On BookBub

My author profile has recently been listed on BookBub, and it’s viewable at the link below: Barry Lee Thompson Books – BookBub I don’t have much of a predilection for social media, but this is a platform dedicated to books. BookBub is a resource for readers to discover titles, and for authors and publishers to raise awareness of them. What’s not to love about that! It’s early days and I’m still discovering all that the site has to offer. I’ve one follower (thank you, Elwood Writers). I’ll have the opportunity to recommend or review some of my own favourite books, … Continue reading On BookBub

Short Is Sweet

In the end it is the mystery that lasts and not the explanation. Sacheverell Sitwell, For Want of the Golden City A few months ago a friend recommended I read a short story by the English writer Robert Aickman. ‘The Real Road to the Church’ is in the collection Cold Hand in Mine (1975), and my friend wanted to discuss the story with me. And so I abandoned the novel I’d been reading, and have been enthusiastically devouring Aickman’s “strange stories” since then. Last week I was asked why I’m drawn to writing short fiction. I talked about the form … Continue reading Short Is Sweet

On the radio this week

Cover to Cover this Friday at 8:00pm, repeated Sunday 1:30pm, Vision Australia Radio (Melbourne 1179 am) & VA Radio Digital: Tim McQueen reads Barry Lee Thompson’s ‘Careering’ from Broken Rules and Other Stories and ‘Vacuum Lad’ by Stephen Baxter. Listen on the radio in Australia, or online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. More info at the Vision Australia Radio website, here. Happy listening. Continue reading On the radio this week