It's Smashword's Read an Ebook week again until 11th March. I've enrolled Discord's Child in it, so all you need to do is visit, click on the novel and use the code SFREE to download a copy for free. This is a really good opportunity to 'try before you buy' if you're unsure whether to get the next in the series, Discord's Apprentice, or to treat yourself to the paperback versions, which should be available from CreateSpace and Amazon from 1st April. Don't forget you can find Exiles of Ondd related tweets on the imaginatively named Twitter account: @ExilesofOndd.
    If novels are too long and tweets are too short, you can find fiction that's just right at Binnacle Ultra-shorts' site where the winning entries from previous years are being posted from the most recent to the earliest. Each one is online for three days only, so it's worth checking the site regularly to read a new miniature gem. The latest competition doesn't close until 15th March. All the entry details are at
    There's more inspiration and plenty to read at, especially for short story writers. This is the new website of Bruce Harris, whose anthology, Odds Against, in aid of Huntington's Disease Association will be on sale soon.
    That's all for now, folks. Enjoy!