Christine Brand

Biography

Christine Brand - Author of short stories, flash fiction and #vss.

I began self-publishing in January 2014. Starting with a short story I found I liked writing flash fiction.

I have been writing for myself for many years, but it is only now that I found the courage to share my work with the world. I have also written some poetry and am working on a novel. I have five short eBooks - all available to download free from Smashwords.com and other online retailers. During 2014 I also tweeted "Very Short Stories" (#vss) on Twitter, and collected these, with illustrations, into three eBooks.

From South London / Surrey, I served seven years as a Medical Assistant in the Royal Air Force, then worked for the NHS. I am now an administrator. I am also a voluntary member of staff with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

I enjoy writing, painting and other creative crafts and I create my own cover art.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Mystery and Detective stories, preferably a good "whodunit". Something that exercises' the little grey cells'!
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list, almost every mystery author I've come across, Ben Elton and Terry Pratchett. (Check the 'Likes' on my FB page)
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Christine Brand online


Books

Just a Moment
Series: Great Flash Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of flash fiction to celebrate the first anniversary of Great Flash Fiction on 29th March 2015. Eight stories from six of our authors: Maryann Holloway, Christine Brand, Becky Spence, Candida Spillard, Karen Storey & Namitha Varma. Stories include Alphabet Stories and Micro Fiction.
Collected Stories from Contests and Events 2014
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: British English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
A Collection of flash fiction. During 2014 I entered a few writing contests, and submitted to many events.
Eighteen Weeks of Tweets
Series: Tweets by @C_Brand_Author, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: British English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The sequel to Seven Weeks of Tweets and Nine Weeks of Tweets! A collection of 46 #vss tweets from @C_Brand_Author. #vss is the hashtag for 'very short stories'. There are several different prompts tweeted daily or weekly on twitter by different people. Some invite poetry as well as very short stories and some have a word limit.
Nine Weeks of Tweets
Series: Tweets by @C_Brand_Author, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: British English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The eagerly awaited sequel to Seven Weeks of Tweets! A collection of 43 #vss tweets from @C_Brand_Author. #vss is the hashtag for 'very short stories'. There are several different prompts tweeted daily or weekly on twitter by different people. Some invite poetry as well as very short stories and some have a word limit.
Seven Weeks of Tweets
Series: Tweets by @C_Brand_Author, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of 50 #vss tweets from @C_Brand_Author. #vss is the hashtag for 'very short stories'. There are several different prompts tweeted daily or weekly on twitter by different people. Some invite poetry as well as very short stories and some have a word limit.
Flash in the Pan
Series: Flashes of Light, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: British English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Flash in the Pan is an assortment of five short stories, to be dipped into each day, or be consumed all at once. Most stories are between 400 and 550 words, with Flash Mob vying for the longest ever flash fiction at 999 words.
On the Train
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
A second short story. A dark winter evening. A few stops on the Portsmouth Line, sitting in the corner of the carriage and observing a mixed bunch of fellow passengers.
Gone in a Flash
Series: Flashes of Light, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: British English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Gone in a Flash is an assortment of five short stories, to be read separately, or be devoured all in one sitting. Each story is between 400 and 550 words.
On the Terrace
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: British English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00)
A short story. A sunny summer holiday. A few days relaxing in the corner of the bar terrace and observing a mixed bunch of guests.

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