The Groundskeeper and Other Short Stories

Author: Matt Shea

ISBN 978-1-60264-625-4 (softcover)

ISBN 978-1-60264-627-8 (eBook)

272 pages

"The Groundskeeper and Other Short Stories" is a compilation of writings centered around the common man. Factories, neighborhoods and schools are author Matt Shea's most frequent settings and often allow the reader to laugh at him/herself.
Many of these stories are based on how Shea thinks Andy Griffith would write about small-town life today. Occasionally, however, there are a few hints of Rod Serling thrown in just to make things interesting.


Matt Shea considers himself extremely blessed by his family; his three brothers and two sisters have always shown him great support. Unlike many families, they still gather with their parents for family holidays. The Shea family values are based on accepting everyone, and they especially care for senior citizens and the disadvantaged.
His daughter, Laura, along with his nieces and nephews, share their world with the rest of the family. Through the young people, the adults get to relive their own childhood.
A union worker for thirty-two years, Matt found himself surrounded with average people and got a close look at what their lives were all about. This opened his eyes and taught him many lessons about others as well as himself.
When Matt retired in June of 2010, he pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an author. His inspiration has been fueled by being a worker, brother, devoted dad, and loyal son. These gifts motivate him to write about the trials of everyday life for the common man.

Category: Fiction, Poetry, Screen, Short Stories

Type: books

Vendor: Matt Shea

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