Each author was given a famous painting to use for inspiration.
Art Inspires Words
Books One & Two
Crazy Ink multi genre anthologies to celebrate the arts
What happens when a painting meets the blank page?
Famous French impressionist Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” With that sentiment in mind, Crazy Ink accepted submissions from numerous authors who choose from two dozen paintings in the public domain. From the painting each one picked, the writer was to develop a short story for this collection. They could use the painting as inspiration for their story in any fashion they wished. Authors
could take a scene set in medieval times and create a story set in the twenty-first century; writers could have the painting stolen or destroyed and write a mystery; or they could simply reflect on the colors, shapes, or mood of the painting to decide which direction their stories would take.
Writers take inspiration from their experiences and those of others. They also harvest the colors, tastes, smells, tactile stimulus, and sounds around them, and the world in which they reside or wish they could to write their tales. Henry David Thoreau wrote, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
For this two-book anthology, Art Inspires Words, we literally gave the writers a painted canvas to spark their creativity. The only limitation set on each author was that the famous painting he/she selected must be the muse for the story. That’s how the stories you are about to read were created. Art inspired more art, this time in the form of words. Relax in your most comfortable space and enjoy.
With the chaos of work and holidays I never posted about this this little gem that released in August : PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places
Are you ready for a wild ride around the world without ever leaving your home? Here is your ticket to all the fun and adventure you can handle, and more besides. Exotic locations and thrilling action combine in PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places. People smugglers in Vietnam, sinister plastic surgery resorts, drinking in Serbia with Uncle Vlado, and many more stories of travel, mayhem, and broken bedframes. Features 20 stories from authors all around the world.
Available now on Amazon
Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing – Aug 2018
Behind Closed Doors: Best of Writers Assembled 2017
My short story April Fool is out now in this great collection of stories
In this mixed-genre collection from Writers Assembled, we take a peek behind closed doors
. Follow us as we unravel secrets, uncover what’s hidden, explore the forbidden, and grapple with traps. What will you see from the outside looking in? What lies in the shadows behind closed doors?
Join us on the journey in these twenty-seven stories, essays, and poems.
Writers Assembled is an online writing group hosted by Facebook. With more than 15,000 members, we encompass a large constellation of talented writers from all over the world.
On the 1st July the publishing company for Portraits in Flesh, BTP, closed its doors. I am sad to no longer be a part of the lovely team there. Thank you to everyone at BTP/Zombie Cupcake Press for giving me the opportunity to get my book published. I met some wonderful people and want to wish all of them the very best for the next chapter in their journeys.
As for my journey, I am happy to announce that Crazy Ink Publishing will be taking on my book. I am looking forward to being part of the Crazy team.
My first ever comedy story will be in a Clarendon House comedy anthology Carrier Wave – out towards the end of Jun.
It”s called ‘Go To Hell’ and is about what happens when a particularly irritating man ends up in Hell
So pleased to announce that my story Dead Lines will be published
in the HellBound Books anthology – The Graveyard Girls
A Horror Anthology of Women Writers
Compiled and edited by Gerri R. Gray
Out on 15th June
From the shadows around you they emerge – the Graveyard Girls – to share with you thirty nightmarish tales spun from the darkest threads of their imaginations. Take hold of their icy hands and they’ll transport you to realm where the most diabolical of supernatural forces lurk and unspeakable terrors lie in wait.
Come on over to my Portraits in Flesh book launch event on face book, 4th March 2018.
The event will last from 5pm to 8:30pm.
I will be joined by Karen Du Bose, Ryan Lieske, Jim Ody, Chloe Hammond, Lana Campbell and Matthew Brockmeyer.
Lots of prizes and giveaway.
Come meet the authors. We don’t bite!
It’s been a long journey and with less than a month to go until the release of my first novel, I’m so excited to reveal the final cover. Let me know what you think.