The genres covered in the book range from flash fiction to more traditional short stories, life-writing, humour, poetry and autobiography. There’s something in it for everyone. And if people are inspired by what they read, they can have a go for themselves as the entire creative writing course has been reprinted in the book’s appendix.
So what’s my involvement? I didn’t send in any work myself (hopeless, I know) but responded to a request from Dotterel Press to help with proofreading. Several years ago, when Rory was little, I signed up for a proofreading course, completed it and then did precisely nothing with my new qualification, bar irritating friends and family by criticising their spelling and grammar. This opportunity from Tim was just the ticket: I could hone my skills knowing he would be keeping overall control.
Tiny Acorns was published last Friday (ISBN 978-0-9562869-1-8) and is available direct for just £8.99 from the Dotterel Press Online store. All the proceeds are going to the BBC Children in Need appeal.
I bought my copy last week and, while I was at it, bought Tim’s novel, Writing Therapy, which I’m looking forward to getting stuck into very soon (I will report back, readers)
I’ve also had an idea. Can I suggest everyone who buys a copy takes a photo of it in an innovative way or in an unusual place and pops it on their blog (or email to me if you haven’t got a blog)?
This has proved to be a very entertaining way to publicise the brilliant Cocktails at Naptime so I’m sure we can do the same for Tiny Acorns. Remember all the proceeds are going to a worthy cause so get buying and let’s see your photographs.