Introducing What A Day! Short Stories by Southern Writers #amwriting #amreading #story #books #mustread #fiction

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, then you know that my Friday blog is dedicated to introducing new authors and their works. This Friday is no different in that I’m introducing some new authors but it’s very different because I’m sharing with you a collection of short stories by a group of authors. I’m very excited about being included in this anthology of short stories, too!

This collection of 11 stories features writers ranging from USA and NYT best-sellers to brand new authors. But every single story is worth your time, in my opinion. Several include inexplicable creatures, some include romance, some include mysterious doings. All are fun to read and written for a PG audience.

The best-sellers include Linda Howard, Linda Winstead-Jones, and Bonnie Gardner. These three authors have been publishing great stories for decades! The new authors, learning the ropes of the publishing industry with this anthology, include Crystal R. Lee and C.S. Ward. I’m sure after you read their stories you’ll hope, like me, that they keep on writing! In between, you have 6 multi-published authors, some with awards, all with some great reviews, writing in different genres.

My story is called “The Perfect Birthday Gift” and I had a blast writing this story. In writing it, I really became more intimately acquainted with Myrtle and Meg Marple, the scullery maids in my Fury Falls Inn series. They always seemed rather on the sidelines and I wanted to understand why they’d chosen to work at the inn in the kitchen. Who were they really? They have a few surprises to deal with, too!

Here is the story description of “The Perfect Birthday Gift” in case you’re curious (I hope so!):

Myrtle Marple anticipates spending her 21st birthday in 1821 relaxing at home with her sister in their Alabama cottage. But when an Elven Envoy sparkles into her living room with a very special surprise gift from her deceased parents, her life changes forever.

You can only read this story within the pages of the What A Day! anthology, so please reserve your copy today! You won’t regret it!

Thanks and happy reading!


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Releases April 5, 2022! Available for Pre-order Now!

Southern hospitality is alive and well. In this anthology you may find a little old, a little new, and perhaps some mysterious doings. How about a ghost — or was it a ghost pepper? Was that a witch, a sprite, an elf, or a seer? You may be looking for a beautiful garden, a mint julep, or a jazz festival. Come on down! Bless your heart, you may never want to leave.

What A Day! is a collection of stories about special, memorable days in the lives of an eclectic, quirky mix of characters. You’ll enjoy fantasy, romance, historical, and more by best-selling authors like Linda Howard and Linda Winstead Jones as well as newer authors, none of which you’ll want to miss! Come laugh, cry, gasp, and smile your way through these fun, light-hearted, suspenseful, and intriguing stories.

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