Following on from the success of Short, Short and Scary features short stories and artworks from established and emerging Australian authors and illustrators. Contributors include Shaun Tan, Andy Griffiths, Carole Wilkinson, Sally Rippin, Lili Wilkinson, Terry Denton, and many others.
About The Author
Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.
Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody's parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.
As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father's boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She's not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.
This is an eclectic anthology. Some of the choices are interesting, they are certainly diverse, and some are excellent. It is hard to maintain that level of excellence across the whole collection, and of, course, some just didn't grab me in a way that other readers may find the stories do. That one of the difficulties, and joys, of putting together an anthology. I recommend it to you. There is certainly something in it for all fans of Spec Fic. -- Miffy * goodreads *