Naughty or Nice? The HarperImpulse Christmas Anthology

Blog subscribers may remember I injected a little festivity into the summer by sharing the first two parts of NAUGHTY OR NICE?, a short story I was writing off a starting paragraph prompt alongside fourteen of my HarperImpulse colleagues. Well today you can get the whole anthology of fifteen stories for ABSOLUTELY FREE! Get your […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop – PART TWO!

Click here to remind yourself what this blog hop is all about, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a bundle of eBooks and paperbacks as well as a $70 Amazon giftcard!   Remind yourself of what happened in Part 1!.     “Char,” was his only greeting, before he kissed her full on the […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop – PART ONE

Click here to remind yourself what this blog hop is all about, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a bundle of eBooks and paperbacks as well as a $70 Amazon giftcard!   Part 2 will be released tomorrow, Tuesday 5th August at 10am.     Charlotte sat at the bus stop wondering whether she […]

“Naughty Or Nice…? Christmas by the fire….” A Harper Impulse blog hop

FIFTEEN AUTHORS. FIFTEEN SHORT STORIES. ONE OPENING PARAGRAPH… ‘Charlotte sat at the bus stop wondering whether she would make the naughty or nice list this year. Last year she had rescued a stray kitten and therefore considered herself most definitely ‘nice’. This year she had broken Daniels heart into a million tiny pieces, so ‘naughty’ […]

‘Deadlands’ wins second prize at the SFWG Speculative Fiction Contest

  This morning I woke up to the news that Deadlands – one of the short stories included in my collection ‘The Last Train Home & Other Stories’ placed second in the 2012 Short Fiction Writers’ Guild contest for short, speculative fiction. I’m absolutely chuffed. Check out the contest results and the very worthy winners of […]

Review: The Secrets of Science by Lily Fox

    5 stars.   I am hoping very much that books like this will lead to resurgence in popularity of the short story anthology. When done well – and this one is done exceedingly well – they are perfectly       suited to modern life – accessible to read both quickly and over extended periods of […]