Elmore Hammes is an independent author who has published several novels in a variety of genres. His short stories have been published online in Espresso Fiction and joyful!, and have appeared in the literary journal The First Line and the national Catholic magazine St. Anthony Messenger.
When not writing or reading, he performs consulting services for other authors, including editing, formatting manuscripts and creation of Kindle or other e-book editions.
This short document is for authors wishing to self-publish through Print On Demand sites such as Lulu or Createspace. These 10 basic guidelines will make the interior of your book... NOT stand out! Too often self-published books scream "amateur" due to formatting. Much of this information is available online, however this puts it all in a simple and concise document focusing on common errors.
A short story (1,650 words) about a young man's utilization of several items left to him by his older brother as a means to escape his father's bigotry.
Some adult language and implied sexual situations, but nothing overt.
This story first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of the literary magazine The First Line.