There’s been some nice Bats or Swallows love in the blogosphere this week.
Kim wrote an incredibly lovely and thoughtful review of the book over at her blog, Fresh Fish and Foolishness. Thank you, Kim!
Over at the Keeping It Real Book Club, Jessica Westhead made a great video recommendation for Bats or Swallows. I love it!
Jessica just released a book of short stories called And Also Sharks, which I’m very much looking forward to reading. Speaking of Jessica and short stories, have you heard of the Year of the Short Story manifesto, created by her, Sarah Selecky and Matthew J. Trafford? The mandate of YOSS is simple and admirable: To unite fellow writers and readers everywhere in one cause—to bring short fiction the larger audience it deserves. Yes! I can support this wholeheartedly.
Here’s some short story love from my site and beyond:
- A mix tape of sorts of stories I’ve loved (I think it’s about time to do a part 2.)
- Storychord (which recently published short stories by some of my favourite writers, Leesa Cross-Smith, Samantha Garner and Lindsey Markel)
- A great list of things to like about short stories by short-story writer Amy Jones.
And if you haven’t read my short stories yet? Details here. You can buy it in book or e-book form depending on how you roll. And if you roll “cheap”, the e-book version is under $5 and you don’t even need an e-reader to read it.