Archive for March 2015

Book News for April

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

Publishing April’s news a little bit early so you know we aren’t kidding you… Shanti and the Magic Mandala’s achievements certainly require taking seriously as this book has had a stunning successes at literary festivals… 2014 London Book Festival – Winner / Young Adult category. 2014 New England Book Festival – Honorable Mention / Young

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Birds of the Nile – extract

Mar 30th, 2015 | By

Preface : Reda, the Egyptian tour guide, has been arrested following a riot in Aswan. Blake and Lee Yong set out to rescue him.   They left the ship as discreetly as they could and headed toward the Corniche. The sky was again pitch black but the town was lit by the glow of street

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Win Cobalt Blue

Mar 28th, 2015 | By

Novel give-away for readers in the UK. One paperback copy of Cobalt Blue, the story of an artist’s raw tumultuous spiritual awakening. Winner of a 1014 IPPY for Visionary Fiction. From New York Times Notable Novelist Peggy Payne. (Her own husband says “It’s not for the faint-hearted.”) Send your email address to peggypayne (at) peggypayne

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Notes on the Folio Prize

Mar 26th, 2015 | By

By Sheena Vernon The Folio Prize organised a two day literary festival at the British Museum over the weekend of March 21/22nd at which their shortlisted authors as well as some of their judges and Trustees joined in panel discussions. The topics they covered included conflict, desire and betrayal but the purpose was really to

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Lessons from A Deer in the Garden

Mar 24th, 2015 | By

by Dielle Ciesco This morning, I looked out my meditation room window to see a deer in the field. I was shocked that it was on the wrong side of the garden fence. How it got in, I’m not sure, because despite repeated efforts, it simply couldn’t jump back out. The poor thing kept running

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The Realignment Case

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By

New science fiction from Roundfire, releasing on the 27th March…. Geneva, 2012. Disgraced lawyer Daniel Athley starts a job with a shadowy international organisation that has a secret it will kill to protect – the past can be changed. Working for the enigmatic Counsellor Winter, Dan’s role is to defend the status quo. Discovering a

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Launching my first novel: how to say a lot about very little

Mar 20th, 2015 | By

By Jennifer Kavanagh   We both knew, Geoffrey and I, that this would be no ordinary launch. I had asked a friend and fellow author to interview me as I thought a) that people would get two for the price of one and b) it would enable me to talk more about process, and give

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A closet full of memories

Mar 18th, 2015 | By

By Helen Noble On a beautiful, bright and sunny day, the windows are open to let in the cool breeze, and the tones of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus are ringing out here, around the empty walls of the farmhouse. The task of packing up the contents of my life, for the ninth time, an average of

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Depth Charging, now on sale

Mar 16th, 2015 | By

This ebook promotion will be running for all of March 2015! Grab your copy now for only 0.99, all currencies (subject to tax) and on all available platforms Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth by Andrez Bergen She’s a disturbed, quiet girl, but Mina wants to do some good out there. It’s just that the world

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Plotters and Pansters

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

by Grizelda Holderness   It would be tempting to say that there are two kinds of authors, those who plot, and those who fly by the seat of their pants. It’s not really true though, which is a bit of an obstacle. In reality it is more of a spectrum. At one end are the

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