Monday, March 8, 2021

Publication release for While the Kettle Boils

While the Kettle Boils released March 9th 2021

My long awaited collection of micro fictions is here.

150 stories each of approximately 150 words. These stories were written one-a-week for three years with breaks for Christmas from 2016 to 2019. They were originally drafted, yes, while my kettle boiled (then went through a fair bit of editing in the months that followed). They are humorous, sad, thought-provoking and all points between. They are brief enough to be read while your own kettle boils. Short enough to read from your phone even.

There's a bonus novella at the back. It's supposed to be a surprise!

Availability is noted at the end of this post. A launch will be announced in the early summer. 


Here's the Press release:

 While the Kettle Boils
Remarkable Nova Scotian Author Pens Flash Fiction Collection

PORTLAND, OR; March 9, 2021—Unsolicited Press announces the release of WHILE THE KETTLE BOILS by S.B. Borgersen, a short fiction collection that reaches into the hearts of every reader. 

WHILE THE KETTLE BOILS by S.B. Borgersen is a fervent and economical collection featuring 150 perfectly manicured micro-fictions. Jude Higgins, the event organizer at Bath Flash Fiction, called the collection, “Witty and insightful... Borgersen’s tiny stories have inspired other writers from all over the world.”

About S.B. Borgersen

S.B. Borgersen is a British/Canadian author, of middle England and Hebridean ancestry, whose favoured genres are flash and micro fiction, and poetry. She had a diverse career path, an analyst in a shoe factory, the same thing for a children’s book publisher, teaching art, and filing for the civil service, but mostly she climbed a precarious ladder in the IT industry culminating in strategy and project management, which, by necessity in those days, included writing writing writing mountains of non-fiction — always allowing herself to be slightly creative with proposals, reports, technical and training documentation.


Sue turned her back on industry and commerce in the early nineties, escaping the stressful rat-race and finding the simple life and peaceful place she’d always sought to allow for creativity. That place was Nova Scotia where she returned to her skills from art school and made an uncomplicated living as a visual artist and potter. That is, until she got the creative writing bug. Since 2000 her writing has won prizes, been mentioned in Hansard and published internationally in literary journals and anthologies (print and online). The list of publications is extensive and can be found at She is a member of both The Society of Authors UK, and The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. 

Sue lives in a crumbling old house on the shores of Nova Scotia with her patient husband and a clutch of lovable rowdy dogs. 

About Unsolicited Press

Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at Follow the press on Instagram and Twitter @unsolicitedp.

While the Kettle Boils is available on March 9, 2021 as a paperback (248 p.; 978-1-950730-74-2)  and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram.


Press only, Unsolicited Press

Eric Rancino


For artist interviews, readings, and podcasts:

S.B. Borgersen

Available from your regular book shop or library, just quote 978-1-950730-74-2. and check the Borgersen spelling!

Some of the places you can find it too:

Unsolicited Press

Barnes and Noble


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