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And The Winner Is…

What a wonderful short story, a very worthy winner congratulations Debbie Ioanna. Click ‘View Original Post’  below to read the full story on Esther Newtons Blog.


Well, you certainly didn’t make it easy for me! Your stories had me laughing one minute, my jaw hanging open the next, followed by tears welling in my eyes. I found it so, so hard to choose a winning story. I whittled them down to a longlist, then a shortlist and then there were five. I read the five again and again and again. They each had pickme scrawled across them and I found it very hard not to.

In the end, I chose Debbie Ioanna‘s thoroughly entertaining A Quiet Shop.

A Quiet Shop


Debbie Ioanna

Thank goodness they had gone, Molly thought, as she fought her arthritic pains to pick up the discarded books and put them back on their shelves, making sure they were aligned with the correct price labels.

‘Children,’ she muttered under her breath. ‘Every weekend, damned children!’

Molly longed for…

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#CoverReveal ‘MISSING, Past and Present’

So excited to be part of the cover reveal of this new release MISSING, Past and Present By Diana Jackson To be launched on Friday 28th February 2020. (Click image to view more clearly) This is the second in Diana Jackson’s ‘Mystery Inspired by History’ series. 'MISSING, Past and Present' will be available in paperback on … Continue reading #CoverReveal ‘MISSING, Past and Present’

#CoverReveal ‘The Winter Spirits’

TITLE: The Winter Spirits (The Foxfires Trilogy, Book one) AUTHOR: E. C. Hibbs GENRE: YA fantasy PREORDER LINK: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B083W1KM29 Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083W1KM29 BLURB: If you sing to the Spirits, be prepared for their answer... The Long Dark has come and the Northlands will not see daylight for two months. Silence falls with the snow, and … Continue reading #CoverReveal ‘The Winter Spirits’

04 Roses & Dreams Advent ‘The Case of the Russian Rose’

Roses & Dreams Advent Re-visited Day 04 Day 04 of the advent calendar and the featured Indie Author was T.G. Campbell of the Bow Street Society click the image to visit the website. The book featured was  'The Case of the Russian Rose and Other Stories' to read the teaser with ease click the image … Continue reading 04 Roses & Dreams Advent ‘The Case of the Russian Rose’