Other Books to peruse…


Like many writers I started out by practising my craft through stories; everything from Flash to almost Novella length.
When I felt I was good enough to start trying to get published, I sent my stories out into the world to be considered for various Anthologies. Some of them were rejected, but others weren’t – so I have a number of stories out there in the world that are part of something more than just my work.

That’s what this page is about – you’ll find a cover image and a blurb for each anthology that I have been in, with a buy link if they’re still available.


Hearts and Other Dead Things

Jeremy wants Maggie back. Rosa hates Simon. Adam can’t get laid. Graham hates cats. Maisie brings her new boyfriend home to meet Mom and Dad. Yuki wants revenge. Jake really should get over his dead girlfriend. Bradley gets offered a donkey. Doris should know better. And Peter calls a number, hoping for a good time.

A handpicked collection of sad, mad, bad stories and poems from the realms of romance, sardonic or macabre, alive with cautionary tales and comic turns, to make you glad you’re single – or wish you were.

A Cake & Quill anthology. Writers are: Bradley Darewood, Cat Nicolaou, J. Cassidy, Charlotte Stirling, S.A. Shields, Adam Oster, Angelika Rust, Ken Alexopoulos, W.D. Frank, Tina Rath, Yvonne Marjot, T.M. Hogan, Chloe Hammond, Jay Robbins, A.E. Churchyard

Cake & Quill – Writing for the Greater Good since 2015

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Other-Dead-Things-Angelika-ebook/dp/B01BNIOUWG



bump off your enemies Bump Off Your Enemies

Murder like humor is such a personal thing. One person prefers to kill with a revolver, another with a rope . But just try to talk to people about murder and they will look down on you, law enforcement particularly so. After a lifetime of rejection arising from your occasional murderous utterances you learn to keep such musings to yourself.
Until now. In the *Bump Off Your Enemies* literary event of March 15, 2013, forty-six exceptional authors bumped off fictional enemies in 200 words or fewer. True murders of real enemies were forbidden. This literary event was an exercise in imagination.
We live vicariously through these stories of death. We release our bottled-up hatreds. This relaxes us, makes up happy. And isn’t making people happy the reason we were put here on Earth? Plus the bastards these authors bumped off really deserved it.

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bump-Your-Enemies-Candace-Bowen-ebook/dp/B00CJWAVAQ


words to music  Words to Music

Short story anthology written by 40 authors from 12 countries.
Authors from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States collaborated with the common goal to entertain readers around the globe.
The authors have chosen to give their royalties from this book to several deserving charities. The stories in this book run the gamut of fiction genres.
The fiction genres include: Crime, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Westerns. There are also non-fiction stories.

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Words-Music-1-Michael-Wells/dp/1456532081




Each entry in this collection, in the space of a thousand words or fewer, tells such a story, a unique story, with its own voice and style.
Take a moment-no, take as long as you wish-to peruse these clever, moving, chilling, and wryly humorous examples of a lively literary form – Flash!

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flash-C-Douglas-Birkhead/dp/1617060283



Novus Creatura

Novus Creatura

Here there be New Creatures (Novus Creatura) who will become the new Frankenstein Monsters and Draculas. Mirroring society, they reach from within these pages to clutch at your throat, your very soul.

Don’t open this collection without first lighting your room and locking your doors, because the new masters of horror and fantasy await within these pages to carve their words into your brain, to share their creatures with you: spider-children and environmental horrors; gene-spliced monstrosities and black worms; shadow-people and midnight drivers.

All these wait beneath the fabric of society to crawl into your mind by the turning of the page.

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Novus-Creatura-Michael-C-Pennington/dp/145373824X


Aurora in the Dawn

Aurora in the Dawn

Aurora Wolf Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a visual online magazine compiling short stories.
Aurora in the Dawn is made up from twenty-two contributing authors that stretched their creative talent. Within the reader will experience extraordinary journeys to other realms.
AuroraWolf.com publishes speculative fiction with strong characters and morals that uplift the down trodden, conquer the forces of evil and bring hope into our world.

This anthology is a mix of the best fairy tales, sword and sorcery, hard science fiction and true fantasy taking place in the past, present and future.

To Buy – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aurora-Dawn-Literary-Journal-Science/dp/145287309