Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blog Tour: The House of Order by John Paul Jaramillo

Title: The House of Order
Author: John Paul Jaramillo
Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press
ISBN: 978-1-037536-16-9
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 105
Genre: Short Story Collection
Format: Paperback
Source: Novel Publicity Blog Tour

I do have to say the cover was a little scary, but the stories inside are intriguing.

Although I don’t read many short story anthologies – this one was interesting. The perspective was very different from my own background, so made the stories different to me.

Laundromat Story - I don’t think I’ve spent a lot of time at Laundromats (I remember my mom washing our curtains one time at the Laundromat). The people there were very interesting and the stories they told were part of what was intertwined.

Family Album - Tell the story of some of the family and some of the circumstances of growing up. The family dynamics are those of a large family. It’s wonderful how the family can support each other and tell the history of their siblings. The younger generation is intrigued by what was done and how they came to the US.

Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of The House of Order? Well, there are two ways to enter...
  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official House of Order tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest! I've posted the contest form below, or you can enter on the official House of Order tour page--either way works just as well.
About the author: John Paul Jaramillo grew up in Southern Colorado but now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He earned his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University and, currently, holds the position of Associate Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities Department of Lincoln Land Community College. Connect with John Paul on his website, Facebook, Twitter or GoodReads.

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  1. It's nice that you broke down the individual stories.

  2. The cover is intriguing, too. :)

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the book. I appreciate your write up. The cover is by a fairly well-known Illinois artist and I hoped would be a striking image.


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