Thornton Sully

Thornton Sully Editor-in-Chief |
Thornton Sully has Jack Londoned his way across the globe sleeping with whatever country would have him, and picking up stray stories along with way. A litter of dog-eared passports that have taken up residence in his sock drawer are a constant temptation, but, as the founder in 2009 of A Word with You Press, dedicated to publishing and purveying fine stories, it’s not likely he will stray too far from our new clubhouse in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of three novels and is on call to review books for The San Diego Union Tribune.

Books by Thornton


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The Boy with a Torn Hat

A coming of rage story. Morgan is an impoverished American artist living abroad, who cannot fathom why his work never rises above mediocre, until he learns the secret from a carnival of street mimes and buskers.  Romance, beer, and busking, and finally, the discovery of fire.

Almost Avalon

Aaron and Melissa forsake the fast lane of Los Angeles for a Spartan life on Catalina Island, to fish for lobster and live on their boat.  The stunning beauty of their raw existence may not be enough to save their Adam-and-Eve relationship.  Appropriately, the Celtic word for the Garden of Eden is Avalon.  It's almost Avalon, but not quite. Care for an apple?

The Coffee Shop Chronicles

100 short stories, essays and poems about coffee, carefully selected from the entries to our inaugural writing competition, The Coffee Shop Chronicles.