Doug S. Haines
Writer & Musician
Things I Pray I Never Forget, a collection of short stories.
Work, death, family, religion, illness, addiction, and Mother Nature all play their part in shaping the lives and choices of the characters within this collection. Each character must find his or her own way or die trying as they often find themselves beaten and penned in the corner by what life throws at them. Their best chance for survival is either to laugh it off or come out swinging.
Doug S. Haines is a Texas-born musician and writer. In 2013, he was the Senior Editor and majority contributor on the nonfiction book about sustainable living from Texas Review Press, Resurrecting Trash. His collection of short stories, Things I Pray I Never Forget, was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Elixir Press Fiction Award and a finalist for the George Garrett Fiction Prize and is scheduled for a June 2018 release by Unsolicited Press. Most recently, his work has appeared in Slippery Elm, Down in the Dirt Magazine, West Trade Review, and Reed Magazine. He teaches English at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.