Archive for June, 2008

Here’s the banner that will be used on blogs during my July tour to promote TPP.  I think the dreamy montage captures the essence of many of my 30 stories in this volume.

Promotional Banner for The President\'s Parasite and Other Stories



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The Gitano

San Francisco, CA.  My short story, “Muló,” appears in this Bram Stoker Award nominated volume, Beneath the Surface:  13+ Shocking Tales of TerrorIt’s about a young gypsy king, living in 1930s New York City, who reaps revenge on his Nazi-sympathizing professor of Anthropology at CCNY.  The story was first published in my short fiction volume, The President’s Parasite and Other Stories.

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The editor had an interesting blurb about my story at “The Writer’s Eye.”  I’m kind of glad it has stirred up some controversy:  it was meant to!

California Wild Fires Destroy Homes in San Diego

“A quick note about Efraim Z. Graves’ story, ‘The Fireman.’ Living in California, as I do, with all the wildfires currently raging throughout the state, I was tempted to pull the story from publication. It’s a story that’s almost too close to home. Yet, it’s a good read, and we have to remember that it’s fiction. The premise of the story is not, in any way, a reflection of this magazine’s opinion: we greatly appreciate the men and women of paid and volunteer fire departments throughout the state who brave personal injury to save lives, properties, and the wild. Enuff said. Happy reading!”

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The Human Tapeworm

Click on the image to hear the author read the title story from this collection!

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Author Jim MusgraveBook ClubsWrite for free ebook copy to review and set-up your personal interview with the author for your club’s meeting!

Listen to the author read the title story!

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“Jim Musgrave is a talented writer with brilliant ideas. His writing shows he is an educated man and very well-rounded. He can talk freely about religion, politics, and worldwide events with a vast knowledge. Moreover, his short stories will make you think and laugh.  I really enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a good laugh at the world around us.”

Manuela Pop, Bookpleasures.com

Stephen King commented in one of his books–sorry I don’t remember which one–that the popularity of short story compilations has lost favor with contemporary readers, and I guess he should know. If that is indeed the case, I would ask that you make an exception and consider reading Jim Musgrave’s The President’s Parasite and Other Stories as this is an exceptional book–contemporary, insightful, poignantly honest–a glimpse into the down- or back-side of life.”                                               

Kaye Trout’s Books Reviews.


“As an author, Musgrave exhibits two extraordinarily developed qualities: sharpness of perception, and vivid depiction of human characters.  One feature binding all the stories in The President’s Parasite is the urge to realize where the problem lies and the need to work out how to tackle it. In this sense, these stories are a practical guide to wise judgment and use of one’s brains.”
Ernest Dempsey, TCM Reviews 


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New!  Use this handy reader to view a preview of what’s inside.

First, download DNL Reader

Next, The President’s Parasite and read it.

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The President’s Parasite 2006 Sample excerpts from the short story collection by Jim Musgrave. It also includes where to purchase the book and the price.


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