Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Madness for March 15th Welcomes author Kate Rigby "Tales by Kindlelight"

March Madness for March 15th welcomes Author Kate Rigby and her book (one of many) is "Tales by Kindlelight"
Kate Rigby has been writing for over thirty years. She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so decided to write about it.
However she's not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev's avant garde magazine Texts' Bones including a version of her satirical novella Lost The Plot.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and now published as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology (Pfoxmoor 2011).
She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played.
Her latest book Little Guide to Unhip is published by Night Publishing.
Titles now available on Kindle and other e-books are:
Little Guide to Unhip
Thalidomide Kid
Seaview Terrace
Break Point
Suckers n Scallies
Down The Tubes

Tales By Kindlelight by Kate Rigby

This bittersweet collection reflects themes for our time, be it the angst of reaching fifty and a life not quite fully realized or the sexual assuredness of the younger generation in ‘A Generation Thing’.

 Sexual experimentation is explored in ‘Heads or Tails’ where a woman agrees to share herself between two best friends, drawing up her own boundaries so that one has her top half, the other her bottom half, while emerging sexuality is explored in ‘Coats’ where a couple of pre-pubescent children learn about adulthood and sexuality from beneath a pile of coats at a nineteen-seventies party.

 In other stories, patterns of behaviour across generations or within a lifetime are explored as in ‘Family Tradition’ where the main character returns home to break the bad habit of several lifetimes.

 In ‘Cutting Edge’ the sharpness of a pair of scissors is used to reflect stages in the main character’s life as she passes from childhood into adulthood where the scissors take on a sinister edge, while in ‘To The Wire’ a man’s life is viewed as a football game, together with post-life commentary. 

Other stories explore life from unusual viewpoints: as in ‘Boo’ and ‘Big Mother’ while others still have voices of a generation as in ‘Our Marie’ and ‘The Colour Of Flesh’. Whatever your inclination, Tales by Kindlelight has something for you.

Please remember you MUST leave a comment on this post to have a chance at winning this book!

PLUS...Join this blog and be in the running to win not one but TWO books written by your host Soooz under her pen name of Stacey Danson..."Empty Chairs" and "Faint Echoes of Laughter"
Make certain you leave a link or an email where you can be notified of your win.


  1. Another wonderful writer with a book I haven't yet read - my list is growing by leaps and bounds this month!!

  2. I love Kate Rigby's writing. She breathes words and stories from her very core!

  3. This certainly appears to be a different and interesting view on life.

    Not exactly a genre I would normally read but having read the blurb I might give it a go.

    Ron Sewell

  4. All Kate's writing is excellent – here's another book full of promise. Hope it does really well, Kate!

  5. Sounds like a great collection, and a back catalogue to die for . . .

  6. some very inventive ideas for stories, there! good to see a female main character of that age, too.

  7. A unique independant woman/writer with a wry slant on experiences. Not without a touch of kick arse at times!

  8. Thanks so much for all your kind comments. And thanks so much to Soooz for this wonderful opportunity!

  9. Wow! I didn't realise Kate had written so much. I will now go and check out the others. Great writer, great lady. As always, Sooooz, a wonderful choice!

  10. Wow! I didn't realise Kate had written so much. I will now go and check out the others. Great writer, great lady. As always, Sooooz, a wonderful choice!

  11. I love Kate's books and am working my way through her catalogue with growing admiration. She has a keen storyteller's knack of drawing you into her world.

  12. Hey, Errol is cheating, Soooz! He's publishing his comments twice to double his chances of winning the draw!

    Wow, what a prolific writer Kate is. I had no idea. Great title by the way, Kate.

  13. Well, Kate has a few things to boast about in a submission to any agent or publisher. I thought I'd read something of Kate's, but not if the last one was 'Little Guide to Unhip.' I know of the book, but fear it would give me chills - knowing how very unhip I am.

    So I'd best go and buy Thalidomide Kid.

  14. What a wonderful series of comments you attracted Kate. People are rightly interested in your work. I have no hesitation in recommending anything you author, it is simply that good.

    So all these names are in the hat, and here we go!

    Congratulations Errol Black aka Simon Swift author of Black Shadows.

    You have won an e/copy of Kate's "Tales By Kindlelight", it will be on its way to you soon.

    Thanks again to all the lovelies that made the time to support the promotion.

    1. I knew Errol would win! Fix! I demand a redraw ;)

  15. Thank you all so much! I wondered who Errol Black was! His secret is out :-)


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