IT’S PUBLICATION DAY
How to Make Paper When the World is Ending
Publication: June 28, 2022
From the award-winning author of the “dazzling” (Kirkus Reviews) and “magnificent” (Reedsy Discovery) debut novel The Best Week That Never Happened comes a luminous new collection of short stories that deftly examines, explores, and reimagines the ghost story: How to Make Paper When the World is Ending.
A couple sets off on their first long weekend together with romantic — or murderous — intentions. A recently divorced father attempts to jump-start his life by performing as John Lennon in a Beatles cover band. A young woman becomes obsessed with a sweepstakes contest in the wake of her roommate’s sudden death.
How to Make Paper When the World Is Ending features literal ghosts, spiritual ghosts, charming ghosts; ghosts that are dead ends and ghosts that are still living; the ghosts of what might yet be and the ghosts of what might have been. How is each of us shaped by what haunts us?
As Entropy Magazine noted of her first collection, Dallas Woodburn is a master of writing stories that “never cease to surprise or carry a wave of emotional impact.” With its ambitious scope and resonant themes, How to Make Paper When the World Is Ending is another deeply felt, captivating collection of stories that will linger long after the final page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dallas Woodburn is an award-winning writer of fiction, nonfiction, and plays; an in-demand book coach; and host of the podcast Overflowing Bookshelves. Her debut YA novel, The Best Week That Never Happened, was a #1 New Release on Amazon, a Featured Bestseller on Apple Books, a “Must Read” on Reedsy Discovery, and a finalist in the International Book Awards. Her novel Thanks, Carissa, For Ruining My Life is forthcoming from Immortal Works Press in February 2022, and her nonfiction book 1,001 Ways to be Kind will be released by Familius Publishing in 2023. Her collection of short stories Woman, Running Late, in a Dress was published in 2018 by Yellow Flag Press and won the Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award. A 2014 Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University, Dallas also won the international Glass Woman Prize and is a four-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Her short stories have appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Nashville Review, The Fourth River, Superstition Review, Louisiana Literature, Monkeybicycle, Cicada, North Dakota Quarterly, and many other journals, as well as American Fiction 13: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging American Writers. Her nonfiction has been published in Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, The Los Angeles Times, Modern Loss, and more than two dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul series books. Her plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, South Lake Tahoe, and Maryland.(Website)