September 01, 2014


Ralph Bland



[Novella] [Short]

Novella

Not Dead Again (2010-11-15) cover story fiction relationships

Ralph Bland is a Manager/ Bookkeeper for one of the last remaining small independent grocery stores in Nashville. A graduate of Belmont University, he is married with a daughter and three very spoiled dogs, and on some occasions he likes to disguise himself as a normal person. He is the author of three novels (Once In Love With Amy, Where Or When, Past Perfect), all of the comic Southern Fiction genre. "Not Dead Again" is his first novella, and a fourth novel has just been completed.

Not Dead Again 2 (2010-11-22) fiction relationships

The day after the news of a death can throw one's mind into a morass of memory. Is there a way out?

Not Dead Again 3 (2010-11-29) serial fiction family relationships

People once known are now being drawn back from across oceans of forgetfulness to the island of Mr. Bailey's casket.

Not Dead Again 4 (2010-12-06) fiction relationships

Jennifer Kay Owens ... was she just a dream coasting in on the evening?

Not Dead Again 5 (2010-12-13) fiction relationships

When the girl you loved so long ago, for so long, ago, reappears in your life, what happens to your heart?

Not Dead Again 6 (2010-12-20) fiction relationships

Finally the day of Mr. Bailey's funeral arrives. But before he's buried, more will be uncovered ...

Not Dead Again 7 (2010-12-27) fiction relationships

With the revelation that romance is only a strangely flat memory, it is time to try to re-integrate into the world...

Not Dead Again 8 (2011-01-03) fiction relationships

In the cold winter light, sharpened by loss, what does anyone really know? What can any even say?

Not Dead Again 9 (2011-01-10) fiction relationships

Conclusion. " But we are still out here in the night, living the moments we have ..."


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Short

The Girls Next Door (2012-04-30) short fiction relationships

Life is change, they say, but even a small change in life is like being swept downstream, and the banks of the river are never the same ...


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Ralph Bland
Ralph Bland


Ralph Bland is a Manager/ Bookkeeper for one of the last remaining small independent grocery stores in Nashville. A graduate of Belmont University, he is married with a daughter and three very spoiled dogs, and on some occasions he likes to disguise himself as a normal person. He is the author of three novels (Once In Love With Amy, Where Or When, Past Perfect), all of the comic Southern Fiction genre. "Not Dead Again" is his first novella, and a fourth novel has just been completed. His short stories have appeared in literary print and online journals.

Ralph Bland sets most of his fiction in Music City, USA, since he rarely hops on planes for weekend getaways or boards airliners for global jaunts. This, he finds, is good for authenticity.

When not coercing himself to write he likes to spend his time suffering over the heartbreaks of the Vanderbilt Commodore basketball team, lounging in his backyard with his adorable dogs, or tinkering with his 1949 Wurlitzer jukebox, trying to determine why one day it works and the next day it doesn't, knowing full well that because he is a mechanical idiot he will never know the answer.

A lover of Universal Monster movies and British sports cars that don't run, he is the proud owner of perhaps the South's largest Frank Sinatra audio collection, as if that has anything to do with the price of tea in China.

Please visit his website, www.ralphblandlitworks.com for more information about his writing.