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28 December 11: Wild Strawberries by Derek Smith has been reviewed by Dr John Rickard*, History of War Website. 

 

"The book is well written and involving. One gets the impression that the author had a largely positive experience as an evacuee (with one notable exception). For most of the time there is less of a sense of isolation than in many accounts, partly because the author kept up a regular written correspondence with his mother and partly because he was able to arrange a visit home, not something mentioned in the other evacuee memoirs I've read! This is an entertaining read, and a useful addition to the literature on the evacuees."

Read the full review at the HistoryOfWar.org

 

HistoryOfWar.org is a site for information on all aspect of military history.

 

*Dr John Rickard is the History of War webmaster and has a thesis on the Personnel of English and Welsh Castles, 1272-1422, and has studied medieval military history for nearly a decade.

 

About the book:

This is the true story of a nine year old boy who, at the height of the Birmingham blitz, is transported from his ‘all mod cons’ big city home to the safety of a house in a remote south Staffordshire hamlet, a mile and a half from nowhere, where he finds himself living in domestic and sanitary conditions that have remained unaltered for over a thousand years – the culture shock to end all culture shocks.

 

Derek Smith is the author of two books: 'No Cousin of Mine' and 'Wild Strawberries'

 

 

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08 December 11: Steve Morris has received the AZsacra International Poetry Award for a new short story featured in the Taj Mahal Review Dec. 2011 issue.

Award announcement page

 

Taj Mahal Review accepts poems, essays, literary articles, short stories, and book reviews for publication in the International Journal Taj Mahal Review, published in June and December annually.

 

Steve Morris is the author of In All Probability and Jumble Tales.

 

 

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30 November 11: 'Me and my shadow', soon to be released book, based on an incredible story of a desert runner Ray Matthews.

 

Runner Ray’s new book to ‘inspire others’

Dessert runner Ray Matthews is passing on his own incredible story in a book about to be published.

‘Me and My Shadows’ is 70-year old athlete Ray’s own account of how he found ways to break down barriers, and develop the mental and physical toughness he needed to achieve.

He invites the reader along, to experience a 100km race across the Sahara desert, to share in his thoughts, his moments of despair and exultation as he realises just one of his personal dreams.

 

Author Ray Matthews said …if my book inspires just one person to change their mindset and start a new adventure towards better health and fitness, then I will be happy”

 

Click to read full press feature

 

 

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21 November 11: The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Neal James, titled 'How loyal George plotted his revenge'

Click link to read article here...

 

Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One', 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit'.

 

 

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16 November 11: Strictly for Reviewers - OTOLI by Bryony Allen is currently on a Book Tour - Sign-up to review the book.

 

UK Book Tours enables books to sail around Britain, shared among as many bloggers as possible, giving you a chance to read, review and talk about all the hot new titles as they become available (and often before).

 

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14 November 11: Another super review for OTOLI on the Book Angel Booktopia blog.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

 

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11 November 11: Pneuma Springs supports the UK anti-bullying week 14th - 18th November 2011.

 

UK anti-bullying week book giveaway

To bring some focus on anti-bullying week Bryony Allen is running a giveaway to enable readers to win a signed copy of OTOLI along with a promotional postcard and bookmark.

 

Visit Goodreads Book Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of OTOLI by Bryony Allen.

Giveaway ends November 20, 2011.

 

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of OTOLI will be donated to ‘Bullying UK' (part of FamilyLives). We encourage readers to support this good cause by buying copies of the book. You may order this book through bookshops or buy from good Online bookstores. Search by Book Title or ISBN 978-1-907728-12-9.

 

10% discount on offer for the anti-bullying week (Only applicable for all purchases on this page, between 14 - 18 Nov. 11)

This promotion has closed.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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10 November 11: 'Jack the Ripper' featured in the quarterly journal, Ripperana. A review by the editor Nick Warren* - "Highly Recommended".


Excerpt from 'Ripperana' No. 78, October 2011

 

JACK THE RIPPER - THROUGH THE MISTS OF TIME

During the early 1990s, having got hold of copies of the original coverage of the case in the SUN newspaper from the library at Colindale, I professed myself an early 'Cutbushist.'

In 2011 Thomas Cutbush remains a viable JTR suspect for at least three reasons, all uncovered when his Broadmoor Asylum file was released in November 2008.

Firstly, he matches eye-witness descriptions: aged 22, 5ft 9.5 inches tall, eyes dark blue (very sharp), complexion dark. Secondly, his illness was ascribed to over-study, a common feature of Ripper suspects if a trifle lacking today. Finally, and most tellingly, attendants at the Asylum seem to have been assigned duties which involved spying on him. A night attendant called Bailey was listening outside Cutbush's window one night. Mr Bailey heard him say that if he had a knife suitable for the job he would rip up the attendants.

Such eavesdropping confirms the long-held belief that staff at Broadmoor Asylum once suspected that they had Jack the Ripper confirmed therein.

All Ripper books should be written like this, as they once were.

Highly Recommended!

 

 

*Mr. Warren is a surgeon who has been involved with the Ripper mystery for many years. He can be quite critical when reviewing new publications. He says, 'all Ripper books should be written like this, as they once were.'

 

Peter Hodgson is the author of two books: 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

 

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07 November 11: 'Mammograms Save Lives', soon to be released book, based on author's experience following breast cancer diagnosis.

