Monday, July 25, 2022

A new book for your consideration...


The Lake Forest Writers’ Roundtable has published its second anthology of short stories and poems titled The Truth That Can’t Be Told 2. In the first volume, there were ten contributors; in this one there are twenty. Which is to say you will find new work by authors you enjoyed in Book 1, along with fresh and exciting new voices. I’m proud to say three of my short stories are included.

C.W. Spooner

You will find The Truth That Can't Be Told 2 on in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover editions.


Stories range from baseball tales to encounters with aliens and supernatural creatures, mysteries, family dramas, war stories and literary pieces… There is something for everyone within these pages. We invite you to read and enjoy.

Casey Dorman

author of Ezekiel's Brain, The Oedipus Murders, Finding Martin Bloom

and many more.



  1. I love the new modern look of your blog, Chuck!
    You're right. The two anthologies by the Lake Forest writers' group has something for everybody. The cool thing about short stories and poems is that they're perfect for busy readers. For "the small price" of ten or twenty minutes, a reader can walk away inspired, uplifted, challenged, or just plain delighted.

    1. Billie, another cool thing: You don't have to read the stories and poems in order. I recommend going straight to Billie Kelpin's contributions to be "inspired, uplifted, challenged, and delighted."