Author Event - A Matter of Words with Michelle Bailey

The Avid Reader is happy to welcome author Michelle Bailey for a reading, discussion, and signing of the short story anthology A Matter of Words, which includes Bailey's debut short story, Roadkill, on Friday, November 6th starting at 7:30 p.m.

A Matter of Words is the first volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world. In this first installation, no limits were set on genre, allowing the authors to lead the reader to destinations unknown. From the outer limits of the galaxy to the darkest depths of the ocean, A Matter of Words conquers the struggles of everyday life before revealing the dramatic loss of innocence and disturbing the reader with things that go bump in the night. 

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

A Matter of Words also includes works by New York Times bestselling author Steven Hartov, Randy Blazak, Chuck Mosley, Brian Paone, Kim Loraine, Douglas Esper, Jacob Prytherch and more.

Roadkill is a short story about finding love in the most broken of places. Shattered souls can still be slowly pieced back together by the right match. Each person, however, has a breaking point. Once tipped too far, there is no going back.

About the Author: Michelle Jillian Bailey served eight years as a US Army helicopter pilot, an experience that gives her a unique perspective on the world and informs her fiction and non-fiction writing.  She recently completed her autobiographical book, Pulling Pitch, and is currently writing an adventure romance based on her years in the cockpit.  Inspired by the well-constructed order of language to devise a dark tale that a reader can feel, Michelle wrote Roadkill, her first published short story.  She is the mother of three amazing children, an avid martial artist and NASCAR fan, and considers herself "Blessed Beyond Words."  Michelle was born in Davis, CA and graduated as a Blue Devil in 1989.  She is thrilled that her debut author event will be held at the Avid Reader in Davis, where she is still living, as she feels it truly completes the circle.

Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
A Matter of Words: 21 Short Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991309184
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Published: Scout Media - October 6th, 2015