 

A New Haw woman is encouraging people to have a regular check for breast cancer after her life-changing experiences inspired her new book. Avril Saunders, 63, went for a routine mammogram in March and was diagnosed with breast cancer but was able to fully recover because it was caught early. As a result she has written a book called Mammograms Save Lives about her experiences.

 

Author Avril Saunders said “When this happened in March I released how my whole life changed and I thought the best way to help others was to put it down in writing. It is wonderful to have my life back again, and live life to the full. Everything is back to normal all thanks to a mammogram.”

 

Click to read full press feature

 

Avril wants to make 'Mammograms Save Lives' a catchphrase

 

Author's profit on books sold to be donated to Breast Cancer.

 

Avril Saunders is the author of Chasin’ That Carrot and soon to be released book 'Mammograms Save Lives', due out in Spring 2012.

 

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04 November 11: Bryony Allen's interview on Talk Radio Europe and book giveaway during anti-bullying week.

Bryony Allen was interviewed on the Hannah Murray show at Talk Radio Europe on Monday 17th October. She discussed her young adult book OTOLI as well as upcoming UK anti-bullying week 14th - 18th November.

 

Click to listen to the interview audio clip. (OR listen via the player below).

 

Listen to Interview on Talk Radio Europe

 

 

Book giveaway

To bring some focus on anti-bullying week Bryony Allen is running a giveaway to enable readers to win a signed copy of OTOLI along with a promotional postcard and bookmark.

Visit Goodreads Book Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of OTOLI by Bryony Allen

Giveaway ends November 20, 2011.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of OTOLI will be donated to ‘Bullying UK' (part of FamilyLives)

 

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22 October 11: We are running a prize draw in conjunction with PayPal to enable readers to win back what they spend on buying books using PayPal, up to the value of £200*.

 

Buy it, Win it. All you have to do is buy something with PayPal and You'll be automatically entered into a prize draw to win back what you spend, on purchases of up to £200.

 

The Promotion begins on Friday 20 October 2011 and finishes on Tuesday 20 December 2011.

 

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15 October 11: Bryony Allen will be interviewed by Hannah Murray a Presenter & Producer of the Talk Radio Europe* Book Show on Monday 17 October 2011 at 2.10pm UK time.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

We wish Bryony Allen the very best with this event.

 

*Talk Radio Europe is the chosen medium for information broadcast on behalf of the Junta de Andalucia, regional Town Halls, the British Consulate and many other official bodies wishing to communicate with the expatriate communities in southern Spain.

 

 

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14 October 11: 'Bible John - Closure' by Andrew Malloy has received some excellent reviews on Amazon and 'Books from Scotland'.

Click here to read the Amazon Reviews

Click here to read the Books from Scotland' Reviews

 

Andrew Malloy is the author of 'Bible John - Closure'

 

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13 October 11: Payday loans debt quadrupled? Steve Perry has been featured in a BBC News editorial about Payday Loans.

Steve Perry, who took out 64 loans from 12 different companies over 18 months, leaving him with a debt of £22,000, told the BBC it was the "roll over loan process" that needed to be tackled.

Click here to read the full news feature

 

Steve Perry is the author of the new book - 'When Payday Loans Go Wrong'.

 

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12 October 11: Two Dachshunds at Troy: A Dog's Tale has received some excellent reviews on Amazon. "Delightful!", "Highly Recommended"... these are a few headings for the 5 Star reviews recently posted on Amazon.

Click here to read the entire review

 

Jeremy Lousada is the author of Two Dachshunds at Troy: A Dog's Tale

 

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11 October 11: Chris Pownall's latest book, 'A Long Journey Back' has been featured in the 'Sheffield Star daily newspaper'

 

Chris Pownall is the author of three books: 'Funny How Things Work Out', 'Onwards and Upwards' and 'A Long Journey Back'

 

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10 October 11: Peter Hodgson will be signing copies of his new book 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'.

 

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2011,

Address: Waterstone's, Houndshill Shopping Centre, 50-70 Bank Hey Street, City Centre, Blackpool FY1 4RY

Tel: 0843 290 8157

E-mail: manager@blackpool.waterstones.com

If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details.

 

Peter Hodgson is the author of two books: 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

 

We wish Peter Hodgson the very best with this event.

 

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06 October 11: The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Neal James, titled 'A Cut Above The Rest '

Click link to read article here...

 

Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One', 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit'.

 

 

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05 October 11: Julius Falconer, from Monk Fryston, has written his 14th crime novel, A Figure in the Mist. Read the Selby Times feature.

 

Julius Falconer is a mystery writer from Warwickshire, who is a former translator and a retired teacher. He now divides his time between a cottage in central France and the house in Yorkshire which he shares with his daughter and her husband. As well as some booklets and several dozen papers in professional journals, Falconer is the author of the following murder mysteries featuring the diffident and cultured Inspector Wickfield.

 

(Chronological order of release)

1 - The Spider's Banquet

2 - A Death Twice Twice Avenged

3 - The Longdon Murders

4 - The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred

5 - Mr Carrick is Laid To Rest

6 - The Bones of Murder

7 - A Time to Prey

8 - Troubled Waters

9 - Tempt Not the Stars

10 - Jagger

11 - The Wichenford Court Murder

The latest addition to the series, 'A Figure in the Mist', out this Summer 2011.

