Today’s Friday Fiction Feature takes a slightly different turn with a post from Marjorie Mallon about This Is Lockdown.
The wonderful contributors are:
Richard Dee, (Sci Fi , Steampunk, Amateur Detective author,) , (Amazon Bestselling Author of Police Procedural/Mysteries and Music Journalist,) , (Author,) , (Writer, musician, designer and aspiring philosopher,) , (Poet and writer,) , (Murder Mystery, Financial non-fiction,) , (Author, Copy Writer) , (dark stories, suspense, horror,) , (urban fiction, teen/YA,) , (Speaker/author,), (Crime, Love Stories, Political Fiction,) , (Chick Lit romance, poet,) (Author, Artist and Speaker,) , (Blogger and Doctoral Researcher,) Drew Neary and Ceri Williams ,(Ghost Horror, Supernatural,) (Historical Fiction/Romance,) , (huge supporter of indie community/blogger/author), Debby Gies (), (Memoirist/NonFiction,) , (Fantasy, horror, urban fantasy,) , (blogger, poet and writer.) , (Writer, Blogger,) (blogger, African storyteller.)(Poet, Author,) Anne Goodwin (Author, Book Blogger) and - Community Masks 4 NHS
My other pieces include topical themes on:
The NHS, who shockingly don’t always get treated with the respect they deserve.
Uplifting flash fiction - an elderly COVID19 patients homecoming.
A gritty domestic abuse tale.
A poem and piece about Vincent Van Gogh’s painting being stolen.
Paper Hugs, a flash fiction humorous family piece.
A sad tale - Stay At Home - expressing the fears of a family man with coronavirus who laments his choices.
Student Flat, a family skype call which leads to a positive decision, and two short, dark humour pieces about Shopping Hell!
Focusing on this project helped draw my attention away from the escalating sadness of COVID19. It has allowed me to engage with many ‘new to me’ writers during this time.
I envision that This Is Lockdown will showcase talented authors and writers in a variety of genres. Some of whom, I may never have discovered if it wasn’t for this project.
Not all of the contributors are new to me, many I have met in person via Bloggers Bash events: Ritu Bhathal, Willow Willers, Sally Cronin, Sherry Matthews, and Marian Wood. Several are long standing online friends: Debby Gies, (D G Kaye,) Richard Dee, Beaton Mabaso, Adele Marie Park, Samantha Murdoch, and Frank Prem.
I was born on the 17th of November in Lion City: Singapore, (a passionate Scorpio, with the Chinese Zodiac sign a lucky rabbit,) second child and only daughter to my parents Paula and Ronald, only sister to my elder brother Donald. I spent my early childhood in a mountainous court dwelling in the Peak District in Hong Kong.
It’s rumoured that I now live in the Venice of Cambridge, with my six-foot hunk of a Rock God husband. My two enchanted daughters often return with a cheery smile.
Sometimes when the mood takes me, I adopt an alter ego, M J - Mary Jane from Spiderman. I love superheroes!
When I’m not writing, I eat exotic delicacies while belly dancing, or surf to the far reaches of the moon. To chill out, I practice Tai Chi and Yoga. If the mood takes me, I snorkel with mermaids, or sign up for idyllic holidays with the Chinese Unicorn, whose magnificent voice sings like a thousand wind chimes.
My favourite genres to write are: YA fantasy, magical realism, and various forms of poetry. I blog about books, writing, photography and inspiration at:
I enjoy writing articles celebrating the spiritual realm, my love of nature and all things magical, mystical, and mysterious. One of my greatest pleasures is reading. I’ve written over 150 reviews at my lovely blog home: https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/28/a-z-of-my-book-reviews/
I’m a member of a professional writing body, SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators.
Authors Website: Authors Amazon page:
Twitter:@Marjorie_Mallon and @curseof_time
This Is Lockdown is currently available on Amazon Kindle as a preorder for release on 20th July.
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