This week, I’d like to welcome Mandy Huggins back to the Woman on the Edge of Reality. Mandy first appeared here after taking part in the Hysteria Writing Competition and then volunteering as a judge in the flash fiction contest. She is an award winning writer of flash and short fiction and this is Mandy’s first anthology of Flash Fiction.
Hi, this week I’d like to welcome Gail Aldwin to the Thursday Throng. Gail writes every day and loves to see her stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, she enjoys playing with short fiction and poetry.
Hello after a few weeks away and I’d like to introduce Dan Buri to the Thursday Throng. Dan is a writer who has recently published his first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery. It’s an exploration of heartbreak and redemption and the San Francisco Globe recommended it to readers and saying, “It hits you in the feels.”
Welcome this week Kate Padilla, the author of Save Me San Francisco. Kate is a journalist, writer, blogger and book reviewer living in northwest Iowa with a husband, son and two pugs.
Mathias Freese is the author of I Truly Lament: Working through the holocaust; a collection of 27 short stories that reflect a wide variety of perspectives of this seminal event in human history. He is a writer, teacher, and psychotherapist. His recent collection of essays, “This Mobius Strip of Ifs,” was the winner of the National Indie Excellence Book Award of 2012 in general nonfiction and a 2012 Global Ebook Award finalist. “I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust” was one of three finalists chosen in the 2012 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest out of 424 submissions.
This week, after a short break, I’m really pleased to have on the Thursday Throng author MB Feeney and her short story compilation ‘Honour’. She calls herself an ‘army brat’ who finally settled down in Birmingham. She is currently studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching and is a serious doodler and chocoholic. Her publishing career began with two novellas and is currently writing a novel.
This is special edition of the Thursday Throng as this time we are meeting another of the winners of the Hysteria Writing Competition, Sarah Hegarty. One lucky winner will also receive a paperback copy of Hysteria 2, the anthology that Sarah story appears in. To be in with a chance of winning just leave your name, email address and comment at the end of this interview.
This week it’s my pleasure to welcome Louise West to the Thursday Throng hot seat. Louise is a reader, a teacher, a music-lover and a teller of ghost stories; not the ordinary kind mind you, more the ones that intrigue and fascinate. She confesses to having strange ideas and sometimes she writes them down.