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Introduction

Library

Here you will find books written by or featuring the work of AOFFWC Facebook group writers.

We have a variety of categories of books to choose from, available in print and eBook formats. You can find links to browse the different sections here:

challenge anthologies - children's - education - novels - other anthologies

poetry - short story collections

More categories will be added as we expand our stock and build more shelves.

The Library's Shelves

Browse the shelves, find a book, put your feet up and enjoy the fine writings on offer.

Challenge Anthologies

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology

  • Authors: 1,000 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Victorina Press
  • Date Published: November 2021
  • Genre: Flash fiction, education

Adverbially Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 91 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: November 2016
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

  • Authors: 72 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: March 2017
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Adverbially Challenged Volume 3

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: March 2018
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Adverbially Challenged Volume 4

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: March 2019
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Adverbially Challenged Volume 5

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: November 2020
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Nonsensically Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: June 2017
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Nonsensically Challenged Volume 2

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: April 2018
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Nonsensically Challenged Volume 3

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: September 2020
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Prepositionally Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2020
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Sensorially Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: December 2017
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Sensorially Challenged Volume 2

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: June 2019
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Sensorially Challenged Volume 3

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: May 2021
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Topically Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: April 2021
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Tritely Challenged Volume 1

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: April 2018
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

Tritely Challenged Volume 2

  • Authors: 100 writing challenge authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: June 2020
  • Genre: Flash fiction, humorous, education

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Children's

Curly and Tubs and the Galloping Rot

  • Author: Russell Kim Montgomery
  • Publisher: Author House
  • Date Published: August 2003
  • Genre: Children's fantasy

Strange Tales in Bradford Dale

  • Author: Irene Lofthouse
  • Publisher: Gizmo Publications
  • Date Published: November 2015
  • Genre: Children's short stories, myths, legends

Strange Tales in the Dales

  • Author: Irene Lofthouse
  • Publisher: Gizmo Publications
  • Date Published: 2015
  • Genre: Children's short stories, myths, legends

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Education

How To Self-Publish A Book On Amazon

  • Author: Christopher Fielden
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: April 2016
  • Genre: Publishing reference

How to Write a Short Story, Get Published and Make Money

  • Author: Christopher Fielden
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: July 2015
  • Genre: Writing reference

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Novels

A=-A

  • Author: Dimitris Anasatsiou (with input from Michael Rumsey)
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
  • Date Published: July 2021
  • Genre: Graphic Novel

A Year Before Christmas

  • Author: Cathy Cade
  • Publisher: Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Date Published: November 2019
  • Genre: Christmas

Dissimilar

  • Author: Ibukun Keyamo
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: Janaury 2022
  • Genre: Coming of Age

More Than A Hutch

  • Author: Russell Kim Montgomery
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: March 2018
  • Genre: Fantasy romance

Pond People

  • Author: Cathy Cade
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: November 2020
  • Genre: Fiction / humorous

The Elemental Stone: A Mortaran Novel

  • Author: Madelaine Taylor
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: December 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy

The Godmother

  • Author: Cathy Cade
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: October 2020
  • Genre: Fiction / humorous

The Last Skipjack

  • Author: Mary Fox
  • Publisher: Golden Antelope Press
  • Date Published: November 2019
  • Genre: Creative non-fiction

The Lucky Country

  • Author: Rose M Cullen
  • Publisher: FeadARead, eBook Amazon KDP
  • Date Published: March 2021
  • Genre: Literary saga

The Night Fogs

  • Author: Frances Hay
  • Publisher: Holland House Books
  • Date Published: July 2018
  • Genre: Literary fiction / speculative fiction

 

Wicked Game

  • Author: Christopher Fielden
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon and Lulu
  • Date Published: October 2009
  • Genre: Thriller

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Other Anthologies

A Following Wind

  • Authors: Cathy Cade, Val Fish and other writers from Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Publisher: Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Date Published: December 2019
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

