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Autumn Paths: An Anthology by Seasonal Collective

Nine writers – Seasonal Collective – from both sides of the Atlantic, including best-selling and award-winning authors, have created this miscellany of stories.

These tales of family, mystery, intrigue, adventure, and suspense will take you across continents, through time and space in this world and others.  With a linking theme of autumn, discover new landscapes, encounter new and intriguing characters, uncover secrets and lies, and witness the resolution of old enmities.

Take the first step on this roller-coaster of an emotional journey, and you won’t be disappointed.

Not got time for a novel, want something quick
Then this anthology would be a great pick!
With a wide range of genre, this eclectic mix
Could prove to be a brilliant fix.

Nine authors have each contributed a story that's short
With characters lives in a snapshot caught.
Each story is different with characters new
So there's something to appeal to more than a few.

Set in different locations around and beyond the world,
Each individually slowly unfurls.
If you're looking for a read to pass a few minutes or so
This collection of short stories is the way to go.

There are stories from the past, family dramas, too
As well as action packed reads and mysteries, too.
Such an diverse selection there for you to explore
A chance to discover new authors from whom you want more.

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
With nine different reads, this is my honest review.

US – https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Paths-Anthology-Seasonal-Collective-ebook/dp/B09H7NYNM5/

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autumn-Paths-Anthology-Seasonal-Collective-ebook/dp/B09H7NYNM5/

Author Bios

Sandra Bunting

Sandra Bunting’s publications include two books of short fiction, a poetry collection, a non-fiction book besides articles, poems and stories in numerous literary magazines. Sandra is on the editorial board of the Irish-based literary magazine, Crannóg, and worked at NUI Galway where she set up the Academic Writing Centre and taught Creative Writing and TEFL teacher training. Now living in Atlantic Canada, she is a member of The Writers Union of Canada, New Brunswick Writers Federation, Words on Water Miramichi, the Grand Barachois group Women Who Write and the Galway Writers’ Workshop.

http://www.sandbunting.com/

Pierre C Arseneault

The youngest of eleven children, Pierre C. Arseneault grew up in the small town of Rogersville New Brunswick. As a cartoonist, Pierre was published in over a dozen newspapers. As an author, he has five titles published so far:

Dark Tales for Dark Nights (2013)

Sleepless Nights (2014)

Oakwood Island (2016) Poplar Falls – The Death of Charlie Baker (2019) Oakwood Island – The Awakening (2020)

http://www.mysteriousink.ca/

Chuck Bowie

Chuck Bowie graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Canada with a Bachelor Degree in Science. His writing is influenced by the study of human nature and how people behave. Chuck loves food, wine, music and travel and all play a role in his work. His publisher has just launched his latest novel, set in Ireland and England, entitled Her Irish Boyfriend, fifth in the international suspense-thriller series: Donovan: Thief For Hire. He has just completed and published the second novel in a new cozy mystery series, set in a fictional town in New Brunswick, and is now finishing the follow-up in this series. – Chuck recently completed tenure on National Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada; – Acted as Writer in Residence at Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts, 2019; – Acknowledged as an author of note in the Miramichi Literary Trail installation, 2021.

http://www.chuckbowie.ca/

Steve C Eston

Steve C. Eston always had a conflicting love for the fantastical and the scientific, which led him to write both fantasy and science-fiction. He has three published books: Deficiency (2020), The Conclave (2018) and The Burden of the Protector (2016). He also has several short stories available for free download on his website. He lives in Fredericton with his wife and children.

http://www.sceston.ca/

Angela Wren

Angela Wren is an actor and director at a theatre in Yorkshire, UK. An avid reader, she has always loved stories of any description. She writes the Jacques Forêt crime novels set in France and is a contributing author to the Miss Moonshine anthologies. Her short stories vary between romance, memoir, mystery and historical. Angela has had two one-act plays recorded for local radio.

http://www.angelawren.co.uk/

Monique Thébeau

Monique Thébeau is retired and lives in Riverview, New Brunswick. She has published a murder mystery In the Dark of Winter (which she is currently translating) and a French historical novel of her hometown, Saint-Louis-de-Kent. She is as passionate about building suspense in her stories as she is about gardening and being a grand-parent.

http://www.moniquethebeau.com/

Jeremy Thomas Gilmer

Jeremy Thomas Gilmer is a writer of short fiction and nonfiction. He has been longlisted for the CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize, won the inaugural Short Story Day Africa Flash Fiction Prize and was selected as the writer-in-residence at the KiRA residency in 2018. Jeremy is the Art and Literature editor-at-large for The East magazine. Gilmer has spent over twenty-five years as an Engineering Consultant on environmental, energy, and mining projects. Born in New Brunswick, Gilmer grew up in Nigeria, Northern Ireland, and Canada and has lived and worked in over forty countries. He splits his time between Eastern Canada and Brazil.

Allan Hudson

Allan Hudson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Growing up in South Branch he was encouraged to read from an early age by his mother who was a school teacher. He lives in Cocagne with his wife Gloria. He has enjoyed a lifetime of adventure, travel and uses the many experiences as ideas for his writing. He is an author of action/adventure novels, historical fiction and a short story collection. His short stories – The Ship Breakers & In the Abyss – received Honourable Mention in the New Brunswick Writer’s Federation competition. He has stories published on commuterlit.com, The Golden Ratio and his blog – South Branch Scribbler.

http://www.southbranchscribbler.ca/

Angella Cormier

Angella Cormier grew up in Saint Antoine, a small town in south east New Brunswick, Canada. This is where her love of reading and writing was born. Her curious nature about everything mysterious and paranormal helped carve the inspiration for her passion of writing horror and mystery stories. She is also a published poet, balancing out her writing to express herself in these two very opposing genres. Previous titles include: Oakwood Island – The Awakening (2020), Oakwood Island (2016), A Maiden’s Perception – A collection of thoughts, reflections and poetry (2015) and Dark Tales for Dark Nights (2013, written as Angella Jacob).

http://www.mysteriousink.com/

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4 comments on “Autumn Paths: An Anthology by Seasonal Collective

  1. allan hudson
    February 12, 2022

    Thank you for sharing our stories and especially your unique review.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Splashes Into Books
      February 12, 2022

      You’re very welcome! The stories are such different but entertaining, quick reads – a fantastic anthology to dip into when you’ve a little time to spare. Congratulations to you all!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. chuckbowie
    February 13, 2022

    What a charming review. Thank you! I really do believe this to be a fine collection of short stories; the perfect length to enjoy in short bursts.

    Liked by 1 person

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