Book Review: James Herriot’s Yorkshire Stories

James Herriot’s Yorkshire Stories by James Herriot. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. I’m a big fan of the new All Creatures Great and Small series, and was pleased when I received this little collection of James Herriot’s short stories as a gift earlier this year. Herriot’s writing style is deceptively simple, and his love for the landscape and people of Yorkshire comes across in … Continue reading Book Review: James Herriot’s Yorkshire Stories

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Delia Owens is an inspiration to writers who have been putting down words for years without seeing them published. Although she was already a successful author of non-fiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist, Owens did not publish a novel until she was in her late sixties. Where the Crawdads … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

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VP

VP is a short story I wrote in January 2020. It was first published in August 2022 by CafeLitMagazine. The opening paragraphs are below, and you can visit the CafeLitMagazine website to read the full story. *** When you tell someone you’re a Vice President, they usually ask one of two things. ‘What’s that?’ or ‘which country?’ I wondered which way this girl would go. … Continue reading VP