Ford R. Phillips Publishes Second Short Story Collection

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Kindle Direct Publishing, a division of Amazon.com, announced today the publication of a new short story collection by Ford R. Phillips entitled: More Tales from McClane.

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The new book is an entertaining collection of short stories that all take place in and around the small, fictional southern IL town of McClane.

Kindle Direct Publishing, a division of Amazon.com, announced today the publication of a new short story collection entitled: More Tales from McClane. The new book is an entertaining collection of short stories that all take place in and around the small, fictional southern IL town of McClane. The author, Ford R. Phillips, grew up in a very small town in southern Illinois, much like McClane, and these stories and the characters therein are all derivative of that experience.

These stories are a continuation of the author’s first volume of short stories found in East of the Sun and West of the Moon. The significance of the book’s title is explained in the preface. “Now, said the old woman, I think you had better take my horse and ride to the East Wind and ask him. It may be that he knows the way to the land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.”… from an old Norwegian folk tale.

The little mythical town of McClane, the setting of both books, is now “east of the sun and west of the moon.” It no longer exists, except in the distant and dust-laden memories of all the people who have left it. The town is no longer there. It has been completely swept away by the repeated wave actions of time.

If you have questions or would like more information about More Tales from McClane, do not hesitate to contact the author at 618-463-1027 or email: ford(at)riverbendmarketing(dot)com. The author is available for telephone interviews. For more information about Mr. Phillips’ books visit https://www.amazon.com/author/fordphillips

About the author: Ford R. Phillips
Mr. Phillips grew up at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest in a small town at the very tip of the state of Illinois, 30 miles north of where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. At age 14, he moved to Cape Girardeau, MO, where he attended Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English in 1967 and a master of arts in American literature in 1972. Mr. Phillips has been a high school English teacher, a corporate executive in a large St. Louis information technology company and has operated his own successful public relations and marketing communications agency for the past 25 years.

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