Thank you for subscribing to Monthly Missives from The Dream Pedlar, a newsletter about the simple joys of writing and reading.
You will hear from me on the last Sunday of every month with updates on my writing life, book recommendations, short fiction and/or poems, and occasional surprises, most of which will remain exclusive to this group.
A Surprise Gift!
I'm so thrilled to see you here that I'd love to share with you an original work of fiction.
Titled Hide-and-Seek, the story won an Honourable Mention in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Allegory Magazine, Volume 39/66. Only subscribers to Monthly Missives have exclusive access to this short story.
It is a tale of ... Well, you will have to read and find out for yourself!
Bonus Scenes from Published Works
If you came here after reading one of my books, here is where you will find scenes and chapters that appeared in the original manuscript but didn't make it to the final published copy, or pieces that were written later so you could delve a little more into the lives of the characters you've spent an entire book-journey with.
Tales for Dreamers
Each Monthly Missive includes a story from the Tales for Dreamers collection of short whimsical tales paired with an image each. I have been writing these tales for more than a decade now, and they have proved to be an endless source of delight for many readers.
You can find out more about Tales for Dreamers and read a few tales right away!
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Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have you here. It will be a magical ride, I promise.
Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be
the next last Sunday of the month.
~ Adapted from Shakespeare's immortal words
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Until then, happy dreaming!