January 16, 2016
It’s 2016! Can you believe that? I’ve been doing this for five years.
Back in November 2013, my publisher emailed me to ask if I had any extra content they might be able to use at the back of a special edition paperback for Morrisons supermarket. I came up with a short Jessica Daniel story named APRIL. It was released along with Behind Closed Doors in January 2014 but, until now, has never been released as an ebook.
After that, I wrote a few other short stories based, sometimes loosely, around the months of the year. Right now, I have written: January, February, March, April, May, July and August.
AUGUST was written in the shop window of the Waterstones in Manchester’s Arndale Centre while I was busy promoting Scarred For Life in February 2015 – and uses a selection of names, places and words suggested by shoppers.
On some level, they are all interconnected – sometimes obviously, other times a little more subtly.
At various points, my publisher talked about ways to release these shorts but, after 26 months, only January is available. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
These have been sitting on my hard drive for WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too long, so I’m releasing at least some of them now.
Amazon’s minimum UK price is 99p but I can set them as ‘free’ for 20 days a year.
That means I will be giving away at least one short story for *FREE* every Sunday for the foreseeable future. If you want to pay for any or all of them, then brilliant. If not, then APRIL will be free every Sunday in January. You can find it here.
In February, my short story, er, FEBRUARY will be free every Sunday. In March, it’ll be, you guessed it, MARCH – which stars Andrew Hunter and Jenny – plus has an appearance from a character familiar to anyone who’s read January.
After that, I’ll see how it’s all going.
For now, I hope you enjoy April. Jessica’s in it – and it’s free for the next three Sundays. My gift to you. Happy New Year.