December ACLU Fundraiser: “Meet Me Tonight”

This month’s fundraiser story is “Meet Me Tonight.”

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In a small town that is more than it seems, Alex Beckman confronts the woman he loved and left, a deranged homeless man, an innkeeper who may be living in the past, and most important of all, himself.

As with all of the fundraisers, this story is only available for one month and costs $1.99. Please buy the story and spread the word!

October ACLU Fundraiser: “When I Die”

This month’s fundraiser short story is “When I Die.”

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Robert Ogilvy served his country, just as his father and grandfather before him did. There was never any question; never any doubt.

Then Robert’s son is killed during a routine training drill en route to Iraq. Suddenly, Robert questions everything. Suddenly he doubts everything.

And then the angel appears to him. And explains that he can have his son back. All he has to do is give up everything. All he has to do is turn his back on everything he’s every believed in…

As with all of the fundraisers, this story is only available for one month and costs $1.99. Please buy the story and spread the word!

 

July ACLU Fundraiser: “The Life Cycle of Stars (Ignition)”

Weird, long title, eh? Read the story — it’ll make sense. I promise.

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With her son now in school, bored stay-at-home mom Heather no longer needs to stay at home. At the local university, she starts auditing classes, looking for something to do as her husband desperately tries to turn his garage band into something more. She studies cinema and literature and then astronomy.

Where she meets Jamie.

In the life cycle of stars, ignition is dangerous, powerful, and necessary. In the life cycle of Heather, it can be all of these, and more.

As with all of the fundraisers, this story is only available for one month and costs $1.99. Please buy the story and spread the word!

June ACLU Fundraiser: Her Decade

Here is June’s fundraiser short story for the ACLU:

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A young man celebrates his eighteenth birthday with some drinking. Who could get hurt?

Susan Ann Marchetti, that’s who. Killed in a drinking and driving accident. And now the young man who killed her will grow to adulthood visiting her each year, as the anniversary of his birth becomes the anniversary of her death. Ten birthdays at a grave could harden anyone; who will he be at the end of this decade?

Set in the same world as Bang, Boy Toy, and other Lyga novels, “Her Decade” forms a crucial backdrop to those stories, opening up new details as it reveals a powerful history for the town of Brookdale.

As with all of the fundraiser stories, “Her Decade” sells for $1.99 and will only be available for one month. Please buy the story and spread the word!

Bang in the New York Times!

Bang coverThe New York Times Book Review has posted its review of Bang. Needless to say, I’m stoked:

Lyga captures the heartbreak of Sebastian’s situation with sensitivity and compassion, exploring how a life can be unfairly defined by just one action, how it’s tragically easy to ignore humanity in favor of a headline, and just what communication, love and sharing the truth can do, especially when it comes to forgiving oneself.

You can read the complete review at the Times website.