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Crushes, A Fiction Collection by Eric Shay Howard, Coming Soon To Paperback

Proof copy of Crushes, a fiction collection by author Eric Shay Howard

I received my proof copy of Crushes, my short fiction collection, by me, Eric Shay Howard. This book is already available on Amazon Kindle, but I haven’t had time to get the paperback version ready until now. I’m pretty excited about it!

Proof copy of Crushes, a fiction collection by author Eric Shay Howard

I worked really hard on these stories for a very long time. I’m trying to get the paperback version out very soon, but I don’t want to specify a date just yet. I’ll let you know before I’m ready to push all the buttons and release it.

Crushes: Stories by Eric Shay Howard

These stories were written between the years 2014 and 2018. They were all rewritten a bajillion times. It’s nine short stories. They are generally about characters who are either in a relationship, out of a relationship, trying to get into a relationship, or not realizing they are in a relationship. Some people are trapped in relationships. I guess it’s about relationships?

Whatever. When I wrote them, they were just stories. I had to find the theme and put them all together. Now I have to red-line the proof copy and all of that. Have I mentioned that I’m in grad school and I work full-time? What am I doing to myself?

There are things I would change about these stories today if I was still editing them. I’m not, and so the stories are what they are for now. It’s just my first book. It’s um, not that big of a deal. I’d say I’ll write more fiction collections, but then again, better authors that me already have a million fiction collections. I don’t know what I want to write next. Something weird, probably.

Crushes Is Available on Amazon Unlimited and Amazon Kindle Now

Anyway, you can read the ebook on Kindle Unlimited, or buy a digital copy for now. It’s been on there forever. Well, since 2018. Just so you know, I may earn from qualifying purchases with the ad below.

I learned a lot about writing when I was working on these stories. I have some short stories available for you to read for free right here on my blog, too. I hope to continue learning about all kinds of different things. Right now, I’m learning about paperback publishing, obviously. Do you like paperback books?

If you like paperbacks, or digital books, or short fiction collections, or crushes, anything at all, leave me a comment and let’s discuss. I am curious which you prefer: physical books or digital books? People’s minds seem to be changing as the years go by, but what do I know? I myself buy more digital books. However, I prefer physical books if I really like the book. Sometimes this causes me to double-dip, but it helps support the author.

I’ll let you know via my Twitter page, my Facebook page, and this blog when the book will be available on paperback. Definitely follow me on Twitter because it’s currently my favorite platform and I generally make announcements there first.

leave me a comment below so that I’m not talking to the void. It would also be nice if the content reached past my ridiculously long sidebar 😉

Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA Summer Residency, 2022. Photo by Ben Keeling.

I’m Eric Shay Howard and I’m a bad blogger. I’m also an author. I live in Louisville, Kentucky and work at a law firm.

I’m currently a graduate student in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lately, I’ve been blogging about that. I also have a Master of Business Administration and have completed a few certificate programs in Human Resource related studies. Occasionally I blog about business and other MBA-related things. Blogging about my day, bad dates, or package delivery issues are also not out of the question.

I wrote a fiction collection called Crushes and self-published it because sometimes I just like to push buttons and see what happens. I think this book is pretty alright, I suppose. Buying a copy helps me out. Feel free to leave a review on Amazon as well.

crushes by eric shay howard fiction collection book cover

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Eric’s bookshelf: currently-reading

The Silkworm
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Words of Radiance
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The Cloven Viscount
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Dark Rise
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The Gunslinger
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
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Blogs and People I Like

Here are some other blogs and people that I like to read or keep up with. The order is arbitrary because I started out going for alphabetical order but then got busy with classes or something so now sometimes I just rearrange them for no reason.

Equipment Test! Podcast Artwork

I made a really bad podcast over the summer called Equipment Test! because I bought a microphone. But if you like really bad podcasts, you can listen to it here, or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other places.

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