I’m delighted to welcome author and online friend Linda Huber back to the blog with a guest post about her latest release, a collection of short stories called The Saturday Secret.
First, the delightful cover and the blurb . . .
A Fabrian Books feel-good collection fifteen tales of life, love, and family – perfect for a coffee-break! Previously published in UK national magazines, the stories are about relationships within the family and without – some are humorous, some bittersweet; all are upbeat and emotional. Profits from ebook and paperback sales of this collection will be donated to charity.
The Party Partners Belinda and Phillip have fun at weddings, engagement parties and all sorts of celebrations. But anything more personal was out of the question – or was it?
Family Matters Gary shares Sharon’s dream of having children – but as far as he’s concerned, it’s something for the future.
Corinna’s Big Day It was the most important day in baby Corinna’s life, but for Madge, it was one of the saddest…
Lucky for Some You might say drawing number 13 in the cycle rally was bad luck. You might say falling off was bad luck, too. But Hilary knew better!
Patiently Waiting Mike woke up after his operation and saw the girl of his dreams. The problem was the engagement ring she wore on a chain round her neck…
The Saturday Secret What was she up to? The whole family wanted to know! But Grandma wasn’t telling…
And many more…
Sounds great! And I love that the profits are going to such a good cause 🙂 Now over to Linda to tell us more . . .
The Saturday Secret is a collection of feel-good short stories, and it has a very special place in my heart – if that’s not too corny! For one thing, 2017 profits are going to Doctors Without Borders, one of my favourite charities. For another, between the covers of this book lie two very important ‘firsts’ in my writing life.
‘First’ number 1 was when, way back in the day, The People’s Friend accepted one of my short stories, Miles from Home. I was delighted, gobsmacked, and terrified all at the same time – my story was going to be in a mag!! So of course, I carried on and wrote more.
‘First’ number 2 came a couple of months later, when a subsequently accepted story, The Party Partners, became the first to be actually published. That was a real ‘wow’ day. I sat there cuddling the magazine, almost in tears. I was a writer.
Over time, these two were followed by fifty-something more stories and articles. I started out using a pen name, but when the first article was accepted I switched to my own name for everything. And then, at some point in the noughties, I started writing psychological suspense novels, and left my feel-good short stories in the bottom of the wardrobe for a while.
Until last year, when I saw that a couple of people had published collections of their old magazine stories. That was when the idea of a charity collection came, and I started to find out about it. The end result is The Saturday Secret, and I’m really pleased to have it out there beside my psych. suspense novels – the sibling who doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the family, but is nonetheless well-loved!
You can get The Saturday Secret on Amazon at this link:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of guinea pigs.
Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her first novel was published in 2013, and was followed by four others. She has also published a charity collection of feel-good short stories.
After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, she has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, where she’s working on another suspense novel.
You can find Linda at these links: