Short Stories Depict Complexity of Relationships

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Paul Donovan launches marketing campaign for prose collection, ‘Education’

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A middle-aged teacher just wants to do his job, but is frustrated with the administrative hurdles and pathological staff members he is forced to confront. A private investigator loses his business but finds love and adventure in spades. A psychologically confused undergraduate seeks knowledge and ends up finding God.

All three characters encounter the complexity of relationships and romance in a society devoted to materialism, sexuality and individualism in author Paul Donovan’s new fictional work, “Education: A Collection of Short Stories” (published by Balboa Press AU). The author is embarking on a marketing campaign to promote the book.

“This is a world in which people live with the constant distraction of technology and suffer the fallout of fractured relationships,” Donovan says. “Stories like these reflect on these aspects and encourage people to think more deeply about the consequences of these issues and the alternative ways to look at them.”

An excerpt from “Education”:
A week later, Nina would move out, and I would be left in my apartment with my stuff. For now though, as I drove along, I felt as though I was noticing things for the first time in months—clumps of elm bark trees; smaller, golden branches and leaves, bursting forth in colour in the spring sunshine; the blue sky; the signs above my head. It was good to look at things other than on a screen.

By Paul Donovan
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781504302494
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781504302500
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Paul Donovan studied creative fiction at Deakin University and teaches English and history at a college in southeast Melbourne. He loves video games and the latest technology and is interested in philosophy, religion and literature. He also wrote “Man of God.” More information is available at

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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