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Writing Challenge Author & Reader Pictures

author pictures - reader pictures - submit your pictures - why this page exists

This page features pictures of some of the authors that are featured in the anthologies produced via the writing challenges on this website.

It also features pictures of readers with the writing challenge books they have purchased.

Sometimes, the pictures will be taken in front of famous landmarks or in amazing places. The aim is to get the writing challenge books pictured at every corner of the Earth.

Want to help facilitate this delicious plan? If so, buy an anthology, take a picture of you and your book somewhere wonderful and submit it.

Author Pictures

The pictures are presented in alphabetical order, based on the author's forename.

Allen Ashley

Allen Ashley and three writing challenge anthologies

Author, Allen Ashley, presenting an array of writing challenge anthologies in London, UK

"Pick a book, any book," said Allen, dancing a jig in his garden like an overexcited leprechaun, before the photographer, his wise better-half, told him to behave more appropriately.

Hence, we get to revel in the delightful juxtaposition between the 2 pictures above. An impersonation of a magician -vs- an impression of someone who is sensible. Glorious.

Christopher Fielden

Christopher Fielden on Battery Point in Portishead

Author, Christopher Fielden, in Portishead, UK

Chris, the madman writer behind these challenges, pictured at Battery Point in Portishead, on the edge of the Bristol Channel, clutching a copy of Adverbially Challenged Volume 1 and Adverbially Challenged Volume 2.

In the distance, on the horizon, you can just make out the country of Wales.

Martin Stike

Martin Strike

Author, Martin Strike, in Newbury, UK

A delightful picture of writing legend and Newbury dweller, Martin, perusing the fine stories held within the satirical tome that is Adverbially Challenged Volume 2.

This picture was taken in his garden, in Newbury in the UK. Splendid stuff.

RE Nots

RE Nots

Author, RE Nots, in a living room somewhere in the UK

RE Nots (his name is in there somewhere...) proffering a copy of Nonsensically Challenged Volume 1 in the highly exciting location that is his living room.

Mr Nots Esq and I have known each other since we were about 5. We went to primary school in Portishead and have tolerated each other for decades. Some kind of award is probably in order. For both of us.

Sandra Orellana

Sandra Orellana

Author, Sandra Orellana, in Mexico

Sandra, pictured after receiving her copy of Adverbially Challenged Volume 1 in Mexico. This is the first author picture I received. Sandra sent it to me after we'd liaised a lot due to her having difficulty getting the book delivered to Mexico. It took months, but got there in the end. Receiving this picture inspired me to create this page. So it's all Sandra's fault :-)

Sandra Orellana Tennis and Book

Author, Sandra Orellana, taking a break from tennis and reading

This is another picture of Sandra, showing how she likes to multitask by playing tennis and reading at the same time. Do not try this at home. It's dangerous. Sandra is a professional. Copy her at your own risk...

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Reader Pictures

Do you have at least 1 eye that works? If so, you can probably read. Reading is fun.

If you like fun, buy an anthology, enjoy the 100 flash fiction stories contained in it and then take a selfie, or ask someone else to photograph you, while clasping your book, preferably while smiling inanely in front of an iconic landmark.

Your picture will be featured here. You can see how to submit your pictures below.

Ana Maria Becerril Morales with Sandra Orellana

Ana Maria Becerril Morales with Sandra Orellana

Reader, Ana Maria Becerril Morales with Author, Sandra Orellana, in Mexico

Ana Maria Becerril is a student and friend of Sandra Orellana, one of the writers featured in many of the writing challenge anthologies. Due to the difficulties of getting copies of the book delivered to Mexico, where they both live, Ana orders copies of the book and has them delivered to her family home in the USA. When she visits the family, Ana picks up the books and takes them to Mexico.

The picture on the left is of Ana, with a book delivery, having arrived in Mexico after a trip to the USA. The right picture is of Sandra, with one of the books she is featured in.

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Submit Your Pictures

Have you written a story that's published in one of the writing challenge anthologies?

Are you a reader who enjoys inventive flash fiction?

If the answer to either of the questions above is yes, have you purchased an anthology?

If not, buy one.

If you have an anthology, take it somewhere lovely and take a picture of yourself with it.

Send it to me at chris@christopherfielden.com.

I'll publish it here.

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Why This Page Exists

Sandra Orellana inspired this page when she sent me a photo of herself with her book. You can see it above.

However, there is more to the story than that...

I play in a band called Ye Gods! When we got our first run of band T-shirts printed up, back in 2004, we asked our fans to take pictures of themselves wearing their shirts in front of famous land marks. We received hundreds of photos taken all over the planet; on different continents, in a volcano, with celebrities, at the bottom of the ocean, etc. I'm not making this up...

Jase of Spades Under The Sea With A Turtle

Jase of Spades, at the bottom of the ocean in Rarotonga

Mega Geoff & David Prowse Darth Vader

Mega Geoff, being strangled by David Prowse (Darth Vader)

Beast Clothing, a fabulous brand in Bristol, do similar things on their website. I actually modelled one of their shirts. You can learn about that here...

Chris Fielden in Beast Clothing Advert

Chris Fielden, Beast Clothing advert, atop the Empire State Building, New York, USA

So, the idea draws on my experience with Ye Gods! and Beast Clothing, as well as Sandra's picture. Let's see if books can inspire people in the same way :-)

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