Category: Readers’ Corner

  • HUMOUR: Christmas Eve by Janet Gogerty

    HUMOUR: Christmas Eve by Janet Gogerty

    Linda hated Christmas, or rather the long run up to Christmas. It was busier but easier when the children were still at school; they knew exactly who would be there for Christmas every year; four children and four elderly relatives. Now, since the children were grown up and the elderly relatives no longer around, each year was different. […]

  • Chissick Chat #10 ~ Read the interview with Riley J. Froud

    Chissick Chat #10 ~ Read the interview with Riley J. Froud

    Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Riley J. Froud Welcome to part ten of the Chissick Chat Blog, and a special hello to a friend of mine, Riley J. Froud, a great author from the Welsh coast who relocated to France to run a small village bar. Welcome to my blog. Please can you introduce […]

  • SHORT STORY REVIEW: The Magic of Grandfather Time by Rose English

    SHORT STORY REVIEW: The Magic of Grandfather Time by Rose English

    Just before Christmas, I took part in an author event run by a friend of mine. Whilst the games that we played were enjoyable, and the two authors involved (Rose English and Maria Gibbs) were fantastic fun, I didn’t really expect to win anything. Imagine my surprise then, when Rose English herself messaged me to […]

  • Short Story – The Heart of the Cosmos

    Short Story – The Heart of the Cosmos

    By Syldinada How, the scientist-pilot wondered, knowing what they knew of the universe, how could they affect it? Studying the map, they had realised they found themselves in its very heart. The sentience of the universe was undeniable. This had long since been proved. The question had shifted to the Intent of that sentience. This […]

  • Chissick Chat #9 ~ Read the interview with Maureen Turner

    Chissick Chat #9 ~ Read the interview with Maureen Turner

    Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Maureen Turner A big hello to Maureen Turner, fellow British author from Gloucestershire, a massive supporter of the Chissick Chat blog, who writes full time. Welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? My name is Maureen Turner […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Featuring Stephen King

    From My Bookshelf: Featuring Stephen King

    By Lynn Willoughby The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King This is a book of short stories by one of my favourite authors.  What is especially interesting is the preface of each novella, of very personal glimpses of King, and how and why he came to write each story.  Also at the conclusion of […]

  • COMEDY: Reindeer Jack – Riley J. Froud

    COMEDY: Reindeer Jack – Riley J. Froud

    Meet Jack: Jack’s a reindeer. Like all reindeer, Jack has one goal in life: to be famous. When he was just a little calf, he dreamt of becoming like his old favourites: Dancer and Prancer, Donner and Blitzen, Comet and Cupid too. He imagined himself stood in front of Father Christmas, the conductor for their […]

  • Chissick Chat #8 ~ Read the interview with D.M. Miller

    Chissick Chat #8 ~ Read the interview with D.M. Miller

    Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and D.M. Miller Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog, part eight, with fellow author and good friend, D.M. Miller, an American author who manages to weave religion into her stories in such a way that you can’t help but be pulled into the tale rather than be pushed away. Religion […]

  • SCI/FI: No Dogs in Philly: A Lovecraftian Cyberpunk Noir (Special Sin) (Volume 1) by Andy Futuro

    SCI/FI: No Dogs in Philly: A Lovecraftian Cyberpunk Noir (Special Sin) (Volume 1) by Andy Futuro

    Let me just say, in prefacing this review, that this particular book is so, so, far out of my reading comfort zone, that the three stars I allocated ut indicates a good read. I’m not denigrating the style or genre in any way, it is just so not what I would normally read, however, that […]

  • Seeding The Dream – Syldinada

    Seeding The Dream – Syldinada

    “Thing is, with our dreams, our goals, our aspirations, they are such a big deal to us, that we tend to assume it is a big deal to attain them. When really, it isn’t.” – The Young Man The chaos began, slowly at first, as the great Gravity Engines de-powered. Arriving successfully in the new […]

  • Chissick Chat #7 ~ Read the interview with Maggie Shayne

    Chissick Chat #7 ~ Read the interview with Maggie Shayne

    Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Maggie Shayne Huge hello to Maggie Shayne, USA Today bestselling author of over 60 novels, welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? Hi and thanks for having me! I’m Maggie Shayne, and I’ve been an author […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Callan Wink

    From My Bookshelf: Callan Wink

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] Dog Run Moon: Stories ~ Callan Wink [break] This new author has been compared to Annie Proulx – one of my personal favourites. So when his book of short stories came out I was first in line, and it doesn’t disappoint. [break] While the various characters find themselves in situations that […]