Local Author in International Fairytale Collection

The cover for the 'Thrice upon a Time'  anthology
The cover for the anthology

Today we have a guest post from Rosemary J. Kind of Alfie Dog Fiction. It seemed the least embarrassing way to do it.

The website www.alfiedog.com carries over 1500 stories from more than 350 authors around the globe, with more than 20 countries represented. Unlike most epublishing companies Alfie Dog is editorial led to ensure the high quality of the work available to the reader.

You can contact Rosemary at rjkind@alfiedog.com


Local Author in International Fairytale Collection

Local author Sheila Crosby is the author of the lead story for the fairytale collection ‘Thrice Upon A Time’ from publisher Alfie Dog Fiction. The collection brings together some of the best fairytales from 18 authors across the globe.

Sheila who lives in Breña Baja on La Palma is a starlight guide, specialising in showing visitors around the European Northern Observatory at the Roque de Los Muchachos. She has 5 stories available for download with www.alfiedog.com which is one of the biggest short story download sites in the world.

With authors selected from America, Australia, France, The Canary Islands and the United Kingdom it truly is an international collection. ‘Thrice Upon A Time’ has some tales which retell stories written long ago, but from a different perspective, and others which are completely new. “Fairytales became popular again with the 200th anniversary of the brothers Grimm,” says Alfie Dog Fiction’s managing director, Rosemary Kind. “Our authors have set out to provide a continuation of this grand tradition.” The humour of the fairytales is aimed at adults and, as with the originals, the stories often have a moral to them.

Sheila has had SF and fantasy stories published in SF Adbusters, Cosmos Online, Wily Writers, Oceans of the Mind and Farthing, among others, and non-genre fiction to the UK magazines Chat and Yours. It comes to about 50 fiction sales so far. She has also published a non-fiction guide book to the astronomical observatory on the island of La Palma.

Sheila’s delighted to be in this collection of 18 fairy tales. Some of them are old favourites given a tasty twist, while others, like ‘Thrice Upon A Time’ are completely new. All of them are fun. Alfie Dog Fiction specialises in publishing short stories for download as well as in book form, and has over 1,500 stories on its website www.alfiedog.com, in multiple formats to suit most readers.

The collection will be available as download and in paperback from 21st August with the download priced from just £1.99 / $2.99 and can be bought direct through www.alfiedog.com or through Amazon and other leading online retailers and bookstores.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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