Welcome James Smith


Please welcome, James Smith, the co-creator of The Short Story Group.Hi James and welcome to Karen’s Different Corners. Tell us how you got involved with the short story group?

I was there at the start. I had read Vanessa Westers book and had sent her one of my short stories to look at, the idea for the short story group appeared from through the magic of twitter messages.

How many of the short story books do you have a story in and which ones?
I have written a story for the first three seasonal short story collections – Out of Darkness, A Festive Feast and Love is in the Air

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Can you give us one sentence describing each story, (If you have more than one) so we know a little bit about them? (Your stories)

This is going to be difficult as I don’t want to give too…

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Elaine Jeremiah: My path to publishing The Inheritance

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Today I’m thrilled to have Elaine Jeremiah on the blog. Elaine is launching her debut novel this week, and today she’s here to tell us all about her path to publication. Take it away, Elaine!

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“When I started writing ‘The Inheritance’, I always knew that I wanted to publish it.  I didn’t just want it to be something that would only be seen by my family and a few friends.  But I didn’t even know about self-publishing digitally until my husband enlightened me.  And I had no idea just how many novels are published that way.

As I began to write ‘The Inheritance’ I felt out on a limb.  I wasn’t in contact with any other authors, so I couldn’t ask anyone for help, advice or support for the whole process of self-publishing.  I didn’t even know if my novel was any good, if it was worthy of publication.


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Introducing Vanessa Wester!

Take a look at this…
Thanks a lot,
Vanessa 🙂 xx


  I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Short Story Group, created by Vanessa Wester and James Smith and for quite some time now, I have been wanting to interview all of the authors, along with Vanessa and James, but have been procrastinating as usual. 🙂

So today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Vanessa and tomorrow James will be stopping by to take his turn in the hot seat. 🙂

Please welcome, Vanessa Wester.

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Hi Vanessa, how did you come to the idea for the short story group? Or what was the reason you wanted to put a short story group together?

This happened purely by chance. I was “talking” to a short story writer, James Smith, online and decided to try my hand at shorts. If I could write a short…

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