Monday, December 5, 2011

True Colors Release!

So why don't I post here much anymore? This is why - busy writing! And putting things together! Craziness, I tell you. Pure craziness!

I am excited to announce that my short story collection, True Colors is now for sale. This collection is really, really super duper special to me. Why? Because it's LITERARY. Yes! My novels have a lot of literary elements, but all my short fiction - it's what we call literary over here on our Literary Lab. This, my friends, is where my writing ability seems to make me the most happy, so that's why this collection feels so special.

In this short story collection, Michelle Davidson Argyle shares sixteen of her literary pieces written during 1999 - 2011. In the title story, "True Colors," the main character fights her vibrant personality against the true darkness lurking within her. The story builds until a row of six dead birds stop her in her tracks. In the opening story, "Thread," (also published in the 2011 collection, Stories for Sendai), a married couple's reaction to the Sendai earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011 reveals their own earth-shattering issues and what must be done to solve them. The lizard on the cover represents the story, "The Threshold," about a young boy with an intense physical attraction to a girl he's not supposed to touch. True Colors is a collection of quiet stories exploring the hidden, but often overlooked colors we try to hide every day. Sometimes they shouldn't be hidden at all.
Also included are several poems and one prose poem picked as the staff choice award in New Mexico's Literary journal, Scribendi (2002).

Purchase links**

Kindle US $0.99 | Kindle UK $0.99 | Print Amazon $5.50 | Author Signed Print $8.00 (US) $12.00 (International) | Nook $0.99 | Smashwords $0.99 | Add to Your Goodreads Shelf

**$0.99 prices are temporary from now through January

Praise for True Colors

"Astoundingly beautiful and refreshingly open and honest, without ever degenerating into darkness or negativity. A beautiful, beautiful read." - Amy Lomas, editor

"As a former private chef, I would use food to create my art. Pairing flavor with texture, color and aroma, my canvas was a testimony to my love of gastronomic delight. Michelle Davidson Argyle’s TRUE COLORS short story collection borrows from my kitchen. Her mastery of the English language is like indulging in the finest seven-course meal. The subtle word play, combined with deliberate description, made me long for a nice glass of wine to accompany every page. Every story adds a new flavor, a new dimension to taste, which compliment each other beautifully. There are no mistakes in this menu, and after reading each selection, you want to sit back and savor everything you’ve read before cleansing your palette and beginning the next course. Tart, tangy, sweet, savory, TRUE COLORS is a testimony of her love for the written word." - Anne Gallagher, author of The Lady's Fate


  1. I'm excited about this collection, Michelle. I've read some of your short stories, and I really like them. I'll be happy to have a book full of them!

  2. I ordered my copy (in print) last week! Amazon tells me it's on its way to me! Eeee! Etc.

    This is very cool, Michelle.

  3. I'm not allowed to buy anything for myself (Christmas rules), so I'll put it on my Christmas list. I'll put three or four stars next to it so one of my boys will get it for me. Congrats on getting this published and out here for us to buy.

  4. Congratulations. I've just ordered it and look forward to reading your stories. Intriguing cover!

  5. Congratulations Michelle! This is so exciting!!

  6. That sounds so good! congrats - it's on my wish list now!!! After Christmas, I'll be ordering a bunch of books from my Amazon wish list, yours included. :) It truly sounds so good, and I don't normally like short stories because they end too soon!! (I was the kid who always bought the thickest, longest, biggest book available. :) )

  7. My copy just showed up! I can't wait to read it.

  8. So sorry I didn't interact here with the rest of you earlier! I really appreciate you coming by, so thank you!

    Eric: I do hope you get a chance to get it after the holiday!

    Judith: Oh, thanks for your purchase! I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Anne: Thank you! <3

    April: I am honored to be on your wish list. Hehehe! Thanks! I hope you like the book because it's not very long and the short stories are very short, but I think you'll find something you like. It all strings together. :)

    Scott: YAY!!!!!


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