Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to have Amanda Saint as the Author in the spotlight. Amanda has contributed to an anthology and the book's profits go directly to charity. Lets find out a little bit more about Amanda and that anthology.
Amanda Saint is obsessed with words. She sells them to anyone who will pay in order to make a living and uses them to write fiction with the rest of the time. Her first novel, As If I Were a River, is currently being edited and an extract has been published in an anthology, Collages. Her Saintly Writer blog features in the book of the Festival of Writing 2012, two of her short stories were long-listed in the 2012 Fish Flash Fiction prize and others have been published in Number Eleven Magazine and the charity anthology, Stories for Homes. Amanda also runs Retreat West, which provides writing retreats, workshops and short story competitions. She lives on a canal boat with her husband, John, and a marmalade cat, Rusty, and they are roaming the UK having adventures. When she’s not reading or writing, she likes to bake and eat cakes then go walking to keep them from expanding her waistline too much.
From Ayers Rock to Babylon to somewhere out of this world via the edges of our own, the stories in this collection examine the concept of home from every angle. Created by a new community of people brought together to create a world class collection of short fiction in all genres, all profits from sales of this book go to the homeless and housing charity, Shelter. As of December 2013 almost £2000 has been raised already.
Stories for Homes Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/454745561280266/
Storied for Homes on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stories-Homes-Amanda-Block-ebook/dp/B00E8767XU
Retreat West website: http://retreatwest.co.uk/
Saintly Writer blog: http://saintlywriter.blogspot.co.uk/