 

Read a press release and review about Julius Falconer's works.

Click to read review

 

All titles are available on Kindle.

 

 

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05 October 11: Peter Good has been interviewed by the Villager Magazine, talking about and his new novel 'Ndlovu - The White Elephant', based on his experience as a former policeman, who witnessed first-hand the atrocities in Rhodesia.

Read the full interview

 

Peter Good is the author of Ndlovu - The White Elephant!

 

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03 October 11: Chris Pownall's latest book, 'A Long Journey Back' has been featured in the October edition of the 'Worksop Life' community magazine.

 

Worksop Life is a monthly lifestyle and community magazine delivered to over 16,350 homes and businesses within the wider Worksop area.

 

Chris Pownall is the author of three books: 'Funny How Things Work Out', 'Onwards and Upwards' and 'A Long Journey Back'

 

 

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26 September 11: Peter Good will be signing copies of his new book 'Ndlovu - The White Elephant'.

 

Date: Saturday, 5th November 2011, 11am - 3pm

Address: Waterstone's Basingstoke,

Festival Place, 35 Wesley Walk, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7BE

 

Tel: 0843 290 8137

E-mail: manager@basingstoke-wesleywalk.waterstones.com

If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details.

 

Peter Good is the author of 'Ndlovu - The White Elephant'.

 

We wish Peter Good the very best with this event.

 

 

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24 September 11: 'Ndlovu - The White Elephant' has been featured and is now available through the Rhodesians Worldwide.

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Rhodesians Worldwide on the World Wide Web is the electronic equivalent of the printed magazine "Rhodesians Worldwide". With the phenomenal growth of the Internet over recent years, coupled with the speed and low cost of electronic communications, RWWWW was created to facilitate communications between people who at some stage lived in Rhodesia, and is now known as Zimbabwe.

The website is for Rhodesians everywhere! To re-establish lost contacts, to make new contacts, to catch up on news of Rhodesians, to advertise items for sale, and to strengthen and maintain the bond that residents of Rhodesia formed during its turbulent years.

 

Peter Good is the author of 'Ndlovu - The White Elephant'.

 

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16 September 2011: Jack the Ripper - all books sold out at a book signing event in Waterstone's in Blackpool.

Peter Hodgson had a successful signing session for his new book 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'. The event took place on Saturday, 10 September 2011 at Waterstone's in Blackpool.

Here is a snap shot of the event.

 

 

Peter Hodgson is the author of two books: 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

 

 

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08 September 2011: 'A Long Journey Back' has been featured in this week's edition of the Macclesfield Express newspaper.

'A Long Journey Back' is the real life account of a remarkable young man who suffered a near fatal head injury and describes his astounding battle to regain his life.

Click link to read press feature

 

Chris Pownall is the author of three books: 'Funny How Things Work Out', 'Onwards and Upwards' and 'A Long Journey Back'

 

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02 September 11: The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Neal James, titled 'Just like old times after a visit to Rose Cottage'

Click link to read article here...

 

Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One', 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit'.

 

 

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01 September 11: A FYLDE coast author has revealed who he believes could be the real ‘Jack the Ripper’.

 

Peter Hodgson has delved into the past to write about the killer and his infamous series of murders in Victorian London.

The 10-year project compares the fictitious Ripper who has appeared in books and films, such as ‘From Hell’, with the reality of the ghastly events in Whitechapel in 1888.

Read the full Blackpool Gazette article.

 

Peter Hodgson is the author of 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper'

 

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29 August 11: Derek Smith will be interviewed on the Carl Chin's show, BBC West Midlands. Derek will be talking about his latest book, Wild Strawberries.

 

Station: BBC West Midlands 95.6FM

Date: Sunday the 9th of October 2011.

Time: 1 pm

 

Derek Smith is the author of two books: 'No Cousin of Mine' and 'Wild Strawberries'

 

We wish Derek Smith the very best with this event.

 

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27 August 11: All the titles by Julius Falconer are now available on Kindle e-books. Written in the classic tradition of British detective fiction, the adept Julius Falconer, informs, entertains and intrigues his readers in equal measure.

 

Julius Falconer is a mystery writer from Warwickshire, who is a former translator and a retired teacher. He now divides his time between a cottage in central France and the house in Yorkshire which he shares with his daughter and her husband. As well as some booklets and several dozen papers in professional journals, Falconer is the author of the following murder mysteries featuring the diffident and cultured Inspector Wickfield.

 

(Chronological order of release)

1 - The Spider's Banquet

2 - A Death Twice Twice Avenged

3 - The Longdon Murders

4 - The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred

5 - Mr Carrick is Laid To Rest

6 - The Bones of Murder

7 - A Time to Prey

8 - Troubled Waters

9 - Tempt Not the Stars

10 - Jagger

11 - The Wichenford Court Murder

The latest addition to the series, 'A Figure in the Mist', out this Summer 2011.

 

Read a press release and review about Julius Falconer's works.

Click to read review

 

All titles are available on Kindle.

 

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25 August 11: Peter Hodgson will be signing copies of his new book 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'.

 

Date: Saturday, 10 September 2011,

Address: Waterstone's Booksellers  4 The Tower Shopping Centre, Bank Hey Street GB - Blackpool FY1 1QN

Tel: 0843 290 8157

E-mail: manager@blackpool.waterstones.com

 

Peter Hodgson is the author of two books: 'Critical Murder' and 'Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time'

 

We wish Peter Hodgson the very best with this event.

