Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Special Feature – #Anthology – This is Lockdown – Covid 19 Diaries – Flash Fiction – Poetry M.J. Mallon and Other Authors

There is little doubt that this last three months of lock down has impacted all our lives. Marjorie Mallon has compiled an anthology that shares her own diary of events over that period about the pandemic and life as a family in lock down.. and the thoughts and poetry of others within the blogging community including myself.

I will feature the anthology over two posts this week so that I can share more about a selection of the contributing authors and bloggers to the collection. I will also review the anthology in the second post on Saturday 18th July.

The collection is on pre-order for July 20th for only £1.99/$2.99

About the collection

An anthology and compilation of diaries, short stories, flash fiction, contributions from the ‘isolation writers,’ plus poetry written during the time of lockdown in the UK. This Is Lockdown is written from a writer’s perspective highlighting the simple pleasures of day-to-day life during such an uncertain and frightening time. It also gives a glimpse of the blogging, writing world. The book showcases several authors and their thoughts on what it is like to experience ‘isolation’ as a writer. I also discuss the handling of the pandemic and my thoughts on what might happen next. In the final part of the book I include my latest short story idea: a YA romance and various short pieces of poetry, and flash fiction inspired by the pandemic.

The full list of authors are:

Richard Dee, (Sci Fi , Steampunk, Amateur Detective author,) Catherine Fearns, (Amazon Bestselling Author of Police Procedural/Mysteries and Music Journalist,) Lynn Fraser, (Humorous Dark Comedy,) Jackie Carreira, (Writer, musician, designer and aspiring philosopher,) Willow Willers, (Poet and writer,) Sharon Marchisello, (Murder Mystery, Financial non-fiction,) Fi Phillips , (Copy writer, Author,) Jeannie Wycherley, (dark stories, suspense, horror,) Chantelle Atkins, (urban fiction, teen/YA,)Tracie Barton Barrett, (Speaker/author,) Peter Taylor Gooby, (Crime, Love Stories, Political Fiction,) Ritu Bhathal, (Chick Lit romance, poet,) Alice May , (Author, Artist and Speaker,) Miriam Owen, (Reader, Blogger, Post Doctoral Researcher and Academic,) Drew Neary and Ceri Williams (Ghost Horror, Supernatural,) Katherine Mezzacappa, (Historical Fiction/Romance,) Sally Cronin, (huge supporter of indie community/blogger/author) Debby Gies (D G Kaye), (Memoirist/NonFiction,) Adele Marie Park, (Fantasy, horror, urban fantasy,) Marian Wood, (blogger, poet and writer.) Samantha Murdoch, (Writer, Blogger,) Beaton Mabaso (blogger, African storyteller.).Frank Prem (Poet, Author) Anne Goodwin (Author, Book Blogger) Sherri Matthews (Writer, Photographer, Blogger) Jane Horwood and Melissa Santiago-Val – Community Masks for The NHS .

Head over to pre-order the collection: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

A little more about M.J. Mallon author, poet and editor of the anthology.

I am an author who has been blogging for many moons: https://mjmallon.com. My interests include writing, photography, poetry, and alternative therapies. I write Fantasy YA, and middle grade fiction as well as micropoetry – haiku and tanka. I love to read and have written over 100 Book Reviews

My alter ego is MJ – Mary Jane from Spiderman. I love superheros! I was born on the 17th of November in Lion City: Singapore, (a passionate Scorpio, with the Chinese Zodiac sign a lucky rabbit. I grew up in a mountainous court in the Peak District in Hong Kong.

As a teenager I travelled to many far-flung destinations. It’s rumoured that I now live in the Venice of Cambridge, with my six foot hunk of a Rock God husband, and my two enchanted daughters.

When I’m not writing, I eat exotic delicacies while belly dancing, or surf to the far reaches of the moon. To chill out, I practise Tai Chi. If the mood takes me I snorkel with mermaids, or sign up for idyllic holidays with the Chinese Unicorn, whose magnificent voice sings like a thousand wind chimes.

M.J.Mallon, Buy:   Amazon US – And  Amazon UK Website: M.J. Mallon – Goodreads: Goodreads – Twitter: @Marjorie_Mallon

Some of the contributors to the collection.

Richard Dee, (Sci Fi , Steampunk, Amateur Detective author,) : Amazon US And: Amazon UKWebsite: Richard Dee’s ScifiGoodreads: Richard Dee at Goodreads

 

Please go to Amazon or Richard’s website to view all his books.

 

Sharon Marchisello, (Murder Mystery, Financial non-fiction,:  Amazon US – and: Amazon UK – follow Sharon: Goodreadsblog: Sharon Blogspot

Ritu Bhathal, (Chick Lit romance, poet,) Amazon UK – andAmazon US- Blog: Ritu Bhathal WordPress Follow Ritu: Goodreads

Debby Gies (D G Kaye), (Memoirist/NonFiction, Amazon US AndAmazon UK BlogD.G. WritesGoodreads:D.G. Kaye on Goodreads

Adele Marie Park, (Fantasy, horror, urban fantasy,) – Amazon UK – And: Amazon US – Follow Adele: Goodreads –  Website: Adele Marie Park –  New Book 18th July 2020

Frank Prem (Poet, Author) Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website: Frank Prem – Goodreads: Goodreads

Anne Goodwin (Author, Book Blogger):Amazon UK – And : Amazon US – follow Anne : Goodreads – blog: Annecdotal

Sally Cronin, Author, blogger, Book Promotion: Amazon US – and:Amazon UK – Follow Sally :Goodreads – Blog: Smorgasbord Invitation

Please visit Amazon or the blog to view reviews and all the books.

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Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again on Saturday with more contributors and my advance review for the anthology. Thanks Sally.

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