Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Love is all you need

I’m delighted to bring you news of a brilliant new anthology Love is all you need.  A compilation of 10 great stories with heart – the winning tales of love from The Sophie King Prize 2014, chosen by bestselling author Sophie King.   

"I picked those that surprised me and also left a lovely warm feeling. A bit like a love affair, really …" Sophie King 

Love is all you need is available to download on Amazon HERE

The very lovely Sherri Turner’s story ‘Funny Face’ was one of the winners. It is a light-hearted, humorous story that also looks at how we see ourselves compared with how others see us.

Sherri was brought up in Cornwall and now lives in Surrey with her husband. She has had numerous short stories published in women’s magazines in the UK and abroad (under the pseudonym Bernadette James) and has won or been shortlisted in competitions for both poetry and short stories, including the Bristol Prize, the Writer’s Bureau competition and the New Writer Prize.  Her stories have also appeared in a number of anthologies.  If you would like to know more about Sherri, you can read her interview with the equally lovely Helen M Hunt HERE.  Do pop over and say hello.

I can’t wait to read Sherri's story and those of Alyson Hilbourne, Yvonne Eve Walus, Johanna Grassick, Pauline Watson, Melanie Whipman, Linda Triegel, Laurel Osterkamp, Helen Yendall, Mary Lally.  Their stories in turn hold the promise of romance, reflect on finding love, or show the lengths we'll go to for the special person in our lives.  

Thursday, 3 April 2014

In the Kitchen with a Knife by Susan Wright.

Well, hello there!  Long  time no blog post!  Yes, yet again I’ve been a dreadful blogger.  In fact, I think I might be a tortoise, as I tend to hibernated during the winter months – when my cyber-socializing grinds to practically a stop – and then I’m on go-slow for the rest of the year. 

But all that’s going to change – and what better way to start by announcing the launch of a lovely writer friend’s debut novel.

Susan Wright has sold over a hundred short stories, and today, In the Kitchen with a Knife  -  such a brilliant title – goes on sale.  Her book can be downloaded on Kindle HERE at Alfie Dog or HERE on Amazon.  Or the paperback is available to buy from the same outlets.

Susan is chatting today with the lovely, Suzanne Jones on her blog HERE.  So do whiz over and say Hi.

As for me, well I still haven’t YET plucked up the courage to do anything exciting with my novel – so we’ll quickly skip past that subject.  But I did sell my 65th short story this week – which I’m delighted about.  It never ceases to thrill when I receive an email from a lovely editor who wants to buy one of my stories - and, yes, I do still dance around the room and squeal a lot - making my dogs bark!

Right, I think that's about all I've got to say for myself - not a lot after almost four months. But maybe when I get this novel of mine self-published...