The short story collection, THE TERRORIST OF PROVIDENCE STREET, is now available at Amazon in E-Book or paperback. Click HERE to purchase the E-Book.
To those that prefer the paperback version - click HERE to visit Amazon to purchase a copy.
And as I did with the Ella Paperback, I will offer special editions - with a short story handwritten in the blank pages. Get one for yourself by clicking the cover image of the book in this post.
Cost is $20 for a special edition. For those from Millville or Warwick, ask me to include details of your choice in the story I hand write into the collection!
The stories of restaurant life told in this volume are just a few of the many stories I have from my two decades of being a waiter. But, the Scott Holden stories in this volume certainly give a small window into what it's like to be a server in America.
The story then switches locations to Millville, Ma. One of the settings is the public library - which ironically wouldn't let me read my first published short story there for reasons of 'content'. (shocking I know).
The central theme in the book is of an alienated man that seeks revenge upon society. We have a lot of people in our midst that fit this description - and it's one of the reasons we have so much violence and bloodshed in our streets.
Violence in America has many forms - from the horrific daily scourge of domestic murders to the unfathomable acts of terrorism we see on the television screens.
Both types of violence are part of the fabric of these stories. The title - The Terrorist of Providence Street is meant to imply a simple statement -
There is no one type of person or race or set of conditions that lead someone to become a terrorist. It could be the person next door, that you knew all your life. The ones that commit these crimes come from big cities...and small towns.
Later today I'll post a fiction sample from the new collection. I hope you enjoy it.
For those from Millville, MA or Warwick, RI - be sure to picked up a signed copy.
From Las Vegas,
Stephen John Moran
Within a few hours my second publication will be live at Amazon. The Terrorist of Providence Street seemed like it would never see print. There were endless delays and roadblocks in the path to publication.
I kept pushing and with the help of my dedicated team - Sean Hoade, Jette Harris, and Jessica Wynn - this book will finally become a reality. I can't thank the team enough - and can only hope that when they see this paperback it will bring them satisfaction. It was a battle for sure.
The story of this collection goes back years. The earliest story of the collection was written over fourteen years ago and it took great effort to polish that tattered draft into a finished story. A few of the stories were published in literary journals gone defunct long ago. Those days seem to fade and all that remains are the stories.
Many more stories will follow this collection - and more battles to fight bringing the rest of the stories to publication.
I hope everyone that follows this website enjoys this book. It truly took a lot to bring this slim volume to print.
To the people that inspired this volume - co-workers at Chili's Warwick and the whisper and glints of memory from Millville, Massachusetts - may you find something that makes you smile in the pages of this book.
I'll write more about this volume when it goes live. For now - I can breathe a sigh of relief that it's done.
From Las Vegas,
Stephen John Moran
A RAY HOLDEN STORY
THE WAITING ROOM
Stephen Moran lives in Las Vegas with his beautiful wife, baby Kiana, and two dogs.