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Short Story Collections

Reflections on Faith, Hope, and the World Around Us:

Purposeful Poems and Short Stories


Paperback Retail Price: $20.00


These stories and poems were written over a period of several years. The author shares his feelings and ideas in written form, to help to develop and solidify the readers' worldview. The author shows how most of the decisions you will make on a day-to-day basis will depend on that worldview. The author, with the help of his family, his wife, his friends, and, most of all, his God, he has developed a worldview based upon faith, belief in a loving and merciful God, and belief in my savior, Jesus Christ. The author's hope is that by sharing these writings with others, they, too, may be convinced in the truth of the gospel and in the love and mercy of God.

Reflections on Childhood:

Thought-Provoking Poems and Short Stories


Paperback Retail Price: $15.00


The purpose of these poems and stories is to preserve the memories of different adventures and interactions the author experienced as a child, with children, and in his family. The author expanded from his poems to include some of his childhood memories through short stories. Through his sharing of these stories, the reader will experience feelings of the carefree days of childhood and reminisce the joys and the hopes of childhood.

Writing Prompts

A Collection of Short Stories Inspired by Imagination


Paperback Retail Price: $12.00


This book is the result of friendly competition among Jan-Carol Publishing authors. Each flash fiction, or in some cases non-fiction, entry was selected after a brief contest in which authors answered a prompt. The prompts are included in the pages that follow, along with the name of the author for each winning piece.

Snowy Trails:

A Collection of Short Stories


Paperback Retail Price: $10.00


With each story set in the Appalachian region, Snowy Trails: A Short Story Collection presents a strong sense of place and belonging. Noted authors contributed stories capturing trials, tribulations, and triumphs, each one sprinkled with a gamut of emotions. In Snowy Trails, readers will be immersed in the varietal settings and characters, and will share the feelings of heartache in challenges and the joys of survival.

Tell Me a Story

Appalachian Tales


Paperback Retail Price: $15.00


Tell Me a Story is a collection of short stories of family and friends. Memories of wives-tales, haints, and mom being the family physician will leave you laughing and reminiscing of days long ago. The book also includes the story "Annie" about a young mountain girl moving to town, finding friendship and danger.

Wild Daisies: An Appalachian-Inspired Short Story Collection


Paperback Retail Price: $10.95


Wild daisies adorn the landscape in beautiful shapes, sizes, and colors. Much like wild daisies gracing a hillside, their characteristics reflect one's life journey with their responsiveness to the environment, growth and change, and the ability to carry on year after year. Wild Daisies is a collection of short stories which capture the essence of the flowers; surviving and carrying on with beauty and grace.

Collected Curiosities: Poems, Essays, & Opinions


Paperback Retail Price: $10.00


Collection of poems, essays and opinions. Thoughtful and fun. Noted author Kathleen M. Jacobs has written many published articles, essays and most recently, books titled Honeysuckle Holiday and Marble Town, books for the young reader.

These Haunted Hills: A Collection of Short Stories


Paperback Retail Price: $10.00


These Haunted Hills is a collection of short stories that tease the readers' curiosity of the supernatural. With the Appalachian region as a backdrop, each story brings fictional characters to life with intertwining moments of mystery, humor, and a reality check of the beating heart. A group of talented authors has created a delightful, haunting read in a non-cookie cutter, invigorating style that each reader will enjoy! Each story brings its own intriguing and engaging moment of excitement and thoughtfulness.

Where Have All the Mountains Gone


Paperback Retail Price: $14.95


Looking back to living in Florida in the mid-20th century, times were hard. However the people that lived through this time hardly knew it. Where Have All the Mountains Gone?, is a collection of short stories of the many methods of survival that are now obsolete. Most people today have no idea of how people survived during that era. These stories are an attempt to record and preserve, in an entertaining way, many of life shaping events that still march through the author’s memory.

Easter Lilies: An Appalachia-Inspired Short Story Collection


Paperback Retail Price- $10.00


Easter Lilies carry with them a significant meaning. The flower is mentioned frequently throughout the Bible and serves today as a beautiful reminder of the significance of the Easter season. The flower graces homes and churches each spring as a symbol of purity, joy, hope and life. This short story collection, Easter Lilies, captures the very essence of the flower. Colorful and thoughtful, these stories are pure in their heartfelt joy and hope in their interpretation of the many petals that make up the beauty in our lives.


'Pon My Honor!: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Country Side of Life


Paperback Retail Price- $12.95


Growing up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia in the 1950's and 60's was never dull. Most technical devices were still unheard of, so children made their own entertainment, using their imagination to come up with games. Some of those imaginations spawned actions not approved of by parents and led to instant consequences. Lessons were learned and learned well. The stories herein all come from the country side of life, from going to the drive-in movies to painting the back porch without permission, to going to the outhouse. If you grew up in the country, 'pon my honor, you will relate to them. Entertaining.

Musings from a Jonesborough Porch


• Retail Price- $9.95


This offering is of essays created, over time, while sitting on a delightful porch in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest town. The essays are of sightings from the porch itself and of musings on scenes and events remembered while enjoying the peaceful ambience that only a screened porch can afford.

Fletcher's Fables Too


• Retail Price- $7.95


Each story is told through delightful illustrations of animals capturing a lesson to learn. "Fletcher's Fables Too: Stories with a Lesson Learned" is a great teaching tool for those seeking simple but strong messages in conveying life's lessons. Each story presents easy and meaningful lessons for life's good morals.

Broken Petals


• Retail Price- $10.95


Broken Petals is a collection of short stories that demonstrate strength, humor, and tenacity interlaced with influences of traditional Appalachian teachings and intertwined with today’s lifestyles. As individuals, we stand alone, but accepting an outstretched hand gives us an inner strength that creates a harmony in unity with beauty, compassion, and determination. It is healing, much like when broken flower petals are bound together: they create a bouquet of beauty, sweet fragrance, and originality with uncompromising endurance. Broken Petals brings that kind of healing.