Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Sequel to Halloween Magic & Mayhem

Following on from the terrific sales of Halloween Magic and Mayhem, which I only wrote as a bit of fun for Halloween, I have bowed to your many requests and will write a sequel! (and thank you, thank you for the lovely comments about it)

I've started it and should have it finished by end of November (fingers crossed), so watch this space for a cover reveal and release details.

Book 1, available on Amazon only just now:


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Can you donate a short story?

Hi all
A new anthology is looking for stories. If you have some spare short stories in the hard drive then here is a chance to do something worthy with them, or write one especially for the anthology!
Basic details:
The good cause is Wallace and Gromits Grand Appeal, which is a children's hospital charity. They do so many different things to help sick children, you can check it out here if you wanted http://www.grandappeal.org.uk/
So obviously no one gets paid for their stories but you do get a marketing opportunity as each writer can add a tag line and a link to their other work at the bottom of their story if they want to.

The name of the anthology is “Something For The Journey” which is the second book of an intended trilogy of story collections with the endgame being an omnibus with all proceeds going to the charity. There is the possibility of an annual franchise series and every book is open to all writers so there are multiple opportunities to be seen.  Everyone is encouraged to mention the book on their facebook and webpage as well as tweet the news so that, in theory, we cover a good deal of ground.

“Something To Read On The Ride”, the first book, is now on sale in paperback and kindle if you want to get a feel for what’s needed. The target audience is anyone in the world who likes to read while waiting for or riding on a train, bus or a cab to or from work. That’s potentially millions of readers from kindle alone! Now it's a known fact that anthologies don't sell as well as novels but we're still talking hundreds of thousands of short story fans out there eager to read YOUR stories.

The rules are simple.
 1 All writers agree that Stella Wilkinson is the editor and has final word on all entries.
2  Stories to be roughly around 1,000 words, though a bit more or less is fine.
3 Any topic and any genre is accepted, though nothing too violent or erotic as it must have mass appeal.
4  Email submissions directly to me as a Word attachment to: swilkinsonauthor@gmail.com  Any questions please do ask!
5  If you happen to have two stories please send them but just one each is fine.
6 There is room for a few excerpts from novels in progress as long as they are self contained though short stories are best.
7  While everyone will retain all rights to their stories, we’d appreciate it if you allow it to be exclusive to the anthology for at least six months before submitting it elsewhere- where of course you’ll need to let the new publication know it is a reprinted work.
8 NOTHING can be already published on your blog or webpage or even a critique group or as a first story/prequel reader enticement for a series.

 Deadline is December 11, 2013 so start typing!
Any questions please do ask!
Stella Wilkinson

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Something to Read on the Ride

New Book Release: Something to Read on the Ride : A Charity Anthology.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G9I8K5E (US)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G9I8K5E (UK)

Dear reader, I've donated two stories to this anthology. It's only 2.99 and 100% of the proceeds go to a really worthy children's charity.

An excellent collection of short stories aimed at those who have only a limited amount of time to read on their journey. This book is a Charity Anthology, to raise funds for Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, A Children's Hospital Charity.

Suitable for all adult readers from 18 - 80. This book covers a large range of subjects, from space travel to zombies, romance, humour and tragedy, and from unusual occurrences to every day situations. Stories were donated by a wide variety of authors, all with very different styles, so there is plenty for everybody.

Authors: Neil Bursnoll, Samuel Clements, Andrew Vu, Amanda Brice, Stella Wilkinson, Neil Sweetman, L.G. Castillo, Landon Porter, Debbie Bennett, Frank Zubek, Pru Moran, Louis Hessey-Antell, Dan Brady, J. David Core, Monica La Porta, Paul B. Kohler, Dan Fiorella, Ruth Banda-Banda, Penny Darling, James Griffiths and Pauline Drummie.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Good @ Games

Which of these three boys takes your fancy?

The Good, The Bad or the Fantasy?

Jessica Chase has her hands full. Determined to keep her head down at her new school and concentrate on staying out of trouble this time, she finds herself constantly distracted by her feelings for not one, not two, but three totally different boys.

The Good Boy: The gorgeous geek, assigned to help Jessica catch up in class. He's clever and yet he doesn't know how handsome he is.

The Bad Boy: Dark and dangerously easy to fall for, Jessica tries to steer well clear, but being constantly thrown together makes it tough to keep away from temptation

The Fantasy: After receiving an internal school email meant for someone else, Jessica starts to chat with the sender, he seems like the perfect boy, funny, smart and clearly confident, Jessica begins to wonder if he can really be so perfect or if he should stay a fantasy,

Hi lovely readers, as you can see I'm getting stuck into writing another book. But I truly haven't worked out the ending yet! I genuinely haven't decided which way Jessica should go... Which boy would you want?