‘Athena’ – Llanelli Writers’ Circle Anthology
Although “The Brindavan Chronicle” has been available on Amazon since early July, the official launch is on October 3rd – now only just over one week away. Doing something like this for the first time is always a little daunting, but I had a nice little practice recently when my local writing group – Llanelli Writers’ Circle – launched our group anthology, “Athena”, containing members’ work (prose, poetry, fiction and non-fiction) selected by the publishing committee. I have 2 award-winning short stories in it: “Family Connections” is a crime story about a woman who murders her husband, but fortuitously has connections which allow her to get away with it; “Better Late Than Never” is a ghost story about a woman and her mother, who finally resolve their strained relationship after the mother’s death.
I was asked to read the crime story at the launch, and received some favourable comments afterwards, most notably from the Mayor! After so many years of retirement I was a bit nervous about reading in public again – though reading a piece of your own work is very different from addressing a judge or jury. It was good to know that the voice still carries – albeit with the aid of a mike!
Incidentally, anyone reading this who would like a copy of “Athena” (£5 + postage), let me know.