Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's here !

That sound you heard was my book dropping. Like a Flower in the Field is now available in soft cover from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iUniverse. The e-reader version will be available soon. Here is the cover featuring a nice photo by Barbara Spooner...

 ... and the back cover text:

A strong sense of place and its impact on our lives runs through this collection of twenty stories and two one-act plays.

Spooner begins with "Chasin' the Bird," a story of brotherly love and near tragedy set in San Francisco, the music of an aged street performer providing the soundtrack. In a Sacramento suburb, "And Spare Them Not" is a tale of vengeance for the murder of a ten-year-old girl. In the mythical town of Millers Forge, "Fireworks for Mickey" tells of a family forced to deal with death and unresolved issues from the past. Spooner closes with "Moral Imperative," a story of moral and ethical choices set in Orange County, California, fireworks from Disneyland booming in the distance.

Places leave an indelible mark on our lives, but do we leave a mark on the places we've been? This is the central question in C.W. Spooner's second collection of short stories.

And there you have it. Wouldn't it look nice on your bookshelf?

Just askin'...



  1. Whoo Hoo! Chuck, Congratulations. I'm excite to get your book right away. I wonder if you could put a link to your Amazon page on the book image. Maybe I don't have a good connection, but I'm not able to click to purchase. Again, so happy for your new publication!

  2. As one of the 'Children of Vallejo' growing up attending many of the same schools in the town Charlie writes, it been pleasing to know and associate with an author who gets genuine pleasure writing his stories. His sensitivity for moral justice is never lost, always hammering for diversity in characters who each it seems can tell more than what's written.

  3. Just put it in my cart. Can't wait to read it. Congratulations!