Sunday, 3 November 2013

Off the Kuf released!

Today sees the release of the anthology"Off the Kuf" and with it my short story "The Silent Bell" This huge collection of stories from twenty-five writers covers the breadth of genres imaginable and has been edited by fellow author David Wailing( . I can only speak from personal experience but it was a pleasure to work with David. His edits weren't numerous but they were spot on and his suggestions only benefitted my little story. Well done David!

All proceeds will go towards maintaining the Kindle Users Forum - The forum has become a very important part of my writing life and it's fair to say, the members of it have taught me everything I know about the publishing and writing process. It's a wonderful place where everyone is united over their love of books and writing. The advice I've received has been vital for my development.

So, what is The Silent Bell about? Well for those who know my writing it won't surprise you to know it's a little horror tale. At it's heart it's a traditional ghost story set in the nineteenth century based on an idea I'd had whilst researching The Macabre Collection. I hope you enjoy it!

Anyway without further ado here's the star of the show!

Off the KUF Volume 1 is an anthology of short fiction, guaranteed to appeal to readers of all genres! Whether you're a fan of mysteries, thrillers, historicals, romance, humour, literary fiction, horror or science fiction, Off the KUF will keep you entertained.

Volume 1 brings together 30 quality stories by 25 highly talented authors. Some will be well-known to fans of the indie fiction scene, while others will be new discoveries. All may become firm favourites after sampling their storytelling skills.

As well as short tales of varying lengths, this collection includes some drabbles - stories precisely 100 words long. So you can dip in and out as you wish, or consume the entire book from start to finish and be assured of an exciting degree of variety.

Volume 1 is edited by David Wailing and the contributing authors are (in alphabetical order): H.K. Abell, Andrew Barrett, Helena Hann-Basquiat, Jessica B. Bell, Nigel Bird, Michael Brookes, Anna Faversham, George Hamilton, John Gregory Hancock, Jennifer Hanning, David Haynes, Rick Haynes, Jonathan Hill, Sibel Hodge, K.M. Knight, Ken Magee, Kath Middleton, Cecilia Peartree, Lexi Revellian, Rosen Trevithick, David Wailing, Louise Warman, Lynda Wilcox, Andrew Craig Williams and Anne Wrightwell. The front cover is by Katie Stewart at Magic Owl Designs.

The Off the KUF trilogy of anthologies is brought to you by the Kindle Users Forum (KUF). All proceeds from ebook sales are used to maintain the forum. Join us at

Look out for Volume 2 in December 2013, and Volume 3 in February 2014!

It costs just £1.99/ $2.99 for over 100k of words. Bargain!!