Coming soon to a Kindle near you – A Life Unpredicted and other stories. Here’s a sneak preview …

“Ten short stories from bestselling author Joanne Phillips. Love, loss, joy, regret and the perils of parenting – all these themes and more are explored, touchingly and bravely, in this collection of short fiction.”

A Life Unpredicted – The key to your future might be hidden in the past … Shortlisted for the Grace Dieu Short Story competition.

NEW! So Many Children – It doesn’t matter where you run to, you can never hide from the choices you make.

Parenting Class – “‘You need help,’ Gina had said, ‘and I know just the place.’ Gina was my social worker, and the place was Parenting Class, Tuesday afternoons, free to those desperate enough to need it.”

NEW! One To Keep – A story for everyone who’s ever made – or broken – a new year’s resolution.

Touch – “They tell me their darkest secrets. It’s because I touch them. No one touches them anymore, they are too old, too crinkled. Combing, smoothing, stroking. I am their confidant.”

A Careful Man – Is anyone worth dying for? Janelle struggles to come to terms with her boyfriend’s death, and to make sense of his sacrifice.

No Matter What – A baby’s rattle, betrayal and an ice rink – and a young girl’s loss of innocence.

Joy – “He was a man who defined himself by his possessions; not so much a collector as someone who drew objects to him like a magnet.”

Dear Jean – Seen through letters to his estranged wife, a man goes on a journey of emotional discovery.

Gridlocked – Fish Flash Fiction long-listed story of regret and betrayal.

Some of these have been published on the blog on Fiction Fridays, but there are two sparkly new stories to tug at your heartstrings (One To Keep) and keep you guessing (So Many Children). Come back tomorrow for the link to download for £1.49 / $2.99 once the listing goes live!