Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best Paris Stories to be released in paperback on May 31, 2012

For immediate release: 

Best Paris Stories to be released on May 31, 2012
Free library loan to members of Amazon Prime
Available now for pre-order
Cover design by Lydia D'moch.

For some, Paris is home, for others, merely a dream. For Gaston, it is a bench, the anchor of his life. For Sue, a romantic city filled with scandalous, dark-eyed men, for Frank an all-consuming fire, for Mme Santinelli a ghost she'd hoped to forget. By turns humorous, bittersweet, historical or surreal, each of these carefully selected stories invites us to explore a different facet of Paris.

BEST PARIS STORIES brings together the winning short stories of the 2011 Paris Short Story Contest with works by Jeannine Alter, Bob Levy, Lisa Burkitt, Nafkote Tamirat, Marie Houzelle, Jo Nguyen, Julia Mary Lichtblau, Mary Byrne, Marie Houzelle, Jane M. Handel, and Jim Archibald.

The BEST PARIS STORIES were selected by distinguished judges Elizabeth Bard, Cara Black, Janet Skeslien Charles, Charles and Clydette De Groot, Penelope Fletcher, Nicola Keegan, Anne Korkeakivi, Diane Johnson, Robert Stewart, Heather Stimmler-Hall, and Charles Trueheart in collaboration with Paris Writers News and the remarkable Editorial Committee formed by Beth Arnold, Janice Abbott, Jennifer K. Dick, Mary Duncan, Kristin Espinasse, Karen Fawcett, Mary Ellen Gallagher, Nancy Gerbault, Hilary Kaiser, Dimitri Keramitas, Barry Kirwan, Marcia Lebre, Kai Maristed, Thirza Valois, Christopher Vanier, and Eve Zuckerman,

BEST PARIS STORIES will celebrate the this new publication at The American Library of Paris on May 29 at a literary event that will be open to the public.

If you are a Book Reviewer,  Book Blogger, Travel writer, Paris organization or Publication based in France and you would like to receive a review copy of Best Paris Stories, please contact Summertime Publications with "review copy" in the subject line..


  1. Excellent news! I am always on the lookout for new books to add to my reading list for "Paris: A Literary Adventure" (both the armchair version at Politics & Prose in Washington DC and the in-Paris version for Queens College CUNY students each summer). Can't wait to read this new collection, brava and merci for bringing it into the world!

  2. Hope you can join us for the launch in Paris!

  3. Thanks for the message today Toby... email me at vicki@vickiarcher.com... I would love a review copy... xv