I couldn’t be happier to say that the first birthday of The Accidental Wife has brought a flurry of excitement, one of the biggest being a wonderful review by multi-award-winning author Alex Reece Abbott on the prestigious The Short Story Review website.
It’s such a joy when a reader really “gets” your work, and Reece Abbott really gets mine!
McAlinden conjures up an entertaining, vivid, intergenerational cast of (sometimes recurring) feisty characters, warts and all. Consistently engaging, the stories range from two to twelve pages, and span class, religion, gender, race, culture, sexuality and age – there are no taboos or polemic here. Meet addicts, bigots, plotters and schemers, thieves and hypocrites, adulterers and dreamers – ordinary people getting on with their lives, in a complex, extraordinary setting.
Read the whole review here
Read one of Alex Reece Abbott’s beautiful flash fictions here
Pass the champagne