Book Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Page Count: 314
Release date: May 12, 2014
“Shoplandia reveals the absurd world of home shopping networks with rollicking humor and gusto.” – James Esch, Turk’s Head Review
Jake Meecham has been dropped down a rabbit hole. As a new production assistant at Shoplandia, he quickly realizes America’s third largest home shopping channel is much more than smiling show hosts, quantity counters and sparkling jewelry. Everyone visiting the live studio—reality TV stars, beloved country musicians, drunk baseball icons and A-Team actors—is striving to cash in on their own version of the American Dream. Meanwhile, a motivational guru inspires manager Warren to plot out a life-changing career strategy and fledgling show host Renee searches deep to find her “sales gene.” Marketing VP Johnny tracks down a troubled long lost show host while back in the studio, producers Dottie and Dylan struggle to keep the live show from imploding.
A humorous novel told through stories, Shoplandia peels back the curtain to reveal the familial bonds that often form in our working lives.
Book Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Page Count: 206 pages
Release Date: September 22, 2011
These sixteen stories from authors who live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania, explore our common history and shared bonds. The collection includes stories about people in transition, struggling to find their place and peace in the community they live in. They are tales about love and loss, violence and heartbreak. The collection features stories by: Virginia Beards, Jim Breslin, Robb Cadigan, Wayne Anthony Conaway, Peter Cunniffe, Michael Dolan, Ronald D. Giles, Terry Heyman, Joan Hill, Nicole Valentine, Jacob Asher Michael, Eli Silberman and Christine Yurick.
Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Book Size: 8 x 5
Page Count: 168 pages
Release Date: April 26, 2011
In this debut collection of stories, Jim Breslin explores the soul of suburbia; the disenfranchised and the desperate. The characters in these twenty-one stories struggle to mend relationships and find redemption. A man is tempted by memories when his drunk ex-wife pays a surprise visit. A couple wrestles with their fruitless attempts to have children. An eccentric homeowner issues a series of comical concerns to his lawn care company. A husband tests the reciprocity of his wife’s love only to find himself in the throes of a dangerous free fall. Sometimes funny, often sad, the unsettling stories in Elephant portray the suburban landscape of loneliness and hope. Jim Breslin’s writing has appeared in the Molotov Cocktail, Turk’s Head Review, Metazen, Think Journal, The World According to Twitter, Main Line Today, The Daily Local and numerous websites.
KINDLE SINGLE STORIES
The following three stories all appear in the Short Story Collection Elephant, but can be ordered individually for Kindle through Amazon.