Street Smart

Full Fare
Series: Street Smart, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
As the temperature drops, Paris authorities make a plan to prevent deaths of the homeless: house them in disused train cars on the outskirts of the city. This unintentionally creates a social and political experiment that leads to a new form of society—and causes the police and authorities to clash with the homeless train dwellers and the anarchists who’ve come to support them.
Down and Out in Paris, with Cat
Series: Street Smart, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
The trials and tribulations of an American anarchist abroad: an American ex-patriot leads a life that many would envy, living and working in Paris. But all is not well for him in the beautiful “city of lights”—his French girlfriend has left him, he’s fallen off the wagon after decades of sobriety, and a homeless cat is now tugging at his heartstrings.
The Accidental Anarchist
Series: Street Smart, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Caroline Wilson has a good job and a good husband in Philadelphia, but a restless need for a change of scene and a little excitement has her impulsively boarding a commuter bus to New York one morning. A turn down a New York City alley unexpectedly plunges her into a world she never could have imagined, where young anarchists are battling against human traffickers—and they need Caroline’s help.​
Stealing MacGuffin
Series: Street Smart, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A failed screenwriter turned private detective has his life turned upside-down when he’s talked into stealing MacGuffin, an unusual memento, from the home of one of Hollywood’s most infamous directors. Set in present-day Baltimore, Stealing MacGuffin pays homage to the likes of Dashiell Hammett and the hard-boiled detective story, while at the same time spoofing Hollywood both past and present.
Pele's Domain
Series: Street Smart, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii tests Officer Jenny Freitas like nothing else in her young police career. She finds a murder victim in a doomed house just seconds before the lava overwhelms it. A second victim draws Jenny back to the danger zone again and again. Maybe the goddess Pele isn’t satisfied with owning the islands. Maybe she, and the killer, want Jenny too.​
"Make the Bear Be Nice"
Series: Street Smart, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A homeless teen working nights cleaning movie theaters at a South Jersey cineplex forms an unlikely friendship with a former high-school classmate and his sister. Their relationship—as well as his relationship with his estranged father—culminates with a chaotic uprising during a screening of an annoyingly ubiquitous summer blockbuster kids’ movie.​
The Day Is Gone
Series: Street Smart, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2022 by Frayed Edge Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A Chicago family’s lives are disrupted when two young brothers discover the body of a local man in a ditch. So used to seeing violence in their neighborhood, they don’t bother telling anyone. When their mother finds out, it sets in motion a plan to move the family to a safer neighborhood. When their father loses his job and abandons them, their mother must ensure the safety of the family herself.