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


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

Book Review: Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King.My rating: 4 of 5 stars. Nightmares and Dreamscapes is a collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published as a volume in 1993. I have had this book in my library for well over ten years, and finally got around to finishing it after a false start several years ago. For me, the best story in the book … Continue reading Book Review: Nightmares and Dreamscapes