From the Author
I am very pleased to be able to present this collection of stories to the public. I believe this book showcases my range as a writer. From the hilarious to the heartwrenching, I hope there is some situation in these pages that grabs your funnybone or touches your heart.
From the Back Cover
These 17 stories are divided into humorous and dramatic sections. The humor section is inhabited by characters like Old Sam Drayton, who is convinced that he is a railroad. Wayne Grazni is the new V.P. of a growing phone company who can't figure out how his office telephone works. Four-year-old Jeffy can't understand why his grandma is always swearing at him. Then there's Joel, whose job is to sit on a park bench in four-hour shifts, which should be a manageable task.
In the dramatic section, a troubled man struggles to shield his kids from the lifestyle that sent him to prison. Corporal Fitch walks a tightrope as he tries to extract his men from the grasp of an overwhelming enemy force. Mr. Humbolm is a humble merchant whose happiest Christmas experience comes at a steep price. These characters, and many more, bring you A Smile Through a Tear.