Snapshots of Life Captured in Tiffaney Patterson, Ed Houston’s New Book

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Authors collaborate on collection of short stories, ‘Tales in the Key of Life’.

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Good books are like good meals, and the chef makes the difference how the ingredients are served.

Author Ed Houston joins forces with his daughter Tiffaney Patterson to release a unique short story collection, “Tales in the Key of Life: Short Stories” (published by iUniverse), that captures imprints of society.

The stories in “Tales in the Key of Life” feature intriguing characters that face difficult problems. Houston and Patterson incorporate themes of love, betrayal and delusion into their stories, creating a bevy of experiences for the readers.

In the short story “Diary of a Married Mistress,” Karen fights against the mediocrity of her life, but her affair with a man called Mike might be more than she can handle. In “Who’s Really to blame?” Horace swears off cocaine, but soon finds he has an even more dangerous addiction that threatens to destroy another innocent life.

Through their stories, Houston and Patterson hope to entertain readers and provide a thought-provoking read.

“Good books are like good meals, and the chef makes the difference how the ingredients are served,” Houston says. “My daughter and I are good word chefs and we serve a good tale.”

Tales in the Key of Life
By Ed Houston and Tiffaney Patterson
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781491738306
E-Book | 128 pages | ISBN 9781491738290
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ed Houston recently retired from the Department of Children and Family Services. He has previously published “Reflections in Recovery” and “Poems in the Key of Life.”

Tiffaney Patterson is a new author who is already at work on a full-length novel.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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