New Book: Legends of Everyday Lunacy, A Collection of Short Fiction by Dan Meadows

Elkton, MD, May 17, 2010 --( It’s pretty dark out there. Legends of Everyday Lunacy brings together a collection of short stories especially for this dark time. "Life just sucks at the moment. We’re all broke, struggling to make ends meet. Our money is burning through us faster than we can earn it, eaten up by credit card interest, balloon payments on the mortgage, or upwardly spiraling gas prices. Then your car breaks down. You find out you’re girlfriend is cheating on you with the guy she met at the gym, or you’ve caught you’re husband fooling around with his secretary. The kids just got suspended for something they put on their Facebook page, and you’re dog got sick and died, but not before ringing up four grand in vet bills. To top it off, next week, the company you work for is set to start downsizing," said author Dan Meadows. "We’re all living through the 21st century version of the Great Depression, and you have to take off your shoes to get on a plane."

Included in Legends of Everyday Lunacy are twenty stories about people who, whatever your problems, are much worse off. Included in this book are plenty of tales of insane circumstances and the regular people who have to deal with them. There are bodies to hide, vengeful spirits, cannibalistic homeless people, ever-present blizzards, hidden motivations, soul-crushing isolation and desperate loneliness, man-eating trees and much more.

"This book will make any petty personal problems you may happen to have pale in comparison," Meadows continued. "So the next time you find yourself complaining about your cell phone bill, or the dent left in your car at the grocery store, remember that you’re not one of these folks. Life still sucks, but it could always be worse."

About The Author:
After spending several years working on fiction writing, learning the skill, Dan Meadows transitioned into magazine work. Over the past 13 years, he has moved from starting out with no experience as an editorial assistant for a Chesapeake Bay boating magazine, up to managing editor and co-founder of another boating publication, and publisher when he founded his own company in 2007, Spun Gold Publications, the initial publication under which was a monthly pet industry magazine called Pet Companions Magazine, distributed through parts of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

His fiction work has appeared in several regional literary magazines and other publications. In the past, he has also taken part in public readings of his work in such places as Borders Books in Wilmington, DE and Cecil College in North East, MD. This book marks the first published collection of his fiction work.

Paperback, 184 pages, $9, Electronic Edition $5, Amazon Kindle Version $5

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Editor's Note:

The author is available for any further information and can be contacted by interested parties at Electronic review copies are available upon request. Links to or tearsheets of any mention can be sent to the above email address or mailed to Legends of Everyday Lunacy, 37 Nickerson Street, Elkton, MD 21921.

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