IT’S ALL IN THE STORY is an anthology of twenty-four original short stories curated by best-selling author, D.P. Lyle. From San Juan Capistrano in 1812 to the Bay Area in the present day, these satisfying bites of contemporary and literary fiction are packed with delicious characters and tales that will stay with you long after the last story is devoured.
What John Steinbeck said about one of his stories — that he wanted it ‘to strike without the readers’ knowledge’—might be said of many of these tales of friends and married couples, college students and gas station attendants, California dreamers, aspiring actors, and ghostly figures. Characters surprise and delight. Settings shift from Hollywood to Alta California. This collection is as expansive as the West itself.
Dr. Susan Shillinglaw, Director, National Steinbeck Center
IT’S ALL IN THE STORY is a moveable feast of California literature, brilliantly selected to illustrate the value of the compelling short story.
Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency
SANDBLASTED a humorous thriller about grief, bad decisions, and getting unstuck