Morgen Bailey

Biography

Writer, editor, creative writing tutor, and blogger. Morgen writes novels, articles, 'how to's and some poetry but her first love is short stories.

She lives in Northamptonshire, England, and shares her home with a very elderly but still young at heart Jack Russell-cross dog.

Morgen's hobbies are mostly writing-related but she also enjoys helping out in her local charity shop... sorting out their donated books.

She is also on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/107111645945063089287)
and Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6918390-morgen-bailey) and many others - see http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/contact.

Where to find Morgen Bailey online


Books

The Little Parcel
Price: Free! Words: 18,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
‘The Parcel’ is a collaborative novella written by the attendees of the 2016 spring-term ‘Creative Writing – Intermediate’ ten-week evening class hosted by co-contributor Morgen Bailey. The authors wrote their chapters while knowing only the size, weight and destination address of the parcel, together with the chapters’ starting and ending locations – chosen by the authors themselves.
Happily Never After
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,020. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The first in a series of anthologies of crime stories written by attendees of Crime & Publishment, a yearly crime-writing workshops based in Gretna Green, Scotland. Volume one features twenty-two stories based on the theme of ‘marriage’ with all authors' profits from volume one go to ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’. Authors include Morgen Bailey, Graham Smith, Janet Williamson, and Mike Craven.
Wednesday’s Child & Number 18 (two flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In the first (500-word) story, Wednesday's child, we meet sixteen-year-old George Foxbury at his grand papa's will reading where Byron Salisbury, of Salisbury, Peech and Talbot, has to break the not so good news. In the second (542-word) story, Number 18, we meet Sébastien Tellier, at a folk singers’ café as he attempts to sing two love songs.
The Maestro & Other Stories (three free flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
In December 2015, I started a free monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in around 500 words. The three pieces published here are the winning prompts from the Jan / Feb 2016 competition, as well as those that came second and third. The prompts submitted can be found at the end of each story.
A Handle at One End, a Spout at the Other (three flash fictions)
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
In December 2015, I started a free monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in around 500 words. The three pieces published here are the winning prompts from the Dec 2015 / Jan 2016 competition, as well as those that came second and third. The prompts submitted can be found at the end of each story.
Portela or Sacavem Perhaps (a free flash fiction story)
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
In December 2015, I started a monthly competition challenging my blog visitors to provide me with prompts for me to choose my favourite and write their story in no more than 500 words. The piece published here is exactly 500 words and is about two brothers on a fishing trip in Lisbon with a secret that can't remain unshared for ever.
The Parcel
Price: Free! Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
‘The Parcel’ is a collaborative novella written by the attendees of the 2015 winter-term ‘Creative Writing – Intermediate’ ten-week class hosted by co-contributor Morgen Bailey. The authors wrote their chapters while knowing only the size, weight and destination address of the parcel, together with the chapters’ starting and ending locations – chosen by the authors themselves.
The 365-Day Writer's Block Workbook (Volume 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Volume 2 features over a thousand sets of five keywords, three sets per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
The 365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Fiction » Educational
(5.00)
Over a thousand sentence starts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.
The Dark Side
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.75)
A second-person short story, The Dark Side follows a few minutes of a couple’s life which we soon learn has not been a happy one.

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Smashwords book reviews by Morgen Bailey

  • A Coffin and Bubble Gum on Jan. 26, 2012

    I loved this. Quirky flash fiction is my favourite. And it's intimate with the reader - always a winner. Only lost a star because of a tense slip ('The girl gasp' should have been 'The girl gasped' - sorry, I'm a picky editor / writer :)).
  • The Black Sheep on Dec. 08, 2012

    Twins - one good, one bad. What's not to like? We're reflecting on Liza's past from her grown-up self but often get childlike glimpses which I loved. This story has such rich characters, humour and a great plot. I have Julie's 'One Night Stand' and brought it to the top of the pile because of this story. As writers we're often advised not to start characters' names with the same letter, or if you do make sure they sound different as Julie has done, but I knew someone who had four children, all starting with the same letter (Liam, Lola, erm...) and for me, although personally, this added an extra layer realism, plus my mum / aunt are twins so I could imagine the girls being them - I wonder which would have been which.