“…is a tour de force that will stay with you for a very long time.” – Warren Slesinger, award-winning author, poet, and retired senior editor of the University of South Carolina Press
Beaufort, SC-March 2016—Friday Afternoon and Other Stories, the debut collection of short stories from storyteller T.D. Johnston, is a vibrant volume of variously flawed characters wobbling down the road of human existence – building tension as they go. Johnston’s compassion for his characters is compelling and crucial to understanding people much like ourselves—proving that true suspense derives from moral choices.
Each of the 12 stories in the Friday Afternoon collection explores a wide range of both subject matter and genre, with masterful attention to the old-age elements of tight and nuanced writing.
”To read a T.D. Johnston story is to plunge head first into the world of unforgettable characters, 3-D experiences, and stunning surprises.”—Marjorie Brody, award-winning author and Pushcart Prize nominee, author of Twisted
T.D. (Tim) Johnston’s short stories have appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies, including Hobart, Mulberry Fork Review, Literary Juice, Rod Serling Books’ inaugural anthology, Submitted for Your Approval, and Short Story America anthologies of contemporary short fiction, where he serves as Publisher and Editor. He serves on the Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Tim lives in Beaufort, South Carolina, with his wife, Stacey, twin daughters Brooke and Taylor, and son Nick.
Battersea Books, is an original imprint of Short Story America. This is Battersea’s first title release. Battersea Books publishes fiction, poetry and historical non-fiction. http://www.shortstoryamerica.com
Friday Afternoon and Other Stories
Forthcoming in May 2016, 208 pages, hardcover and e-book, $25.00