Monday, 23 March 2015

A Change of Mind & Other Stories

Today I'm helping long-time blogging friend Nick Wilford reveal the cover for his upcoming short story collection, A Change of Mind. I've known Nick pretty much since the beginning of my blogging and writing journey, so I'm couldn't be more happy for him.

Over to Nick.

Title: A Change of Mind and Other Stories
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction
Cover Design: Rebekah Romani
Release Date: May 25th 2015


A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.


Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.

Preorder Links: Amazon US, Amazon UK

Congratulations, Nick. I'm looking forward to curling up on the sofa with this collection of stories.


  1. Hi Ellie and Nick - love the cover .. and fascinating stories too .. I look forward to May 25th and its release day .. cheers Hilary

  2. Thank you very much for your help and your kind comments, Ellie! :)

  3. Congratulations, Nick! Two months to release.

  4. Intriguing; another must add to the must read list. Interesting twist in the cover picture, where the reflection is looking surprised / confused.

  5. Really would love to see what happens to Rueben and Marissa's boyfriend. Do they get what they wished for? Sounds like trouble...

  6. Let's hope there aren't many more dogs like that.


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