Welcome to my menagerie and world of wonderful characters just waiting for you to discover them in A Compendium of Characters.
I bring you whimsical short stories spanning many Genres all in one wonderful book.
Paranormal and SCI-FI
Action and Adventure
Magic and Fantasy
True-Love and Romance
Mystery and Suspense
This book truly has the lot.
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Mason Bushell has a distinct style of writing which is light and easy to read. He knows how to build a story to create suspense and cliff hangers, and can create dark scary tension too. He creates engaging characters with depth and skilfully includes humour in dialogue. His descriptive abilities are often detailed in such a way that you wonder if he has professional knowledge of the subject, whether writing science fiction, architecture or tales-at-sea, and he does it without info dumping or showing off; it simply adds to the story and characters.
This collection is an eclectic mix of light-hearted, sometimes thought provoking and heart wrenching tales. There really is something for everyone.
Mason is a highly imaginative, creative and often thought provoking writer. There are thirty-one stories in this marvelous collection and my favorite, and one that I believe encapsulates his skill and imagination, is Buttercup Lily. It’s the story of a tiny garden fairy who befriends a lonely widow and helps her cope with the loss of her beloved husband. It’s delightfully charming and written with heart and compassion, as are all of the stories in this wonderful collection. Like it’s title implies, A Compendium of Characters is filled with a variety of diverse characters that will delight and intrigue and is confidently written by an author who always delivers and never fails to entertain. Highly recommended.
Why I write
For me writing began as a young boy lost in fantasy and adventure book’s I grew to enjoy writing stories in English Class. Then my career as a chef got in the way. At some point during that time, I was gifted a chance that changed my life. My head chef comes in from lunch with her newspaper and on the page she puts down is a mystery writing competition. I decide to do that and that’s when I meet my sleuth Holly. She’s not in my competition piece but comes to say ‘hi’ and I’ve written most days since. Writing became an escape from horrible realities at times and even now, I most happy when creating a story.
My Advice to Writers
The best advice I can give is to practise in every genre, point of view, style and tense you possibly can. In doing so, you will never be short of ideas and you’ll learn so much on writing. That knowledge will then allow you to hone your stories into beautiful pieces you can be proud of and your readers will love. The more you write the better.
About the author:
Mason Bushell, is chef, author and wildlife photographer. He loves spending time exploring the woods and countryside with his dog and camera in tow. Lucy dog has been known to steal his laptop to force him to go walkies too!
Other books by Mason Bushell available via Amazon
Holly: The story of how a Workhouse waitress became a sleuth (The Workhouse (Restaurant) Mysteries) Kindle Edition
Holly Ward is a natural-born mystery solver. She spends her days as a waitress in her mother’s restaurant, and her spare time scuppering criminals. Trained from a young age by her Detective Grandfather, she sees all puzzles as a challenge and loves to try and work them out, leading to all sorts of mysteries and adventures.
This collection of stories is an introduction to the Workhouse (Restaurant) Mysteries series, and of course our cozy-mystery solver Holly: her background, her upbringing and how she came to be the crime solving sleuth she is today.
A Merry Mishap Kindle Edition
Logan is a lonely writer who can’t wait for Christmas to be over. An injured lady falling into his care may be about to change that. Even with loving feelings growing between them Logan knows a relationship can’t happen. Will Christmas create magic between them? Join them for a cosy story and find out.
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