When I published my first collection of short stories back in 2013, I used an online tool to create the cover. It was provided by the company that prints the book and was limited in what could be done. I was never really happy with the cover. I recently hired someone better at Photoshop than I am and my book now has a new cover. In celebration I am having a contest.
For many years, I’ve been writing essays about politics, church and state issues, Humanism, and pop culture. I have fun doing that – obviously. When I first started to seriously get into writing, I wrote fiction, mostly short stories and more recently I’ve been teaching myself to write screenplays. This page will highlight my fiction writing and promote any books or stories I’ve had published.
I now have a book and it has little to do with the political and social issue essays I write about here on Doug’s Views. It is a collection of short stories that have been taking up space on my computer, and in various notebooks, over the years. Late last year, I decided to finally self-publish the stories and the final product is available for sale.