Friday, October 5, 2012

"I've never baked a cake" - #Interview with @EmilyBenet

Short Stories for Busy Adults by Emily Benet
Genre: Short fiction
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This collection includes 10 short stories by the award-winning author Emily Benet which have been either shortlisted, highly commended or performed at a literary event. It offers a variety of genres, mixing comedy and drama. There are characters in love, in denial, insane, in character and one who just can’t make his mind up.

The stories are short enough to be slipped into a busy day, long enough to offer escape. Dip in wherever you choose and enjoy a different experience with every tale.

The collection includes:

1. Waterloo
2. Camouflage
3. Natural Selection
4. Conchita & the Mating Pigeons
5. Just a Scratch
6. Lemon Drizzle Cake
7. The Leopard Man
8. Harry
9. They’re Shooting a Horror Film in Our Living Room
10. The Repossession


Emily Benet is a writer, blogger and author - and suspects those 3 labels all mean the same thing! Her first book 'Shop Girl Diaries' was commissioned by Salt Publishing and was based on her weekly blog about working in her Mum's chaotic chandelier shop in South London. Her blog was later awarded the Completely Novel Author Blog Awards in 2010.

Benet's short stories have been shortlisted and highly commended in competitions including Wordmarket, WriteSpace and The New Writer. Her new book includes 10 of these short stories in a collection entitled, 'Short Stories for Busy Adults' and it is available on kindle.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author

1) I went to school in Barcelona and see myself living there again one day!
2) I'm happiest swimming in a lake in the Pyrenees mountains.
3) When I was little, I had a male chincilla that gave birth to 3 babies. So I changed his name from Max to Bella.
4) I've never baked a cake.
5) I tried to grow carrots once and they came out as small as a thumbnail. I ate them anyway.

Where to connect online

Twitter:  @EmilyBenet
Amazon Author Page:

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