Free and bargain reads

I’ve just set up a Facebook group called ‘Free And Bargain Reads’.

It’s for readers to find free books to read, discuss, and recommend to others. For writers it offers the chance to promote their free books and special offers.

If you’d like to join, click here.

Spooctacular news!

I have a new collection of short stories out today! Slightly Spooky Stories IV contains 24 not too scary tales, which are just right for some fangtastic hallowe’en reading.

Ghosts, sixth sense and things not of this world aren’t always scary, though they can be. Some help or warn, frighten or comfort those who perceive them. Others are here for their own purposes, waiting for a chance to move on. We might see, hear or feel them, perhaps they’ll only reach us through our subconscious.

Are ghosts memories and echoes of the past, contacts from another time and place, or figments of our imagination? Whether you believe in them or not, ghosts, spirits and mysterious spooking happenings all provide stories. This collection contains 24 of them.

Get it here.

A few little things

Since my last post, a publisher nominated me for the pushcart prize, I’ve had stories published in Allas, Hemmets, My Weekly, two in The People’s Friend specials (and had another accepted) won a writing competition, and created another short story collection. Slightly Spooky Stories IV will be released on 21st October. The ebook is available to pre order now, and a paperback will follow soon.

Sometimes it feels as though I do nothing but brag when I talk about my writing here, or on social media – but then if I’m not proud of any success what would be the point in writing, editing and submitting?

And anyway, I don’t just brag – sometimes you get a sales pitch too!

Ghosts, sixth sense and things not of this world aren’t always scary, though they can be. Some help or warn, frighten or comfort those who perceive them. Others are here for their own purposes, waiting for a chance to move on. We might see, hear or feel them, perhaps they’ll only reach us through our subconscious.

Are ghosts memories and echoes of the past, contacts from another time and place, or figments of our imagination? Whether you believe in them or not, ghosts, spirits and mysterious spooking happenings all provide stories. This collection contains 24 of them.

That’s quite enough about me for now! If you’d like to try submitting stories to magazines, or entering free writing competitions yourself, then you may find my writers’ blog useful.

Getting ahead of myself

I planned to release a couple more short story collections this autumn and early winter. Realising I might be busy then, I thought I’d better make a start now. The ebook version of Coffee & Cake, which will be released in early December (as a paperback and ebook) is already on ‘pre order’.

Here’s the blurb – We eat and drink for more than mere survival. Food comforts and reassures, connects us with others. A mug of coffee wakes us up in the morning. A cup of tea can

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Guest’s Book Tour: Patsy Davies

I’ve been for a virtual tea and chat!

From Funeral Birds to Stone Angels

Welcome to my guest page. Here, every few days, I’ll be sharing a conversation, over tea and cakes, or maybe a glass of something stronger, if they are not driving, with a friend about their work in progress, or latest book release. I’ll be talking to all sort of writers and authors at different levels of their writing careers.

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Welcome to my guest page, Patsy. I’m so pleased to have a chance to chat with you in the clubhouse tearoom, during a quiet moment. We’ve been following each other progress for quite awhile now. I’m sure it was before you were married and in the early days of blogging. So let me start by asking you, when you first begun your writing journey what drew you to your chosen genre?

I’ve always tried to write things I enjoy reading. As we have to read…

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Dressed To Impress

Dressed To Impress is the latest of my themed short story collections. As you may have guessed, the 24 stories are connected by clothing. Previous collections have been about gardening, family, love, jobs, time, words or

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New newsletter

I’m in the process of setting up a newsletter, to inform readers about what I’m currently working on, new books, special offers, and all kinds of writing related stuff. If you’d like to be on the mailing list, you can

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