Wednesday, February 12, 2020

MY LINKS

FREE STORIES/POEMS

STORYBERRIES
In addition to hosting multiple stories and poems by me, this Australian site has a wide selection of stories and poems and is a great resource for parents and teachers.

This wonderful site contains all sorts of original children's poetry. The captain of the balloon is Jonathan Humble, himself an accomplished poet.

Some early attempts at writing my own fairy tales. Not my best work, but you might find them interesting.

"NOTHING FOR CHRISTMAS"
Everyday Fiction was nice enough to publish this short, bittersweet tale of friendship and the holidays.

"THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF A DELICATE DESERT FLOWER"
For those interested in Westerns, here's my attempt at writing one which ran on Frontier Tales in May of 2019. (Not suitable for kids, violence)

An unconventional love story which originally ran on Daily Science Fiction. (Not suitable for kids, sexual content)

Another site devoted to stories for young readers, Short Kids Stories, took a chance on this tale with a somewhat...unexpected ending.


And, if you like what you've read so far, here's where you can BUY my various writings:

THE ANTHOLOGIES

TIDBITS
"Number Three"
In this take on the wish-granting genie story, a man gets exactly what he wants...unfortunately.

YARNSWOGGLE
"The Most Important Day Ever"
Our hero goes about his day, keenly aware that it is, in reality, the Most Important Day Ever, even if no one else seems to have noticed.
"No Story"
A writer struggles to explain why he hasn't had time to come up with an idea for a story (Semi-autobiographical).

"Pair O' Dons"
What would you do if you met yourself from the future? That's the question this story seeks to answer.

"Alma's Race"
A young pilot has bet her whole future on a race across the galaxy, but something happens along the way that will change everything.

CROSSING BORDERS
"The Danny Jacobs Program" (Grand Prize Winner!)
My story about staying true to yourself, set against the backdrop of the Golden Age of Radio Comedy, won first prize back in 2019 and is the first story in this collection.

"My First Love(s)"
Can you remember your first love? How about your second? Third? Fourth? And how well do you remember them? 
NOTE: Currently only available as an e-book, but a print version will be available in September 2022

MY BOOKS
These are books 100% written by me!

My first ever collection of children's poems, published by Beir Bua Press.

When Shelly Hobbes was a kid, she wanted to be just like Sherlock Holmes when she grew up. Now she is grownup and she thinks her days of sleuthing are behind her. Until a baffling crime wave gets her back in the game.

In this Teen Fantasy Adventure novel, Rapunzel "Zel" Ramirez follows her childhood teddy bear, Melville, into a magic kingdom where she must help to restore the rightful queens to the throne.


That's all for now, but there'll be more to come!