Wednesday 31 May 2017


There are several definitions of the word family. It can be used to describe all the languages derived from the same earlier language, a group of objects distinguished by common features, and a group of related genera in an order or taxonomic collection (the daisy family, cat family etc).

The most common and familiar use though is for a group of people. That's the meaning I had in mind for my set of family themed short story collections. The latest* of these, Can't Choose Your Family, is available now. For this week, the kindle version is on sale for 99p (or 99c). Usual price will be £1.99 ($2.99)

In order to define family, my dictionary starts off by mentioning parents and their children, but families come in a huge variety of combinations. There may be one parent, or none. Perhaps it's step-parents, or grandparents who raise the children. Maybe there aren't any children. I feel that a family can be any group of people related by birth or marriage, or possibly even by circumstance.

No Family Secrets was the first. Does that make it a big sister to the second one?


Maggie May said...

Family is also a good topic for my writing group ten minute word prompt. Thanks Patsy.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Congrats on the new title. Kudos!!

liz young said...

The title prompts me to buy another of your books, Patsy - and at a bargain price too!

Arlee Bird said...

I don't think I could have chosen a better family than the one I was born into.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Wendy's Writing said...

Great choice of title - everyone loves a family secret 😀