Friday, 11 February 2011

Nothing But Flowers - A Literary Treat for Valentines Day

So it's that time of year. The shops are full of posters, cards and red sparkly things and the florists are rubbing their little hands together. All around the world, people are feeling the pressure of trying to keep their loved one happy, or the dread of being proven to be The Unloved, that rolls around every February 14th.

No matter what you think of Valentines Day, this year there is a special treat in store in book-shaped form.

Nothing But Flowers is a collection of stories about love after an apocalypse. You may have guessed by now but one of those stories is by me and it's the first time ever that I have been included in a publication and seen blog posts about it (with my name on) before I have written a single word, so as well as being incredibly excited, I am more than a little nervous.

The stories are going to be available to read on the internet for free (for 48 hours only), and they will be published hourly on Monday. If you click 'like' on the Facebook Page you won't miss any of them. After that the book will be available to buy as a paperback and ebook and it's all in aid of charity so everyone's a winner.

Here is the official blurb:
Nothing But Flowers: tales of post apocalyptic love" is the second offering from Literary Mix Tapes (a quarterly crowd-sourced short fiction anthology inspired by music).

Inspired by the Talking Heads song of the same name, Nothing But Flowers explores the complexities and challenges of love in a post apocalyptic landscape. From plague to fundamentalist governments, comets and war, from terra firma to outer space the people on these pages face up to what it means to love and be loved when you’ve lost everything.

Please do visit again and let me know what you think of 'On The Corner of Clerk Street'.

1 comment:

  1. @1_Lovelife

    Will read on Monday as suggested
    Can't wait