Aqueous Books Releases Short Story Collection By Author Corey Mesler

Indie Publisher Aqueous Books is proud to announce the release of its newest book, a short story collection by Corey Mesler entitled "Notes Toward The Story and Other Stories".
July 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Pensacola, Florida-based independent publisher Aqueous Books has released its newest publication, Notes Toward The Story and Other Stories by author Corey Mesler.  The book is a collection of short stories; some experimental, some outlandish, and some as simple and comforting as a home-baked pie. Much like an episode of the Twilight Zone , each story disarms the reader with its semblance of normalcy before embarking on an unexpected journey.

Notes toward the Story and Other Stories  is a book of disparate parts, a sort of Frankenstein monster of a collection. Indeed there is a monster story, as well as a ghost story, an angel story, a mystical religious story, and a mystical secular story. The final story, “Publisher,” the book’s longest, concerns a man working for a vanity press who discovers “the real thing,” a novel he is convinced will blast a hole in the complacency of modern literature. About “Publisher,” John Grisham said, “It’s not only funny and clever, it reminded me of the first 80 pages of Sophie’s Choice. Great work.”

The book releases on July 18, 2011 and is available from the Aqueous Books website at as well as from distributor Ingram Books (ISBN: 978-0-9826734-6-1). Notes Toward the Story and Other Stories  will also be available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and in e-book format for Kindle and Nook.

About the Author:
Author Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published four novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue  (2002), We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon  (2006), The Ballad of the Two Tom Mores  (2010) and Following Richard Brautigan  (2010), a full length poetry collection, Some Identity Problems  (2008), and a book of short stories, Listen: 29 Short Conversations  (2009). He has also published a dozen chapbooks of both poetry and prose. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, and two of his poems have been chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He also claims to have written, “Dang Me.” With his wife, he runs Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest (1875) and best independent bookstores. He can be found at

About the Publisher:
Aqueous Books is is a publisher of literary fiction, with imprints encompassing magical realism, speculative fiction, memoir, horror, and dark psychology. Staff include Prick of the Spindle Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Reeser as Publisher, Prick of the Spindle Managing Editor Erin McKnight as Editor, Scott Jemison as Publicist, and a cast of readers in the Acquisitions Department. Upcoming titles include works of literary fiction, memoirs, magical realism, and speculative fiction. Look for forthcoming publications by Barrett Hathcock, Carissa Halston, Rosalie Morales Kearns, Ben Rogers, Caleb J. Ross, J. A. Tyler, and others.

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Aqueous Books is an independent book publisher located in Pensacola, Florida. Specializing literary fiction, with imprints encompassing magical realism, speculative fiction, memoir, horror, and dark psychology, Visit Aqueous Books online at Look for forthcoming publications by Barrett Hathcock, Thomas P. Balaza, J.A. Tyler, and others.
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