Congratulations to Barbara Alfaro — who contributed her writing to several Silver Birch Press anthologies — on the December 2013 publication of a Kindle version of Irresistible Impulse and Other Stories, a collection of short stories, selling at for just 99 cents!

Barbara — the author of the hilarious and touching memoir Mirror Talk, also available at — is one of our favorite contemporary authors. (See our post about Mirror Talk.) Take a break from the holiday bustle and treat yourself to a fun, fast (and inexpensive) read by purchasing Irresistible Impulse and Other Stories at

BOOK DESCRIPTION: A well-read robot, an overweight ghost, and a redheaded avatar, as well as ordinary mortals looking for love are all here in this quick, fun collection of humorous short stories by award-winning author Barbara Alfaro.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Barbara Alfaro is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for her play Dos Madres. The paperback edition of of her poems called Singing Magic and the Kindle edition of her poetry called First Kiss are available on Amazon. Mirror Talk, her memoir about a Catholic girlhood and working in theatre won the IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Memoir.