WW2 Veteran Realizes Life Long Dream with the Release of First Book

In Short Shorts, his first collection of nineteen compelling stories, we meet characters such as a porno star of the future and a man enriched by red bars of soap. These engaging tales delve into issues ranging from adultery, marriage, and divorce to anti-Semitism, baseball and death. The locales are as diverse as the characters and include an Australian rest home and a Los Angeles movie studio.

Walnut Creek, CA, November 02, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Jerry Oblonsky has dreamt of writing a book since he began to read. He was inspired by childhood writer heroes: Dos Passos, Steinbeck and James T. Farrell. Born in Ohio in 1924, he served in WW2 as an aerial navigator. Upon discharge from the army he attended Ohio State University. He then worked as an engineer and project manager in Australia and Jamaica and as a Building official in the Los Angeles area. His retirement in 1990 finally allowed him the opportunity to write. He presently resides in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek with his wife Claire.

These and other stories make this an impressive debut. Oblonsky displays great intelligence, wit, depth and range. The stories vary greatly in setting, characters, style and tone. Yet an underlying theme throughout is how events influence personal response to major or seemingly insignificant bumps in the road. You will reflect back on the stories long after you have finished reading them.

To schedule an interview with Jerry Oblonsky or for more information on his book, Short Shorts, please visit www.outskirtspress.com/shortshorts.

ISBN: 1-59800-129-9 (paperback), 1-59800-143-4 (hardback)
Retail Price(s): $14.95 (paperback), $29.95 (hardback)
Size and Format(s): 5.5 x 8.5 paperback & hardback)
Page Count: 172
Availability: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, BN.com, Amazon.com,

Author Contact:
Jerry Oblonsky
2128 Tice Creek Drive #2
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Publisher Contact:
Jeanine Sampson
Outskirts Press, Inc.
10940 S. Parker Rd, #515
Parker, CO 80134
888.672.6657 ext. 704

Outskirts Press, Inc.
Jeanine Sampson
888.672.6657 ext. 704