BOOKS

SOMEWHERE TO START FROM





Available in print and ebook versions - or buy a SIGNED COPY direct from me!

"This book includes such a range of quirky, entertaining stories; you cannot help but smile reading them."
"Let's hope it's a first collection of many."
"One Street Corner Too Soon is stunning - a perfect way to end a great book"
"I think the mark of a good story is if it a) makes you think and b) stays with you after you've read it. Not one story in this book let it down."
"I love the diversity of this collection and will definitely keep a look out for more work from this author. Recommended."
- Comments from Amazon reviewers



Also, please check out this review from Bec Zugor, and this review of 'A Night in with Zil' from Ric Carter (who was shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize).


Somewhere to Start From is a collection of my short stories. Many have won prizes or been shortlisted in a variety of competitions, so it would be of particular interest to anybody entering writing contests, as well as anybody who likes their fiction short, and varied in theme and style. I wrote a bit more about the book in this blog post. Here's the blurb:
In this anthology of twenty-two* short stories, an eclectic host of characters discover no matter where life takes them, its only ever somewhere to start from. Here are stories of redemption, revenge, and unrequited love. Relationships fail, new ones are kindled, existing ones shift and change. There are stories about gods, monsters, angels, robots, hellish hotels, body-builders and body-snatchers, and ordinary people just doing whatever they can to get by. The collection includes stories published in print and online, in Writers' Forum and on The Guardian website, and stories that have won prizes or been shortlisted in a variety of competitions, including the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, Brighton Community of Writers (COW), TxtLit, and The James White Award. 
*21 stories in the print edition

It's available in paperback, from Amazon, Waterstones.com, and Lulu. It's also stocked in the fantastic Books & Ink, in Banbury.

Alternatively, you can buy it directly from me, signed and dedicated (that's not compulsory, of course - just add a comment in the "Instructions to vendor" box if you have any particular requests) and with free postage and packaging within the UK.

The print edition (paperback, 132 pages)

£6.99 (incl P+P) - Press the button to buy your signed copy direct from me:

It's also available an ebook, from Smashwords, the Apple store, Barnes & Noble, WH Smith, and various other places. The price varies from store to store but should generally be about £1. All major eReaders are supported (download the .mobi file from Smashwords if you have a Kindle).

The eBook edition contains a bonus story

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