Wooo hooo! I’m thrilled to be part of the opening ceremony for the blog tour for The C Word.
Massive thanks to Zoe-Lee O’Farrell of Zooloo’s Blog Tours for inviting me on the blog tour and to Spellbound Books for my e-copy of The C Word
100% of all royalties from The C Word will be donated to NHS Together Charities.
So, what do writers do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death and destruction of course!
The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them again as we leave 2020 behind us.
With contributions from Steve Mosby , Sophie Hannah , Elly Griffiths , Sarah Hilary , Rob Scragg , Trevor Wood and many more.
What Did I Think?
Lockdown was tough. We all dealt with the first lockdown down in different ways but I don’t think anyone found it easy. But what The C Word brings to the table is the darkest and most twisted side of what could have happened behind closed doors last year.
This collection of subtly chilling stories is a collection and a half. A full-on mix of well known authors, lesser known authors (to me anyway) and then a few tales from unpublished writers but with a strong connection to the bookish world. Some stories dabble with a supernatural twist, others with a more realistic take on life in lockdown. A real mixed bag!!
Each story different from the last. The sort of book you can pick up and put down after a chapter without worrying about remembering what happened previously – perfect for when your reading mojo is AWOL or when the kids are demanding more of your time because of collapsed bubbles or indeed the upcoming summer break.
Many of these short stories have very sinister ending, designed to make you think and freak you out! But each one leaves you to your own imagination as to what could happen next.
From what I understand, short stories aren’t the easiest to write as you have to hit the ground running without much character development, no story development- kind of a snatch and grab kind of thing. This anthology definitely delivers with that. The stories pack a punch with a diverse range of scenarios! Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