It is with great pleasure I can now announce that  The Storyteller Speaks is available on Amazon.

The Storyteller Speaks ebook is available on  Amazon UK  or Amazon US or any other Amazon outlet.

The paperback will be published in January 2018.

 About the Book

It only takes one event to change a life. What is that action, decision, occurrence? Whose life is affected? Changed forever?

In this eclectic mix of 21 short stories, flash fiction and poetry the pendulum swings between first love and murder, from soul-destroying grief to reconciliation. The tales veer from the sweet satisfaction of revenge to new beginnings, from heart-breaking miscarriages of justice to heart-warming Christmas misadventure.

One common thread binds them all; the belief that there is no such thing as an ordinary life; they’re all extraordinary.

Open your hearts and minds as The Storyteller Speaks.


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  3. Beautiful cover and so true about Life and our journeys hold all those elements. It is all extraordinary! Lovely way to introduce your book of stories, Annika.
    Congratulations! πŸŽ†πŸŒΈπŸŽ‰

    1. Thank you so much, Robin! πŸ˜€ I am over the moon with the cover. As for the blurb I was initially scared to tackle this but after dedicating a day to it; writing words from all the comments, reading through the stories, noting down the elements in them, the extraordinary shone out! A feeling that resonates with many during our lives.

  4. Well done and I think I shall look for the paperback. I have several of Opher Goodwin’s that I loved. It’s good to know an author and blogging helps although am sure the book is special in its own right!

    1. Georgina, I thought I’d replied to your lovely comment -I am so sorry. 🌺 I hope you had a chance to buy the paperback! πŸ˜€I haven’t heard of Opher Goodwin but love learning here on WP so will have a closer look … blogging has been a wonderful place to get to know people from all over the world in all walks of life and I never expected to make such great friends. Writing posts so often and also commenting has had a huge positive effect on my writing I feel. Hoping all is well with you and wishing you a very special weekend. πŸ˜€β€οΈ

      1. Thanks Annika, have been so busy looking for a new base in the U.K. near my granddaughter haven’t done much blogging or writing but have sent my novel off again to other agents but seems a waiting game with no responses. Think I should aim to self publish before end of year. Good luck with yours and will do a review of yours when get some down time to read again!

        1. It can be exhausting sending books to agents, waiting, hoping and often not hearing … you’ve done well to give it such a go! Going to a talk between an agent, author and editor last weekend it seems to be down to luck a lot of the time, as well as having a good book! Alas! Good luck with self-publishing … if you need any advice I’m happy to help if possible. Thank you so much for offering to review and I totally understand, do it when you have a breather! Also good luck with the move – for a positive reason but still so stressful. Lovely to touch base with you again, Georgina.

          1. Thanks, Annika, and yes I guess it’s known as the lucky break. And the agent is only the start! I did follow your experience and the link to the Smorgasbord team and how you managed such a great cover. I need to fire myself up again now and get back to blogging. Your comments help.

  5. Annika, I went to the Amazon books site to order the book, and the only version I saw was the Kindle one. I don’t have Kindle, but now that I look at your blog post, I see that the paperback version will be available soon. Does that mean it’s not out just yet? If not, that’s fine…I’ll keep an eye out and order it when it is available. I’m just checking, because I am very good at missing the obvious. Thanks!

    1. Ann, you’re not missing anything!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ So Many are kindly and most patiently waiting for the paperback and now you too…thank you so much and I’m so happy you want to read it! The paperback will be out this weekend as I just need to upload the final file, I finished the last tiny changes yesterday. Thank you so much for your interest and lovely comment! Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ˜€

    1. Yvette, the proofs have arrived so it won’t be long until the paperback is out – thank you so much for wanting to read and I will contact you when the book is published for paperback purchase. No doubt I will write a special post too! Wishing you a lovely week. xxx

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    1. Cynthia, I’ve had that happen with WP suddenly deciding not to forward post notifications or even finding myself unfollowing someone! Grrr…So Happy to Read your lovely comment…thank you. It’s been a wonderfully exciting time and feels amazing. Congratulations with your Myrtle…it’s fantastically successful and I’m so happy for you! My post about it is the most popular on my blog with nearly 200 likes!!

      1. Read it last night, Annika. What a lovely collection of work. You should be proud.

        I’ll be writing my review later today. I’m me on Goodreads, but “writester” on Amazon. (The review will be the same in both places, but if you’re looking for them, those are the names to search for.)

        1. Staci, I’ve been on to Amazon/Goodreads and seen your wonderful review … my warmest thanks. I am touched to know you could relate to the last piece about my grandfather and your comments about my writing mean a lot to me. I can’t stop smiling after reading your review!! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

  7. Such wonderful news, Annika… congratulations! Will download it and wishing you great success for the sale of your book! Season’s greetings and a bright and happy 2018. β˜€οΈ πŸ₯‚ β™₯️

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Iris and for wanting to read my book -that’s fantastic! I’m so happy – a heartwarming comment at the end of my day! Wishing you the best for the New Year too…bright and happy sounds wonderful and for your likewise! love, hugs & cheers! xx

  8. Just want to say the pleasure of your company has been all mine Annika.. and likewise have a beautiful Christmas, No need to answer this.. Just enjoy your Holiday time..
    And see you in the New year xxx

    1. Dearest Sue, how could I not answer such a warm and beautiful message – I am very touched! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much. ❀️ Wishing you the best and most wonderful Christmas filled with joy and peace… xxx

  9. Congratulations! I love the cover and description and can’t wait to read it! I hope you’ll find a way to get some relaxing in through the holidays somehow. Love and hugs!

    1. Sheila, thank you so much!! πŸ˜€ So glad you love the cover and blurb and wow – so excited you’re going to be reading my book – that’s wonderful. I’m definitely planning on relaxing for a few days, winding down and being with the family – I wish you likewise a lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday time. Love & hugs, my friend. ❀️

    1. Lauren, thank you so much!!! πŸ˜€ I’m over the moon you’re looking forward to the paperback – that is brilliant!! So excited you’ll be reading my book! I’m still flying high on emotions – feel like celebrating every day! hugs and wishing you a wonderful Christmas! β€οΈπŸŽ„

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