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Making Friends

Anna answers an advertisement to find her ideal man. Harry gets more than he expected when he buys a rare bottle of wine. Donny comes up with a plan to get the perfect engagement ring for her girlfriend.

From the Cheshire Literature Prize-winning author of Spirit Houses, My Glass is Runn and 365 Lies come 25 queer little tales of where we come from, what we hide from and what we love.

Sometimes horrifying, sometimes beautiful and occasionally both – Making Friends straddles the boundaries of genre with themes of identity and belonging, fear and love.

Making Friends (and other fictions) – available online now in print and ebook.


Die Booth’s perceptive and gripping stories stay with us long after we put them down; compelling and unique – be transported! It’s a journey worth taking.”

– Firewords Quarterly

“Die Booth has well-honed observational skills, a keen ear for dialogue and seems equally comfortable in all points of view.”

– B.E. Andre (author of With Blood and Scars).

“A lovely mix of stories that run from the creepy to the nightmarish and the mesmerising.”

– Rhian Waller (author of Ship Rats).

“Stunning imagery and nightmarish atmosphere.”

– Timeworn Literary Journal

“Die Booth’s work possesses an uncanny clarity on life, love, loss, and the things we experience every day, packaged in stunning language and haunting imagery, coming from the mouths of characters like ourselves. We’re not only immersed in another world and thoroughly entertained, we’re delivered a gut-punch of awareness that will stay with us long after we’ve finished reading.”

– Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Editor, 34 Orchard