David and the Philistine Woman

May 7th, 2017 | By

This is a perfect example of historical fiction, as it tells a story we all know but with the help of the ‘what if’ element.  What was behind David’s use of his slingshot? What if he had had help inside the Philistine stronghold of Gath? What if there had been a trader who could get

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Coming Soon – July 2017

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Nara is a young Philistine woman who has given up hope of ever finding a husband. No man will take a wife who towers head and shoulders above him. She lives in isolation with her father, until she is discovered by the Philistine priests. They betroth her to Goliath, to give him warrior sons. What

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The Alkoryn Chronicles

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Part I Scripture from the Past Extract: The tide was once again coming in as Daimeh finished his daily routine of delivering various commodities to the people of Alkoryn, his people. Although his profession was regarded as an important one, he always referred to himself as ‘the delivery boy’. As the grandson of the sovereign,

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Nature or super nature?

Feb 18th, 2017 | By

The dictionary definition of ‘supernatural’, when used as an adjective, is a manifestation or event that is beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature. To some, it means anything that defies logic. To many, the supernatural means anything that is not related to the physical realm, relating to ghosts, gods or other ‘intangible’ beings.

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Compelling characters

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

Author Clarke W. Owens talks about great characters and plots.   I’ve always written. As an adult, I’ve usually managed to publish some type of writing, even if it hasn’t always been my novels. I studied creative writing at UC Davis in 1975-76, working with some great writers there. In 1977, I got lucky and

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Cosmic Egg Books

Jul 6th, 2016 | By

This week we’re taking a closer look at our Cosmic Egg Books imprint. From Fantasy to Horror, via Sci-fi and a spot of Metaphysical Cosmology, Cosmic Egg Books gives readers the chance to escape the real world for a few hours. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of our latest releases…

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The speed of a read

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By

By Nimue Brown What’s the right pace for reading a book? We often get told that a book is a page turner, that you can’t put it down, that it races along. Obviously sometimes, for some readers this is exactly the right kind of book to have. Sometimes I get to the end of a

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Pandora’s Gift book signing

Dec 4th, 2015 | By

Follow the Murder Trail

Oct 5th, 2015 | By

By Peter Bartram Headline Murder is taking the cyberspace trail in October with a five-stop blog tour. Follow the trail on the following dates: 3 October: Bookwitch. I’ve written a guest post on how I recreated a 1960s newspaper newsroom for Headline Murder. (Not too difficult, I started my career in one!) 4 October. Bookwitch,

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Imaginary people are saying things in my head

Sep 21st, 2015 | By

By Nimue Brown It’s a strange business, being a writer. Some of it, is about careful, deliberate thinking. The plotting. The development of a structure for your book. The editing. A lot of the time there are sensible, technical things to be getting on with. Some of the time, there are imaginary people having conversations

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