I was fortunate to participate in a reading and book signing for Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, New York City. The recently released anthology, published by W.W. Norton, contains my story, "Playing with Matches."
The editor, Robert Swartwood, introduced the contributors who were able to attend the event, which included: Randall Brown, Frank Byrns, Tara Deal, Bruce Harris, Donora Hillard, Jason Rice, Samuel Rippey, Jess Row, and me (the photo below, from left to right: Randall, Robert, Jason, Frank, Donora, Samuel, Bruce, and Amy Cherry from W.W. Norton. Somehow, Tara, Jess, and I missed out on this group shot).
The room was filled to capacity, and the folks at the bookstore added more folding chairs to accommodate the crowd. Each author read his or her story and shared what inspired it.
Robert and the contributors signed extra copies for bookstore customers who were unable to attend the event. If you're in the vicinity of McNally Jackson and are interested in obtaining a copy, ask if they have any more signed copies.
In other Hint Fiction news, Robert conducted an interview with NPR.
This Friday night, November 19, 2010, another reading and signing will take place at The Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA., at 7 p.m.