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  • 1. Burningthighs?Chillingwinters?Gotacaseofthe good old days? Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks is guaranteed to cure your winter, fire dancing, house hunting, tropic weather searching, jealous spouse, bus riding blues. Paperback Retail $17.99 CAD $14.99 USD Digital (.PDF .mobi .ePub) Retail $8.99 CAD $7.99 USD its, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks is prolific author Michael C. Keith's latest short story collection published by Vræyda Literary, Autumn 2015. Both heartfelt and humourous, it brings you on magical tours through parking lots, swerving around tales of spontaneous human combustion, through haunted homeowners open windows and around the smoke-stifled block a few times. Journey back in time with a greaser, figure out why Baxter's house turned into a tropical weather haven and discoverwhatmadeaman'swifegoonaday-spa shopping spree. Filled with Keith's clever and witty writing style, the short fiction in Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks makes you laugh and think about the wonderful world we call home. And if you happen to find out what tastes like chicken in the process, that's a bonus. Find Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks Online: www.michaelckeith.com www.vraeydamedia.ca/bits-specks-crumbs-flecks literary@vraeydamedia.ca | @vraeyda | @michaelckeith Retail opportunities available. Email ambassador@vraeydamedia.ca or Call 604.866.4414 for retailer program. B R E V I E W S "I tried to read one story at a time... a few hours and three cups of coffee later I'd gone halfway through! Brilliant!" Rhet Czak, MacroMicroCosm Literary & Art Journal Editor "He's quirky, deep and intense. I can't believe how much I laughed, then how much I thought. Everyone who wants thoughtful humour needs to read Bits." The Langley Review "I heard about Michael C. Keith's new book and couldn't wait to read it. That's it! I'm standing in line!" Don McIntosh
  • 2. Michael C. Keith Michael C. Keith is the author / coauthor of 30 book volumes and dozens of articles on the subject of radio and broadcast studies. His titles in this area include Radio Cultures: The Sound Medium in American Life, Sounds of Change: FM Broadcasting in America (with Christopher Sterling), Sounds in the Dark: All Night Radio in American Life, Voices in the Purple Haze: Underground Radio in the Sixties, Waves of Rancor: Tuning in the Radical Right (with Robert Hilliard), The Broadcast Century and Beyond (With Robert Hilliard), The Radio Station (now Keith's Radio Station), Radio Programming: Consultancy and Formatics, and Talking Radio: An Oral History of American Radio in the Television Age, among others. In addition to his non-fiction titles, Keith has published a dozen creative works, including an acclaimed memoir––The Next Better Place––a young adult novel––Life is Falling Sideways–– and 10 short story collections––most recently The Near Enough. His fiction has been nominated for several awards, among them the Pen/O.Henry Award and the Pushcart Prize. He was a finalist for the International Book Award in the "Fiction Vision" category and the National Indie Excellence Award for the short fiction anthology. He is the recipient of several accolades in his academic field, including the International Radio and Television Society’s Frank Stanton Award and the Broadcast Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award. Keith serves on the board of the Newton Writers and Publishing Center. Dr. Keith was the first chair of the Broadcast Education Association's Radio Division and is a professor in the Communication Department at Boston College. He is the former chair of education at the Museum of Broadcast Communication and serves on the executive advisory board of the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media, which honored him with its first Achievement Award in the Humanities. "Maybe I should make a career of this, she proposes, and I think, What would be better than to work for a carnival that roams the northern plains in the summer and the southwestern desert in the winter? Not much, I figure, but I can tell from my father's plaintive expression that this is not the life he has fantasized." ~ The Next Better Place
  • 3. April 23, 2015 1 Vræyda Media Inc Ms. Liz Ratajczak Ratel www.vraeydamedia.ca @vraeyda | @MacroMicroCosm ambassador@vraeydamedia.ca 604.866.4414 PRESS RELEASE Prolific Author & Radio Guru Michael C. Keith Joins Vræyda Literary with Clever, Witty Yarns in Short Story Collection Langley, BC April 22, 2015 Vræyda Media is pleased to announce that bestseller Dr. Michael C. Keith will be releasing his short story collection Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks with Vræyda Literary. Dr. Keith is joining prestigious anatomist & humanitarian Rev. Prof Seth Ayettey (Can You Hear the Angels Sing?), Canadian poet Sapha Burnell (Usurper Kings) and Dr. Camille Goodison (Chance Wanderer & Other Tales of Hunger) under Vræyda Media’s publishing label. The Paperback & Digital Book is due to be released Fall 2015. A short story collection about the dangers of caring for smoking Aunts, travelling to the 50’s, and what tastes like chicken, it’s rounded out with a smile and punctuated with Keith’s signature wry humour. Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks is a series of good yarns to sit back and enjoy. Keith is currently promoting The Near Enough (Cold River Press). Visit Keith’s website at www.michaelckeith.com, and his Goodreads Author site at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74255.Michael_C_Keith . Keith is active on Twitter @michaelckeith. Vræyda Literary is an independent press dedicated to speculative fiction, non-fiction and poetry. A subsidiary of Vræyda Media Inc, it began in 2012 with the development of the West African Best- Seller Can You Hear theAngels Sing? by Rev. Prof Seth Ayettey. Publishers of the Literary Journals MacroMicroCosm & Polymath, Vræyda Literary works to develop the speculative genre into its own beautifully diagonal view of the cosmos. Vræyda Media pairs its literary works with cross-platform projects in sound, film, artistic events and visual art. END Image & Website Links Vraeyda Literary: www.vraeydamedia.ca/literary | Michael C. Keith Author Photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ r8dj5600n$9hjq/michael.jpg?dl=0 | Vraeyda Literary Logo: www.dropbox.com/s/mjcvxfty39cke8t/
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