It is an honor to be included among my fellow Peace Corps writers in Americans Do Their Business Abroad: Stories By People Who Should Have Known Better But Are Glad They Didn’t, edited by Jake Fawson and Steve McNutt. From the book description:
“Herein reside seventeen stories (and one poem) written by Peace Corps Volunteers from across the generations and across the planet. Such writing often brings expectations for a certain type of book (heartwarming, uplifting, nice). Many books give you that experience. And we like those books. They are good books. The world needs those books. This is not that book.
Americans Do Their Business Abroad is a collection of stories a little too goofy, a little too personal (and maybe a little too gross) to belong anywhere else. Latrines. Goat eyeballs. Pickpockets. Whimsy. Wisdom. And arson in the name of hygiene.”
My story, “Casa Chepito,” is about a spider monkey in Nicaragua who wanted my white gringo ass (excuse my Spanish). Needless to say, it falls under the aforementioned “toilet” category. A portion of your purchase price will be donated to the Wyatt Ammon Scholarship Fund, in honor of a Peace Corps Volunteer who died at the age of 24 during his service in Zambia.