sure to do, etc.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

survivemoveHow to Survive Your Move by Hundreds of Happy People who Did (and Some Things to Avoid From a Few Who Haven’t Unpacked Yet)
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629251

“How to Survive Your Move” offers hundreds of helpful and entertaining stories on moving from the real pros — everyday people who have moved and survived to tell their stories.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

survivemarriageHow to Survive Your Marriage: By Hundreds of Happy Couples Who Did, and Some Things to Avoid From a Few Divorcees Who Didn’t
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629243

“How to Survive Your Marriage” contains the memorable stories, hard-won experiences, and wisdom of hundreds of married people (and some divorcees …) from all across the country, along with plenty of practical advice about what a recently-married person should look out for/avoid/be sure to do, etc.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

survivebabyHow to Survive Your Baby’s First Year: By Hundreds of Happy Moms & Dads Who Did & Some Things to Avoid From a Few Who Barely Made It
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629227

“How to Survive Your Baby’s First Year” includes advice on pregnancy, birth, breast-feeding and formula, sleeping, work and family, learning and discipline. The stories and tips in this book can help reduce the anxiety levels of expecting and new parents by letting them know others have faced similar challenges, and solutions may be just a few pages away.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

survivedatingHow to Survive Dating: By Hundreds of Happy Singles Who Did & Some Things to Avoid From a Few Broken Hearts Who Didn’t
Edited by Hundreds of Heads Books
Paperback
ISBN: 0974629219

“How to Survive Dating” includes words of wisdom from hundreds of single men and women nationwide who have been-there, done-that. Their sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, real-world dating experiences will give readers a leg up in the dating world. While the book doesn’t pretend to offer any hard and fast rules about dating (there aren’t any!), some great words of wisdom are shared.

–I’m one of the researchers for this book; my credit appears on the acknowledgment page.

 

hauntedHaunted Encounters: Ghost Stories From Around the World
Edited by Ginnie Siena Bivona, Mitchel Whitington and Dorothy McConachie
Paperback
ISBN: 0974039411

This anthology features paranormal experiences told by the people who lived them. Read stories of a deceased man in an old house in Ireland who saved the young daughter of the present tenant from a fiery death, a house in Belgium where children long gone still play and a military base in England where sounds of a terrible battle from World War II continue to echo through the night. Or enjoy “The Shoe Thief,” my own ghost story about an encounter I shared with my best friend, who died in 1999.

 

smokelongSmokeLong Annual 2003-2004
By SmokeLong Quarterly
Paperback

Two of my short stories, “Must Sign for Delivery” and “The Chair Affair,” and two interviews with moi appear in the “SmokeLong Annual: 74 Stories From The Year’s Best Writers.” Readers with an interest in flash fiction (i.e., stories that are short enough to read while smoking a single cigarette) should pick up a copy of this fantastic paperback anthology.

 

 

SexcoversmallSex, Death and Other…
By Jade Walker
Paperback
ISBN: 0957952813

My rather large library of books can be organized into three genres: romances, thrillers and everything else. This last part is probably the most elusive to define. It can include the classics, fantasy, comic books, nonfiction, haiku and sci fi. But hidden between the shelves is the definition of me.

I am a foolish idealist and a deathmonger. I find beauty in cemeteries and soulmates. In darkness, I thrive. On a beach bathed in dawn, I’ll die. I am…sex, death and other.

 

911book09/11 8:48 AM; Documenting America’s Greatest Tragedy
By BlueEar.com
ISBN: 1591090113
Paperback

This collection was the first book published in electronic and paperback format on the Sept. 11 attacks.

A stirring oral history capturing America’s most tragic day, this book is edited by BlueEar.com with the assistance of the NYU School of Journalism. Each essay is written by survivors, witnesses and journalists, including moi.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Red Cross.

 

CAAbookCyber Age Adventures
By Frank Fradella, Jade Walker, David Flores
Paperback
ISBN: 1583489827

“Cyber Age Adventures is an evolutionary step for the superhero adventure genre.” –TipWorld

“True heroism is not about flying at the speed of sound or walloping the bad guys with expert martial arts ease or blasting through concrete with fist-propelled laser beams. No, true heroism comes from within, and the ‘within’ is all-too-human… all-too-real. This is what CyberAge never fails to tap into: the human reality, the power we all have and that we can all grasp onto, if only we choose to do so. The fantasy of these stories is undeniable, but the gritty realism hidden beneath is what makes them breathe, what makes them move… what makes them important. A must read!” –Tom Waltz

 

endofseasonEnd of Season: Award-Winning Poems
By John Howard Reid
Paperback
ISBN: 0557022894

The 35 poems in this sleek anthology were all award-winners in the inaugural Tom Howard Poetry Contest. This book was first published in a limited edition in 2003. In response to demand, it was reprinted twice in 2004. My poem “War” appears in this anthology.