Well what a year 2020 has been! One in which, I have experienced the whole spectrum of emotions from tearfulness, to joy and relief.
It has been a year in which I haven’t felt like writing long fiction and instead contributed short stories in anthologies and created my first anthology/compilation with some wonderful author friends and creatives: This Is Lockdown which came out in kindle in July 2020.
Media Kit: https://mjmallon.com/2020/07/09/media-kit-this-is-lockdown-covid19-corononavirus-compilation-anthology-shortstories-flashfiction-poetry-isolation-writers/
Kindle Universal link: mybook.to/Thisislockdown
Paperback Universal link:
This is Lockdown is now available to buy in paperback and for a short time only I have reduced the price to £4.99 – a steal! I’ve reduced it to this low price in anticipation of reviews of the shorter paperback version which is slightly different from the kindle – there are no personal diary entries – these are only available on the kindle.
Thank you so much to Ritu for the first review of the paperback! And what a glowing review it is!
Ritu 5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2020 Verified Purchase
This Is Lockdown is a compilation unlike any other, documenting the thoughts and feelings of the main author, M J Mallon, and many other contributors, with regards to the Pandemic Lockdown of 2020, that affected the whole world.
Part one features some fiction pieces written by MJ Mallon, inspired by the pandemic.
Part two is a collection of thoughts and poetry from writing contributors around the world, detailing the effects of lockdown on their personal lives, how it’s affected their work, creativity, and family.
Definitely one to read and savour. A true document to remember this crazy time.
I have also reduced the paperback price of my YA Fantasy The Curse of Time, to £5.99. So do grab a bargain before the price goes up!
Buy Book: myBook.to/TheCurseofTime
And the paperback of Mr. Sagittarius is now £6.99/$9.29.
Buying Link: http://mybook.to/MrSagittarius
Media Kit with reviews: https://mjmallon.com/category/media-kit-mr-sagittarius/
Recently, I was saddened to learn via a dear friend of mine of a brave young woman, Emily Parsons, who is raising money for a rare spinal tumour that affects youngsters. Sadly, her cancer is at the moment incurable. I have decided to support her JustGiving Page and donate. She has currently exceeded her original target –
105%£52,755raised of £50,000 target by 1778 supporters
More about that here: https://mjmallon.com/2020/12/31/charity-rare-spinal-cord-tumour-justgiving-charity-spinalcord-tumour/
Each year at this time, I will donate to a chosen charity on New Year’s Eve. Also, I will take part in the Charity Children In Read which I participated in this year donating a copy of my YA Fantasy, The Curse of Time. In the auction, I bid for a copy of Christina Gabbittas’s No More Knives which I won!
My review here: https://mjmallon.com/2020/11/30/book-review-no-more-knives-by-christina-gabbitas-childreninneed-childreninread-education-children-knife-crime-drugs/
We are all hoping that 2021 will be a better year and that the vaccine will save many lives and allow us to return to a happier more carefree life.
Sending you love and light. Wishing you happiness, health and precious time to do what you love. x
Happy New Year to you. May 2021 be better than 2020.
Happy New Year Sharon. Let’s hope so. Wishing you all the best. x
Wishing you wonderful health and success this year, Marje. Happy New Year. Hugs on the wing!
And to you too Teagan. Happy New Year. 🙂
Happy New Year, Marje! Wishing you a more settled 2021. I agree, short stories were easier to concentrate on last year.
Happy New Year Marje. And congrats! Sorry, no sharing to FB for a week. I’m banned again LOL <3
Oh no! What a nightmare. No worries, happy new year Debby. x