A Fellow Wordsmith

A fellow member of our writing group is creating interest with his recently published work.


Stephen Oliver, another member of our writing group, the Whittlesey Wordsmiths, has enjoyed success over the past year or two with many of his short stories chosen for publication in anthologies of dark fantasy and horror.

More recently, two books of his own stories have been published and are available from Amazon.

Both collections contain stories which could almost be standalone, but together build a credible world with incredible characters and each collection moves towards a satisfying ending. If you are into dark fantasy, give Stephen’s tales a try.

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And if other-worldly goings-on aren’t your cup of tea, don’t forget these more local offerings from Whittlesey Wordsmiths. . .

  • Wendy’s memoir of a childhood living in railway carriages in Whittlesey,
  • Phil’s time-travelling digital detective working in and around Cambridge,
  • Tessa’s pearls of poetry, and
  • Valerie’s lively limericks,

. . .all available from Amazon via the links to their names in the list above. (Outside the UK, replace dot-co-dot-uk in the url with dot-com, or your nearest domain.)


An eclectic selection!

What groups have you joined that turned out to be more than you expected?

9 thoughts on “A Fellow Wordsmith

  1. This has been a wonderful group, not only for you, Cathy, but for me through Story Chat. I’ve met several of your friends that way. I’m linking this post to your comment this month in Story Chat. Thank you so so so much for participating.

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      1. I almost feel I’ve become a small part of your group through Story Chat. You and your group have become a backbone that makes Story Chat able to stand tall.


  2. The book group that we formed after Covid kept us out of the gym has turned out to be a delightful surprise. Although we shared similar goals in the gym, we really have quite different tastes in books. We take turns picking each one, so I am getting to read things I never would otherwise. I also am getting to learn why and how others read.

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    1. It’s the same in our writing group. We all weave such different paths from the same prompt. When reading others’ reviews of books I’ve read I often think, ‘How did I miss that?’. Sadly though, I don’t get time to read as much as I ought.

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      1. Finally my brain seems to have been somewhat restored and I am at long last back to voracious reading. Mostly nonfiction since I seem to be aware of too many plots to appreciate much new fiction.

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