Sorry for the non-existent posting. I've been busy working with a new publisher on the second edition of my short story collection, From Barcelona: Stories Behind the City. The good news is that it's due to be released this July and I now have a cover to share.
It's what I called "city-lit" with twelve stories set in the popular Mediterranean metropolis. There's a little bit of everything. The origin story behind the famed Caganer. Horror in the form of a haunted flat within shouting distance of a leafy square. Historical fiction starring Barcelona's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí. Crime, romance, comedy etc. Initial reviews say it captures the essence of Barcelona from the perspectives of the locals and foreign residents living there alike, which is what I was aiming for.
The first volume was quite well received when it was released a few years ago, but I'm much more pleased with the second edition. Mostly because, as with all artistic endeavors, you become better with practice, which includes learning from your mistakes and the feedback of readers. Also, I was able to approach the stories with more objectivity now that I don't live there, allowing me to give a more well-rounded picture of the city, I think.
I'm hoping to have a .PDF version available before the actual roll out. If anyone would like a free copy to read, shoot me an e-mail and I'll send it over. I've put some excerpts on the side to give you an idea.