For a writer, one of the best Christmas presents of all is hearing their work read by a professional voice-over artist. I was thrilled on Christmas Day to open my emails and find that the podcast of my prizewinning story in the Remastered Words contest is now available at For a limited time, you can listen to it FREE. There's also an interview with me about the story and my writing. I have to say that Sam Burns @Wysiwyg88 has really done the story proud
If poetry's more your thing, 'In Cold Blood', which gained an Honourable Mention in the Cozy Cat Press contest, is now available along with the winning entries in the anthology titled, Mrs Latimer Had a Fat Cat after Bart J. Gilbertson's first-placed poem, at The anthology is priced $14.95 in print and $2.99 for the ebook version.
Perhaps best of all, is the endorsement of having the second work in a series downloaded by so many people. Discord's Child, Discord's Apprentice and Artists and Liars are all FREE in the Smashwords End of Year Sale, and on the first day, Christmas Day itself, not only did people take the trouble to download copies, but by far the most sales were for Discord's Apprentice, the second in the series. This surely must mean that readers who took a chance on buying Discord's Child in the past, liked it enough to want to find out what happens next. Brilliant! The sale runs until the end of New Year's Day, so go to and bag yourself a freebie!
Happy New Year to you all.