Here’s a recent review of my novella-in-flash ‘The Girl Who Survived’ (and the other titles in the anthology) from writer Judy Darley. I have struggled to articulate what this collection of stories is ‘about’, but Judy captures its essence beautifully in her review. I especially appreciate her drawing-out of the thread in which ‘the act of creating art [is] both cathartic and perilous’.
Read the review on Judy’s site SkyLightRain
Judy’s site also offers resources for writers, and an insight into her own creative process. I loved what she had to say in this piece about her story collection ‘The Stairs Are a Snowcapped Mountain‘ – about imagination as respite, and her relationship to colours (which rang a few bells with me, especially having just read Aldous Huxley’s ideas in ‘Heaven and Hell‘ about the use of colour in art).
Dawn Siofra North is part of a home-educating family, an occasional mindfulness teacher and a writer of tiny stories. Her work has been shared in Legerdemain (National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2021) and on the Free Flash Fiction website. Her novelette The Girl Who Survived won third prize in the Retreat West 2021 Novelette-In-Flash Prize. She is inspired by story-based learning and imaginative meditation. She can be found online at https://dawnsiofranorth.wordpress.com and at her mindfulness site.