About Tales To Count On
Curl up and enter the eclectic world of S. R. Mallery, where sad meets bizarre and deception meets humor; where history meets revenge and magic meets gothic. Whether it’s 500 words or 5,000, these TALES TO COUNT ON, which include a battered women’s shelter, childhood memories, Venetian love, magic photographs, PTSD fallout, sisters’ tricks, WWII spies, the French Revolution, evil vaudevillians, and celebrity woes, will remind you that in the end, nothing is ever what it seems.
S.R. Mallery composes a powerful collection of short stories. I was completely caught off guard with the direction and endings of many of the stories. Possessing intensity, depth, and in some instances shock, the eclectic assemblage will hold your attention, I found myself entranced as I furious read each story with anticipation and excitement. Just when you assume you know what’s coming or how endings will transpire – believe me you will be blindsided in the most welcoming and delightful way, unexpected best summarizes.
Mallery is an extremly talented writer, her style lures the reader, you actually become a part of her tapestry of expression. She is diverse in all her undertakings demonstrating her gift of writing, all her books are worthy of perusal.
An absolute standout short story collection, the very first story will leave you stunned, clearly setting the pace for more to follow as you ease your way through the facetious authoresses maze of well crafted plots and captivating characters, worthy of high praise.
S.R. Mallery has worn various hats in her life. First, a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved on to the professional world of production art and calligraphy. Next came a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor. Her short stories have been published in descant 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller, and Down In the Dirt.
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