From the Author
As a writer I am empowered bythe ability to take a story from initial concept to edited completion in amatter of weeks (if you have a fantastic supportive friend who is happy topoint out your mistakes) - this process distracts from the 'drowning' feelingthat producing a full novel can sometimes induce.
Talk of support brings me neatly to this collection offestive short stories. This is thesecond seasonal collection produced by a short story collective that has (attime of writing) only been in existence for a few months - it's amazing what afew tweets can achieve. Our firstanthology OUT OF DARKNESS was warmly received by readers and the number ofgroup members has increased. I amdelighted to welcome our contributors both new and 'old'.
Special mentions have to go Vanessa Wester,who has (again) worked tirelessly to put the stories together (we love you V)and Angela Kelman who has put in the hours helping to edit the stories.
My biggest thanks, however, go to YOU the reader - withoutyour support and encouragement all this would be for nothing. A fellow contributor (Joanne Phillips) hasdescribed short story collections as 'a bit like a box of chocolates.' So tuck in, enjoy your favourite authors'contribution and discover someone new.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
From the Inside Flap
'Yes, we are of good courage, andwe would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.'
2 Corinthians 5:8