Short Story Collection Finds the Extraordinary Amongst the Seemingly Ordinary Lives of Women

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Ellen Birkett Morris's new collection of short stories, "Lost Girls", will be released June 26.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - s4story -- Lost Girls explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future, and say goodbye to the past. A young woman creates a ritual to celebrate the life of a kidnapped girl, an unmarried woman wanders into a breast feeder's support group and stays, a grieving mother finds solace in an unlikely place, a young girl discovers more than she bargained for when she spies on her neighbors. Though they may seem lost, each finds their center as they confront the challenges and expectations of womanhood.

"The title story of Lost Girls was inspired by the kidnapping of a local girl in my community when I was eighteen," says Morris. "I hope this story and the others included in the collection help reflect the range of women's experiences and get close to touching the truth about the challenges and joys of being a woman, chief among them being seen, acknowledged, remembered, and heard."

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"The stories in Ellen Birkett Morris's collection, Lost Girls, are memorable for the way they see the lasting truths that reside within the familiar," Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever states. "These stories are full of imaginative leaps that capture the wildness that lies beneath our seemingly ordinary lives." Lost Girls will appeal to those who enjoy reading literary and women's fiction.

About Ellen Birkett Morris: Ellen Birkett Morris is an award-winning writer, teacher and editor based in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of SURRENDER (Finishing Line Press). Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, and South Carolina Review, among other journals. Her commentaries have been heard on public radio stations across the United States.

About TouchPoint Press: TouchPoint Press, a traditional publisher of digital and print fiction and nonfiction, strives to be innovative and energetic in all we do from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication. We are proud to work with talented authors whose works have received or were nominated for several awards. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing fiction and nonfiction lists.

Ashley Carlson, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press

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