ENTERTAINING WELSEY SHAW
Imagine the most famous and elusive movie star in the world secretly gets together with you every week, to talk about all the things she withholds from everyone else in her life. That's what happens when "regular guy" Daniel Ferrera suddenly finds himself the unlikely confidant of Hollywood superstar Welsey Shaw. And though he's at first loathe to admit it, this unexpected brush with celebrity awakens a burning desire in Daniel to run with the rich and famous. Meanwhile she finds his ordinariness a breath of fresh air.
Entertaining Welsey Shaw is about that feeling of disconnection in this age of social-everything. It looks at fame, the road not taken, and our endless quest for happiness. Just why is Welsey telling Daniel—this stranger—her secrets? Can she really trust him? And can celebrities like her ever really become friends with regular people? It all comes to a head one intimate and unforgettable night, when he accidentally reveals the one secret he really should have kept to himself.
VIOLET ROTHKO AND OTHER STORIES
A shy barista dates a quirky customer, until something unexpected upends her world. A waiter dishes on the privileged housewives who pile into his chi-chi restaurant on Tuesday nights. Only the closest few know the true colors of a famous movie star and humanitarian—and they wish they didn't. A group of rootless young people move through days of total nihilism, until one decides being an artist's model is the highest calling imaginable. Life appears picture-perfect for two newlyweds—until she's confronted with a revelation that leaves her the choice of ending their marriage or moving forward. These are intimate, sometimes funny, sometimes sad stories that reflect our anxious zeitgeist today, with its divisions in class, culture and attitude.