October’s newsletter went out on my birthday, so there was a gift of a free Keepers ebook for all subscribers! That was for subscribers … but I’ve kept the party going by having the ebook on special all over at 99c/99p.

And now – for Halloween there’s this!

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Sammy on a forest path


What does Sammy and a Forest path have to do with it?

For me, it’s a metaphor for the life of a writer – moving forward, along a path mostly bordered by an inspirational landscape, mostly fun.

But you never quite know just what’s around the corner – a sweep of bluebells, an antlered stag, or an angry mama wild boar!




This short collection of myth & fairytale themed stories, many of them prize-winning, was my August giveaway to existing newsletter subscribers,
but it’s only 99c/99p on Amazon.

‘…stories that touch on the whimsical and haunting, the heart warming and gut-wrenching.’ Goodreads review

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