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Following a successful Kindle Scout campaign, Random Acts of Unkindness has been selected for publication.

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Playlist for a Paper Angel, the sequel to Random Acts of Unkindness is available here.



Unknown: My speculative fiction short story Still No Clouds is featured in this anthology

Vernal Equinox: My story The Reunion is featured in this anthology

Winter Solstice: My story Killing Anna is featured in this anthology


book_now_we_r_10_perfectI’m delighted that my short story ‘Utopia +10’ is included in the ‘Now We Are Ten’ celebratory anthology from Newcon Press.



My short story Undercurrent was published on the 7th January 2016 in the talesanthology ‘Tales from Elsewhere‘ 




ExtsitceMy short story Inside and Out V5 – From Here to ETERNITY was be published in the anthology Existence is Elsewhen.

The anthology will be launched at EasterCon in Manchester 2016.

SmartYellow™ ( J.A.Christy) as published in both a digital edition and paperback in 2015.

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I’m delighted to announce that my short story ‘Really Me’ is published in the Retreat West Short Story Wcolouroflifeinners Anthology ‘The Colour of Life’.

The story is on the competition theme of Insomnia and introduces Vanessa, someone who is not all she seems. There are several different themes covered in the anthology.

The short stories in this anthology, which is a compilation of six short story competitions winner and runner up stories, were judged by high profile writers and reviewers, and I am honoured to be published beside such competent work.



I’m very proud to announce that my short story ‘Brick Heart’ is in the Stories for Homes anthology. All proceeds from this anthology go to Shelter charity.

The ebook of Stories for Homes has been available for a while. The paperback version was launched on the 13th December is London, but is available now  ISBN 1493534246.

Brick Heart is about an elderly woman facing housing problems, and the range of emotions she goes through. Every story in this anthology shines a light in the importance of home, and what it means to people.

Lookout for Stories for Homes on FaceBook and Twitter @storiesforhomes #storiesforhomes where details of events, reading and launches will appear.

And most of all, buy a copy and help stop homelessness.


51bxAgY6MlL._AA160_I’m a huge fan of flash fiction and I had a go myself. You can find one of my pieces in the ‘100rpm’ anthology. This was a really interesting project as the brief was to take a song that means a lot to you and write a piece of flash fiction inspired by the song.

My piece, Brambles and Silk, is based on Christina Aguilera’s song ‘Fighter’. (written as Jacqueline Christodoulou)


310384_10150354427621002_3372030_nI completed a PhD on narrative psychology and this focused on the way health is constructed and reconstructed through narrative and discourse. The people who participated in my study were asked to tell the story of their health life – a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Part of the outcome of the study was that when asked to tell a story people will include many aspects of their life to explain how the central focus came about, or was constructed. Compared with answering an interview or a survey, which are largely controlled by the interviewer and leave little room for the surrounding influencing environment of people lives, stories give us a fuller landscape and picture of how people live.

The book is called ‘Identity, Health and Women’ and this was really how I came to love storytelling and listening to other people’s stories. (written as Jacqueline Christodoulou)

Short Story – A Clean Break
best! Magazine
ISSN 0954-8955

Short Story – Living in Hope (Jacqui Christy)
Shorts from Lancashire (New Fiction)
ISBN 1874304475

Poem – They Never Said It Would be Like This (Jacqui Christy)
And God Created Woman (Aural Images)
ISBN 095216776X 9780952167761

Poem – My Mother’s Father (Jacqui Christy)
Pathways Anthology (Anchor Books)
ISBN 1859301665



Refugee Crisis: Tear Gas or Kindness – you decide- Huffington Post

Continuing Professional Development – what is it good for? – Engineering jobs

Seven Levels of Facebook – Huffington Post

Slipped Discs and Pain Scales – Two Views

How Crime Writing Found Me – Strictly Writing

Balls in the Air – Bea magazine 

Going For Gold – Bea magazine

Seeing Red – Bea magazine

Lets Talk About It – F Word

Square Peg in a Round Hole – F Word

Are We There Yet? – F Word

Peaceful Protesting Options for Older Women F Word

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