Monday, August 3, 2009

Raleigh Author Jon Batson releases “Encounter in a Small Cafe and Other Short Stories"

Fans follow Award winning author Jon Batson's short story series. His descriptive narrative style is engaging and makes for entertaining reads.

Raleigh, NC, August 3, 2009 – No matter which type of fiction you enjoy reading, you will find a favorite in the short stories that make up the Summer Reading Book Series by award winning author Jon Batson.

“Readers will find a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor in some of my stories, while other tales are downright frightening, fact-based fiction.” said Batson

The August release of Encounter at a Small Café features 12 light fiction stories. Some romantic, some with a touch of mystery, there is even a charming flash fiction parable called "The Stone."

Encounter follows on the heels of his June book release of the 134 page dark fiction collection Murder at Thompson Bog and Other Short Stories which Batson describes as "five stories of dark and sinister intent. If you can't sleep, this won't help.”

For science fiction fans, late August brings six sci-fi shorts in his book Doll Bodies. Could stories in this sci-fi anthology be a future fact?

Batson’s blog “Maunderings of the Author” features the serialized version of his short stories; one episode per week updated on Thursday. The current story "Luna Nightmares" is from Murder at Thompson Bog.

Encounter at a Small Cafe and Murder at Thompson Bog are now available through Amazon in print or Kindle

About Jon Batson

Award winning songwriter and author Jon's historical fiction tales have won him first place twice in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society’s Short Fiction Contest and Honorable Mention for his sci-fi tales in Writers of the Future contest. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Eileen. Contact Jon through Midnight Whistler Publisher at

Media Contact For Interviews and Appearances:

Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR 919.327.5021