Five short stories set in Texas, and featuring characters from all my current fiction work, are included in the first collection. Two are set in Galveston, and three in Austin. Four of the stories also serve as prequels to my first novel, The Children, presenting the full extended family, including all six cousins, the grandparents and parents, in action with each other and the world around them.
Separately, I also have a collection, Paris Shorts, Vol. 1 where most of the same cast, particularly the children, are in Paris. These serve as supplements to my longer Paris work, such as Slumming in Paris, Part One.
All in all, I enjoy having a large multi-generational extended family cast I can draw from, to present a wide range of experiences, often grounded in family.
Though it is still several projects down the line, an outlined Texas based work-in-progress, Lounging in Austin, will continue the same cast and family tradition.
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