 

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22 August 11: OTOLI has been reviewed by Harry Griffiths at Intrevents, a teenage review website. Click here to read the review.

 

Intrevents is a website created for Teenagers and young adults with reviews written by fellow teens, so they know what the people who matter think.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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20 August 11: Morgen Bailey's interview with crime author Andy Malloy.

Click here to read the full interview.

 

Andrew Malloy is the author of 'Bible John - Closure', currently on shop-front display in Waterstone's in Falkirk. See photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 August 11: If you’re running low on cash and need a quick fix, payday loans may seem like the most attractive option. Near-instant cash with no questions asked. However, interest rates are incredibly high it’s far too easy to fall into inescapable debt.

 

Guest blogger Steve Perry took out more than 60 individual payday loans over 18 months. Read about his struggle and how he eventually got out.

Steve Perry is the author of 'When Payday Loans Go Wrong'.

 

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15 August 11: Testimony to bravery following a near fatal head injury. A Long Journey Back by Chris Pownall has been featured in the August 2011 edition of the Leigh Journal. Click to read press feature.

 

Chris Pownall is is also the author of 'Onwards and Upwards', the sequel to his hilarious autobiography entitled “Funny How Things Work Out

 

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10 August 11: The real rip-off culture? The Financial Services Club Blog by Chris Skinner has featured an article covering the story of author and campaigner Steve Perry, who has been on the wrong side of the payday loans industry. Read the Part One.

 

Steve Perry is the author of the new book - 'When Payday Loans Go Wrong'.

 

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09 August 11: Steve Perry will be signing copies of his new book - 'When Payday Loans Go Wrong'.

 

Date: Saturday, 17 September 2011

Time: 12:00PM

Address: WATERSTONE'S WIGAN

6 Grand Arcade

GB - Wigan WN1 1BH

Tel: 0843 290 8683 / Fax: 01942 497096

E-mail: manager@wigan.waterstones.com

 

Come and meet new author Steve Perry! His book is full of useful advice on the pit-falls of payday loans.

Come along to meet Steve Perry at Waterstone's Wigan and pick up a signed copy.

Further details: 0843 290 8683

 

We wish Steve Perry the very best with this event.

 

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06 August 11: Neal James will be interviewed on the Richard Spurr's show, BBC Radio Nottingham. Neal will be talking about his latest book, Threads of Deceit, release date 26/08/11.

 

Date: Tuesday 30th August 2011.

Time: 2 pm

View Presenter profile: Richard Spurr

 

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'.

 

We wish Neal James the very best with this event.

 

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05 August 11: Another excellent review of OTOLI has been posted to the BookBabblers review blog.

 

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05 August 11: Bryony Allen will be signing copies of her new book for teenagers 'OTOLI'.

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2011

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Address: Waterstone's, Bury St Edmunds (Buttermarket branch)

Unit A, 36 Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1DW.

 

Suffolk teacher Bryony Allen has written a terrific, gripping first novel for teenagers about a girl called Alice and a mysterious new friend she meets in a cafe. Alice is feeling very alone and it seems Jenny holds a lot of answers for her. But there could be more to Jenny than meets the eye!

Come along to meet Bryony at Waterstone's and pick up a signed copy.

Further details: 01284 750877

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

We wish Bryony Allen the very best with this event.

 

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02 August 11: Ndlovu - The White Elephant! A novel based on the experience of a former policeman, who witnessed first-hand the atrocities in Rhodesia. The novel has been featured in the Villager Magazine and the Gazette.

See full review in the Gazette.

View Villager Magazine feature

 

Peter Good is the author of Ndlovu - The White Elephant!

 

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22 July 11: Another fantastic review of OTOLI has been posted to the Books4Teens blog site.

Visit Books 4 Teens for YA reviews, news & interviews for the young & the young at heart

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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29 July 11: Chris Pownall recently had a session to sign copies of his book - 'Onwards and Upwards' on Saturday 23rd July 2011 at the Waterstones bookshop in Macclesfield. Here are selected photos from the event.

The book is a sequel to Chris Pownall’s hilarious autobiography entitled 'Funny How Things Work Out'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 July 11: 'When Pay Day Loans Go Wrong' by Steve Perry - new website launched.

 

This book is all about self help for those who are walking the path to payday hell. It identifies the warning signs of imminent disaster and will hopefully push people off the road before it is too late. For those who feel it is too late, if it is you, and you feel it is too late, it is a book of hope. I chose to fight back, and this is how I did it.

 

COMING AUTUMN 2011

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22 July 11: Another fantastic review of OTOLI has been posted to the Books4Teens blog site.

Visit Books 4 Teens for YA reviews, news & interviews for the young & the young at heart

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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11 July 11: OTOLI by Bryony Allen: Review, Interview & Giveaway.

Bryony Allen's new teenage novel has received a great review on 'I want to read that' review site.

 

Excerpt from the review:

"...I found myself quite surprised by this book. It was a bit darker than I was expecting but in a really good way. And I loved the concept - how it makes you think about bullying and the affect it really has.

