Short Fiction

Sarah’s short fiction has appeared in the following anthologies:

my heart on my sleeveMy Heart on my Sleeve published by Honno 2013     Buy here

Loves lost, loves regained and loves that hide themselves away… fourteen stories, new and rediscovered, from the best of Welsh women’s writing.
The collection also includes the first translation of The Foolish Maid by Dilys Cadwaladr and the novella Pererinion by the famous Welsh author Jane Ann Jones. 
Heartbroken and in need of mending or in the first flush of passion, there’s something here for everyone who’s ever worn their heart on their sleeve.
 WHSmith Wales Book of the Month, Waterstones Wales Book of the Month and Welsh Books Council Book of the Month February 2013

all shall be wellAll Shall be Well  published by Honno 2012     Buy here

Honno’s 25th anniversary anthology, brings together a wonderful and absorbing collection of writing by Welsh women taken from the fiction and non-fiction anthologies published by the press over the last quarter of a century.
Fiction writers such as Patricia Duncker, Sian James, Sarah Jackman and Jo Mazelis contribute tales of tangled relationships, discovery loss and love, told with wit and compassion.
Since it was formed, Honno has published anthologies on subjects such as motherhood, travel, change and wicked women. The result is a thrilling range of work from new and, by now, established writers. 
Speaking of the 25 pieces chosen for the anthology, editors Penny Thomas and Stephanie Tillotson said: “All the pieces here are characterised by skill, be that a skill in story-telling, or dexterity in language, rhetorical or aesthetic, a talent for drawing the reader into an experience, or an ability to create a sense of time or place.
Many of these pieces respond to the changes that have taken place in women’s social and political experiences in Wales over the past century and a half. Honno has mapped an undoubted realignment of emphasis in what we choose to write about. The sense of lives half-lived has receded, powerlessness and poverty has diminished.  Our lives have changed beyond the recognition of our grandmothers, but though much has altered, much is still the same.
Wales Book of the Month June 2012

safe world goneSafe World Gone published by Honno 2007   Buy here

The moment that changes a life could be strange or ordinary, small or shocking – A tramp at a train station; a red dress in a department store window; visiting an ex-lover; stealing a car; knocking on the wrong door ….
In these 28 stories, by turns funny, touching and scary, Welsh women authors explore the turning points – the key decisions, the mistakes, the victories or perhaps the roads not taken – that can change a woman’s life forever. Honno’s most varied, surprising and memorable collection. 
The most popular theme yet for submissions, this is Honno’s most varied, surprising and memorable collection.

 

The International Short Story Magazine published by World Wide Writers in 2000

‘Her fluid, sensual descriptions have hints of Nabakov’ Mary Hogarth

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