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Excerpt from Pearl Harbor and More

 

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This week, I’m publishing a short extract from my story, ‘The List’, which is set in occupied France. It’s part of the anthology entitled Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of WWII – December 1941, published by eight authors of wartime fiction. The short stories are set in locations around the world and commemorate the Battle of Pearl Harbor, which took place 75 years ago on 7th December.

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Pearl Harbor and More: Meet the Authors

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December 7th this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. Eight of us who write wartime fiction have published an anthology of stories to commemorate this pivotal event – Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of WWII – December 1941.

Some of the stories are set at Pearl Harbor, in other parts of the United States or in Singapore. Others are set in Europe – France, Germany and Northern Ireland. They show that few people’s lives were unaffected in some way by that day in December 1941.

On this day of commemorations, meet the authors of this wide-ranging collection in the order their stories appear. Click on the book above to read summaries of their stories.

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Cover Reveal: Pearl Harbor and More – Stories of World War II: December 1941

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I’m involved in a collection of short stories to be published in early November to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor, which took place on 7th December 1941. The devastating surprise attack by Japanese fighter planes on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii led to America’s entry into World War II.

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A Reminder about the @Writersabroad Anthology 2015

Just a little reminder. If you are, or have been at any time, an ex-pat (i.e. living away from your country of origin), and on top of that you are a writer…you still have more than three weeks to submit a short story or a poem for the Writers Abroad Anthology 2015.

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Calling Expat Writers for a New @WritersAbroad Anthology

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Calling Expat Writers for a New Anthology

Sorry, this call for submissions is now closed.

The online ex-pat writing community I belong to, Writers Abroad, will be publishing its 5th anthology in autumn 2015, entitled Kaleidoscope. Please see the call for submissions below.

You’ll find links to our four previous anthologies under the Books tab, above.

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@Writersabroad’s Literary Magazine 2nd Issue Published Today!

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Looking for something good to read? Look no further. The second issue of Writers Abroad’s literary magazine hits the virtual newsstands today. You can read it FREE (see below) and sign up for advance warning of future issues here.

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Ex-Pat Writers – Contribute to a New Anthology

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The online ex-pat writers’ group, Writers Abroad, of which I’m a member, will be publishing its fourth anthology this year, with the working title of Far Flung and Foreign. We are looking for other ex-pat (or former ex-pat) writers to contribute. Here are the details from our Call for Submissions:

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Opportunity to Contribute to a New Expat Anthology

My online, expat writers’ group, Writers Abroad, will be publishing its third anthology this year, Foreign Encounters. We are seeking submissions of short stories, non-fiction pieces and poetry on the general theme of relationships around the world. Contributors must be expats or former expats. The anthology will be print-published and later available as an e-book.

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Foreign Flavours: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad

The online writing group I belong to, Writers Abroad, published last week a new anthology of short stories and non-fiction articles, entitled Foreign Flavours. The theme of the anthology is food, drink and recipes from around the world.

It is a tantalizing collection of fiction and non-fiction, full of spice and flavour and sprinkled with mouth-watering recipes. The wide-ranging, sometimes bittersweet, contributions show how adaptable an ex-pat has to be to leave familiar dishes behind and venture into the culinary unknown.

Two pieces of mine are in it: ‘The Beekeeper’, a short story set in Corsica, and ‘When to Eat in Corsica’, a non-fiction article.

This is the second anthology published by Writers Abroad. All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats living in places around the globe. Alexander McCall Smith, acclaimed author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series and himself an ex-pat, has written the preface.

Foreign Flavours contains 64 contributions. Thirty-four are non-fiction articles and 30 are short stories. The anthology also includes 33 recipes.

Contributors live in and have written about the following places: Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Corsica, Cyprus, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Mallorca, Morocco, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Wales.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to The Book Bus, a charity whose aim is to bring literacy and the joy of reading to children in the developing world. 

The paperback print version of Foreign Flavours is available from Lulu from today, Monday 24th October, price £9.60 (€10.99). At around 250 pages, it’s great value. An e-book version will be available soon.

To find out more about Writers Abroad and our publications, please go to our website.

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Two weeks left to submit to Writers Abroad anthology

There are only just over two weeks to go to the submission deadline – midnight on 9th September 2011 – for a new anthology to be published by online writing community, Writers Abroad.

This year’s anthology is entitled ‘Foreign Flavours’. Writers Abroad are looking for fiction or non-fiction contributions on the topic of food, drink and cooking in far-flung places. Acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith has kindly contributed the foreword. You are eligible to submit if you are, or have been, an ex-pat. Submission is free.

The anthology will be published as a free  e-book and as a paper edition. All profits from the  paper edition will go to the charity Book Bus, which aims to promote literacy among children in Africa and South America. 

To read the submission guidelines and find out more, please click here.

For a free e-version of Writers Abroad’s 2010 anthology, please click on the image in the right-hand sidebar.