Thursday, January 08, 2015

News from Andrew Coburn and Stark House

Dear family, friends, fellow villagers,

This Sunday at BARNES &NOBLE, Salem NH, from 1-3 my dad, Andrew Coburn, will be signing copies of "Spouses & Other Crimes."
I would so love to have folks there as an honoring of not only this book, or his others, but of him.

It's likely my Dad will likely not publish again. It's rather a miracle that this book, the collection of some 11 of his over 30 published short stories, materialized.  It was not due to his agent or previous publishers, but from a publishing company who sought him out--and in this day and age, that's unheard of.

As most of you know, my dad was struck with cancer a few years back. It's truly the miracle of modern medicine that he beat it as sarcomas are aggressive and all too often deadly. But he did beat it. And though the cost was his work--the work that pumped life into him no less than his love for his wife and children--he is alive. And this time we have with him all the more precious.

But given his work was so much his life, reminding him that though he may never sit at his desk and write again, that he is, will always be, a writer, is what this signing is all about to me. Publishing his short stories, seeing the book in his hands; seeing people come to a bookstore for his book, coming to see him because of that work, is as powerful and as necessary as any of the life-saving surgeries or medicine he's had.

If you can be there, we'd so love to see you.  And if not, maybe pick up the book--it's getting great reviews!

Sincerely and with great thanks,
Cathy --her father's daughter.


Rick Ollerman
Associate Editor,
Stark House Press

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