The Foreigner State
by Jamie Crothall
Middle-aged and published only once, Mark never expected to acquire a super-fan. Especially not a beauty like Stephanie. She, a scorned young wife, wants Mark’s help writing her book. Meanwhile, her husband Brian engages in a sketchy real-estate scheme.
This 47,000-word novella won the grand prize during the 2019 3-Day Novella Legacy Event. Full of intrigue, and quirky, charismatic characters, this is an expertly told tale of secret lives and paranoia.