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The all-new SHORT STORY TODAY podcast is now live! We'll feature the best of today's emerging short story writers. Each episode contains a professional audiobook performance of a story and an author interview. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Episode #38 - Will Musgrove: Selected Flash Stories

In his highly original flash fiction, Iowa author Will Musgrove applies his own unique brand of twisted logic to scenes from daily life. Zoo cages bec...

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Episode #37 - Melissa Llanes Brownlee: Selected Flash Fiction

Hawaiian author Melissa Llanes Brownlee explains life on the islands as only an indigenous person who was born and raised there can. In her fiction, H...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Episode #36 - K.B. Carle: "That Feeling of Life"

Author K.B. Carle lives and writes just on the edge of Philadelphia. She has built a remarkable body of work, creating some of the most memorable char...

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Episode #35 - Stephanie Parent: "Deer, Girl"

Baltimore, MD author Stephanie Parent reveals some of the mysteries of her lived experience as a submissive in a commercial BDSM dungeon while living ...

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 Episode #34 - Farah Ali: "Bulletproof Bus"

Pakistani author Farah Ali lives with her family in Dubai, but her ties to her childhood home of Karachi run deep. It's often the background against w...

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Episode #33 - First Annual Holiday Episode!

We celebrate the holidays with a cavalcade of holiday-themed short stories, written by some of the best contemporary writers in the field. Six profess...

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Episode #32 - Cheryl Pappas: "This Violent and Cherished Earth"

In writing speculative fiction, Massachusetts author Cheryl Pappas sees a responsibility "to acknowledge the strange in everything."  The co...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Episode #31 - Elizabeth Trueblood: "Life Partners"

Wisconsin-born author Elizabeth Trueblood writes stories that sometimes dance around the speculative, and at other times dive headlong into it. She po...

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Episode #30 - Steven Ostrowski: "Ensemble of One" and "Even on Good Nights"

Connecticut author Steven Ostrowski started life as a scrappy city kid from a large family on Staten Island. He developed a love of ice hockey back th...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Episode #29 - Meagan Arthur: "The Telling is Clean"

Utah-based author Meagan Arthur uses her stories to explore consciousness, and examine the "boundaried way of making meaning that we have inherited." ...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Episode #28 - Whitney Collins: "Bjorn"

Kentucky author Whitney Collins spent 20 years writing non-fiction for pay before she decided it was time to take a chance with fiction. With guidance...

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Episode #27 - Molly Andrea-Ryan: "Idle Hands"

As the child of a father in the armed services, Pittsburgh PA author Molly Andrea-Ryan found herself moving frequently to a new town. Looking for a wa...

SHORT STORY TODAY - Where we celebrate short stories and the authors who write them.

A weekly podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. It celebrates the enduring and compact literary form known as - you guessed it - the short story. But more importantly, it gives listeners an opportunity to hear the work of some of the best emerging writers of today. Each episode begins with an interview with the week's guest author, and ends with a professional audiobook production of a story by that author.

Jon DiSavino is an actor and stage director. In the last few years he has begun producing and narrating audiobooks for Audible.com. His most recent release, Doctor Assassin: A Medical Science Thriller  by Mark R. Belsky, was just published in December of 2021. https://www.audible.com/pd/Doctor-Assassin-Audiobook/B09PC2L13F?qid=1641235242&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=WF488SX9V86TNK7G169J
 
He has recently launched a YouTube channel for actors and directors titled ACT HOW, which will feature videos that illustrate a range of approaches to performing, with an emphasis on the text. Here is a link to the first installment, Highbrow, Lowbrow. https://youtu.be/9ThBpfi3PAc

Please visit his website for more information: https://www.jondisavino.com

Music used on the podcast is by C. S. Fuqua : https://csfuqua.bandcamp.com/ and Matt Hawkins: https://matthawkinssingingsomesongs.bandcamp.com/

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