Crunchy With Ketchup

  • Authors: Christopher Fielden and other authors
  • Publisher: WolfSinger Publications
  • Date Published: August 2021
  • Genre: Fantasy short stories about dragons

Death of a Superhero

  • Authors: Brindley Hallam Dennis, Christopher Fielden, Kaya Ra Edwards and Mandy Huggins
  • Publisher: InkTears
  • Date Published: November 2017
  • Genre: Short stories and flash fiction of varying genres

Eckleburg No. 21

  • Authors: Mary Fox and many other authors
  • Publisher: Moon Milk Press
  • Date Published: March 2020
  • Genre: Various

Edge of Passion

  • Authors: 19, including Michael Rumsey
  • Publisher: Marble City Publishing
  • Date Published: June 2014
  • Genre: Short stories of mystery, crime, suspense and romance genres

Godalming Tales 3

  • Authors: Alan Barker and other members of the Godalming Writers Group
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: July 2020
  • Genre: Mixed, but all stories have a Godalming connection

How to Begin a Wonderful Life

  • Authors: Drew Taylor, Margaret Dakin, Mark Sheerin and Mike Scott Thomson
  • Publisher: InkTears
  • Date Published: November 2017
  • Genre: Short stories and flash fiction of varying genres

Secondary Character and Other Stories

  • Authors: Frances Hay and other writers
  • Publisher: Opening Chapter Press
  • Date Published: August 2015
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

Stories from Stone

  • Authors: Jill Lang, Alyson Faye, Pam Line, Stuart Firth, Christine Edwards, Gillian Wright and Irene Lofthouse
  • Publisher: Gizmo Publications
  • Date Published: June 2018
  • Genre: Stories inspired by Grade II Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford - poetry and prose

Stories from the Lockdown: A Writers Against Covid-19 publication

  • Authors: Michael Rumsey and other authors
  • Publisher: Writers Against Covid -19
  • Date Published: June 2021
  • Genre: Various 'coffee break easy reads'

The Forgotten

  • Authors: John Notley and other authors
  • Publisher: Michael Terrance Publishing
  • Date Published: March 2020
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

Today’s Specials - A selection of literary delights

  • Authors: Lesley Anne Truchet and other members of Oldham Café Writing Group
  • Publisher: Oldham Writing Café
  • Date Published: January 2017
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2021

  • Authors: 25 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2021
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2019

  • Authors: 28 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2019
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2018

  • Authors: 27 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2018
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2017

  • Authors: 27 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2017
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2016

  • Authors: 29 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2016
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2015

  • Authors: 26 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2015
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

To Hull And Back Short Story Anthology 2014

  • Authors: 27 different authors
  • Publisher: Christopher Fielden
  • Date Published: October 2014
  • Genre: Humorous short stories

Voices Along The Road

  • Authors: Maggie Elliott and other writers
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: February 2018
  • Genre: Poetry and flash fiction of varying genres

Where the Wild Winds Blow

  • Authors: Cathy Cade, Val Fish and other writers from Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Publisher: Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Date Published: November 2018
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

Turkish Delight

  • Authors: John Notley and other authors
  • Publisher: Michael Terrance Publishing
  • Date Published: December 2017
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

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Poetry

A Sexagenarian From Smithy Fen: and Other Limericks

  • Author: Valerie Fish
  • Publisher: Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Date Published: July 2021
  • Genre: Limericks, humour

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Short Story Collections

Badlands

  • Author: Alyson Faye
  • Publisher: Chapeltown Books
  • Date Published: January 2018
  • Genre: Flash fiction of various genres

Book of the Bloodless Volume 1: Alternative Afterlives

  • Author: Christopher Fielden
  • Publisher: Victorina Press
  • Date Published: November 2019
  • Genre: Humorous fantasy

Darkness in Durrington

  • Author: Derek and Angela McMillan
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: August 2019
  • Genre: Crime

