Hi all, I have amazing news to share: my short story collection is published in Ebook today!
At £3.99, it’s a cheap but uplifting lockdown fiction fix and I’d love your support.
Mostly I hope the stories will make you smile & laugh during this awful time.
Your support means the world. Feedback from two of my favourite authors has been great too.
Best Selling author Erin Kelly has written: “I read these short stories in a single greedy gulp. Wersha’s voice is fresh and funny but don’t let that fool you: her work packs killer punches about family, community, empire, power, what it means to move through the world in a female body and the dubious logistics of packing three generations into a Datsun Sunny. Highly recommended.”
Order your copy at https://patricianpress.com/book/the-birmingham-collection. Thank you!
To celebrate the publication of my latest short story ‘ This is Earth’ in The Tempest – A Patrician Press Anthology (2019) on Friday 1st March 2019, I will be reading the story alongside authors Emma Kittle-Pey, Mark Brayley, Petra McQueen and Suzy Norman and signing books thereafter at Bookmarks Bookshop in London from 6.30pm. Please pop along. The last book launch in Westminster was an incredible event and this one will be equally inspiring and thought-provoking. My story is a comedic response to toxic masculinity and rape culture in the wake of allegations against powerful men.
THIS IS EARTH, By WERSHA BHARADWA: When the leaders of the 10 Galaxies discover Earthlings are planning to colonise Mars and bring their deadly ruling system ‘patriarchy’ with them, they send their last hope, a female Zergian, on a mission to fix humanity’s inequality problems with crazy and absurd results.
QUICK UPDATE: I will be reading my new short story and also signing books on 8th March 2018 at University of Westminster at the launch event of ‘My Europe – A Patrician Press Anthology’ (Patrician Press, 2018). Tickets to the event are free, you can meet and hear the other authors read their poems and short stories too, AND you can buy a copy of the book for the same price as a glass of wine! Would love to see you all there. Here’s the book info:
Wersha is the recipient of an Arts Council England award for her debut novel. The book explores mental illness in young female adults. She is currently interviewing participants with mental illness to inform R&D work.