Experienced Short-Story Writer Releases Compelling New Collection of Tales

Welcome to Sugarville Examines the Human Condition under Complex Circumstances


Alpharetta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/09/2018 -- Drawing inspiration from authors such as Kurt Vonnegut and Flannery O'Connor, J.J. Haas releases an engaging volume of original short stories titled Welcome to Sugarville, relying on a wry wit that explores each sinister twist and turn the human spirit has to offer. Haas has published short stories in a wide variety of magazines, including Shenandoah, Baen's Universe, and The Literary Hatchet.He has also published a collection of stories titled Searching for Nada. His new collection reads more like a novel, with each story intertwined with the next.

When asked about what sets his book apart from others in his genre, Haas explained, "While fantasy stories are typically set in an imagined past, and science-fiction stories are typically set in an imagined future, these stories are set in a reimagined present that sheds light on the spiritual dilemmas of our time." Welcome to Sugarville is set in the fictional town of Sugarville, a small suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia. Life couldn't be more normal for its residents, or so you might think. While one man schedules a doctor's appointment, another receives a mysterious package, and another quits his job to prepare for an apocalypse that may or may not come. In "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves," a devastating drought tests the limits of one man's thirst. "The Last Known Believer" follows the Rapture as it goes not quite according to plan. With each story comes a new layer of intrigue that charms as much as it chills, each "What if?" answered to its fullest and darkest consequence.

Welcome to Sugarville will be available on April 9, 2018.The softcover will be available on,, and; the eBook will be available exclusively on Amazon; and the audiobook will be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

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