As I sit at my laptop, writing my last couple of stories for the next Ten Penners anthology, “Mystery, Mayhem & Magic” (a collection of adventure stories for children aged 8 to 12 – out soon!), I started thinking about how little I had promoted my own book lately and the previous Ten Penners anthology, “Fan-tas-tic-al Tales”.  So to make up for lost time, here are the links:

“Fan-tas-tic-al Tales” by The Ten Penners (including a novelette, fairy tale and poem by me – together with over 30 other stories and poems by the other wonderful members of The Ten Penners):


Kindle e-book:

“Shadow of a Soldier” by Kate Russell (that’s me!) (with a revamped cover and smaller format since the original release):


Kindle e-book:  (

(If you do purchase any of the books on Amazon, I’d really appreciate it if you leave a review too.  Thanks!)

“Mystery, Mayhem & Magic” will also be available on Amazon and as a Kindle e-book, but if you’re extra keen to support a starving author (or actually seven starving authors and our cover artist), you can preorder a copy from me for $15.00!  That’s right – $15.00!  (Plus postage if required).  We’ll even sign it for you.  What a crazy deal!

And now I must go and do more writing/editing/staring out the window blankly.  🙂