I am feeling so excited. ‘Telling Tales’ by Writers for Welfare is in the process of being formatted ready for publication by Moonworks Publishing. The mock-up of the book looks wonderful; the layout is great and so is the cover. My two contributions, ‘The Debt Collector’ and ‘The Ghost in the Privy’ are in the anthology along with all the other contributions by writers of short stories and poems. Our book is being sold in aid of The Norfolk Hospice and I do hope that once it is for sale people will purchase it. Hospices are so short of money and do such a wonderful job of giving those at the end of their lives a dignified and peaceful end. Their money is raised from donations and legacies and so we hope our book will go some way to adding to the upkeep of our chosen hospice. ‘Telling Tales’ is for many of the contributors their first experience of being published. There are successfully published authors contributing as well….great value for money whichever way you look at it. Do keep an eye out for updates and links etc. I will publish them as soon as we are up and running.
I just want to thank my very first commentator on here, Yvonne Richardson. She has taken time to comment on my Blog in her busy day and I am most grateful. Thanks Yvonne, much appreciated and welcome, I hope you come back again soon. Good luck with your new Author page and with your Short Stories which I have really enjoyed reading. Yvonne is a member of the Writer’s Group I belong to called Writers for Welfare and we both have stories included in the Anthology due to be published soon in aid of The Norfolk Hospice. More information about a bit later and nearer publication date.
Gosh what a week! One thing after another has gone wrong with my computer and various email accounts, just when I am supposed to be working on my new Author Page – more information about this when I am ready for it to ‘go public’. Then I went to have a Skype conversation with the family and the mic packed up on me – or more to the point my mic via Skype. So a trip to the computer man, Simon, and a lot of fiddling and it seems OK again. By the time I had done all this and a lot of other exhausting stuff including several bus journeys and more aggravation, I am now able to update this. The Anthology in which I have two short stories is about to be published by Moonworks Publishing and this is exciting. Lots of messages flying around with progress reports from the wonderful Joe who has been working behind the scenes on the layout and arranging PR opportunities, and from Kevin who, like me, is Admin for the group. All getting very exciting. When things have moved on further I shall let you know.
Thank you to Yvonne Richardson for being the very first person to post a comment on here. I know how busy she is and so I am really appreciative of her time and effort to do this. Yvonne is a member of the Writer Group I belong to, Writers for Welfare. We are contributors to a new book to be published later this month in aid of The Norfolk Hospice. More information on Writers for Welfare and the book as soon as I am able to confirm details. The whole group is so excited at the publication of the book and will no doubt be posting on their own pages soon enough.
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