I’m incredibly excited to announce that my Miserable series has been picked up by Skyhorse Publishing! And the newest book Miserable Love Stories is scheduled for release in January, 2020, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This news has been bubbling up for most of the past year – but now that we have the cover and are moving to the final production stages, I’m thrilled to release the information. MLS will be part of Skyhorse’s Racehorse imprint and will have distribution through Simon & Schuster.
Subtitled 25 Romantic Disasters That are Worse Than Yours and featuring stories that have appeared in such eclectic journals as New Pop Lit, The Big Jewel, Gi60, Blue Skirt Productions, MidAmerican Fiction and The Legendary, Miserable Love Stories is now available for pre-order on Amazon and at fine bookstores pretty much everywhere.
After MLS, the next book in the series is scheduled for release later in the 2020. It’s a significant expansion of one of the current Miserable books and will render the previous version as a collector’s item! So, pick up the originals now while you still can!
And here’s the blurb copy for Miserable Love Stories:
Funny Short Stories for Heart-Breakers, the Broken-Hearted and the Completely Utterly Confused
Whether you’re headed to that exciting first date where you’ll inevitably spill Cabernet all over yourself or you and your significant other are celebrating Date Night #4,081 with an extra pint of Halo Top, everyone can agree on one thing: Love Stinks. How to escape the endless cycle of melancholy? Well, you probably can’t. What you can do is take comfort in humorist Alex Bernstein’s new collection of stories about miserable mad crushes, amorous infidelities and bittersweet romances.
Hear stories of horrific bridesmaids’ dresses, strange love at airports, awkward confessions, manic pixie dream girls, uncomfortable road trips, the bizarre state of future sex and, of course, true, everlasting love. So, curl up with your favorite valentine and enjoy such titles as:
Circle in the Square
The Qualified Apology
The Eight Hour Kiss
The Deli Chick
The Forrest Gump Question
Come Home Soon
My Annoying Mother
Commiserate lost love and painfully awkward first dates with Miserable Love Stories!