Tall Stories

The first anthology of ‘Tall Stories’ is to be published on Smashwords next month.

Coming to you on 1st July 2015 on Smashwords.
‘Tall Stories’ is the result of a writing group that came together to share story telling within the same fictional environment. The group was set up to allow its members to tell stories that intertwine; sharing and developing their characters and locations every time a story is told.
In this first anthology of short fiction you will find seven stories about the inhabitants of a residential tower block. Written by Chris Raven, Peter John, Connie Dalhart and Adam Bigden, these stories cover a wide range of genres and styles and will take you on a journey where you will see the same characters through different eyes, each story adding a further layer to life to Musevary Towers.


Ernie: an Upstanding Member of Society by Peter John.
The Visitor by Chris Raven.
A Latté to Go by Chris Raven.
The Globe and Compass by Connie Dalhart.
Marley and the Nose Gnome by Chris Raven.
The Case of the Shiny Red Gift Box by Chris Raven.
The Letter by Adam Bigden.

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

A Second Children’s Story Collection


Another collection of children’s stories and poems from The Indie Collaboration. Once again we take you to far-away lands of magic and moonbeams, wishes and daydreams, cookies and ice creams.

I can’t wait to go back. Can you?

Available for free on NOOK at Barnes and Noble and on Kobo.

Also available for free in various formats from Smashwords.

Also available in paperback and on Kindle from Amazon.

The Indie Collaboration Publishes Ninth Anthology – Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice!



The Indie Collaboration released the ninth entry into their anthology series in April 2015. Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice! is a collection of free original children’s tales.


The Indie Collaboration released the ninth entry into their unique anthology series in April 2015. This anthology, Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice! is a collection of free original children’s tales brought to you by a group of independent authors who call themselves collectively, The Indie Collaboration.

The founding member of The Indie Collaboration, UK-based author Peter John says, “The Indie Collaboration grew out of a group of independent authors who banded together to show the world that great writing doesn’t require large publishing companies.”

In the last two years, The Indie Collaboration has entered into the international market for anthology style print and ebooks with a unique spin on supporting and marketing works for independent authors.

The first eight entries in the collaboration’s collection are: Tales from Dark Places, Yuletide Tales, Kiss and Tales, Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tales, Summer Shorts, Spectacular Tales, Tales from Darker Places and Kiss and Tales II. The next installment from The Indie Collaboration will be published Summer 2015.

Contributing author, Margene Wiese-Baier shares, “I was very excited to contribute some of my stories along with some of my mom’s stories in this children’s book. She left quite a legacy in her talents that was handed down not only to me, but to her other children and grandchildren.”

“With the new open platform publishing platforms and using new technology, today we have the opportunity to read works from mostly undiscovered, yet very talented writers,” contributing author, Kristina Jacobs says.

UK-based author, Chris Raven adds, “I really wanted to do a second children’s anthology after the popularity of the first one. These books give our children’s writers a chance to shine and the others a chance to show what they can do outside their usual genre”.

You can learn more about The Indie Collaboration, the group of contributing authors and their mission online at: http://theindiecollaboration.webs.com/.

Here is an interview with A. L. Butcher

Chris Raven:

Spectacular Tales is mentioned in this interview from authorsinterviews.wordpress.com

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:

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Name: A. L. Butcher

Where are you from? I was born in Buckinghamshire but I live in Bristol, in the South West of the beautiful UK.

A little about yourself i.e. your education, family life etc. I have a loving family, greedy pets and a degree which bears no relation to my day job. I’ve studied politics, sociology, economics, history (lots), ethics, philosophy and classics. I like to learn, I read a lot of history these days, especially ancient and medieval, and I have just finished an online course about Hadrian’s Wall.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

 Well I’ve just released  which is the print version of the short stories comprising the collected tales taken from various e-book anthologies (as at end of Feb 2015).

Book III of the Chronicles is out on pre-order with a release date of April 3rd. This one follows the…

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