Publication: the People’s Friend annual 2018

I’m delighted to report that I have a short story in this 2018 annual from The People’s Friend, out now. This is the first short story I ever sold to them after 31 years of trying. I’ve not got my copy yet, but I have it on very good authority that the story is called Catch of the Day. (The People’s Friend are known for changing story titles.) The book is only available as a hardback, but you can buy […]

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Short story news: Shaking the Tree

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I wrote a short story based on the great storm that lashed the British Isles in 1987. That story, The Spirit of the Wind, eventually found its way into My Weekly, and then into Twee Tales (on Kindle here, and in paperback here). A little more recently, a friend of mine nagged me for a sequel to that story. She said she’d love to know what happened to everyone. Towards the end of last year, […]

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