Celebrating the Short Story

September 20, 2016

In August 2011 I published a blog about the rebirth of the short story (see https://peatmore.wordpress.com/2011/08/22).  Now it seems that this form of fiction writing is going from strength to strength.  The BBC is once more running its annual competition for its National Short Story Award and all this week the short listed stories are being broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 until Friday 23 September (http://tinyurl.com/hzbtokk).

In addition  the BBC Readings Unit have chosen some of their favourite Radio 4 short stories to listen to again (http://tinyurl.com/zrgva4y).

Not to be outdone Peatmore Press has launched my Kindle ebook short story collection, “New Beginnings” as a free download for 5 days beginning today.

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Go to http://amazon.com/dp/B00MTK5FAO or http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MTK5FAO to grab your copy.

Keith Jahans


Dark Stories

October 17, 2014

Now in England we are entering the shortest days of the year. It is a time for Dark Stories. At the end of this month, 31st October, it is Halloween which has become an annual celebration of spooky events. There is no better time to begin reading or telling tales of the extraordinary or supernatural. To start this off Peatmore Press presents, “But if,” a story of disbelief from its new short story collection, “New Beginnings“. It is available to read free of charge at http://peatmore.com or by clicking on the link in the side panel.


What’s in a name

August 19, 2014

Peatmore Press has just released a second ebook short story collection as a follow up to Crime and Passion. C&P brought together two writing styles, one dark and one light that also manifested itself in the first two Peatmore novels, Cogrill’s Mill and Victim of Compromise, and because of this two different pen names were used. This was always going to be difficult to sustain with the second short story collection particularly as it encompassed just one central theme, namely that of starting over. Thus it was decided that the new book would be put out under my real name and the title New Beginnings.

This does not mean that the names Jack Lindsey and Luke Johnson will no longer be used. There is a third Jack Lindsey novel, written in the same light vein as the previous two, currently in the planning stage.

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New Beginnings by Keith Jahans is available on the Amazon Kindle Store and as an Apple ibook on the iTunes Store via the Peatmore Press website at http://www.peatmore.com