Contact: Marian Wolbers
MWE Services & Pretzel City Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anthony Maize “The Arlington Club & Other Short Stories”
Anthology Available at Pretzel City Press and Amazon.com
READING, PA, January 6, 2023 – Anthony (Tony) Maize’s first collection of short stories, featuring a downtown Reading architectural landmark on the cover, is now available for purchase. The author plans to offer public readings of his stories throughout the coming year on local media and at libraries, book clubs, and universities.
This anthology is the second in a series of short story anthologies by Berks County authors published through the auspices of Pretzel City Press LLC. The book is described as follows: “Anthony Maize's first anthology of short stories leads readers to encounter themes of justice, love, lust, labor, redemption, retribution, fear, ghosts, and the spirit world. Some of Maize’s characters exist in interiority, in solitude, as in The Cave, interacting only with nature, memories, and a dog named Sue. Others meet in what can only be described as serendipitous good fortune, like the vagabond Bosco Jones and the elderly Miz Thibodaux (Maisy) who gives Bosco shelter, food, and clothing. With a photographer’s keen eye and a writer’s love affair with words, Maize paints compelling portraits of human interactions and relationships, powerfully brushed by rich descriptions of the natural world.”
About the Author: Anthony Maize began writing fiction for his own amusement while still in high school. His short stories “Bosco Jones” and “Patty and Gert” were previously published in Evening Street Review. A member of the original Bold Writers group in Reading, PA, he has been a featured author in public readings, including at Albright College. Maize was born in Plainfield, NJ, but has lived most of his life in southeastern Pennsylvania. At various times, he has worked as a construction laborer, a house painter, a concrete finisher, a plumber, a freelance photographer, a foreign car mechanic, and—for 25 years—as a traffic analyst and highway designer. Maize spends his free time woodworking, photographing land and cityscapes, and writing novels and short fiction. His idea of a perfect autumn evening is sitting out on his deck with a glass of fine whiskey, a good cigar, and a great book, reading until it’s too dark to see.
Supports the Salvation Army: Like all Pretzel City Press books, a charity has been designated to receive $1 for every book sold. The Arlington Club & Other Short Stories supports the Salvation Army of Reading at 301 S. 5th Street. The author reveals: “I support The Salvation Army based upon the story a coworker told me of the care and support he received from them when wounded in the Korean War. He could not speak more highly of them. In addition, within 72 hours of Hurricane Katrina making landfall, the Salvation Army was serving 20,000 meals a day to survivors and rescue personnel while FEMA was still looking for its keys.”
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