Friday, July 25, 2008
Now, you know me - I can't resist the odd visit to my local coffee shop for a spot of people-watching over the rim of my cappuccino...
I was chatting to my best friend Helen, who works in a coffee shop, and we were discussing how often you see people and wonder what their stories are. This gave me an idea (which can often be dangerous!)... Why not create a fictitious coffee shop and create stories for its customers and staff?
So, I've created a new blog for my coffee shop stories. Called September's, it will feature a new story each week and will give you a unique insight into the characters who visit or work at the small café in Northbridge, a small market town on the River Severn. The tales will cover the whole range of human experience: some sad, some funny, some tragic - there may even be even some fantastical ones every now and again.
Of course, Coffee & Roses and my website are still very much alive - I just wanted to create a home specifically for a series of stories.
If you've got a spare minute, please pop over to September's and be sure to let me know what you think!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wow - two stories published in a row!
This time, my short story Remember has been published by Authortrek.com , as part of their series of downloadable PDF stories.
Praise for Remember:
'...a chillingly classic short story from a superb writer... an excellent short story... great emotional depths, as well as being supremely spooky. I can foresee 'Remember', like the great Victorian ghost stories, living on for many years to come…'
For the princely sum of 50p, you can download the PDF from Authortrek!
If you're interested, click here
Friday, July 4, 2008
I've had a short story published!
My story, Towards Happiness been accepted by The Hardline Magazine, an online magazine for new writing.
Although it's only one story in a new publication, it feels like an enormous step forwards... After all the rejections just one speck of light is like a 5,000 mega-Watt floodlight!