The Contest and Other Stories
Joe DiBuduo & Kate Robinson
|Clarissa Yeo - Yocla Designs
“Love the atmosphere and story narration . . . vivid
and gripping. The frame
narrative is more compelling than expected . . . has hints of
beat literature, and the story arc about an art magazine is interesting.“
overbearing father at odds with his son“s artistic ambitions is familiar but
gets fresh treatment in this story of a fledgling literary arts magazine . . .
Authors DiBuduo and Robinson capture the angst that accompanies finding your
own way apart from your parents . . . The [linked] stories and accompanying
color artwork help to generate an overall celebratory tone for all things
literary . . . DiBuduo and Robinson
confirm the collaborative nature of the literary arts and the power of story to
help us find our way."
Jacobs, The US Review of Books
"The Contest and Other Stories by Joe DiBuduo and
Kate Robinson is a beautiful collection of stories that are exquisitely written
. . . What makes this collection an exceptional one is the compelling cast of
characters, the realism infused into the plot lines, and the plot structure
that makes each story a must-read . . . I enjoyed these tales for their
existential themes and the philosophical questions they ask . . . a gorgeous
treat for short story buffs and the diversity in style, plot, and themes makes
this a book that will appeal to a wide audience."
Sia, Readers' Favorite
“Cheater” first appeared in Western Weird, Volume
4, Manifest West Series, (Western Press Books - Western State Colorado University, 2015).
“Night Café” won the quarterly New Short Fiction Award (Jerry
Jazz Musician, 2012).
“Lost Memories” first appeared in The Memory Eater (CP Anthologies, 2012).
“A Twisted Garden” first appeared as “The
Yellow House” in Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy
(May December Publications, 2011).
“The Snow Globe” first appeared in Best Served Cold: An Eye for An Eye (Runewright LLC,
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Joe DiBuduo is a retired house painter, and a budding sculptor and
glass artisan who stays busy filling his front yard in Prescott Valley, Arizona with giant sculptures, and traveling around
the country to check off adventures on his bucket list. He's the author of two paranormal novels, another connected collection
of short stories, a historically relevant memoir, a popular nonfiction narrative, and his signature “flash fiction poetry,”
quirky flash fiction, and children’s stories featured in anthologies and journals.
Kate Robinson whacks words in redwood glades and on beaches along
coastal California, and promises to dance always with paradox and absurdity. Bookwise, she’s the author of a metaphysical
sci-fi novel, an upcoming novella constructed from dreams, and two history books for middle-graders. Her short fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and children’s stories are featured in international anthologies and journals.
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