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In the Sweep of the Bay

Some books start out as short stories whose characters decide to set up camp in the writer’s

mind and expand their lives until they have filled in a much longer tale. Certain characters or situations keep popping up in new scenes until you realize there’s a whole book there. This has happened to me and, as it turns out, it’s also happened to Cath Barton. This is how her new novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, came about. Cath and I first met in a flash fiction retreat in Italy held by Kathy Fish and Nancy Stohlman, two masters of the flash fiction form. We recently had a conversation about her novella, which is being released this month by Louise Walters Books. You can read the interview here….


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