Wednesday 23 March 2022

Resilience by Jim Bates


Resilience is a single author collection from Bridge House Publishing. Jim Bates has a well-established voice and he brings us a substantial collection of emotionally-rich, thought-provoking stories.

RRP £9.00

 How we came to publish this one

Author Jim Bates is a regular contributor to CafeLit and to our annual anthologies. We encourage people we have published to submit more of their work to us. We were delighted to produce this single author collection for him.  


The title

The reason for this title soon becomes evident as the reader gets into the stories.  


Some notes about the process

We went through the normal three stages of editing with this, followed by three proof-reads. Jim worked with one of our free-lance editors, who has since also worked on a collection of flash fiction with him. We are currently working on her own collection of short stories. She is also a regular contributor to our annual anthologies.         


The cover

The cover picture was provided by Jim’s brother, Thomas R. Bates, professional photographer. It is from a phot taken one misty morning. Here we see some resilient nature. The raw picture then has to go through some technical hoops to make it work as a cover.    


Some notes about style

Jim has a very distinctive style. He has a rich story-teller voice that borders on the literary.  



Who we think the reader is

These stories are on the whole upbeat though a few will make you pause for thought. The style is not heavy and they are easy to read.    



What else

This book is like a fine wine. You should, savour it and not devour it too quickly.   


Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book, or download it if you have a plan, and give us a review. Just click here to be taken to our online bookshop. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free review copy.        

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