The working title of my new book is ‘The Black Lion Cottage’ set in and around the old town of Brighton. Once a human Derek Carver’s spirit is caught between the past, present and future. In the 1540’s Derek was a brewer by trade and owned a cottage in Black Lion Lane in Brighton before … Continue reading The Black Lion Cottage
Today I took part in the Ghost Story Writing Workshop at the The Regency Town House and all I can say is: it was a fantastic, inspirational and ... haunting experience! You can learn how to use tension, pace and jeopardy to create your own ghost story in a Regency town house rich in history … Continue reading Ghost Story Writing Workshop
On 11th September 2018 I announced that CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) are becoming one service and I'm pleased to announce my books have been moved successfully. Their printing requirements differ from CreateSpace and during their review process they established that the spine text was too large for Ooh Yes I Woof! And The … Continue reading Two new book covers
CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) are becoming one service making KDP the single place to publish and manage print and digital books. Amazon has announced that its print-on-demand platforms CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will merge. I’m sure many authors saw it coming. CreateSpace have been printing my books since 2013 and I’m … Continue reading CreateSpace and KDP to Become One Service
I’m excited to announce that I’ve started working on a new project: a short-story collection with a supernatural aspect. In 2017 I wrote a couple of short ghost-stories for Kensington Gore’s ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’ and I really enjoyed doing that. This writing exercise inspired me to start writing a collection of short stories myself … Continue reading New book in the making
Through The Ages Anthology In April I contributed a short story to the upcoming anthology ‘Through The Ages’ by Hache Jones. It’s a very exciting project and I’m proud to be part of it. After the anthology, ‘For sale, baby shoes, never worn’, this will be the second of short prose and poetry that Hache … Continue reading Through The Ages and Bridport Prize story submissions
I have some exciting news to share and I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you. My new book the Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook is now available to purchase from Amazon and many other online retailers. The book is packed with approximately 100 authentic and naturally gluten free recipes from appetisers and salads to sauces, … Continue reading The Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook is out now!
I’m very pleased to announce that the Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook will be available from mid March 2018! My new book is packed with naturally gluten free recipes from appetisers and salads to sauces, mains and desserts. The best thing is: it's great for Coeliacs. The recipes in this cookbook are based on fresh food … Continue reading The Gluten Free Mediterranean Cookbook available from mid March 2018!
Saturday May 12th sees the very first Brighton and Hove Book Fayre at All Saints in Hove; a new event dedicated to books and authors. The Brighton & Hove Book Fayre is organised by local authors P.J. Blakey-Novis and Richard Gough-Buijs and P.J.’s wife Leanne, who manages Red Cape Graphic Design. This is going to … Continue reading Brighton & Hove Book Fayre 2018
I’m pleased to announce that I will be self-publishing my fourth book: Adventures of Buster the Miniature Schnauzer! The book is a collection of short stories as featured in my two books Ooh Yes I Woof! and The Dog’s Favourite Recipe Book and are now combined into one book. I have created a new colour … Continue reading Adventures of Buster the Miniature Schauzer!