From Kelly’s Cove Press website:
To occupy means to be present, to be available emotionally, to stand up for oneself, and sometimes to protest. The opposite is absence. To be rendered silent, useless, vacant because of fear or confusion or despair. Each of the stories presents a challenge, not only to an individual character but to a relationship. This short story collection from award-winning California author Daniel Coshnear includes 12 stories about occupation, featuring ordinary heroes. A thoughtful mood is reinforced with 16 full color images from Oakland artist, and UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Squeak Carnwath.
Northern California writer Dan Coshnear is the author of two collections of stories, Jobs & Other Preoccupations (Helicon Nine 2001) and Occupy & Other Love Stories (Kelly’s Cove Press 2012). The title story refers to the Occupy Movement, but most of the others in the collection are about very ordinary people trying to be present, to be true to their convictions, their children – these are love stories for the first decades of the 21st Century.
Dan works at group home for men and women with mental illness and he teaches writing classes at UC Berkeley Extension program.