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About Gary Zenker
GARY ZENKER is an award-winning marketing professional who spends his days creating strategic business and marketing plans, and all sorts of marketing and web copy to help entrepreneurs and businesses sell more of their stuff at a higher profit margin. By night, he applies his writing talents to a variety of other writing and related projects. He also runs two writers groups to help others better their craft, reach their publishing goals and form relationships with other writers.
BOOKS BY GARY ZENKER
His book "Meetup Leader: How To Run A Successful and Profitable Meetup Group" is one of the few that combines leadership skills with group management. An easy-to-read guide for new leaders and those with more experience to achieve more with their group and the Meetup resource.
"It's Not What You Think" In flash fiction format - 1,000 words or less - Gary Zenker weaves 34 fascinating tales of characters and situations that are both familiar and unusual; normal and quirky; believable and far-fetched. These are stories of love and hate; trust and betrayal; confidence and insecurity; sane and outright crazy behaviors. These stories will warm your heart, make you laugh out loud, shock your senses, and most of all make you rethink about how people relate to and interact with each other in situations that range from the common to the unusual. Includes QR codes to see several read live by the author.
His first published book, "Says Seth: Life Observations from a Six Year Old Perspective" was co-written with his then six-year-old son Seth where Seth's funny comments are followed by his father's witty observations. The sequel: "Deathfarts.com: More Says Seth" cover's Seths observations from ages 7-8. Discover more at www.deathfarts.com.
"The Ultimate DC Comics Action Figures and Collectibles Checklist" offers toy and pop culture collectors a massive listing of all things DC comics related, the first of its kind anywhere. Lavishly illustrated in black and white because...well, because it's less expensive when you buy the book. Which you should. A thoroughly researched and organized volume with checklist functionality that will please even the most obsessive collectors.
The 22 books in the Archives series reprint classic articles and artifacts related to various rock and roll bands including the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the Beatles, the Monkees and KRLA newsletters. A treasure trove of stuff that would cost thousands of dollars to amass in their original formats, if you could find them at all.
STORIES IN ANTHOLOGIES
His flash fiction also appears in a number of book collections, including: "Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter," "Twofer Compendium," "The Trenchcoat Chronicles," "Overcoming Fear," "2020 in a Flash," "The Sh*t List," "Sheepshead Review," "Noir at a Bar: The Oxford Files," "Running Wild Anthology 2017," "Running Wild Anthology 2018," "Best of Running Wild 2018."
His stories also appear in a number of online publications, including EverydayFiction.com, QuailBell.com, LiteraryYard.com, DownInTheDirt.com, ArielChart.com, and Smashedcat.com.
Gary also created WritersBloxx (TM), a party game/writers tool offers storytellers the challenge to create a story from six or eight unrelated writing prompts. Find out more at www.writersbloxx.com.
BACKGROUND ON GARY
Gary is a full-time marketing strategic and copywriter, creating strategy and writing copy for nearly every medium that exists (and a few yet to be invented!) Gary also runs two writers groups, Main Line Writers Group in King of Prussia, PA, now approaching its eleventh year of success, and the Wilmington Writers Group, approaching its ninth year. There, he provides writers with a place to expand their skills through relevant programming and critique, as well as the opportunity to build friendships with other writers. You can get more information on both groups at www.meetup.com.
In his spare time, he also writes flash fiction across all genre "just for fun." Search his name on YouTube for various short readings. Or try this link to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAXilv-sOGA
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If laughter is the best medicine, then this book is your prescription. Turn off the news and spend a few days not following current events. Instead, return to the basics—humanity’s ability to laugh at itself.
Maybe you should even do a news cleanse for a few days! Hide under the covers and read these stories instead. Or read a chapter a day, or a story a day for 101 days. These pages contain the antidote to whatever is troubling you. They will definitely put you in a good mood.
No one is safe from our writers— from spouses to parents to children to colleagues and friends. And of course the funniest of all are the stories they tell about their own mishaps and those “most embarrassing moments.” There’s no holding anything back in these pages, so prepare for lots of good, clean (and not so clean) fun.
Ah, the sturdy trench coat. A traditional mainstay not only in classic wardrobes, but classic literature. Plenty of pockets to hide things in. Water repellent and sometimes, villain repellent. An icon for beloved detectives, inspectors, and spies for generations. (Not to mention flashers, femme fatales, and minor characters who just need to keep dry in the rain.)
The Trench Coat Chronicles, cleverly conceived and superbly assembled and edited, offers the reader far more than a clever way to tie stories together. It provides myriad ideas of how to defy stereotypes, upend the murder mystery genre, and, perhaps, even make wardrobe a character. With varied writing styles from conventional noir to cozy mystery to feminist detective, there is much in this collection to delight and admire.
Engaging for readers, and inspiring to writers. What more could a short story anthology possibly offer, short of being packaged with whiskey?
So settle in for a fun ride. Enjoy the variety of colorful settings and interesting characters. Smile as you watch each coat emerge and work its story magic.
We promise, the next time it rains and you open your closet? You'll never look at those epaulets and belt the same way again.
And who knows what's next from this talented editing team? I, for one, will be advocating for The Go-Go Boot Collection.
--Kelly Simmons, international selling author of suspenseful women's fiction.
Twins are said to share special bonds, understand each other's unspoken communication, speak their own languages, even possess powers of ESP. Their doubleness continues to fascinate the rest of us. Adored or abhorred, sheltered or shunned, twins have universally and perpetually aroused attention and curiosity. It was that fascination that inspired this collection of twin-themed stories. In them you'll find all matter of twins: the good, the bad, the fantastic, the fearsome, the magical, the envious, the secretive, the devious, and more. Being a twin. Fun, right? Think about it. What could go wrong?
The Twofer Compendium contains 36 short stories based on the theme of twins, written by 34 international authors. The tales in The Twofer Compendium leap across genres, from science fiction to whimsical, to downright creepy. Enjoy!
Announcing her departure, she posted a letter to the editor of the local paper, ‘The Quonsettville Quacker’.
On the back of the letter, Euphoria included a shitlist of all the people in town she believes drove her away.
Small towns face many problems, but when one of their own turns on the rest, watch the fur and the books fly!
Includes stories by Jane Andrews, Jim Bell, Claudia Bierschenk, Howard Brown, Shanique Burton, William Butler, Chuka Susan Chesney, Rachael Dickzen, Tom Fegan, G. P. Gottlieb, Samuel Gulliksson, Chris Hall, Robin Hillard, Jenna Hillhouse, Kathryn Hood, Mary Krakow, Mike Lewis-Beck, Vickie J. Litten, Patience Mackarness, Sally-Anne Macomber, Lance Manion, Jan McCarthy, Keira Morgan, Christopher Muscato, Edward Andrew Parks, Matt Potter, Melisa Quigley, David Rae, Bruno Rodriguez, Holly Saiki, Jessica Schneider, Beatriz Seelaender, Tim Thompson, Michael Webb, Benjamin Whitaker & Gary Zenker