December Summary 2018

Ho ho ho, it’s Christmas month! And it’s started out merry indeed, because Santa sent some early Christmas presents – these landed on the doorstep. Chicken Soup for the Soul‘s ‘The Wonder of Christmas’ contains my short real-life story, Solved, which is about my feisty feline, Cas, and how she gets herself into trouble during the holiday season. The book is chock full of feel-good stories that’ll make you smile, so it’s a good choice for a stocking filler. Royalties from sales go to support Toys for Tots too. A book trailer, featuring Editor and Publisher Amy Newmark, has also been released on Youtube which explains more about the book and is well worth a watch. ? #CSSTheWonderofChristmas

Image: Flame Tree Publishing

In addition, I’ve also been fortunate enough to make another pro-sale, which rounds off the year nicely. Flame Tree Publishing has given the go-ahead for me to make the announcement… So I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal that my horror short story, The Hollow Tree, has been accepted for their ‘American Gothic’ anthology title (due May 2019). This is my first ever story sale that’s written in second person, and I had a few editors tell me I’d never sell it because of precisely that. I’m glad I didn’t cave and change it, and left it as it was originally meant to be.  Read more about the book and other stories selected here.