People's Friend have designated me this week's Writer of the Week ! I'm thrilled to be this week's Writer of the Week over at the Peoples' Friend website. My story will be published under the title 'Making Amends' in this week's issue, out in the UK on May 18th. ###
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 … Continue reading A Fellow Wordsmith
I had an email last week, informing me that one of my stories has been accepted for publication in a UK magazine called People's Friend. I've sent in stories before to People's Friend without success. Sometimes rejections came with an encouraging word of advice and, although I'm not a regular reader of magazines, I subscribed … Continue reading I’ve Arrived!
At the end of last year, I was greatly cheered by winning the Eyrie Press short story competition. Eyrie Press is a local publisher whose annual short story competition is limited to writers around our counties of East Anglia. I have been shortlisted in the past, which has always, in itself, been a boost to … Continue reading Tommy
I've enrolled my books in Smashwords end-of-year e-book sale. The sale runs between December 17th and January 1st. During this period, my e-books will be half price, except for A Year Before Christmas, which will be free. A Year Before Christmas is a story-poem about Emmie Elf who gets left behind by Santa on Christmas … Continue reading Book sale!
My story On the Streets is the subject of December's StoryChat on Marsha Ingrao's Always Write blog. Pop over and give us your views.
You may have heard, our writing group (The Whittlesey Wordsmiths) has recently published two Christmas collections of memories, short stories and verse. One is called Windy Christmas, the other is Jingle Bells and Tinsel Tales. Here is a snippet from Windy Christmas. Windy Christmas Here comes fresh snow; swirling clumps of it. My kind of … Continue reading Windy Christmas
I must be getting noticed. If the number of entrepreneurs offering me services to improve my blog are any kind of measure, I must be coming up in more searches. I'm getting more spam among my comments too - not something I remember to check very often. I've had no trolls so far though. So, … Continue reading Online Presence
I'm pleased to report that my story "The Network" is published this week in SevenDays magazine in the UK. Seven Days is a new weekly UK magazine offering a plethora of puzzles; craft, cooking and lifestyle articles; celebrity interviews; and short fiction. My story, "The Network" is in issue 3. ........
Our writing group has just published two Christmas collections Windy Christmas is an eclectic collection of memories, poems and short stories (one or two perhaps not for the fainthearted). Jingle Bells and Tinsel Tales, on the other hand, is for those of a gentle disposition and suitable for bedtime reading to younger family members. Illustrations … Continue reading Christmas Reading?