At the age of four, Shorty lost his mother to an aneurysm. Shortly after, his father marries Cora Pontini, who at first glance is a sweet, loving woman. While his father grieves the sudden death of his wife, what follows is twelve years of physical and mental torment for Shorty at the hands of Cora, until she dies of brain cancer.
Shorty loses himself for a decade, in his new found freedom of sex and drugs, until death reminds him to put his life in perspective. Once emerged, he gets a visit from his past that could very well continue his downward spiral, or break his personal torment.
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About the Author
From a young age, he liked to write short stories about his family and favorite book characters. His love of writing came from authors such as Stephen King and John Saul. Later, his influences expanded to the likes of J. D. Salinger, Jack Karouac, and Dennis Lehane.
S. M. Bailey is a musician and is a self-proclaimed music snob who played keyboards and sang in various bands between 1997 and 2010 at venues throughout western New York.
In 2014, he earned his Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina. In the past he has worked in construction, customer service and garage door installation. When he is not writing, he is working in Quality Assurance as an Engineering Technician.
S. M. Bailey is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Denver Broncos, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He lives in Mebane, North Carolina with his wife Sarah, their son Shane, and their daughter Lucy.