Meet the Author: Jay Adair

Meet Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One Author: Jay Adair

What was the inspiration for your piece ‘Protect Us from Evil’?  A group of people in a small town become suspicious of a mysterious newcomer and decide to take action. This story came together quite quickly. I had been reading a lot about the Donnelly family massacre, a true story of a family that was … Read more ›

Meet the Author: Charlotte O’Farrell

Meet Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One Author: Charlotte O'Farrell

Please write about the inspiration for your piece, “Lakeside Summers”. We all remember those forbidden places from our childhood: places we were told we weren’t supposed to go. With ‘Lakeside Summers’, I tried to tap into that feeling of venturing somewhere dangerous. If you’re constantly told not to go somewhere, that’s just going to make … Read more ›

Meet the Author: GB Burgess

Meet Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One Author: GB Burgess

What was the inspiration for ‘Black Christmas’? I’m a sucker for anything cute-scary. Fairies that suck blood, serial killers who fall in love, adorable monsters under the bed. “Black Christmas” was going to be a “nice” tale, but I just couldn’t keep the darkness out. I blame the black cat that sat, staring at me … Read more ›

Meet the Author: Swara Shukla

Meet Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One Author: Swara Shukla

What was the inspiration for ‘Red’?  “Red”, my story that features in this anthology, is my response to the dehumanisation in the world of surrogacy in India. I first glimpsed this in the 2012 BBC documentary Womb for Rent (something I would urge everyone reading this to watch!). I later found the topic in fiction; … Read more ›

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