New Short Story Collection Compiles Humor, Seriousness of Life

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Author Dennis Payton Knight shares about 80 unique narratives in ‘Joyride for Sale’

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Joyride for Sale” will help readers ponder the meaning of life, celebrate the mysteries of space and fall in love at least once a week.

Author Dennis Payton Knight presents a humorous and relatable compilation of short stories depicting real experiences, fictional exercises and simple observations of the world in his new book, “Joyride for Sale: Laughing and Living in Short Little Pieces” (published by Archway Publishing) .

Within his book, Knight presents engaging stories whereby readers can turn to almost any page and enjoy a complete and satisfying story in the space of about four minutes. As a whole, the stories remind readers that life and self are worthy of being taken seriously, but also with a laugh. The book is a non-preaching guidebook to living.

“‘Joyride for Sale’ is a book about living in the small sense,” Knight says, “meaning accepting and appreciating life as it happens, and in the large sense, meaning to live everyday as if it were central to the meaning of life itself.”

Knight tells stories ranging from childhood to his adult life, recalling how he devoured coconuts to solve an engineering dilemma in his short career as a male belly dancer; how he dueled a mean, green-eyed girl at bumper cars; and how he created a whole new set of curse words.

A collection of about 80 down-to-earth, wry, evocative and optimistic narratives, “Joyride for Sale” will help readers ponder the meaning of life, celebrate the mysteries of space and fall in love at least once a week. More information is available at

“Joyride for Sale”
By Dennis Payton Knight
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 180 pages | ISBN 9781480807143
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 180 pages | ISBN 9781480807129
E-Book | 180 pages | ISBN 9781480807136
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dennis Payton Knight was born and raised in Laramie, Wyoming, but has lived in Denver, Colorado, for most of his adult life. He has been writing short pieces for several decades. He is currently semi-retired at 70 after having spent nearly 35 years in the field of family law. He is still active in the field as a technology leader, senior paralegal and coauthor of a leading Colorado family law deskbook.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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