Veronica Bright


Veronica Bright is a prize-winning author of short fiction and drama. It all began in 2005, when she won the Woman and Home Short Story Competition with Out of the Apple Tree, which was subsequently published in The Sunday Night Book Club anthology (Arrow Books). Since then her work has won over forty short story prizes, with seventeen firsts including Tenby Arts Festival, Greenacre Writers, and the National Association of Writers’ Groups. Her short stories have been published in over a dozen anthologies. A former primary school teacher, she is also the author of teaching resource books published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd.  She is currently working on her second novel, her first being with her agent at the Keane Kataria Literary Agency. Veronica writes a monthly blog for new writers on her website.

Published Works

CLOUD PAINTINGSCloud paintings

A celebration of perseverance and courage in the face of adversity.

Douglas sees the world from a wheelchair, and he hates it.

Thomas has always resented being an unwanted child.

Fiona walks a tightrope in her new life.

And what about the woman who takes her children to visit their father in prison?

Short stories. People battling with life.

Available here

 Rainbow Laughter

Wrong place? Wrong time? Or both?

You’ve only got one life, haven’t you?

Rainbow Laughter is a collection of nine insightful and powerful short stories about ordinary people, growing and changing, searching for hope when all seems lost.

Every story has won a prize in a competition.


Available here

A GIFT FROM THE HORSE CHESTNUT TREEA gift from the horse chestnut tree

Sometimes love hurts

Children. They don’t always have an easy life.

Susan is caught up in her mother’s grief.

Jessica has been very ill, and now she has another problem.

A fourteen-year-old inner-city boy goes on holiday for the first time.

Short stories to challenge your perception of childhood.

Available here


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