02:09AM, Friday 02 March 2012
An aspiring author is celebrating the publication of two short stories in an innovative new volume.
Julie-Ann Corrigan's two stories The Wrong End of the Train and The Hydrogen Fairy feature in the anthology called The Best of Cafe Lit 2011.
The mum-of-one said: "It's an eclectic mix of short stories by unpublished and published writers.
"The idea is that the stories are just long enough for your cup of coffee."
The stories even come with suggested drinks, so you can pick the sort of story you are in the mood for from a 'menu' at the back.
Julie-Ann, who lives in the St Mark's area in Maidenhead, works as a physiotherapist in Henley, and started writing in 2008.
Last year she dedicated more of her time to writing and completed her first novel, Isabella's War, set in the Spanish civil war.
It's being looked at by top London agent David Headley, one of the owners of Goldsboro Books, while the 45-year-old works on her second novel.
A short story 'lifted from' Julie-Ann's novel has also been published in online literary magazine Glow.
The Best of Cafe Lit 2011 is published by Chapeltown Books and is available on Kindle priced £2.
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