Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast ‘short stories’ episode number twenty-one went live today and contained three flash fiction pieces that have appeared on my blog as Flash Fiction Fridays. Do email me should you like to submit your own.
This episode contained:
- Faulkner’s Ghost (900 words) by multi-genre author Donald E Schwarz;
- Doubt by Simon Lavery (345 words); and
- Carte Blanche (922 words) by multi-genre author guest blogger, interviewee and spotlightee Marion Grace Woolley
See the links above to read the stories… or hear my dulcet tones on the podcast.
The podcast is available via iTunes, Google’s Feedburner, Podbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe).
Donald E. Schwarz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and lived his entire adult life In New York City with a brief hiatus working in Israel developing an irrigation project for Mexico. He studied mathematics at CUNY before going to Israel. Upon returning to Manhattan he worked for an ad agency designing computer models until changes in the industry made his position obsolete. After that he drove a cab to support his writing habit, spending most of his time ‘holed up’ in the New York Public library. Interrogation Tango was his first literary effort to be published, but his real passion was writing screenplays. You can find out more about him and his debut novel (co-written with Victoria King-Voreadi) at http://donschwarz.iguanabooks.com. I interviewed Victoria, who talked about her work with Don, on Saturday 5th January, interview no.603.
Simon is a semi-retired part-time lecturer in English in a college in Cornwall. He’s been writing for as long as he can remember, and had his first publication in his school magazine when he was about 16. He’s just turned 60, but remembers that story vividly. He’s enjoying the luxury of having two days off work each week, and has been able to become much more creative and productive over the past year or so as a consequence.
After graduating in English from the University of Bristol, Simon then completed a PhD at Cambridge (on medieval English hagiography; not many career options there, he says…) and returned to teaching English for the remainder of his career.
He and his wife recently bought bikes, and have been enjoying cycling round the lanes of their beautiful county (though it’s a bit hilly, he tells me!)
He doesn’t yet have a website or blog, but is aiming to start one, now he has some time to devote to it. He adds that it seems difficult these days to reach a reading audience without some kind of web presence.
Marion Grace Woolley is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary for New Writers.
Balancing her creative impulses with a career in International Development, she has worked and travelled across Africa, Australia, Armenia, and a few other places beginning with ‘A’.
An associate member of the Society of Authors, Marion is currently at work on her fifth novel.
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