I will post awards, review excerpts, contest results, and other “odds and ends” on this page.

Praise for Santa Abella and Other Stories

Recipient of the B.R.A.G Medallion award from the Book Readers Appreciation Group

“The stories in the new collection, Santa Abella and Other Stories by Ken Wetherington, range from introspective, soul-searching adventures to tragic romance to suspense, all tinged with a touch of darkness.” North Carolina Writers Network

“This probing collection of short stories is perfect for readers seeking to delve into the complexities of human nature.” – BookLife

“… provides deep enjoyment and surprising revelations about the human condition.” – Richard H. Smith, author of The Joy of Pain

“… a wonderful kaleidoscope of thought-provoking tales that linger beyond the page. Well-written and carefully crafted, this collection is a worthy investment for readers who are tired of formulaic fiction. – Phillip M. Locey, author of The Chain of Living Fire series

Praise for Individual Stories

On “Inheriting Dad”
“… a page turner.” – Neal Bell, Edgar award winner

On “Starstruck”
“… very nicely done.” – Pete Barber, author of MAYA

On “Black Bear Lake”
“… very engrossing.” – Martin Miller, Professor of History, Duke University

On “The Last Grave”
“I loved this! Great opening sentence, and I’m in awe at how much information is relayed in this very short story.” – Diane Strauss, Associate University Librarian, University of North Carolina.”

Contest Results

The Revivalists   Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2019 Cinematic Short Story Contest
Starstruck  Quarterfinalist – Screencraft’s 2019 Cinematic Short Story Contest

Odds and Ends for Santa Abella and Other Stories

Book Buzz Feature (North Carolina Writers Network)
Library of Congress Record

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