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Singing for trees

Aug 16th, 2016 | By

Author Susan Hale talks to us about trees, travelling and her latest book. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m an American settled in the Malvern Hills. My husband and I collect our drinking water from Holy Well and are part of the well dressing festival every Beltane. I grew up in Arizona and California

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Author news for February

Feb 1st, 2016 | By

There will be more news about books coming out in February here on the blog during the month – so stay tuned! We’re kicking off the month with some insights into what our authors have been up to… Daniel Ingram-Brown had a visit to Forest School in Knaresborough and read from the Nemesis Charm. He

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Fiction videos and the Loneliest Mouse

Aug 1st, 2015 | By

You can check out trailers and videos for the fiction imprints of John Hunt Publishing on youtube! Roundfire (general), Top Hat (historical), Lodestone (YA), Cosmic Egg (sf&f, horror), Our Street (children’s). There’s a huge Mistflower TV project supporting  Kristina Kellingly’s book. Mistflower is a friendly little mouse. But as the long days of summer draw

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Featured book: Gift

Jul 31st, 2015 | By

Looking for something totally different in a children’s book? Try this title from Our Street which was highly commended by the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Childrens Book Awards. Chipo encounters witchdoctors, snakes, crocodiles and demons in a fast-paced adventure as she searches for her lost identity. Chipo finds herself in rural Zimbabwe with no memory of

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Book News for June

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Marie Yates was at The People’s Book Prize Award Ceremony on the 27th May. Her first novel, Reggie & Me, made it to the final, but sadly didn’t win. It’s a great book, and we’re very glad it’s getting all this attention. The Leeds Big Bookend Festival, is coming up this week www.bigbookend.co.uk Daniel Ingram Brown’s  current play,

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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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News for February

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

Daniel Ingram Brown is running a course called Stories from the Forests of Leeds for Leeds Big Bookend Festival Running a workshop and being part of a panel discussion for an Indie Writers Festival at Trinity University Leeds and starting workshops for a production called Drink with a Chimp, about addiction, that he’s the writer for http://www.brad.ac.uk/theatre/whats-on/drink-with-a-chimp/ Sheena Vernon is

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Festive fiction – the loneliest mouse

Dec 22nd, 2014 | By

She had once heard somewhere, though she couldn’t remember where, that people had a saying, ‘poor as a church mouse’, but she couldn’t understand it at all. She supposed it had something to do with the fact there wasn’t much in the way of food to be had in a church. But every church had

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A reader’s guide to imprints

Dec 10th, 2014 | By

By Nimue Brown People in the book industry and authors pay a lot of attention to who publishes what, but readers are often less interested. It’s the author name that is most likely to matter. Very few houses are more famous than their creators (comics publishers Marvel and DC are probably the exception).  However, who

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How to inspire an author

Nov 12th, 2014 | By

I asked the JHP fiction authors what sort of settings inspire them… What do we need from a space in order to sit down and create? There’s a broad range of answers here – every author is unique.Top of Form   Gary Michael Vasey: ah – music and meditation. I can write anywhere but to be inspired

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