A Story A Day May Collection

What a lovely way to end my collection’s maiden tour. Thank you so much to everyone involved, especially Sarah at Book on the Bright Side for arranging.

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Author – Morgen Bailey.

Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, and email address morgen@morgenbailey.com.

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The Story A Day May Collection – Morgen Bailey / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @morgenwriteruk

Another fabulous review for my short short story collection. Thank you, Els!

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This collection was written from a variety of prompts supplied by storyaday.org and originally published on Morgen’s blog (morgenbailey.wordpress.com – where you can still read the list of prompts), during May 2011, 2012, and 2013.

In this book there are stories of revenge, overcoming obstacles, newfound and lost love, shopping, chocolate, legends of history, and the occasional alien or two.
We have crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, homages, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.

From Chelsea buns to casseroles, we share the highs and lows, but the stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.

My review

I think it’s already my fourth book by this author and she keeps surprising me. She has the ability to start a story and you have not the slightest idea where she will lead you. I was…

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The Story a Day May Collection by Morgen Bailey – Blog Tour

An amazing review of my smaller short story collection ‘Story A Day May’ courtesy of Kerry at Like Herding Cats blog…

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A huge thanks to Morgen Bailey for allowing me to read her brilliant collection of stories in return for an honest and unbiased review and to Sarah Hardy for organising this blog tour.

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Synopsis

This collection was written from a variety of prompts supplied by storyaday.org and originally published on Morgen’s blog (morgenbailey.wordpress.com – where you can still read the list of prompts), during May 2011, 2012, and 2013.In this book there are stories of revenge, overcoming obstacles, newfound and lost love, shopping, chocolate, legends of history, and the occasional alien or two.   We have crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, homages, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.From Chelsea buns to casseroles, we share the highs and lows, but the stories all go to show what can be done with a prompt, a few hours, and a colourful imagination.

My Thoughts

Morgen Bailey is such…

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#BlogTour: The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey

In case you missed this lovely review the first time round…

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31 days. 31 dates.

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a Northampton newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.

Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.

Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.

By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?

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BeaconLit Second Year 500-word comp Round 9 – April 2019 winners announced

Drum roll please… BeaconLit’s penultimate month’s results. The competition closes for overall judging at the end of this month!

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We are delighted to announce the top three stories from April’s entries are (in alphabetical order):

Favourite stories:

  • A Public/Private Enterprise
  • The Shed
  • Upper Fiddling Town Council

Narrow missed out:

  • Missing Without Trace
  • Sausages
  • The Numbers Game

The three top stories will now go through to the final judging and the top ten prize-winning authors (not necessarily the same as the top ten stories as no author can win more than one prize) will be announced at the 2019 BeaconLit literary festival on Saturday 13th July. As with most months, there were more than three stories that could have made the top three but those that did were either closer to the theme or stronger (provoked more of a reaction after reading) so don’t be disheartened if yours hasn’t been mentioned.

If your story isn’t listed in the above three, you are welcome to do whatever you like with your…

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