Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Tartt First Fiction Winner. Short story collection STEP LIGHTLY immerses readers in the exciting world of dance, grappling with meanings behind movement that define who we are and what we do with our lives. Challenging and expanding accepted definitions of dance, each of the fifteen short stories centers on physical movement as a driving force, placing characters in precarious situations and leading to unusual outcomes. The collection sports a diverse repertory, including a classic yet tragic tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a dance narrative designed as a multiple-choice quiz, and a recipe incantation that brings back the ghost of a famous ballerina. STEP LIGHTLY grapples with meanings behind movement that helps define who we are and what we do with our lives.
Featured as one of "the greatest up-and-coming fiction writers today" on Amazon, Dr. Kendall Klym has won numerous awards for his stories. Klym is a three-time honorable mention winner of the Great American Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Saturday Evening Post. He was awarded a two-month fellowship at the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, where he completed the first draft of The Man with an Amber Halo, a novel of grief and redemption based on the sudden death of his partner. A former professional ballet dancer and newspaper journalist, Klym incorporates elements of dance and journalism in his writing. He holds a PhD in English, with a concentration in Fiction Writing, from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and taught creative writing, composition, and literature full-time at Kennesaw State University from 2011-18. Author City: ATLANTA, GA USA