A Ghost Story
by Steve Berman
A lonely boy walking along a highway one autumn evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who happens to have died decades ago and haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With its cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage is not your typical romance but does offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love.
Paperback, 204 pages
“Vintage is an outstanding example of how genres such as YA fantasy and supernatural fiction can be used to create new stories which exploit the potential of speculative fiction to address social issues. I am already anticipating the next book by Steve Berman.” - The Green Man Review
"A smart, stylish coming-of-age story about a gay teenager, a seductive ghost, and the many ways that the past shadows the present. It's also a love story, but one that's dark and sharp and full of unexpected twists. Much like adolescence itself." - Terri Windling, Endicott Studios Blog
New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers
by Steve Berman
Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These thirteen stories provide readers jaded with the traditional, Old World fairy tales and tempts them with new stories that will engage bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Escape from work camp leads to a dangerous encounter on a wet road. That high school year book is magical and might be mocking you...or helping you find love. And isn't love one of the central premises of the fairy tale? These teenage boys and girls need not fear that their love has no worth, because Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends. Readers can be assured that, if the tale does not end happy, it ends most memorably.
Table of Contents
"Thimbleriggery and Fledglings"
"Persimmon, Teeth, and Boys"
"Gomorrahs of the Deep"
"A Calenture of the Jungle"
"Steeped in Debts to the Chimney-Pots"
"Only Lost Boys Are Found"
Paperback with illustrations by various artists
"Stylish and compelling, this will find an audience with many a teen, gay, straight, or those that refuse to be labeled." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories
In his first collection Steve Berman has assembled thirteen of his most evocative stories, all of which revolve around the central theme of the "tryst." But these passionate hookups and romantic encounters range from the eerie to the horrifying to the wondrous. Trysts offers readers dark and quirky tales from a distinctive voice in gay fiction.
"Stormed and Taken in Prague"
"His Paper Doll"
"Path of Corruption"
"Cries Beneath the Plaster"
"Resemblances" (a Fallen Area story)
"Tea Time with Corn Dolly" (a Fallen Area story)
"The Anthvoke" (a Fallen Area story)
"Hair Like Fire, Blood Like Silk" (a Fallen Area novelette)
Paperback, 164 pages
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