Face Value: Collected Stories Named Finalist in Next Generation & National Indie Excellence Awards

Paula Margulies’ Face Value: Collected Stories has been named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Short Story/Fiction category & the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Short Stories category.
SAN DIEGO - June 1, 2014 - PRLog -- San Diego, CA – Book publicist Paula Margulies’ short story collection, Face Value: Collected Stories (ISBN 978-0-9913545-1-1) has been named a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in the Short Story/Fiction category and a 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist in the Short Stories category.  Prior to publication, Face Value: Collected Stories received a 2003 San Diego State University 20th Annual Writers’ Conference Editor’s Choice Award for the title story, Face Value, and a 2004 award the following year for the collection.

Following the success of her first novel, Coyote Heart, this collection of contemporary literary fiction explores the lives of men and women who find themselves facing the challenges of unrequited love, loss, and the secrets that bind family members together. In Face Value: Collected Stories, Margulies explores the themes of compassion, regret, loneliness, loyalty to family, and the search for true love. Tender and haunting, with touches of humor and magical realism, the collection focuses on characters who – sometimes unwittingly – discover their true selves as they play the hands that fate has dealt them.

“I’m happy that these little stories have achieved so much recognition,” said Margulies. “I enjoyed writing them, but there is something special about having them acknowledged by editors and judges in contests like the SDSU Writers’ Conference Editor’s Choice Award, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.”

The collection has also received praise from established members of the writing community, including short story author Bonnie ZoBell and novelist Drusilla Campbell, who writes, “In Face Value: Collected Stories, Margulies’ characters speak in voices that are tender and soulful, full of love and a quiet acceptance of the inevitable. These are stories of life and death, and the peculiar human ability to mourn the past while remaining ever hopeful for the future."

Paula Margulies is the owner of Paula vvter Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Margulies holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Language Arts & Literature, a certificate in Marketing Communications, and single subject and community college teaching credentials. Margulies has received numerous awards for her short stories and novels, including her debut novel, Coyote Heart, and her essays have been published in a number of professional journals and magazines. She has been awarded artist residencies at Caldera, Red Cinder Artist Colony, Centrum, and the Vermont Studio Center. Margulies resides with her husband in San Diego, California.

For more information about the author or Face Value: Collected Stories, please visit www.amazon.com, or www.paulamargulies.com.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Margulies Communications

8145 Borzoi Way

San Diego, CA 92129

T: 858-538-2047

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