Truth and Dare: 20 Tales of Love, Life and Falling on Your Face
A publisher asked me to find an exciting mix of humorous and edgy stories for a unique anthology for young adults. Here’s the result and it got some great reviews!
Authors and play list
Every author chose songs that reminded them of their stories and characters. Result: an incredible playlist to listen to as you reflect on the stories.
Truth-telling can be dangerous, as anyone knows who’s traveled the angst-filled terrain of adolescence. With remarkably few exceptions, the short stories in this collection exemplify the best of the form, drawing readers immediately into the lives of characters who confront the hard truths of alienation, love, trauma and sex …
One of the things I enjoy about reading collections such as this is that it introduces me into a bunch of phenomenal new (to me at least!) authors and this collection did not disappoint!
In the over twenty stories included in this book I met edgy, raw characters, characters who were funny and sad and frightening characters who made me laugh, cry and cringe in both shared humiliation and horror. The writing was fresh and compact, delivering stories of surprising depth given their brevity…
Sharing the book at the launch at Wivenhoe Books.