SHORT STORIES ABOUT STRONG WOMEN, EXILE, GHOSTS . . . AND A MURDER.
“The Fish Tank is a gracefully-written, varied collection of entertaining, touching, suspenseful, and thought-provoking short stories. Maria Elena skillfully paints rich scenes and crafts interesting characters. Her prose is vivid and distinct. You will not want to miss this collection!” – NY Literary Magazine
SILVER MEDAL WINNER OF READERS’ FAVORITE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
SILVER MEDAL WINNER OF 2018 FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honore
An unexpected treasure handed over from an ex-spouse via the divorce lawyer; a classic mother-son bonding experience on a roller coaster ride; tragic tales of survival of ordinary Cuban citizens in the 1960s; a paranormal happening in the Museum of the Weird, the Sad, and the Wretched; and a complex murder mystery; a short fanciful poem – all of these stories in one volume from the mind of romantic suspense author Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra that will take your imagination on a ride across all genres.
Delve into For the Fun of Writing, where flights of fancy are given voice in “Jerry’s Gift” and “Rites of Passage.” Glide into Soul Songs, stories from the Cuban Diaspora, where the author weaves many of her own exile experiences in “The Fish Tank” (award winner), “Bubbles Don’t Bring Smiles,” “Lullaby,” and “A Day in the Life of Benito José Fuentes.” Take a peek at Prologues, two prequel short stories that introduce characters in upcoming novels. Twists and turns run rampant in “Into the Light,” and “Mirror, Mirror: A Detective Nick Larson Story.” Finally, enjoy, The End, a short short of whimsy in “Everyone’s a Critic.”
Winner in the University of Cork’s Carried in Waves Contest
Maria Elena’s finalist short story, “The Fish Tank,” has been read by professional actors on a podcast. Check it out here:
Interview about The Fish Tank with Artist Karina Kantas
Maria Elena’s interview with Artist Karina Kantas on ArtistFirst.com. Check it out here: