Finding a Way

Finding a Way (Ad Hoc Fiction) is available in paperback and as an e book on kindle, kobo and nook. Paperback copies are for sale in Oldfield Park Bookshop in Bath, Mr B's Emporium in Bath and from the Ad Hoc Fiction website here. You can also purchase copies directly from me at a cost of £9.99 (to include UK P&P) by emailing me at



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Some quotes about Finding a Way:


Poignant, joyful, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting. It touched my heart.

Sarah Hilary


In ‘Finding a Way’, Diane Simmons chronicles a family navigating loss. Told from various perspectives, this series of connected flashes finds words where so many cannot. The often indescribable is distilled in a way that is fresh and full of deep emotional understanding. This debut collection is both delicate and impactful, and the stories within are among the rare that will move any reader.

Santino Prinzi, author of There's Something Macrocosmic About All of This


 What gives the book its power is the writer's commitment to the everyday. Without a hint of melodrama, Diane Simmons shows how ordinary life is altered, and made strange, by the death of a loved one. I was moved beyond words by this fine, modest, under-stated and perceptive book.

David Swann, author of The Privilege of Rain

I absolutely loved this collection and cared deeply for the characters and their journeys. It made me smile. It made me cry. It made me feel a lot of things. I am sure this accomplished, intelligent, absorbing read will resonate with a wide readership. Emily Devane



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