The Blandford Fly and Other Tales by D.N. Moore

 Book release day.

I always get nervous on these days.  I’m not really sure why.  After all, I spent much of my youth as a performing artist, and sharing art with an audience is something I consider an honor, a privilege and a joy.

Writing, though – that’s a different story.  That’s the equivalent of going on stage naked because, for me, storytelling is where one bares their whole soul.  It’s never just a story for me – it’s an experience.  It’s something that can either elevate you and leave you greater than you were before you read it, or fall flat and make you wish you hadn’t wasted your time, like eating stale crackers.  There is no real gray area between a good story and a bad one.  If it’s a bad one, you lose your audience before the story even takes off.  And in that case, what was the point?

This is the struggle I have fought to overcome over the years, and even though I’ve conquered it enough to actually write, and stop doubting and editing every paragraph as go – it is still a bit nerve-racking when I actually show it to the world.

Despite my diffidence, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed writing every one of these stories.  As usual, each has its own supernatural twist.  The characters are (I hope) likable.  I tried to capture my favorite parts of humanity in each.  It was especially fun working out the different voices for each character – especially in Radio Sweethearts, where each character gets their own point of view as the scenes change.  It reminds me of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, where each movement is distinct and unique, and yet you never forget that it is Vivaldi.  At least, I hope that is how it turned out.

If you do get a chance to read it, and if you make it all the way to the end, I would be ever so grateful if you could leave me a review on Amazon or Goodreads.  You can purchase a copy in print or on Kindle here.