On my travels

I’m currently living up to my travelling writer tag on a trip up to Scotland. This is Dunstanburgh, on the English side of the border.

 

 

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Keep It In The Family

My latest short story collection, Keep It In The Family, is now available as an ebook. The paperback version will follow soon.

This is my third collection of family related stories. The other two are No Family Secrets and Can’t Choose Your Family. They each contain 25, mostly

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Just A job by Patsy Collins

A review of one of my short story collections.

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Just A Job: A collection of 25 short stories by [Collins, Patsy]

A collection of 35 Perfect short stories to read on your lunch break ‘Just a Job‘ is a delightful read. I enjoyed them so much I was surprised to get to the end. My favourite was Fred’s Hat. I did intend a long review with notes about the individual stories but I didn’t want to give away spoilers.

There’s a good mix of poignant heart warming tales, tales with a twist and stories with lessons at their core. The characters are as intriguing as the plots. I loved all the stories and will have to give this a reread one day.

Patsy Collins often has her stories published in women’s magazines, you can check out all her collections and novels here don’t just take my word for it read this collection or one of the others yourself.  You can see my review for ‘Not A Drop To Drink’

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A nice surprise

In The Moment magazine have sent me a complimentary copy of issue 15, which contains a story of mine. That was a nice surprise as not many publishers still do this and I thought I’d have to wait until Tuesday when it’s in the shops to see it.

The current issue of Woman’s Weekly also

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Another first

My story Absolutely Nothing is in the current issue (no 15, out 24th July) of In The Moment magazine. Of course I’m always very pleased to have a story published, but it seems extra special when it’s the first acceptance from that publication.

The story is about someone who didn’t want a fuss made made over her ‘big’ birthday, and sort of got what she wanted. I reached the same milestone as Helena not so long ago and like her didn’t fancy a big party. Thankfully I didn’t have to go through such an ordeal to get my wish.

It’s got to be perfect

My story It’s Got To Be Perfect is in the current issue of My Weekly. It’s about seeing beyond a person’s appearance (including your own) to

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Mottisfont Abbey

I love the National Trust’s gardens at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire and have visited numerous times. I don’t just smell the fabulous roses and eat cakes in the tearooms though

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