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Bragger Wall Special

/by Fiona Smith/

When we set up shop all those years ago we hoped that ShortbreadStories would attract new and emerging talent, and that one day we could sit back and utter those infamous words ‘We knew them when…’ Well it would appear we have attracted a whole host of talented writers, all of whom have achieved lots of exciting things.

So in this Bragger Wall Special we’re going to highlight some of the remarkable things our Shortbreaders have been up to.

Bryan Islip has published a number of novels including Going with Gabriel and a collection of short stories entitled Twenty Bites. He is currently embarking on a new project. Sign up to his newsletter to receive a new chapter from his book every month sent directly to your inbox. (I wonder where he got such an idea from…) We wish Bryan lots of luck with his new book!

Shortbreader Blogger Lee Crompton had his screenplay, ‘Digging Deeper’ (adapted from his novel), short listed as a quarter finalist in the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition in Utah. Find out more about Lee and his novels at

Gordon Parker has just published his fifth novel A Waking of Rooks on Kindle. The book has received excellent reviews and has even been likened to The Catcher in the Rye! Gordon hopes our Shortbreaders will give it a try.

Shortbreader of the Year Diane Dickson has also published two books on Kindle. L’Aigrette and Who Follows are paranormal suspense novels with a hint of romance. Anyone who is a big fan of Diane’s stories on Shortbread would be wise to snap up her Kindle novels.

Meg Malpass aka Fran Strachan has published her first collection of short stories. And Shortbreaders can now get Loose Ends on kindle for the bargain price of £1.53.

David Appleby’s books Moon Alley and Love Sketches are now available from Apple iTunes Store for download on to iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks, and on to the computer with iTunes.

Shortbreaders Sheila Barclay and Marilyn Baker have teamed up to write Sky Lights under the moniker Barclay Baker. The book has certainly been very popular with twelve 5 star reviews on Amazon! Well done ladies!  

Thomas MacKay King has a number of novels available on Amazon including his novel The Singapore Werewolf.

And that’s all for now folks, however if you’re a ShortbreadStories member, and you get published, win an award, or do something that will make us all smile, please let us know by emailing and we’ll put you on the ShortbreadBragger Wall.


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  1. Cor look at me mixing in such exalted company 🙂 I now have a few more things on Kindle and I have to say that I owe so much of what I’ve done to Shortbread and the encouragement from the lovely commenters and site staff, I’ve said it before but I can’t say it often enough – Thanks Shortbread Stories

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