KOBY and LEAH: together forever

  • Author: Aviva Derenowski
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: February 2021
  • Genre: Flash fiction, relationships

Pot Pourri

  • Author: Derek and Angela McMillan
  • Publisher: Self-published via Amazon
  • Date Published: December 2017
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

Witch Way and Other Ambiguous Stories

  • Author: Cathy Cade
  • Publisher: Whittlesey Wordsmiths
  • Date Published: November 2019
  • Genre: Short stories of varying genres

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Gem Centre Museum (GCM)

Museum

The Gem Centre Museum (GCM) was added to the library's west wing in the summer of 2022. Here, we celebrate memorable quotes from some of our members.

  • Adele Evershed. A comment upon receiving congratulations for OS: "And to think it all  began with 81 words."
  • Amanda Jane Davies, taken from the Cross challenge: "If you cross a baby goat with a narcoleptic, do you get a kidnapper?"
  • Andrew Ball, taken from the Pet Hates Writing Challenge: "I wish I had written that."
  • David Silver, taken from the Cross challenge: "If you cross Chris Fielden with the bear from Jungle Book on a motor bike trip you get hullabaloo."
  • Elizabeth Coby, taken from the Cross challenge: "If you cross a lemon with a cat, do you get a sourpuss?"
  • John Notley, taken from the Cross challenge: " If you cross an optician with blurred vision, do you get an optimist?"
  • Kay Reeves, taken from the Cross challenge: "If you cross a singer with an insect, do you get a humbug?"
  • Kim Montgomery, taken from the Proverb Endings Challenge: "Pride cometh before... all the antelopes run away."
  • Tony Thatcher, taken from Monday Word incertitude: "I am not sure what incertitude means."
  • Val Fish, taken from the Cross challenge: " If you cross Nelson with Ned Kelly, do you get a one-armed bandit?

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Notley Nook

Notley Nook

A secret corner of the museum, covered in cobwebs, Notley Nook contains daft definitions of words. Maybe, one day, a new dictionary will be printed...

A

Autosuggestion – a car salesman's advice (David Silver)

B

Ballroom – baggy underwear (Kay Reeves)

C

Content – a happy camper (Shanne Wolberg)

D

Dipthong – quick swim in skimpy underwear (Fung Sing)

E 

Endear – a lobe (Michael Rumsey)

F

Flycatcher – a person who assists in zip and button closure (Claudia Nicholson)

G

Galaxy – being spaced out while eating a chocolate bar (Jasmin Al Jarrah)

H

Highlight – a lighthouse (Michael Thurgood)

I

Invest – not fully naked (David Silver)

J

Jamboree – someone who talks a lot about jam (Amanda Jane Davies)

K

Kiwi – the act of locking the toilet door (Kay Reeves)

L

Latex – the reason he’s no more (Christine Nedahl)

M

Miscalculation – unmarried female mathematician (Michael Rumsey)

N

Notice – water (Michael Thurgood)

O

Optimistic – suffering from cataracts (Julie Dron)

P

Promiscuous – the art of making promises (Amanda Jane Davies)

Q

Quackers – nursery for ducklings (Christine Nedahl)

R

Rumpus – liquor loving noisy cat (Christine Nedahl)

S

Sandwich – desert sorceress (Archie Iyer)

T

Typist – an inebriated stenographer (John Notley)

U

Until – where the UN keep their money (Kay Reeves)

V

Viking – compete to be royalty (Shanne Wolberg)

W

Winsome – occasionally lucky (Glo Curl)

X

X-ray – bloke who changed his name to Bill (Michael Rumsey)

Y

Yoghurt – aching muscles after yoga class (Shanne Wolberg)

Z

Zoological – intellectual animals (Christine Nedahl)

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Pearl Room

Pearl Room

The Pearl Room is another secret corner of the museum, celebrating winners of our more poetic challenges. They are listed below.

Glo Curl 

Isabel Flynn 

Kay Reeves 

Melanie Barrow

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