MONTEREY SHORTS 2
More on the Line
By fiction Writers of the Monterey Peninsula
Edited by C.Kemp, B.Merritt and K.Jones
FWOMP PUBLISHING, 22597
Black Mountain Rd., Salinas, CA 93908
www.fwomp.com , 2005, paperback, pp.416, ISBN: 0-9760096-0-9,
Short Story Anthology/Fiction
Very Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Liana Metal http://lianametal.tripod.com
Book Review reviewer
group of ten fiction writers of the Monterey Peninsula, after their overwhelming success of their first anthology Monterey Shorts, have created MONTEREY SHORTS 2, a new anthology of 20 more stories that have already earned favorable
critiques from a variety of people and publications. Their website is at www.fwomp.com .
Krief, an award-winning author, has written the foreword of this book, while Chris Kemp displays the reasons that motivated
those authors to write their short stories. A map of the area follows, which
is an interesting aspect of this anthology for those readers who are not familiar with Monterey Peninsula. The 20 stories that are included are all highly enjoyable to read.
They transport readers to Monterey County,
its legends and its daily life ordinary events that make a difference.
genres in this anthology vary, from contemporary and historical fiction to paranormal and spiritual pieces. For example, in Gods and Ghosts the author triggers the readers’
imagination, while Charlottes’Light is a historical fiction piece of the
first woman who was a lighthouse keeper in Monterey. All stories have something different and exciting to tell.
SHORTS 2 anthology comprises well-crafted short stories that will grasp the readers’ interest and keep it intact to
the very end of each story. The cover of the book is attractive and well designed,
displaying Monterey County
in a cartoon format image that is both modern and appealing to the audience. The artist, Daniel Koffman, is a product designer,
graphic artist and businessman whose creative talent has produced this humorous image.
More info about his creations can be found at www.peaceflag.org
anthology is undoubtedly a very good read that caters to all fiction lovers, and it is available from www.fwomp.com