There is nothing like the feeling when the advance copy of your book arrives!
And here it is!
If you are local to Essex then please do come to my launch event! Or if you are local and unable to come then I can sign a copy for you 🙂
July 19th, St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island, Essex 7 pm — 9 pm
Friends further afield, if you want a signed copy then I can arrange that, £9 for book plus postage. I need to check what that is!
Or you will find it on Amazon!
This is a collection of seventeen short stories: most of them competition winners, runners-up or shortlisted. Some are previously published and one or two brand new ones! This includes the one about my grandad in Changi that is a very personal story. It’s called Goldfish Parade and is the final one and the longest one in the collection.
Learning to Fly: Winner of the inaugural Bath Short Story Award, 2013.
Mirror Image: Runner up in the Aeon Prize, 2010.
Chutney: shortlisted (regional final 3), Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2013.
We Went There: 3rd place in Leicester Writes Short Story Competition, 2017.
I Am Wolf: Published in Gentle Footprints launched at the Hay Festival by Virginia McKenna, 2010. Featured on Mariella Frostrup’s The Book Show At Hay and Loose Women.
Graffiti: Runner-up Chapter One Promotions International Short Story Competition 2010, published in winner’s anthology Graft and in Tales from the Upper Room.
The Red Queen: published in In The Shadow of the Red Queen, 2009.
Rats in the Attic: Winner of the Sunpenny Press Short Story Competition, 2010, shortlisted in Carried in Waves and recorded for radio, 2015.
Thinking in Circles: Runner-up in Book A Break Short Story Competition, 2017, published in With Our Eyes Open winners’ anthology.
Director’s Cut: previously unpublished but awarded a distinction on my MA Creative Writing degree.
The Theory of Circles: Nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, 2015. Published in Unthology 3, 2014.
Because Sometimes Something Happens: 3rd place in Leicester Writes Short Story Competition, 2019
When the Bees Die: Previously unpublished.
Four Minutes in April: Winner of City Writes Competition, 2018.
Paper Chains: 2nd place in Leicester Writes Short Story Competition, 2018.
Jigsaw: First published in Making Changes anthology, 2008.
Goldfish Parade: Previously unpublished.
If you do have a copy and enjoy it please feel free to leave a review on Amazon! Thank you!