Coming soon … Afraid of the Light @NolanDom @Samaritans #AfraidOfTheLight



Plato said,

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


This anthology of new crime shorts takes this quote as a starting point. 14 brilliant authors in lockdown have set their minds to keeping us entertained during these challenging times. As Alex North explains in his foreward,


 “The stories are wildly entertaining in their own right, of course, but they also address the concerns and fears we all feel: isolation and loneliness; guilt and grief; justice and punishment. And
perhaps most importantly of all: redemption and hope.”


In addition all author royalties from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the Samaritans. This is a charity I have great respect for having had an aunt, and a best friend that were Samaritans. I know from their experiences what a lifeline they offer.

Samaritans is a charity working across the UK and Ireland to reduce the number of people who take their own lives and help people who are struggling to cope with how they’re feeling or with life’s challenges. When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year.

You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at, or
visit to find your nearest branch.


So mark the publication date in your diaries 28-4-2020


Rachael Blok,

Heather Critchlow,

Elle Croft,

James Delargy,

Clare Empson,

Jo Furniss,

N J Mackay,

S R Masters,

Phoebe Morgan,

Dominic Nolan,

Robert Scragg,

Victoria Selman,

Kate Simants

and Adam Southward

in exploring the dark to help people find the light. 







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