HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TO YOU!
I'm looking forward to January 2019 when 3 of my books, Revenge, Lily: A Short Story, and The Donor, will be on sale at Waterstones 'Local Interest' shelf on the Isle of Wight. As you know, we're often over on the Island, and the manager there was happy to display my stories, which all feature the Island in some way. It's quite exciting, as this will be the first time my books have been selected for a bricks-and-mortar bookstore!
THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE IN FEBRUARY 2019.
BARGAIN BOOK - AWARD WINNING SUSPENSE/ROMANCE
A House Without Windows will be just $0.99 on Amazon.com from 1st - 7th December:
Dr Beth Nichols thinks she has been held captive by Edwin Evans for about 8 or 9 years now. Amidst her grief she often looks back and thinks about her fiancé Liam. She lies awake at night staring at the one light bulb that is never switched off, and prays that Liam is still out there somewhere searching for her.
UNDERSTANDING CHRONIC PAIN
Check out my interview with chronic pain and chronic fatigue sufferer Pamela Jessen. You can find it in my 'Understanding' section.
SHARE YOUR SHORT STORY WINNERS FOR NOVEMBER
Thanks to everybody who submitted their stories for the November contest. The winner this month was Jim Webster/Tallis Steelyard's humorous story 'A Token of Affection':
And the runner-up was 'Writing With an Open Heart' for their excellent story on facial disfigurement: 'Price of Beauty':
DECEMBER 'SHARE YOUR SHORT STORY' COMPETITION:
As it's Christmas, this month I'm looking for the best Christmas poem. There's no limitation on word count, just send me your lovely poems by 18th December, and I will pick my favourite on 20th December. Find the 'Share Your Short Story' category on my blog, and add your poem to December's post in the comments:
FREE BOOK ON KOBO
My humorous novella The Pilates Class is permanently free on Kobo, so help yourselves!
The Pilates Class focuses on the lives and loves of a group of people all attending a Pilates exercise class for the first time.
BBC WRITERS ROOM
The BBC Writers Room is accepting drama scripts for TV, radio, film, stage or online. The script must be of at least 30 minutes/pages in length. Unsolicited scripts are accepted from Monday 10th December (from 5pm) through to Monday 7th January (at 5pm).
INDIE AUTHOR PROMOTION (contact me if you would like your book promoted on my website):
This month I'm featuring Lela Markham's new book 'Day's End', which launches on November 20th and is book number 4 in the Transformation Project series:
They fought the USDA, but winning the battle didn’t assure their survival. The fundamental transformation of America is still underway and the next blow may be worse than the first. When the power grid goes down and stays down, people begin fleeing the cities in search of food and heat, forcing Emmaus, Kansas to re-evaluate what is important to them and what they owe strangers on the road going by the town.
While some distant community members undertake perilous journeys home through a human landscape that is rapidly becoming unrecognizable, others face life-altering decisions right where they are.
Darkness is falling and a new day will dawn, seared in blood and fire.
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