The book shows multiple points of view but mainly focuses on Alice, the bullying she faces on a daily basis and her friendship with Jenny. We also learn about Kieran and his friendship with Jenny, as well as learning about Jenny's past, and the reason behind her actions".

 

Click this link to Read the full review and interview.

 

And for readers who wish they had a copy of the new book but have not yet gotten round to getting one, you'll be delighted to learn about the OTOLI giveaway a give-away competition for a signed copy of OTOLI which is running until Friday 15th July. Put in an entry for the chance to win a signed copy of OTOLI - Scroll to the bottom of the page for entry form.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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09 July 11: Morgen Bailey's interview with autobiographer / non-fiction author Chris Pownall.

Click here to read the full interview here.

 

Chris Pownall is the author  of 'Onwards and Upwards', the sequel to his hilarious autobiography entitled “Funny How Things Work Out

 

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09 July 11: Author of OTOLI, Bryony Allen was interviewed on James Hazell show on BBC Radio Suffolk.

Bryony talked about her new book for teenagers 'OTOLI' and discussed issues around bullying and the Bullying UK charity.

Listen to interview - Click here to play Streaming Audio

 

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06 July 11: Bryony Allen will be signing copies of her new book for teenagers 'OTOLI'.

 

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2011,

Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Address: WATERSTONE'S IPSWICH, 15/19 Buttermarket Ipswich IP1 1BQ

 

Waterstone’s are delighted to have local author Bryony Allen in store signing her new book ‘Otoli’. Not only is this a moving story about bullying and it’s repercussions but also 5 percent of the proceeds from sales is going to the charity Bullying UK, which helps children and their families deal with the issue More...

 

Further details: 01473 289044

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

We wish Bryony Allen the very best with this event.

 

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30 June 11: A review of 'Onwards and Upwards', featured in web magazine Sixtyplusurfers.

Chris Pownall is the author  of 'Onwards and Upwards', the sequel to his hilarious autobiography entitled “Funny How Things Work Out”.

 

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28 June 11: The Short Review has featured an excellent review of Jumble Tales by A J Kirby. You can also read an interview with the author of Jumble Tales, Steve Morris.

The Short Review - Read the review

The Short Review - Read the interview

 

Steve Morris is the author of In All Probability and Jumble Tales.

Please visit Steve's dedicated Facebook page.

 

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27 June 11: BBC Radio West Midlands Interview with Derek Smith coming up on the 9th October 2011.

Time: TBC

Derek Smith is the author of the following two books: 'No Cousin of Mine' and 'Wild Strawberries'

 

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27 June 11: Neal James will be having two book signing sessions on Thursday 21st July 2011, at the following locations.

 

First session:

Time: 2pm

Address: Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DL

 

First session:

Time: 6pm

Address: Outer West Library, Denton Way, Denton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2QZ

 

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

 

We wish Neal James the very best with this event.

 

 

Photos from previous book signing event

Neal James recently did a book signing session during the Lowdham Book Festival at the Bookcase, on Saturday 25th June 2011. Here are some event photos:

 

John Baird, Gloria Morgan and me at the New Writers UK stall in the main marquee

 

 

Layout of the stall – New Writers UK provided me with considerable space in a limited table at the last minute.

 

 

 

Ready for the off at the book signing – table provided by The Bookcase shop in the village of Lowdham itself

 

 

 

Jo Blaney and me in a break during the allotted time. Jo works at The Bookcase and was running the stall on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 June 11: British Authors Donate Books to Marion Carnegie Library. (Read full article)

Marion Carnegie Library has received generous book donations from two British authors. Julius Falconer donated his works after personal contacts with library staff members.

Falconer is a mystery writer from Warwickshire, who is a former translator and a retired teacher. He now divides his time between a cottage in central France and the house in Yorkshire which he shares with his daughter and her husband. As well as some booklets and several dozen papers in professional journals, Falconer is the author of the following murder mysteries featuring the diffident and cultured Inspector Wickfield.

 

(Chronological order of release)

1 - The Spider's Banquet

2 - A Death Twice Twice Avenged

3 - The Longdon Murders

4 - The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred

5 - Mr Carrick is Laid To Rest

6 - The Bones of Murder

7 - A Time to Prey

8 - Troubled Waters

9 - Tempt Not the Stars

10 - Jagger

11 - The Wichenford Court Murder

 

The latest addition to the series, 'A Figure in the Mist', is due to be released in Summer 2011.

 

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24 June 11: Detective Sergeant, Sally Wootton has been featured in the Devon and Cornwall Police Force Magazine.

Sally has also been featured on the 'This is Devon' website.

 

Sally Wootton is the author of 'Same same, but different'.

 

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22 June 11: Bryony Allen has been featured in the East Anglian Daily Times, with the central focus being her latest work, OTOLI.

Note: this feature is shared with another Suffolk writer.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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21 June 11: Neal James has been interviewed on the Morgen Bailey Blog. Read the full interview here.

 

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'.

 

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10 June 11: Bryony Allen's new teenage novel has received a great review on YA Book Reads. Read the book review 05-06-11

YA Book Reads also recently caught up with Bryony Allen to talk about her book ‘Otoli’, her love of ghost stories and the pain of bullying. Read the author interview 04-06-11

And for readers who wish they had a copy of the new book but have not yet gotten round to getting one, you'll be delighted to learn about the OTOLI giveaway (running worldwide, winner to be announced 3rd July). Put in an entry for the chance to win a signed copy of OTOLI

 

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10 June 11: The Crime Writers’ Association has featured Neal James' crime novels: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

 

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09 June 11:  Bryony Allen will be interviewed on James Hazell show, BBC Radio Suffolk on  15 June 2011.

