My Contribution to National Short Story Week

Today begins National Short Story week (12-18th November). Since I was a child I’ve always loved a good story – short or long, it never mattered. Before I was old enough to read my grandfather used to spend whole afternoons reading children’s stories to me. Once I learned to read and write I was never far from a book and I began writing my own stories – and I’m still writing them.

It’s not always easy to tell a complete story in a few hundred words but I like the challenge. Sometimes you only give the reader glimpses into a character’s life. But, if these moments that are revealed are significant ones then that’s all that’s needed.

During this past summer I put together a collection of half a dozen of my short stories that have been published in various magazines, websites and anthologies. The stories in Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves capture moments of happiness and the dawn of understanding in several women’s lives.

In honour of National Short Story week I’m giving away copies of Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves this week. It is available to UK readers as a Goodreads giveaway – the offer ends 14thNovember. Details of the giveaway can be found here:

Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves will also be available for one day only as a free Kindle ebook on Friday, 16th November.

Enjoy National Short Story week and take time out to enjoy a good tale or two – or as many as you like.


About Dianne Ascroft

I'm a Canadian writer and author, living in Britain. My first novel, 'Hitler and Mars Bars' was released in March 2008. More information abo
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