The Long & The Short of it
The Long & The Short of it is a collection of stories put together with a range of readers in mind. From the humorous to the heartfelt and the genuinely touching, there is something for everyone.
Whether it’s a man struggling with failing memory, a secret benefactor, school bullies or frantic parents there are no Jack Bauer cliffhangers and no bodice-ripping love scenes...more
I received a copy of this title, from the author, in return for an honest review...
Short stories, as a rule, tend to be overlooked. Collections are often purchased as gifts and pushed to the bottom of the reading piles in favour of the latest novel that everyone is talking about. However, Irish authors are not so hesitant to commit to a story under 3000 words. We have all read classic short stories from famous authors like James Joyce, Walter Macken and Edna O'Brien as well as the more modern c ...more
I met AnnMarie a few days ago, when we both attended a writing workshop hosted by RTE Guide and Penguin Ireland- our prize for longlisting in the RTE/Penguin short story competition. Congratulations to Annmarie for longlisting.
i was struck by Annmarie's kindness, openness, bubbly sense of joy and fun. Also her deeply Christian take on life, deeply generous and welcoming, and not at all condemnatory. Afterwards, AnnMarie told me she had completed theological ...more
While you can't judge a book by its cover, I have to admit I love the cover design. The author's name stands out and the hour glass with various alphabet letters running through it is a clever nod to the genre and subtitle.
The stories range from the poi ...more
This book was enjoyable, it has some heart-warming stories, some heartbreaking stories, and some in-between. Some made me smile, they were really clever.
They are all different lengths. Some are several pages, some not even one page. But they are all written well, and with a knowledge of people that really brings the tales to life.
I enjoyed it, despite it being outside my us ...more
Have been writing/blogging non-fiction since 2007, then in 2012 I started writing fiction.
1st collection of short stories published November 2013
2nd one on the way...