Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde
These are people you know, but not as you know them. Peel back the mask and see.
“Simon Van der Velde has a distinct genius for impersonating history’s stars and villains; the misunderstood visionaries, the persecuted innocents and the lost. Every one of these characters leaps vividly to life on the page, their voice and mannerisms so keenly observed that they seem to talk to the reader directly through the medium of the book, before hurtling to a sucker-punch twist of an ending that always took me by surprise!” (Kate Horsley, award winning author of The American Girl)
“A thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking read. The theme is original, the writing intelligent and every story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final line. If you want to know how to write short stories, then read Backstories.” (Graham Jennings, Henshaw Press)
Available from www.simonvandervelde.com