Jenny Twist left school at fifteen and went to work in an asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and an escapologist's assistant, she returned to full-time education and did a BA in history at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford.
In 2001 she and her husband moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dog and cat.
A desperate girl trapped in a mother and baby home in 1960s England fights to keep her child.
An old woman hears a song on the radio and remembers the betrayal of her unborn baby.
A little girl disappears into another world and her family moves heaven and earth to find her.
A mother watches her beloved son sail away to almost certain death and vows revenge.
A young man returns to war-torn Spain to save his lover and the child she has fought to keep alive.
Motherlove takes many forms.
The boy watched the star fall. It fell very slowly, and it was not one light but a multitude of lights spinning lazily through the night sky. Then great silver fish flew through the sky and other mysterious lights began to appear on the mountain. At last a great thunderbolt struck the ocean. The sound was flat and hollow and unbelievably loud, as if a giant had stamped on the earth. And the sign of the Goddess appeared in the sky – the sign of the Sacred Mushroom. These are the events that mark the arrival of the Atlantis, the doomed starship, bringing new gods who would change the life of the boy and his people forever.
The Man With No Face – Jenny Twist
All her life Deborah has been haunted by the memory of a couple locked in a deadly embrace. She thinks the woman may be the mother that abandoned her, but she cannot see the man's face. Who is he?
All That Remains – Tara Fox Hall
This thrilling sequel to The Origin of Fear (Spellbound 2011) takes us back to Latham's Landing. Will Tina and Sandra survive their encounter with the ghosts that inhabit the haunted isle?
The Children of Hope – Jenny Twist
It is 1963, and Ginny is unmarried and pregnant. Her parents consign her to one of the infamous Mother and Baby Homes which are little more than prisons and workhouses. Will she be able to escape before they come to take her baby away?
The Bull-Dancer – Jenny Twist
The twelve chosen bull-dancers are sailing out of the harbour under a black sail, bound for Crete and the deadly Minotaur, while a mother looks on in anger.
Take the Chance – Tara Fox Hall
A young girl growing up in post-apocalyptic America is determined that she and her sister will survive–whatever it takes!
A Victorian Dolls' House – Jenny Twist
When Violet sees the dolls' house in the antique shop she has to have it. But the Delacorte House is no ordinary dolls' house–and it is definitely not a toy!
Heart's Bells – Tara Fox Hall
Theo and Casey are in love, but so many things stand in their way. They suffer separation and heartbreak but still remain true–until something happens to Theo that changes everything.
Doppelganger – Jenny Twist
When Christine wakes up in a sumptuous white room with silken hangings, she assumes she is in heaven. But she soon finds out she is not. And before too long she begins to wonder if she is even still Christine.
Voices – Jenny Twist
Olivia and Aidan are telepathic twins. Olivia is used to hearing Aidan in her head, but she is terrified when she hears a new and sinister voice.
Return to Me – Tara Fox Hall
Determined to find the source of the nightly creaking she alone can hear, Sam Reading discovers Harrison Benning, a ghost who becomes corporeal for one night of the year, on the summer solstice. Their warm friendship soon becomes powerful love that lasts through decades, tragedies and even beyond death.
Catch Me If You Can – Jenny Twist
Willy prowls the streets at night, listening to all the sounds of the old town. But does he have a more sinister purpose?
Shades of Grey – Tara Fox Hall
Throughout history there has always been a Seer making sure that the world follows its proper course, keeping the world in balance. Yet when the old Seer prepares to hand over the burden to his apprentice Tim, he realizes too late that Tim has his own ideas of how things should go.
The Gift by Mary Kate Brogan
It's Christmas In Ireland, and two men vie for Katherine Fannon's hand in marriage. Will she choose Arthur and the bright lights of Manhattan or Seamus and her Irish farm that he wants to save?
Jamey and the Alien by Jenny Twist
Jamey only wants one thing for Christmas. He wants his Daddy to come home. But first he has to kill the alien.
An Elfin Secret by Brenda Whiteside
When five-year-old Candace Cane questions why her father, Henry is an absent parent, her mother is speechless. But when Candace learns Daddy is an Elf named Santa Clause, life becomes magical…until Mommy dies and Henry and Santa cease to exist. In this Christmas fantasy, Candace discovers magic lies within her heart and she's never far from her mother or her father.
Saving Christmas by Nell DuVall
A woman wonders if she'll even have a Christmas when her husband turns up missing near the Afghanistan border and turns to helping a young teen to forget her worries.
