In The Apartments Next To Mine

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About the author:
T. Anthony Bland is the author the short story Speaking Chinese which he published in the Winter of 2014. He was born and raised in the Northeast section of the Bronx, in New York City. He went to Art & Design H.S. briefly, before dropping out. He spent the next few years on a roller-coaster ride of life which included, homelessness,single parenting, remarrying, a blended family and after years of working, a return to school.
He received his GED, BA and MS in 6 straight years. After coming to faith in Christ, T. Anthony Bland gained a confidence to do something he thought he could never do, write. As a child he struggled with reading and writing and was held back twice because of poor grades and lack of reading skills. He spent hours as a boy watching classic movies and his teens in the movie theaters. It is there where the love of stories began for him. But because of his lack of confidence he never wrote a story. That would not come until his first year as an undergraduate at The College of New Rochelle. It was in college where he wrote his first story, a story about his 2 year old daughter's first trip to the dentist. From there he used every opportunity to write a story for class. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree in Communication Studies from The College of New Rochelle. He lives in the Bronx with his wife Sharol, 6 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys kissing his wife, destroying his opponents in Madden football, playing mini golf with his family, reading Autobiographies and daydreaming...

In The Apartments Next To Mine

The College Collection

Authored by T. Anthony Bland

In The Apartments Next To Mine is a collection of short stories about ordinary people that could live next door to any one of us. They are fictional stories of families dealing with extraordinary things like Assimilation, Schizophrenia, Unfulfilled Life and some reflecting on a great life at a time when age has brought wisdom. What you will find in this collection is a little something for everyone, no matter what stage of life you find yourself in. Whether it's a humorous look at a frightening trip to the dentist as in Chamber of Horrors or even the introduction to the James family in Going Home. A prodigal story about a family dealing with past hurts and forgiveness...but this story also leaves wondering, what's next? In Kaleidoscope, we see a family struggling with the pain many other American families feel when a family member has a mental illness. Ndulu is a time traveling science-fiction story. Or you can think of it as a metaphor. It's a trek through some of America's history seen through the eyes of two brothers. And Speaking Chinese is a sometimes humorous story about the joys and sorrows of assimilating into the American culture. There is much more...

Publication Date:
1495914488 / 9781495914485
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Short Stories

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