TUS BC Good Morning, Everyone.

Thanks for stopping by. I’d like to introduce you all to the lovely Sinead MacDughlas, a brilliant author and a great friend. I had the honor of meeting her via the Pen To Paper writing group run by the incredible Dominique Weldon and am quite blessed to call her a friend. She’s a beautiful soul and I can’t gush enough about her writing. It’s that good!

Anywho, today is the release of her debut anthology, The Unscheduled Stops, full of poetry and short stories that she’d like to share with you and the world outside. I had the luxury of beta-reading her book nd have to say that it’s quite stirring and thought-provoking. I enjoyed it very much and I know you will, too! You can read my review of the book HERE.

The lovely cover that you see on the left was created for Sinead by the wonderful and quite talented, David J. Ford. You can view the full wraparound cover for compilation HERE. David’s photography and art is phenomenal and I enjoy seeing the new creations that he comes up with almost every day. Feel free to swing by his Facebook page and take a look at his creations. You’ll be sure to like them, too. I know I do!





A Unique Train of Thought

There are many defining moments in our lives. Some are loud, bright and bold. Others are so subtle we hardly recognize them, except in hindsight. Sinead MacDughlas tries to capture them in her writing. (What she refers to as “worded snapshots”.) Illustrating in words, her characters flashes of awareness and/or self awareness. 

Online at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/101241 – November 28, 2011

The Unscheduled Stops, the debut publication by self-published author Sinead MacDughlas, releases today.  Ms. MacDughlas had made the e-book anthology free to all readers for the month of December 2011. The first short story in the anthology is shared on the website for the book, http://theunscheduledstops.weebly.com, for those who enjoy previews.

Short Story Lengths

Daisy’s Love At War – 2892 words                  No Cookies Today – 720 words

Thief’s Moon – 2608 words                              Chance – 1300 words

A Startling Character – 981 words                   Moving On – 1224 words


Sinead PictureAbout Sinead MacDughlas

Sinead is a 41 year old Canadian writer, wife and mother.  She’s a member of the Independent Writers Association (http://www.IWAssociation.com) and a lover of the written word.  A self-styled student of human nature, Sinead describes herself as a character driven writer.

For more information about The Unscheduled Stops, please visit http://www.theunscheduledstops.weebly.com or contact Sinead MacDughlas at SinMac@live.ca.





To commemorate her new release, Sinead is offering everyone, for a limited time, the opportunity to download her anthology for free via Smashwords. This offer is available from now until the 31rst of December. You can also visit The Unscheduled Stops website to learn more about the anthology.



Now – for the giveaway . . .


Sinead and David have teamed up together and are offering a lucky winner an 11″ x 17″ print of the cover art for The Unscheduled Stops. The print is personally signed by the author and the artist themselves. The winner will chosen randomly on the 3rd of December and will be shipped to the winner. There’s no guarantee that it’ll arrive by Christmas, but we know you won’t mind. It’ll be sent in the mail as soon as the winner is chosen. Totally awesome, right?

To enter the contest, all you have to do is to write a really short flash fiction based on the above cover art in 250 words or less and leave it as a comment on this post. I will then have Sinead and David pick which one they like best. So pick up those pens and jot down your thoughts. We’d love to see the flash fiction people can come up with for this contest.

Good luck to all those entering and thank you for participating.

Many thank you’s for Sinead and David for allowing me to be a part of this event. Most of all, thank you to all of you for being a part of it all. We hope you truly enjoy the event as much as we do.



Don’t forget to visit the following websites, as well, as they’re also participants for this event and offer you more chances to win the cover art and also include more details about the anthology.

All Things Books
Independent Writers’ Association
Sinead MacDughlas Twitter
Sinead MacDughlas G+ Page
David J. Ford Photography & Art



Synopsis: The Unscheduled Stops is a transitory journey into the mind of author Sinead MacDughlas. Six short stories and five poems long, this is a trip you won’t soon forget.


Connect With Her Online:

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Goodreads, Smashwords and the Independent Writer’s Association.