Joanne Surridge

Biography

Time to commit to the stories - it isn't too late to start writing. I lost confidence in my writing at a very early age, and it has taken a long time to make my way back to a place where I can share these ideas and tales. I hope people like them, but the important thing for me is to just do it.

I work full time, managing a team providing technology to support Adults and Children with Learning disabilities - it is a great job and I feel very lucky to get to do something so amazing every day. The writing is for me, and I am glad that I have finally plucked up the courage to take the ideas out of my head and let them see the light of day. .

Where to find Joanne Surridge online

Twitter: @josurridge

Books

The Secret
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Martin takes up a new hobby, he embraces it wholeheartedly - not least because he wants to outdo his neighbour Steve and prove a point. But things don't go exactly to plan, and his efforts to keep his secret get him into all sorts of trouble
The Last Visitors
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The two visitors have something important to say - the nursing home is quiet on New Years Eve, and they are waiting. Wondering about her life and the decisions she has made, she recognises them but unable to pinpoint where from she listens as they draw close to tell her something as the shadows darken around her.
Queen Betty
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The restoration of the monarchy after several hundred years presents a challenge for Betty, a Windsor schoolgirl with a love of ponies and a determined nature. A visitor brings unexpected news, and a suitcase with a rather spectacular cargo. Will Betty rise to the challenge?
Four AM
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It's 4am, and the police are on the way. An elderly lady is waiting while her husband lays dead at the bottom of the stairs. Will she tell the whole story when they arrive?
The San Belvedere Incidents
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The iconic movie mansion sits in the midst of modern Tinseltown. What secrets can an obsessed fan discover after she is invited to the reclusive world of the last great movie star? Helen Kiesler is obsessed with the mystery disappearances of movie starlets, & equally obsessed with the 100 year old Esme Lansom. Her invitation into old Hollywood is beyond her dreams, but what nightmares await her
Where Women Live
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The house has stood for a long time, and the new tenants are just an ordinary couple. Just the same as many others over the years, in neighbourhoods that grow up in towns and cities everywhere. Who are the other occupants, of the house, who are so interested in the events that are unfolding in front of them? How do they know what is going to happen and how can they try and make a difference?
Hollywood Ending
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
The great star of the silver screen is clinging on to his place, still making pictures the public turn out to see. But making it in the tough world of Tinseltown leaves many casualties. The ‘Hollywoodland’ signs looms above him as he heads home, haunted by the loss of his greatest friend. His drunken drive along the road into the gilded Hollywood Hills takes him past landmarks that he has chosen
Joseph Herbert Kirkby – Battle of the Somme - 10th July 1916
Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
After the battles in France, Lil is one of millions of women left trying to keep her home and family together. With eight children, and the War Office dragging their feet, she needs to think of something quickly. What further sacrifices will she need to make?
Sacrifices
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Kay has spent years in prison, and she is desperate to get back to the man whose power and charisma pulled her into a world of desire and destruction. She has had a long time to plan her return, what will she find when she reaches the place she has dreamed of all those years?

Joanne Surridge's tag cloud

battle    brainwashing    crime    cult    domestic abuse    family    first world war    freedom    ghost story    ghostly    ghosts    golden age of hollywood    gothic    haunted    historical    hollywood    hollywoodland    home front    humour    loss    mamil    manson family    middle age crisis    monarchy    movie star    movies    murder    obsessed fan    obsession    prison    queen    revenge    royal family    seventies    short story    silent movie    soldier    somme    sorrow    spooky    supernatural    tinseltown    trenches    visitors    women    women in war   

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Smashwords book reviews by Joanne Surridge

  • Cold Christmas Lane on July 11, 2016

    A good story, enjoyable and menacing at the same time!
  • Spying on Heaven on July 11, 2016

    Interesting and thought provoking, a dark and comic idea. Neatly put together it held my interest to the end
  • Parking Space on Aug. 06, 2016

    A really inventive idea. The sense of dread and impending danger builds well, with some well crafted images throughout.
  • The September Harvest on Aug. 29, 2016

    A neat tale, with some good characterisation. I enjoyed it.