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Nancy E. Mercado Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Help, I'm Bored! Summer Fun (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boredom Busters! (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's too hot! (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tripping Over the Lunch Lady(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Man for Himself(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball Crazy(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nancy E. Mercado is an American author of fiction. She is a writer, a poet, an educator, an editor, and an activist. She has been hailed by Latino Leaders Magazine for being such a big part of the Puerto Rican literary movement in New York City and one of its ‘most celebrated members’.

She attended Rutgers University, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s Associate degree. She then went on to receive an M.A. from the prestigious New York University. Nancy Mercado then went on to go to SUNY-Binghamton, where she received her PhD in English.

She is the author of her poetry collection, published in 2000. It is titled It Concerns the Madness. She is also the editor of If the World Were Mine, a children’s anthology. It was published in 2003. Her next anthology edited was a collection of stories regarding the lunch lady and other school tales.

Every Man For Himself: Ten Short Stories About Being a Guy was published in 2005. It is the first anthology like this with ten stories on a subject edited by Nancy E. Mercado. There were many people that contributed to this anthology– in fact, a total of ten!

If you’re interested in reading this book because you’re a guy or you’re just intrigued by the topic matter, you may be interested in reading these stories that all explores what it means to be a guy. These ten skilled writers will each bring their own original point of view on that topic in this very diverse collection of short works.

Dive into short stories on what it means to be a guy from such authors as David Levithan, Mo Willems, David Lubar, Walter Dean Myers, Ron Koertge, andRene Saldana Jr. Each contributes their own story on what it means to be a guy or what guys sometimes go through. While some of the stories are real, some are funny and some are sad.

With each story that you read, you’ll get an insight into what it is like to be a guy sometimes. Similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this anthology shares stories and life lessons that all deal with being a guy in some way. With each stories giving the reader a brief window into what life is like for different teen guys, you can kind of understand more or at the very least come away with an interesting read completed.

Featuring some of the best YA writers around, Nancy E. Mercado’s Every Man for Himself anthology is a collection of inspiring works from talented authors.

Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories That Cover All the Bases is the second anthology edited by Nancy E. Mercado. If you enjoyed that first anthology, you might really enjoy this second book edited by Mercado that features a variety of short stories from some talented authors regarding baseball.

Baseball has long been considered America’s top sport, but when it comes to the written word, does it have the power to bring the same power through to the page? You’ve got to pick up this short story novel to fin out that compiles ten engaging stories for you the reader to snap right up.

With works from authors talented enough to join the party, this baseball book is a fun read for anyone who enjoys the sport or even if you don’t know anything about baseball, for someone that wants to find out more and learn!

Read stories about baseball from such talented writers such as Sue Corbett, Ron Koertge, David Rice, Frank Portman, Paul Acampora, Joseph Bruchac, Maria Testa, Jerry Spinelli, John H. Ritter, and Charles R. Smith Jr.

America has long had a history of heading to the baseball fields to enjoy a day at the game. For those who have been to a game before, especially when they were younger, they recall the magic of going to the game. The weather, the people that you were with, and what stadium you were at and what teams you saw play is all ingrained in your head.

Get the experience of being at a baseball game for yourself! Check out this anthology that houses ten great stories that are all a celebration of the game in some way. This collection is diverse enough to be a home run with anyone, no matter how familiar with the sport. Check out Nancy E. Mercado and company’s story compilation Baseball Crazy to read every story for yourself!

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