Bryony will be talking about her new book for teenagers 'OTOLI' and discussion of issues around bullying and the Bullying UK charity.

Time: 10:00 to 11:00

 

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04 June 11c: Chris Pownall will be signing copies of his book at the Waterstones bookshop in Macclesfield.

Meet the author as he signs copies of his book - Onwards and Upwards.   This book is a sequel to Chris Pownall’s hilarious autobiography entitled “Funny How Things Work Out”.

 

Date: Saturday 23rd July 2011

Address: Waterstone's Macclesfield Mill Street Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6NE

We wish Chris Pownall the very best with this event.

 

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04 June 11b: Neal James will be signing copies of his books during the Lowdham Book Festival at the Bookcase.

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

 

Date: Saturday 25th June 2011

Time: 1 - 1:30pm

Address: 50 Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG14 7BE

 

The Bookcase is a friendly independent book shop situated in the village of Lowdham near Nottingham. As well as offering a valuable service to the local community, The Bookcase also offers a professional school book supply service, offering discounted books to over 50 schools,both primary and secondary. The Bookcase also run annual book and film festivals and stage author events throughout the year.

 

We wish Neal James the very best with this event.

 

 

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04 June 11a: Bryony Allen will be signing copies of her new book for teenagers 'OTOLI'.

 

Date: Saturday June 25 2011

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Address: Waterstone's, Bury St Edmunds (Buttermarket branch)

 Unit A, 36 Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1DW.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

We wish Bryony Allen the very best with this event.

 

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26 May 11: Sally Wootton will be interviewed on Judi Spiers show, BBC Radio Devon on  9th June 2011.

This event was scheduled on the heel of an unexpected phone call received by Sally Wootton from the radio station following the featuring of 'Same same, but different' in an article in the Express and Echo newspaper. Well Done Sally!

 

Sally Wootton is the author of 'Same same, but different', and she will be on the show to talk about her book and her love of travelling.

Guest times are 1100 through 1130 live BBC Exeter Studios at St Davids Hill, Exeter.

 

We wish Sally Wootton the very best with this event.

 

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26 May 11: The first of the Suffolk library events organised by Bryony Allen has been confirmed. This will be an hour session at Newmarket library on the 2ndof June 2011, with the 'Top Time' group where she will be discussing writing, getting published and a bit about OTOLI and Bullying UK.

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

We wish Bryony Allen the very best with this event.

 

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20 May 11: 'Same same, but different' by Sally Wootton has been featured in the Express and Echo Newspaper.

 

Sally Wootton is a Detective Constable with Devon and Cornwall Police, where she has been based for nearly a decade. Sally is the author of 'Same same, but different'. In this book, she shares the exotic tales of her travels across the world, from South East Asia to Greenland and Colombia.

 

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17 May 11: OTOLI has been featured in edition seven of StrictlyMag, an online magazine for Norfolk and Suffolk.

Click on this link, the feature is on Page 3.

 

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12 May 11: OTOLI, by Bryony Allen has received a brilliant review by Vivienne on the "Serendipity" Blog.

Click here to read the full review and related comments

 

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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10 May 11: OTOLI, by Bryony Allen has been featured on the Bullying UK site.

 

Bullying UK is part of Family Lives.

 

An extract from the 'About Us' webpage of Family Lives, below.

"Family Lives is a charity that has over three decades of experience in helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in the raising of children within any family, from Dads, Grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about."

 

View OTOLI book trailer

 

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03 May 11: Island Pulse Online Portal has featured Maurice Taylor’s 'The Guitar Man’.

Island Pulse is located in the Isle of Wight and provides News services for the Community.

 

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02 May 11: Book Launch: To Know the Road

Date and Time: Sunday, May 15 from 04:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Venue: Dora Keogh Irish Pub141 Danforth Avenue Toronto, ON

RSVP: Click on this link

 

Message from Host

Please join us for the Toronto launch of To Know the Road by Annie Coyle Martin. Bring a friend. All are welcome!

Annie will read from, and be delighted to sign copies of, her new book. Set in Ireland in the war years, To Know the Road is a story of forbidden passions played out against a backdrop of sectarianism and religious and social conservatism. Annie's first novel, The Music of What Happens, was described by The Globe and Mail as " a sweeping heart-tugging film between the covers."

We hope to see you Sunday May 15th at the Dora Keogh Irish Pub, conveniently located on Danforth Avenue, a short walk from the Broadview subway station.

 

Siobhan and Damhnait Monaghan

 

View photos of previous event - the reading at the Irish Embassy on April 20th 2011. (Displayed with author's permission)

 

 

 

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22 April 11: OTOLI, by Bryony Allen has been featured on Goodreads. Visit the page to read excerpt and/or write a review.  

Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

 

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16 April 11: Valerie Astill has been featured in the April 2011 edition of The Forest, a magazine circulated throughout the Charnwood Forest area.

Valerie Astill is the author of two books: 'Temples and Tacos' and 'From Coconuts to Condors'

 

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11 April 11: Chris R. Pownall' Funny How Things Work Out has been featured in the March 2011 edition of the 'Bookshelf', Cheshire Life magazine.

