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The Enchanted Wood by Eind Blyton

Key Stage 2, fluent reader, ages 7-9, primary school   This is the first story in…

News 2 November 2018

We’re into that time of year again. Story time. With the cold weather and the long…

Under the Same Sky

Pre-school, ages 0-4   Some of the concepts in this book may be difficult for the…

Do we ever actually finish? Are we all not constant editors?

It came up recently on a forum to which I contribute but was part of the…

Struggling can be good

I’ve noticed that on the days when the writing seems to fly what I actually produce…

Interview with Philippa Rae

It is my great pleasure to welcome Philippa Rae to my blog. We are publishing a…

Interview with Steve Wade

It is my great pleasure to welcome Steve to my blog today. We have published several…

News 5 September 2018

My time back on contract with the University of Salford is rapidly coming to an end. …

The Song of Somewhere Else by A/F. Harrold and Levi Pinfold

2017 Key Stage 2, fluent reader, junior school / teens, ages 9-11, crossover    This is…

Rook by Anthony McGowan

  This is the second in a series of three books about a teenage boy and…

Our Daily Bread

This is my first collection of short stories which I’ve self-published as an e-book only. It’s…

Welcome to writer Pat Jourdan

I’m very happy to welcome Pat to my blog today. Pat  is the author of  Citizeness.…

News July 2018

I’ve just come back from a trip to the Great War battlefields with Honourchoir. We had…

140 x 140

I’m delighted that my second collection of flash fiction, 140 x 140 is now out. It…

Interview with writer Celia Jenkins

Today I’m pleased to welcome to my blog one of our community of writers: Celia Jenkins. …

Writing about a Material World

  This is an interesting debate. Is the world material? Is it just energy? Is it…

Fellow Chapeltown author Mandy Huggins launches a new book

Today I interview Mandy on the release of her  new book Separated form the Sea   …

Newsletter May 2018

I hope you’ve all been enjoying this amazing weather. It’s been lovely working next to an…

Clara’s Story

    This is my second book in the Schellberg Cycle. These stories are based on…