Big thanks to the very lovely Keris (whose book, ‘Della Says: OMG’ can be seen here) for reviewing Not So Perfect.

She says ‘My favourite was Two Old Women Birdwatching in My Garden, which just made me happy. In fact, many of the stories made me smile. And many of them just left me kind of stunned. I kept wanting to tweet @nikperring with “Your book is amazing.” ‘ which makes me happy, of course.

Full review here.


And I’ve been taking things easy over the past few days. Recharging a bit, getting back to reading and writing. Thinking about new projects and what’s next for me and, interestingly (but perhaps not so healthily) wondering where exactly I (or my work) fit into the literary/short story scene – I’m not too sure.


I’ve also watched a couple of films. 2001 – A Space Odyssey, and An Education. I loved the 2001 book when I read it and thought the film was superb. And An Education was just brilliant – I really loved it (and not only because the delightful and, of course, talented Carey Mulligan was in it). I’d highly recommend it – touching, great fun and real.

5 Comments on “Amazing

  1.  by  Rachel Fenton

    Try not to ponder the "scene" too indepth – you got your stories out there and into the hands of readers who care as much about them as you – that's pretty successful! A scene is for a moment, a book's for a lifetime 🙂

  2.  by  JosĂ©

    I concur very much with what Keris has to say about NSP. I am being disciplined and am reading only one story a day… it is so hard not to race off through the whole book in one sitting though.Just a though as for where you may fit within the literary/short story scene, does it matter? You are easily good enough to make your own space there (if you haven't already). If there isn't a 'niche' create the niche. Make it your own :)Really looking forward to the new projects, as and when they arise!

  3.  by  Nik Perring

    Thanks you two – that's very kind of you to say. Wondering where I fit in is something I often think about!

  4.  by  Rachel Fenton

    I say, viva la differance! (obviously I cannot read/spell/speak French – but run with it – grainy, gritty, rolling voice like saucy thunder helps!)

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