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A Matter of Words (paperback) + companion soundtrack CD


A Matter of Words (paperback) + companion soundtrack CD


"A Matter of Words" is a collection of short stories by 21 different authors from all over the world.

1. Brian Paone – Outside of Heaven
2. S.M. – The Face
3. Randy Blazak – Elvis is My Rider
4. Chuck Mosley – Mark Bowen
5. Kim Loraine – Hungry: The Memoir of Abby Snow
6. Leah Lederman – Lithium Sandwich
7. Douglas Esper – My Wife’s Favorite
8. Travis West – The Most Beautiful Boy
9. Michelle Jillian Bailey – Roadkill
10. Richard Lopez Salgado – The World From Below
11. Stephanie Rogish – Saturday Night
12. Lee Diogeneia – Consumed
13. Jacob Prytherch – The Uncanny Mr. Bones
14. A Lee Ajang – Twin Lanes
15. Steven Hartov – Dead Drop
16. Faith Cooper – Aurora
17. Alfred Balcon – L’ultima Raccolta Dei Rifuti: The Ultimate Garbage Collection
18. Cynthia Paone – If This Color Could Tell a Story
19. Stephen Rhodes – Just Another Day in Hell
20. Dan Golden – It’s Yours
21. Alex Lonchiadis – Vampire Coyote

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From Scout Media comes A Matter of Words—the first volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this first installation, no limits were set on genre, allowing the authors to lead the reader to destinations unknown. From the outer limits of the galaxy to the darkest depths of the ocean, A Matter of Words conquers the struggles of everyday life before revealing the dramatic loss of innocence and disturbing the reader with things that go bump in the night.  

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.


Our list of contributors include

  • Steven Hartov: NY Times best-selling author and military journalist

  • Randy Blazak: expert hate-crime sociologist correspondent and novelist

  • Chuck Mosley: musician and original Faith No More vocalist

  • Brian Paone: musician and critically acclaimed novelist

  • Kim Loraine: award winning romance novelist

  • Douglas Esper: musician, children’s book author, and novelist

  • Jacob Prytherch: author of the #1 ranked cyberpunk novel on Amazon UK


Michelle Jillian Bailey                 Faith Cooper

Stephanie Rogish                      Dan Golden

Travis West                              Leah Lederman

Stephen Rhodes                       A. Lee Ajang

Alfred Balcon                           Cynthia Paone

Alex Lonchiadis                        Lee Diogeneia

Richard Lopez Salgado             S.M.