 

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07 April 11: 'Onwards and Upwards' has been featured in this week's edition of the 'Macclesfield Times'.

The book is a memoir of the life and times of Chris Pownall.

Click link to read

Live link to article here...

Chris Pownall is the author of two books: 'Funny How Things Work Out'  and the soon to be released 'Onwards and Upwards'

 

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06 April 11: The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Neal James, titled 'Marks on the Wall'

Click link to read

Live link to article here...

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

 

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05 April 11: Annie Coyle Martin will be reading from 'To Know The Road' at the Irish Embassy in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.

Date: 20 of April 2011.

Entrance to this event is by invitation of the Irish Ambassador only.

Annie Coyle Martin is the author of To Know The Road

We wish Annie the very best with this event.

 

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02 April 11: Derek Rosser will be holding a book signing session at the following location.

Venue: The library in Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

The Library, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and Library,

Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke,

South Gloucestershire, BS32 9BS

 

Time: Saturday 16th April 2011 at 10 am.

Derek Rosser is the author of "A Reluctant Recruit".

 

We wish Derek the very best with this event and we encourage friends, family and book lovers generally to attend.

 

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28 Mar 11: "Jumble Tales" by Steve Morris has received another great review on the Mandythebookworm's book review blog.

Steve Morris is the author of In All Probability and Jumble Tales.

Please visit Steve's dedicated Facebook page.

 

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26 March 11: The following titles are now available in E-book format on Kindle.

Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector

Iron Dogs

A matter of Life & Death

In all Probability

Jumble Tales

Read and Soar

The Wholesome Truth about Healing

 

 

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26 March 11: Julius Falconer’s work has received a well deserved recognition and review by the Official Tourism Website for Worcestershire.

 

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12 March 11: 'The Theologian Slave Trader' by Christiana Knudsen has been reviewed in the current issue of the The Scientific and Medical Network* Review.

Read the review.

"This is a very unusual and fascinating book with intriguing parallels between the subject - the Danish Ghanaian Fredericus Petri Svane Africanus, who lived between 1710 and 1789. Her own family was involved in the affairs of the Danish slave trading fortress, Christiansburg, where Fredericus also spent some time. The book is in two equal parts, the first giving the background to the story, and the second is Fredericus' own autobiography written in 1748 and addressed to the Duke von Plessen, in the hope of gaining employment. He had a tough life, full of ups and downs, but he maintained a vivid sense of God's providence throughout. The Reader gains a lively impression of his daily life and relationships. For instance, he describes in detail the work of his own slaves dragging large stones destined to build is mansion, which never materialise following multiple arrests and imprisonment. Indeed, his belongings were auctioned and the foundations of his building destroyed. A further purpose of the book is to redress the balance within accounts of Danish history with a different perspective on their involvement in slave trading, in the course of which reader becomes much more aware of the history of cultural prejudice."        

 

 

*The Scientific and Medical Network was founded in 1973, The SMN is an interdisciplinary networking forum and educational charity exploring science, medicine, philosophy and spirituality. It hosts conferences, dialogues and talks in the UK and on continental Europe.

 

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09 March 11: "In All Probability" by Steve Morris has been reviewed on the 'Read for your future' blogsite by Mechele.

Read review here:

Read for your future Blog

Published Bestsellers.com

 

Steve Morris is the author of In All Probability and Jumble Tales.

Please visit Steve's dedicated Facebook page.

 

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26 February 11: The latest issue of our publishing & marketing newsletter, Book Savvy, is out. The newsletter features news and information about all published books and new releases with highlights about the authors behind the books.

Look out also for helpful resources e.g. blogs, book reviews and of course, discounts, special offers etc.
 

View the February 2011 Edition

 

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20 February 11: Get your favourite book in the palm of your hand, anywhere anytime.

 

You can now read some of your favourite titles, published by Pneuma Springs, on Kindle e-books via Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Visit our online store to order your personal Kindle e-book reader today.

 

For the uninitiated, the Amazon Kindle is a portable e-book reader. More precisely, it is a software, hardware and network platform developed by Amazon.com subsidiary that utilizes wireless connectivity to enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other digital media in some countries.

 

 

 

 

 

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18 February 11:  Ingram Advance Trade Advertising is available for newly published titles.

Ingram Advance is a monthly catalogue that is distributed to booksellers and libraries around the world. Titles are eligible to be included in Ingram Advance only once, when they are first released. With this marketing service, Ingram will produce a short paragraph describing the title. Retail pricing information, and a black & white cover image will also be included. Author may request that a title be advertised in Ingram Advance only at the time a title is submitted for publishing. Due to print deadlines, titles submitted to Ingram Advance will not appear in the catalogue until 3-4 months after a title has been approved to print.

Ingram charges per listing (one month). If you are interested in this service, please send us your request within 30 days from the date of your publishing contract.

 

 

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13 February 11: Travel writer, Valerie Astill has launched a new website (www.valerieastill.co.uk) to promote her works. Valerie is the author of two books: From Coconuts to Condors and Temples and Tacos.

 

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12 February 11: Retired Marketing Director turned writer, Chris Pownall has launched a new website (amazing-life-stories.webs.com/aboutchris.htm) to promote his hilarious autobiography, Funny How Things Work Out.

