Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wonderful winter reading

Some of the most prolific womag writers have published short story anthologies recently. So over the Christmas break, why not treat yourself to a few and see how the best writers do it? Most of the following are sitting waiting patiently on my Kindle, along with about 60 other To Be Read books. So many books, so little time!

Karen Clarke's collection of twist-ending stories is a bargain at £2.99 because it contains 55 stories - a very generous collection!
Karen's a wonderful writer who has sold hundreds of stories over the last 3 or 4 years.

Behind Closed Doors and other tales with a twist

Teresa Ashby is a writer who appears in UK women's magazines most weeks. She's certainly one to learn from.Here's her latest collection, more twist enders.

The Painting & other stories

Let's stick to the theme of twist enders for a while longer. Della Galton has published a whole series of her short stories, in her Daily Della collections. This is one of the range which contains several twist in the tale stories.

One Step Ahead (and other twist in the tale short stories)

If you're a regular reader of Take A Break's Fiction Feast you will know the name of Jo Styles, who sometimes seems to monopolise its pages. I adore her stories. And now she's published a collection. What a great no-nonsense title - does what it says on the tin!

Jo Styles Short Story Collection No.1

And finally, if your aim next year is to try to win writing competitions, why not take a look at Jo Derrick's collection of prize-winning stories, and see if you can work out why the judges chose them?

Twisted Sheets

There, that little lot should keep you going. All links are to the Kindle editions on but the ebooks are also available on other Amazon websites - easiest way to find them is to search on the author name.

If you enjoy these books please leave an Amazon review. We do love Amazon reviews. They make us feel all loved and appreciated.


Me-Time Tales said...

Oh I wish you'd included the quirky Me-Time Tales, Tea breaks for mature women and curious men. PB copies can be posted world-wide.

womagwriter said...

Maybe another time, Me-time. In this post I wanted to focus on anthologies by the womag writers I know who seem to be in the mags every week.

Karen said...

Thanks so much for your support, Kath :o)

Some wonderful talent there, I'm proud to be in good company!

Clair Humphries said...

Some great collections here - thanks for bringing them to my attention :)

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Jo said...

Thank you so much for featuring my e-book, Kath. I only came across this post by chance today. It's so important to write a review, no matter how short, once you've read these e-books, as it helps publicise them. We don't have mainstream publishers' marketing teams behind us, so, in the words of the Tesco ad: 'Every little helps'. Wishing you, Kath and all your followers a restful, peaceful and happy Christmas!

Penny Alexander said...

Thanks for all the blogs, and have a great holiday!

Della G said...

Thank you for the mention, Kath, and hoping you all have a great Christmas too :)