The fourth short-story anthology from Ruler’s Wit, Autumn Tales, has an abundance of seasonal stories and is available from Amazon.

To give an idea of the genres, the stories are as follows:

The Bonfire is a tale of moving on. Who would want a Thai bride? Most appropriate for this time of the year.

Pilates, Pumpkins and Prosecco is both funny and heartwarming. It sees the members of a Pilates class preparing to celebrate, but why isn’t one member as popular as she might be?


Dave & Dave and the Halloween Surprise – Are you afraid of spiders? Find out how Dave and Dave cope in this hilarious story set around a night for tricks and treats.

Time For Tea sees strange happenings around a little girl when a new tea shop is being prepared for opening.

Chocolate Makes My Clothes Shrink Who is eating all the chocolates? Set in and around an MP’s surgery in a town library, the librarian there needs to find out as well as fending off unwanted advances.

Hunting in Plain Sight – A femme fatale finds her intended on the spookiest night of the year, but is she all she appears to be and are her intentions honourable?

Life on a Silver Spoon 2: Part Two – Amber Hawkins returns to continue her quest to marry the Lord of the Manor; will she succeed?

The Child Inside – A special little boy has a strong relationship with his child-minder, so strong that his remarkable talents draw them to a disturbing conclusion.

Lee’s Painted Dragon When Lee finds out that his life is not all he once thought, his dragon tattoo takes him to a dark place.

Medium Rare – Have you ever had your cards read? This humorous story sees two friends visit a medium to see what their futures might hold.

Retribution – A retired scientist finally perfects the invention that will change his life, but perhaps not in the way he had hoped.

A Hidden Clue – Caitlin Blake and Florence Carter have returned from their summer holiday and it seems that Caitlin’s husband’s death wasn’t without suspicion, and she is threatened as a result.

Some Kind of Sign – The luckless DI Sandbach investigates a gruesome murder without a body to be found. You may not eat bacon sandwiches ever again!

What Alice Left Behind – Based on Alice Through the Looking Glass – the Alice in this story needs to return to the party and asks the mantel clock to help her.

Keeping the Peace – What would have happened if the Armistice hadn’t been signed in 1918? Our time-travellers need to help to keep the peace.

Poppy Day – A moving story of remembrance set in the National Arboretum in Alrewas.

Autumn Tales is available from Amazon and on Kindle