The past week or so have been very long, and, frankly, I need a drink.
Back in my journalism days, I used to joke during weeks like this that I missed the good old days when an editor would keep a bottle in his desk. Given my use of pronoun, you can tell just how far back that went.
Of course, they’d smoke at their desks then, too, and I certainly don’t want to bring that back.
So, no bottle in my desk. But fortunately, I have even better options as a book publisher.
And sometimes, they come made to order.
Take our latest Fiction River release, for example: Tavern Tales. I might not have time to go to a bar, but now I don’t have to. And many of the bars in this anthology are way more interesting than anything I could find in the real world.
Here’s the synopsis:
Think you know a tavern tale when you hear one? Think again. The seventeen stories in this volume run the gamut of genre and mood. Bars filled with glitter and ghosts stand alongside taverns filled with orcs and adventurers. Exclusive members-only drinks served at the end of the universe war with coffee bars with strange employee policies in the Pacific Northwest. Dive bars, afterlife bars, gay bars—you name it, and you’ll find it in Tavern Tales. So, grab a drink and get ready for one of the most entertaining Fiction River volumes yet.
So, whether you’ve had a long week, a short week, or a just-right week, go ahead and belly on up to the bar. This is one trip where you can get your fill and you won’t even need a designated driver.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.