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Interview with Donna Brown, author of Double-take Tales


Today, I have someone extremely special with me today. Author and blogger extraordinaire, Donna Brown is someone I met through Facebook. She is extremely supportive of both bloggers and authors and runs the wonderful “The Indie Exchange” website. She has written a wonderful collection of short stories, Double-take Tales, which I have previously reviewed here.

So, lets get started. I can’t wait!

Interview with Donna Brown, author of

Double-take Tales

About Donna Brown, the Author

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?

I guess I would class it as ‘Short stories’ and ‘Contemporary’ – it’s just a collection of three short stories, designed to be a nice read for a train journey or split over several lunch breaks etc.  It’s a fairly quick read, hence the low price, but I hope it’s a satisfying one!

How did you come up with the idea for the book?

They were just three short stories that I wrote over the course of a few years and I felt they fit together nicely because of the little twists (hence the title ‘Double-take Tales’).  I’ve written other short pieces but somehow I felt these three made the best trio.

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Double-take Tales by Donna Brown Review


Double-take TalesDouble-take Tales by Donna Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I have not really read any published short stories, and when I came across Donna’s Double-take Tales the title intrigued me enough to check it out. I have to now say that I was missing out on an important part of written fiction by ignoring short stories. After reading Donna’s three shorts, I’ve realized that these are really different than the full-length novels or even the shorter novellas. The space available to each story does not grant the author too much time to develop characters, or a back story. But a good short story can overcome these restrictions and make us care for what happens in the story as well as the characters.

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