Stephen J. McDermott
Release Date: November 1, 2011
eBook Price: $7.99
The characters in Steven J. McDermott's short story collection Winter of Different Directions struggle to keep life's body blows and uppercuts from becoming knockout punches, whether they bring them on themselves, or receive them from friends, lovers, co-workers, or family. You might root for them. You might root against them. But just like the relatives you hope won't show for Thanksgiving, these are characters you can't forget. With his stunning range and passionate delivery, it is McDermott who lands the knockout punch in this debut short story collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steven J. McDermott is the editor of Storyglossia. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and his BA in English and Philosophy from Western Washington University. His short fiction has appeared in journals such as Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature, Carve, Passages North, Word Riot, Mud Luscious, SmokeLong Quarterly, Dogzplot, and many others. Most recently his stories have appeared online in Keyhole, Night Train, decomP, Necessary Fiction, Kill Author, and PANK. His stories have been Pushcart nominees and "Blue Jeans and Black Leather" was also produced as a short film and shown at several film festivals.