Do you like short stories?  Book Funnel are running a short story promotion for 21 short reads, and all the books and samples will be FREE between 15th June – 26th June.


My short story ‘Lily’ is part of the promotion:

Lily is 92 and failing in health. Her family told her she was going on a little holiday, and although she finds herself still on her beloved Isle of Wight, to her horror she is now living permanently in a residential home at the mercy of Bridie, the ‘horrible’ one.

To make what is left of her life happier she thinks about years gone by, and once again wonders about the strange disappearance of her 14 year old sister Violet in 1897. Her depression lifts when another new resident manages to shed some light on the 76 year old mystery.



5 Star Review by ‘Kindle Customer’:


One of the best books I’ve read all year. Lily–a beautiful person who suffered many tragedies in her lifetime. The writer had the uncanny knack of putting a reader right in the middle of the story. I felt so close to them. The ending is one of the most beautiful and moving finishes I have ever encountered. If I had to label it, I’d say that it was soulful. I know it left quite an impact on me. Excellent!