This collection of short stories is about journeys; literal, metaphorical and literary. Those both of the characters and the authors.
Ailsa travels to Scotland and begins the journey of recovery after life-saving surgery. The Smith family take two trips in one, and their reactions to each bring them closer as a family. Esperanza doesn’t just switch locations but swaps one life for another, each change taking her away from everything she knows and ever closer to the independence she needs to be truly happy.
In Italy, Pedro learns about the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Lisa’s journey also begin with a death, which leads her on a search for the truth about her own life.
Marty, just like her creator, moves to the Island of La Palma and takes strides forward in both her career and love life. Although Saffy and Jess both remain in the United Kingdom, their own emotional journeys are similar in several ways. They each want to make a difference with their work, and meet men who share this passion and ignite their own.
Patsy, Rosemary, Sheila and Lynne are four friends who, although successful in specific writing fields, aren’t yet well known to the general reading public. Together we’re raising awareness of our work, and hope you’ll help us do the same by reading this free collection, telling others about it and leaving us a review. We’re not really asking ‘Are We Nearly Famous?’ as we know the answer!
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About the Author
Patsy Collins’ stories have been published in a range of United Kingdom, Irish and Australian magazines including Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break's Fiction Feast, The Weekly News, Woman’s Day, That's Life! and My Weekly. Many of these stories are now available on the Alfie Dog website.
She began writing in 2001 and since then has won or been placed in a number of writing competitions. Always willing to make the most of opportunities to find new situations to write about, in addition to cash prize, Patsy's winnings have included dinner in the House of Commons, publication of her novel Escape to the Country, a book written in Greek (not a language she can read), a Crabbit bag and tea with the mayor.
Patsy maintains a blog where she gives details of free to enter writing competitions, rambles on about writing, gardening, cakes, ships and her other many and varies interests. She'd love you to visit – http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk/ where you'd be welcome to share your thoughts on these important matters.
Patsy lives near Portsmouth, just a short walk from the sea.
She shares her home with her husband and her head with her characters.
Rosemary J Kind writes because she has to. You could take almost anything away from her except her pen and paper. Failing to stop after the book that everyone has in them, she has gone on to publish books in both non-fiction and fiction, the latter including novels, humour, short stories and poetry. She also regularly produces magazine articles in a number of areas and writes regularly for the dog press.
As a child she was desolate when at the age of 10 her then teacher would not believe that her poem based on ‘Stig in the Dump’ was her own work and she stopped writing poetry for several years as a result. She was persuaded to continue by the invitation to earn a little extra pocket money by ‘assisting’ others to produce the required poems for English homework!
Always one to spot an opportunity, she started school newspapers and went on to begin providing paid copy to her local newspaper at the age of 16.
For twenty years she followed a traditional business career, before seeing the error of her ways and leaving it all behind to pursue her writing full-time.
She spends her life discussing her plots with the characters in her head and her faithful dogs, who always put the opposing arguments when there are choices to be made.
Always willing to take on challenges that sensible people regard as impossible, she set up the short story download site Alfie Dog Fiction in 2012 and has built it to being one of the largest in the world, representing over 400 authors and carrying over 1700 short stories. Her hobby is developing the Entlebucher Mountain Dog in the UK and when she brought her beloved Alfie back from Belgium he was only the tenth in the country.
She started writing Alfie’s Diary as an internet blog the day Alfie arrived to live with her, intending to continue for a year or two. Nine years later it goes from strength to strength and was named as one of the top ten dog blogs in the UK in 2015.
She is currently working on a novel which is a departure from her work to date, being set both a hundred and fifty years ago and in a foreign country. It is involving a huge amount of research, which she is enjoying almost as much as the writing. If she can tear herself away from the research, she hopes to complete it early in 2016.
For more details about the author please visit her website at www.rjkind.co.uk For more details about her dog then you’re better visiting www.alfiedog.me.uk