Kent Online Published a News Feature on ‘The Shortbread Tales’
Mrs Milligan’s The Shortbread Tales published by us got featured at Kent Online on 15th of December, 2020 by Alan Smith. The feature talks about her first promotional book signing event at WHSmith’s branch in Tunbridge Wells where all of the book copies were successfully sold. The feature praises the author by stating: “a new author is born”, which certainly is a great compliment and very well deserved since The Shortbread Tales are insightful short stories depicting Tessa Milligan’s close observance of human nature, interaction, and behaviour while she worked in the “offshore contracting industry” for twenty years. This local news feature establishes Mrs Milligan as an author of repute whose work is celebrated. You can read the complete feature here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/news/crumbs-that-went-well-239292
Mrs Milligan is 65 years of age and had worked in the offshore contracting industry for good 20 years. This job, however, could not bring her the satisfaction of doing something that related to her education. She had been put into a job role not quite suited to her creative, questioning mind. But she managed not to kill her creative skills; resultantly bringing to us a gift of a collection of 20 funny yet meaningful short tales. She has lived in Speldhurst for the past 15 years. She experienced life both as a success story in her employment career as well as a full-time mother and now as a new welcomed author. Her book is no less than a treat.
The Shortbread Tales combines twenty short, light and humour filled stories into a book. You will find this collection suitable for all ages and can also read it as bedtime stories. These tales are vivid and crisp since many of them flow from the author’s lived experience. The tales are certainly not monotonous instead, have a diverse mix for all your fiction cravings; ranging from robberies, scary ghostly experiences to horse racing and financial scheme ups. Often the settings are seaside, owing to the nature of the author’s actual job. All in all, this book makes for a perfect light reading which is divided into short tales and is very suitable for people who cannot dedicate long slots to reading.