Hello, glad you could come. Have a seat. Can I get you anything? A drink? What shall I play on the jukebox?
Here’s the official book trailer for the collection!
I said this about Leesa Cross-Smith’s EVERY KISS A WAR, which you should pre-order/buy:
The stories in Every Kiss a War read like roaring hymns sung from some whiskey-fueled revival in the Kentucky woods. Leesa Cross-Smith sermonizes from dusty pages, bottle in hand, calling out her words to the gathered revelers from a bar stool pulpit. Gather ’round. Turn on an old-timey jukebox and let the country fill you. Listen, put a shot of bourbon to your lips, and drink down your salvation as Leesa shows you the way.
Not much more needs to be said. I’m thrilled to present to you wonderful women all writing love stories to you inspired by Leesa’s book. Step on up to the Kissing Booth. Get comfortable. We’re here.
Chicken | Kashana Cauley
Sometimes We Both Fight in Wars | Jane Carlson
Heart Between Teeth (An Erasure) | Gillian Devereux
Hold On. Hold On. | Gillian Devereux
From Down There the Whole | Ashley Farmer
Go Dog | Kathy Fish
An Island | Samantha Garner
Number-One Earthly Reason | Lindsey Gates-Markel
Funeral Kitchen | Sarah Jarboe
How to Leave | Sarah Jarboe
Scene from a bank of XiHu (West Lake) | Sarah Jarboe
how to write the black cowgirl | Kima Jones
When He Kissed Me I Could Hear the Ocean | Erin Keane
The Bee Sting | Sarah Lynn Knowles
Sweethearts | Amanda Miska
Round of Blues | Susan Rukeyser
Desert | Jill Talbot
Interrupted Love Story | Ursula Villarreal-Moura
Lake Simcoe in February | Teri Vlassopoulos