Press 53 is kicking off National Short Story Month with three new short story collections from three award-winning authors. Los Angeles Review Fiction Editor and winner of the Glimmer Train Short Story Contest, Stefanie Freele, whose new collection "Surrounded by Water" “recasts suburban ennui as existential terror, domestic drudgery as harrowing suspense,” according to J. Robert Lennon, author of Pieces for the Left Hand. "The Naming of Ghosts" from storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story winner Steve Mitchell, whose “storytelling is remarkable in its hypnotic rhythms, in the unique voice,” says Alexander Pepple, Editor of Able Muse. "Finding Grace" from Kurt Rheinheimer, whose “gift in this book is to find tiny, ephemeral pieces of boyhood and then have that setting entered into by characters who are equal in their gentle and precise detail.” says Linda B. Swanson-Davies, co-editor of Glimmer Train Stories. Following a brief reading from each of our authors, a live video chat Q&A will take place.