Short Stories now available on Amazon

Short story sale on my Kindle shorts: Harpy & Julianne’s Tomato war, Escape to Laredo, Old Joe’s Pink Cadillac, The Slum Resort, Rocky Beaches, and There’s a Mouse in the House! are now just $0.99 USD for a short time only. 

Author website for Janelle Meraz Hooper


Harpy & Julianne’s Tomato War
Last summer, Harpy & Julianne were fussing over cats and roses in my short story book, Free Pecan Pie and Other Chick Stories (not on sale). This year, the two senior gardeners are having a tomato war. Kindle only. Suitable for all.


 Escape to Laredo cover

Escape to Laredo
To save her family, Gregoria Marteen and her children are fleeing Mexico on a train after the death of her husband. A pastry chef, Gregoria’s first job in Texas is at Bettye Buford’s Bed & Table. It does not go well. Kindle only. Suitable for all.



9-26-12 Old Joe cover


Old Joe’s Pink Cadillac
Old Joe didn’t have much, never did. But, at least, he had Elizabeth,
for a while…before his daughter, Cascade, got out of a women’s correctional facility and took her for a ride while Joe was at work. Kindle only. Suitable for all.



There’s a Mouse in the House!
A book of short stories and poetry to be read to toddlers.
Children and parents  alike will love the story content and characters like Okra (the cat), Jamaica (the green parrot), Mr. Hop (the nature-loving farmer), and more. A Worldreader favorite.



The Slum Resort
…Henry arrived at the ramshackle trailer park in the middle of the night, thinking no one would notice he was being dropped off by a limousine. They noticed. The other tenants, all connected by recycled CBs, were awakened by the sound of an expensive engine purring outside Rodella’s, the manager’s, door. They whispered into their microphones to each other: “Who was he?” “Why was he here?” “What did he want from Rodella?”


Surviving Arthritis, How to Live on a Rocky Beach
A little upbeat booklet about surviving auto-immune issues. NON-MEDICAL.







At regular price:

Read the first Harpy & Julianne Story here.
Read the first Harpy & Julianne story, Harpy & Julianne’s War of the Roses, here. Paperback & Kindle. Suitable for all.