 

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12 February 11: 'Funny How Things Work Out' has been featured in this week's edition of the 'Macclesfield Times' The book is a memoir of the life and times of Chris Pownall.

 

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11 February 11: Promotional initiatives by Steve Morris: book video trailer, book review etc....

1) A book video trailer for the title: 'In All Probability has been featured on the 'You Gotta Read Video' site. Steve Morris is the author of this collection of 30 stories, an excellent collection of short stories.

2) Read a review by Jodie Lee on the two books by Steve Morris (In All Probability and Jumble Tales)

 

Steve Morris is the author of In All Probability and Jumble Tales.

Please visit Steve's dedicated Facebook page.

 

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05 February 11: Our printing partner has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification from:

•The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®)

•The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®).

All wood product components used in black & white paperback books, utilizing either cream or white bookblock paper, that are manufactured in the US are Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) certified.

All wood product components used in black & white paperback books, utilizing either cream or white bookblock paper, that are manufactured in the  UK are Forest Stewardship Council™ or (FSC®) certified.

 

The print on demand (POD) model by our printing partner offers significant environmental advantages over traditional offset manufacturing. With offset manufacturing books often go unsold and are destroyed, usually after being shipped and handled multiple times. Wasted paper, wasted energy, greenhouse emissions, pulping, and landfill overflows can result.

The environmental advantages of utilizing POD technology allow books to be printed to fill an existing demand. POD lessens the possibility of returns, reduces supply chain waste, greenhouse emissions, and conserves valuable natural resources.

 

•Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) The FSC® Council is a non-profit organization, promoting the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. FSC® certification is recognized internationally as a rigorous environmental and social standard for responsible forest management.

FSC® Trademark license code: FSC-C084699

•Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is an independent, internationally recognized non-profit organization responsible for the SFI certification standard, the world’s largest single forest certification standard. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist to the benefit of communities, customers and the environment, today and for future generations.

 

What is Chain of Custody certification?

Chain of Custody (CoC) is an accounting system that tracks wood fiber through the different stages of production: from the forest, to the mill, to the paper, to the printer and ultimately to the finished book. For publishers, and ultimately consumers, CoC ensures the integrity of the paper supply chain and that the paper used in printed books are from responsibly managed forests.

 

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28 January 11: The latest issue of our publishing & marketing newsletter, Book Savvy, is out. The newsletter features news and information about all published books and new releases with highlights about the authors behind the books.

Look out also for helpful resources e.g. blogs, book reviews and of course, discounts, special offers etc.
 

View the January 2011 Edition

 

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27 January 11: Four Star Review of Jumble Tales:

Jumble tales is a refreshing collection of short stories. A very easy and enjoyable read. A perfect book for taking breaks out of your busy day. The short stories suit the ever increasing lifestyles of people who love to read. Its varying stories offer something for everyone to think about. Its filled with humor, sorrow, regret, irony and so much more. A very recommendable book. I really liked this book and the unique style in which it was written. I cannot wait to read the next book "In all probability from this author.

Published by Pneuma Springs Publishing

My Score-4 Stars

Reviewed by Mechele

Source: http://readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/p/mecheles-reviews.html

 

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25 January 11: The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Neal James, titled 'Planet put under the gaze of Damocles'

Click link to read

 

Live link to article here...

 

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24 January 11: Accountant finds turning pen to paper equals success as new author.

Neal James featured in the Nottingham Evening Post of Monday 24 January 201l. Read full article via live link

 

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

 

Article Archive link

 

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19 January 11: Read an interview with author Neal James on the New Writers UK Blog.

 

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16 January 11: Bryony Allen releases book video - a trailer for Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector, a witty and humorous fictional novel and a fascinating page turner!

 

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14 January 11:  Neal James was interviewed by Hannah Murray a Presenter & Producer of the Talk Radio Europe Book Show on Thursday 23rd December at 1.30pm UK time. Listen to live interview.

Neal James is the author of three books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds'

Talk Radio Europe is the chosen medium for information broadcast on behalf of the Junta de Andalucia, regional Town Halls, the British Consulate and many other official bodies wishing to communicate with the expatriate communities in southern Spain.

 

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08 January 11: Jumble Tales has been reviewed in the Shropshire Star newspaper, which has quite a good circulation regionally.

The Shropshire Star is the evening newspaper for Shropshire and Mid Wales, printing six editions per day, six days-a-week. Shropshire Newspapers have led the field in newspaper technology for over a quarter of a century. Serving the largest inland county in the UK, both Shropshire Star and Shropshire Weekly Series cover all the major population centres within the circulation area.

 

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07 January 11: Steve Morris' Jumble Tales featured in the January edition of the Country & Border Life magazine as Book of the month.

Welldone Steve!.

 

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03 January 11: Steve Morris' Jumble Tales featured on the 'Bookshelf' of the Cheshire Life publication.

 

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03 January 11: Neal James, author of the books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury', 'Short Stories - Volume One' and 'Two Little Dicky Birds' featured on New Writers UK site as well as a New Writers UK off-shoot website run by Taff Lovesey - 'authors2you.co.uk'. Listings can be found on Authors page as well as the Crime thriller and General Fiction page.

Authors2You is run by authors for authors. The Authors2You web site provides new books and voices to readers across the globe.

 

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