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Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas from Quirky Tales!

Many of my books will be on free promotion on Christmas Day and Boxing Day for anyone finding an e-reader in their stocking.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

Wednesday 17 December 2014

A New Christmas Story

Time for a Christmas theme for Quirky Tales now: a new story has joined the Christmas library on the Quirky Tales website. This one is called 'A Christmas Miracle' and tells the dramatic conclusion of one man's personal apocalypse. No zombies or anything unfestively grizzly, I promise. Just a good Christmas tale. I hope you enjoy it.


Acts of Kindness

We live in an age where it's all too easy to believe the worst of people, but sometimes you hear something that tests even the most determined cynicism. The Telegraph is running a story today of a student who found herself in a pickle after a night out. She had lost her bank card and had no money for a taxi home when a homeless man came to her aid, offering her his last £3 for her fare. She refused to take his money, but was so touched by his kindness that she set out on a mission to help him. She plans to live 'homeless' for twenty four hours and has asked people to sponsor her, suggesting £3, as that was what 'Robbie' had offered her in her hour of need.

One act of kindness has led to another, and it's made me wonder what I might be able to do today to be kind to a stranger. This could be a theme for the new year. Spread the kindness!


Wednesday 10 December 2014

New Story

There's a new story on the Quirky Tales website today. This one is called 'Changes' and is the story of a baffled young boy coping with a season of change.  I hope you enjoy it.


Tuesday 9 December 2014

Riding the Coasters

I stumbled across a story on the Telegraph's website today about a motorbike rider who rode his bike on a roller coaster. It's not the kind of headline you can ignore so I had a look and sure enough, Julien Dupont rode his motorbike along a fifty year old wooden roller coaster in Mexico. And not content with the steep climbs and drops, he added a couple of somersaults for effect.

I get wobbly riding my bicycle through a narrow gate. Some people are such show-offs.


Tuesday 2 December 2014

Santa Claus World Championship

The Santa Claus World Championship has been held in the Swiss resort of Samnaun. Among the many disciplines the competitors had to prove their skills in were tobogganing, skiing, climbing walls and, apparently for no other reason than it looks jolly silly, racing around in a giant hat collecting presents.

I'll probably stick to burning an advent candle and eating chocolate in preparation for the season, but it's good to know Santa takes his fitness regime so seriously.