Introducing Tales from Indies!

Introducing Tales from Indies!

An anthology of works from Smashwords writers, including my own self.


I’m proud to share the news of this book with you all. Tales from Indies is an anthology put together by writers who frequent the Smashwords Writer’s Forum, of which I’m a fledgling member.

These folks kindly accepted my story ‘It Wants To Eat Me’ (from my own collection, Strange Matters) into the anthology, alongside 10 other short stories and some essays. It’s great to feel like part of a community and see writers helping each other out! The book is currently just on Smashwords for sale, but may be in more places in the future. It’s only 99 cents (66p) and the proceeds go to charity.

This is a handy buying link and this is the link to the aforementioned forums.

Here’s the blurb to explain more:

“Tales from Indies is the first anthology published by Smashwords Forum Writers (SWF). This collection of eleven pieces, with an international flavor, includes short stories, an essay, and chapters from completed works with themes ranging from science-fiction, fantasy, historical retelling, to paranormal romance. Monies from sales goes to SPCA in Canada.”

“Tales from Indies writers are: Bret Allen, John Chapman, Shelia Chapman, Şerban Valentin Constantin Enache, Julie Harris, Kell Inkston, Alan James, Ian Kotze, Jennifer R. Povey, Ria Stone, and Bonnie Turner.”

“SWF writers are a diverse bunch. We have a global membership. Our genres run the gamut from children’s picture eBooks to erotica, from historical fiction to science-fiction, fantasy, and romance. Nonfiction writers offer puzzle eBooks, how-to-books, satire, & more. SWF writers are new authors and long-time pros.”

And there you have it! Hope you enjoy reading this diverse selection. I’ll report again on the details of some of the other writers in the future. Keep supporting the indies at:

Here’s the cover:


by Bret

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