Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Author for Christmas – The Storyteller Speaks by Annika Perry

Over the last few weeks you have enjoyed the posts from the archives of Annika Perry.. now I am delighted to showcase her debut release – The Storyteller Speaks, a short story, flash fiction and poetry collection.

About The Story Teller Speaks

It only takes one event to change a life. What is that action, decision, occurrence? Whose life is affected? Changed forever?

In this eclectic mix of 21 short stories, flash fiction and poetry the pendulum swings between first love and murder, from soul-destroying grief to reconciliation. The tales veer from the sweet satisfaction of revenge to new beginnings, from heart-breaking miscarriages of justice to heart-warming Christmas misadventure.

One common thread binds them all; the belief that there is no such thing as an ordinary life; they’re all extraordinary.

Open your hearts and minds as The Storyteller Speaks.

An early review for the collection

MR P A RAWLINGS  5.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguing New Author 16 December 2017

This diverse mix of short stories shows the emotional and creative range of this new author. The twenty-one short stories here range from the dramatic, through the frightening, to the hopeful, but not necessarily in that order, so the reader is kept wondering what the next one will bring.

Ranging in length from as little as a page to several pages, all explore aspects of human emotion. Some start with emotionally upsetting scenes, perhaps (?) ending with an uplifting message, some lull us into our comfort zone, only to shock us out of it in the final sentence.

One thing they have in common is the “Wow, I can relate to that” message.

As Annika explains in her notes at the end, some were written to fulfil a need to get her feelings on paper, while some were created in response to challenges found within blogs, both her own and others of a similar mind.

With this first published collection, Annika sets out her stall as a serious writer, and leaves the reader eagerly awaiting the next publication. An author to watch.

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About Annika Perry

Although writing has always been a lifetime passion for Annika, her route to full-time writing has been circuitous and she formerly worked within journalism and the timber trade before severe illness and motherhood gave her an opportunity to pursue her dream.

Annika’s First Prize win in the ‘Writing Magazine’ short story competition was the much needed impetus and confidence booster for her to complete the first novel, ‘Island Girl’, which is currently in the final editing stages.

As well as writing, Annika is an avid reader (a world without books is unimaginable for her), a keen gardener, walker and she enjoys travel (in spite of her well-documented fear of flying!)

For the past two years blogging has become an important part of her life and she deeply values the friendships formed here on WP via the warm encouraging and uplifting comments. She lives in the South East of England with her husband and teenage son.

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Thank you for dropping by and it would be great if you could give Annika’s new book a boost on social media.. thanks Sally


62 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Author for Christmas – The Storyteller Speaks by Annika Perry

  1. Sally, thank you so much for this terrific showcase – I’m truly honoured and so happy to be featured! 😀😀 It’s lovely to read all the wonderful supportive comments and over the moon that people are buying the book…and from the review here and hearing from others, enjoying it so much. Thanks again…where would we be without you?! ❤️

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