I was pleased to receive an email letting me know that my short story ‘Checking Out’ had made the shortlist of the Creative Writing Institute’s competition earlier this year, and would be featured in its new book ‘Explain!’ The book is a compilation of 30 short stories written in different genres using the same theme sentence, ‘Explain how that happened.’

‘Explain!’ was published on December 1st.



Priced at only £1.59 for the Kindle version, proceeds from sales of the ebook and print book will benefit the Creative Writing Institute, a non-profit charity that sponsors cancer patients in writing courses. The school also provides a variety of writing courses for all levels from beginner to advanced.