On the Way to the Snow Ball by Brenda Whiteside
Lovely, rich Marie Louise Le Mare apparently has everything in life. So what can the handsome man in the red suit possibly give her? When they're trapped in an elevator with only each other for company, a surprise gift exchange makes this Christmas special.
Uncle Albert's Christmas by Jenny Twist
Elaine loves managing people. The only problem is, she usually makes their lives a misery. So Uncle Albert is in despair when she invites him for Christmas. But Albert's neighbour has other ideas. Could it be that Elaine has met her match?
Vicarious Christmas by Joanna Foreman
If it's not one thing, it's your mother, they say. My mother's religion disallowed Christmas celebrations. How does an eight-year-old girl get into the Christmas spirit and keep her mother happy at the same time?
When Angela turns up in a remote Spanish mountain village, she is so tall and so thin and so pale that everyone thinks she is a ghost or a fairy or the dreadful mantequero that comes in the night and sucks the fat from your bones.
But Domingo knows better. "Soy Angela," she said to him when they met – "I am an angel." Only later did he realize that she was telling him her name and by then it was too late and everyone knew her as Domingo's Angel.
This is the story of their love affair. But it is also the story of the people of the tiny mountain village – the indomitable Rosalba - shopkeeper, doctor, midwife and wise woman, who makes it her business to know everything that goes on in the village; Guillermo, the mayor, whose delusions of grandeur are rooted in his impoverished childhood; and Salva the Baker, who risked his life and liberty to give bread to the starving children.
The events in this story are based on the real experiences of the people of the White Villages in Southern Spain and their struggle to keep their communities alive through the years of war and the oppression of Franco's rule.
Melange anthology of eight stories: "Spellbound at Midnight" by Isabelle Kane and Audrey Tremaine, "Room 1309.5" by John M. Mecom, "Mansion of Nightmares" by Walt Trizna, "Uncle Vernon" by Jenny Twist, "Half Seen, Half Hidden" by John Steiner, "Ghost Taxi" by Joanna Foreman, "Telltale Signs" by Tori L Ridgewood, "The Origin of Fear" by Tara Fox Hall
A-mazing Shift by Jane Carver:
A maze in 2011 throws Jolie back to the summer of 1969. Away from her husband Al, now with her lover Remy, will she stay in the past? Where does her heart truly belong?
Just A Little Too Late by T. D. Jones:
When Sujo Crane's past calls her home, she has to make the decision of staying with her past or moving on and marrying her future.
The Corpulent Chiropteran by Nell DuVall:
A naive young man, seduced by an older woman, finds himself unwittingly turned into a vampire, but has no desire to kill human.
Mission to Doom by James N. Cricket:
Jack's fantasy dream has come true. He has been assigned as co-pilot to the perfect woman for a mission to deep space. Jack discovers some shocking truths about Dana that he could never have anticipated. Perfection proves to be a subjective definition.
Bi-Curious Wife by James N. Cricket: (GLBS - Bi-Sexual)
Distraught with her husband Evan, Jennifer, during his business trip absence, samples forbidden pleasures with her bi-sexual coworker Sue. But her feelings of guilt overcome her and she admits the affair to Evan. Can they deal with the infidelity and find a way to cope and heal from her actions?
Elmo's Sojourn by Walt Trizna:
Elmo, a retired scientist, enjoys tinkering in his basement. One day, he suddenly travels to a distant planet, and experiences a host of adventures.
Doppelganger by Jenny Twist:
When Christine wakes up in a sumptuous white room with silken hangings, she assumes she is in heaven. But she soon finds out she is not in heaven. And before too long she begins to wonder if she is even still Christine.
Retrograde Travellers by Ellen Margret:
Interfering with the past is forbidden but an apprentice angel attempts just that. She knows soul mates, David and Morag, were meant to be together.
Nobody ever goes upstairs in Margaret's house. So what is making the strange thumping noises up there? And why is there a toy rabbit under the kitchen table?
Margaret's Ghost is just one of a collection of short stories consisting mainly of horror and science fiction, ranging from a classic gothic tale – Jack Trevellyn – to the Wyndhamesque Victim of Fortune, and the modern Waiting for Daddy, with its spine-chilling twist.
There is also the occasional excursion into romance with A Castle in Spain and Jess's Girl. But most of these tales take you to a place which is not quite as it seems.
It's bedtime now. Time to go upstairs. Time to take a look. Just one look.
WARNING: Do not exceed the stated dose.