Local publishing company Cat & Mouse Press announced this week the publication of “More Sandy Shorts,” a new collection of short stories by Nancy Powichroski Sherman. The book is the follow-up to her anthology “Sandy Shorts” and contains 12 stories set in and around Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Cape May and Chincoteague.
“No one captures bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck like Nancy Sherman,” Cat & Mouse Press representatives said. “Whether it’s twin terrors challenging a nanny on the ferry or hula-dancing Yorkies stealing the scene at the Sea Witch Festival, a couple rekindling romance on Fenwick Island or a seagull unlocking hope for a military widow. Covering the gamut from hilarious to poignant, the stories in ‘More Sandy Shorts’ will have readers laughing, crying, and wanting more.”
Sherman’s first collection of short stories, “Sandy Shorts,” was awarded a regional first place by the Delaware Press Association and national first place by the National Federation of Press Women.
Her award-winning short stories have also been published in several anthologies: “The Beach House,” “Beach Love” and “Beach Pulp” (Cat & Mouse Press); “Rehoboth Reimagined” and soon-to-be-released “Scenes: A Collaboration of Coastal Writers & Artists” (Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild); and “The Divine Feminine: An Anthology of Seaside Scribes,” “She Writes: Visions and Voices of Seaside Scribes” and the soon-to-be-released “Seaside Scribes: An Anthology of Women Rising” (Salt Water Media). Sherman lives in coastal Delaware and writes stories that are influenced by life in a beach town.
The cover of “More Sandy Shorts” again features the work of Lewes artist Patti Shreeve. In a playful homage to the earlier book, a copy of “Sandy Shorts” can be seen on the cooler next to a beach chair set up along the Delaware Bay, with the Lewes-Cape May Ferry in the distance.
More Sandy Shorts is available at Bethany Beach Books (Bethany Beach), Browseabout Books and Odysea (Rehoboth Beach), Biblion (Lewes), Seaside Country Store (Fenwick Island), Hockessin Book Shelf (Hockessin), The Greyhound (Berlin, Md.), The Hickory Stick (Rock Hall, Md.), Mystery Loves Company (Oxford, Md.), Delmarva Discovery Center (Pokomoke City, Md.), Sundial Books (Chincoteague, Va.), Cape Atlantic Books (Cape May, N.J.), and other stores.
For more information on “More Sandy Shorts” and its launch and signing events, go to the Cat & Mouse Press website at www.catandmousepress.com.