Writer Bundle
Writer Bundle
Writer Bundle
Writer Bundle

Writer Bundle

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For the aspiring writer in your life—or simply someone who enjoys reading creative fiction and nonfiction—UL Press presents its Writer Bundle, featuring three distinguished works: The Fear of Everything: Stories by John McNally, Cablog: Diary of a Cabdriver by Dege Legg, and What Happened to All the Dogs? by David Langlinais.


The Fear of Everything: Stories

by John McNally

A magician shows up unexpectedly at a grade school. Retirees answer phone calls from lonely children. A sleep study assistant speaks to a patient about his own afterlife experiences. Twenty years ago, Richard Russo wrote of Troublemakers, “John McNally is an electrifying writer whose stories burrow under the skin. His world becomes our world, his way of seeing, ours. Resistance is futile.” The same is true of these nine stories that are by turns fantastical, hilarious, and heartbreaking.

John McNally is author or editor of seventeen previous books, including The Book of Ralph: A Novel and The Boy Who Really, Really Wanted to Have Sex: The Memoir of a Fat Kid. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, John is Writer-in-Residence and the Dr. Doris Meriwether/BORSF Professor in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Softcover | 130 Pages | ISBN:  9781946160638 |  © 2020


Cablog: Diary of a Cabdriver

by Dege Legg

A broke and unemployed musician lands a gig driving a cab through the swamplands of south Louisiana while bobbing and weaving through a nighttime world ruled by drugs, guns, saints, and strippers. In this fuel-injected work of creative nonfiction, Grammy-nominated musician and award-winning writer Dege Legg—aka Brother Dege—recounts five years behind the wheel while documenting the underworld of Lafayette and its Cajun and Creole hinterlands. From the penthouse suites on high to the crack houses on the low, Legg churns out thick-skinned tales about downtrodden derelicts, minor victories for the forgotten, and redemption in the face of it all. Cablog reverberates with tones of Bukowski, Miller, Chandler, and Kerouac while charting its own new territory of the human spirit.

Dege Legg is a Grammy-nominated musician (Django Unchained, original soundtrack) and award-winning writer born and raised in southern Louisiana. In addition to driving a cab, he has a BA in philosophy and has worked as a dishwasher, journalist, manual laborer, warehouseman, mechanic, driver, line cook, and a caseworker in a homeless shelter in order to support his artistic compulsions. He writes music, records, and tours the USA and Europe with his band Brother Dege & The Brethren. Visit him at brotherdege.net 

Softcover | 233 Pages | ISBN: 9781946160706  © 2020


What Happened to All the Dogs?

by David Langlinais

What Happened to All the Dogs? And Other Stories is David P. Langlinais second collection of Louisiana-based short stories.

David Langlinais has published stories in numerous journals, including The Tishman Review, Clover, A Literary Rag, Concho River Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Deep South Magazine, Avalon Literary Review and Raleigh Review. Born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana, he currently lives in Dallas with his wife, Brenda, and daughter, Juliette, where he works as a freelance writer.

Softcover | 160 Pages | ISBN: 9781946160317  © 2018