Why I wrote a short story about a free community library in a telephone kiosk – a guest post and a radio interview
At the start of 2023, I made a promise to myself to share a new blog post every Wednesday, and I’m not going to allow Covid to stop me!
Thanks to a prescription for antivirals, I’m now testing negative and am on the mend, but I’m exhausted. So this week, my new post will be simply to share a link to a guest post I wrote as part of the launch publicity for the new charity anthology The Little Shop of Murders, in which each story is set in the high street, and a link to a BBC Radio Gloucestershire interview (expires 12th April 2023).
My contribution to this cosy mystery anthology is an exclusive short story about Sophie Sayers called Nowhere to Hide, set around the Wendlebury Barrow village phone box, which is being converted into a free community library.
Book Blog Guest Post
Click here to read my guest post on the book blog Carla Loves to Read.
(My contribution appears towards the end of the Carla’s post – her summary and review of the book are at the top of the page, so keep scrolling to come to my twopennorth!)
BBC Gloucestershire Radio Interview
If you’re in the UK, between now and Friday 12th April, you can also listen on BBC Sounds to a short interview I did about the anthology project with BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter Dominic Cotter – fast forward to 2 hours and 39 minutes into the programme, which you can hear by clicking this link:
Dom interviewed me down the line the day after I’d tested positive for Covid, and I’m sounding a bit croaky, but surprisingly perky considering how I was feeling at the time! Chatting to Dom is always a tonic!
The focus of the interview was Read for Good, the charity I’d nominated to benefit from the anthology, and which I wrote about in this post last week:
If you’d like to read other short stories set in Wendlebury Barrow, there are two novelettes (about 20% of novel length), called The Clutch of Eggs and The Natter of Knitters, available to buy in ebook or as tiny, compact paperbacks.
Click the Links to Order Your Copies Here
The Little Shop of Murders * The Clutch of Eggs * The Natter of Knitters