Frances M Thompson is the author of three short story collections (Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel, London Eyes: Short Stories and Nine Women: Short Stories) and a mystery-suspense novella, The Wait.
While Frances writes about a wide variety of people, places and themes, there are always consistencies in Frances' writing; her characters are identifiable, vivid and perfectly flawed, you will enjoy more than a few gentle laughs and you will always be left with something to think about long after the final sentence is read.
Since October 2011, Frances has been travelling full-time while freelancing as a copywriter, researcher and travel writer. Frances writes a blog about her many journeys - travelling, writing stories and getting lost in new cities - called As the Bird flies (www.asthebirdfliesblog.com). Frances is currently based in Amsterdam where she is writing more books while also raising her young son with her Australian partner.
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It's Friday night in a London hospital's busy A&E ward. Waiting to be seen is Conrad Douglas, a 48 year old man who is bleeding from a nasty cut above his right eye and sitting on a small mountain of secrets.
Who is Conrad? What's he doing in A&E? How did he get hurt? And who's the man sitting next to him who refuses to leave? These are the questions that The Wait answers... and more.
Love London? Love contemporary fiction? You'll love these short stories about the world's greatest city. Dive deep into the heart of London with these short stories told from the perspectives of Londoners, tourists and even ghosts living in the city's abandoned underground stations.
From making daisy chains to falling in love, ending a relationship to keeping secrets, becoming a mother to finding freedom against the odds, the stories you'll read in Nine Women: Short Stories will reveal the strengths, weaknesses, loves and frustrations of life as a woman and some of the many roles they are handed to play.
Shy Feet: Short Stories Inspired by Travel is a collection of twelve quirky, charismatic and thought-provoking tales of travel. From the unforgiving Australian Outback to the jagged beauty of the Amalfi Coast, along the pebbled beaches of Brighton & Hove and down the busy streets of late night Barcelona, this collection of short stories shows how travel can intersect and change lives.
When Martin and his wife make the last minute decision to go on holiday to Naples and to see the Amalfi Coast, it is made with heavy hearts; a dream holiday for a nightmare reason. Follow them on their eventful journey to Italy in a story about love and life...