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On this site are all my books that are in print — novels, anthologies, memoirs. Magpies Nest Publishing (free postage UK) has published ALL my books in the UK. Dare Empire previously published all my novels but now Storm Moon Press is taking over The Dark Mirror and Turquoise Morning Press is now publishing my other four novels. Each publisher sells from site and through major on-line bookstores.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Northern Lights…poems and stories from the North of England

I am one of nine authors for this anthology. I also did the drawings and published the book through Magpies Nest Publishing. The list of contents and first pages can be seen on the Magpies Nest Publishing site. The list of authors are as follows:

Gladys Hobson is a designer, turned teacher, now novelist — in her her own name, and as Angela Ashley and Richard L Gray

Bob Taylor is a retired Yorkshire miner with a passion for poetry, literature ... and karaoke!
For a sample of his book The Primrose Path and other poems, visit

Ann Dunning is a retired nurse who delights in creating verse to express her life's experiences.

Les Floyd, a freethinker living in Carlisle, works as a freelance journalist. You can view his work and ideas at

Geoff Nelder works as a writer and editor. Links to his novels and story samples inhabit

John Sales is an ex-army Yorkshireman who, when not away on business, enjoys writing fiction accompanied by a glass and a good cigar. Join him at http://johnssales.tripod.com

John A. Silkstone, retired from the army after 25 years, took up writing and runs a creative writing group.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/longfordwriters edits their magazine.
For information on his book of military anecdotes, Email: openforme@hotmail.co.uk

Roy Scott, a business coach and mentor, relaxes by expressing his feelings and imagination through verse and short stories.

Taylor West has enjoyed writing since childhood, and for a number of years was valued as a columnist (Diane West) on the Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express.


  1. Hi Gladys I haven't seen you on my blog for a while so thought I'd come over and see what's happening on yours. How exciting to have contributed to an anthology. You must be excited to see your name in print. My first book will be published in about two weeks and I can't wait. Please come over to my blog if you're interested in reading about it. Keep in touch anyway.

  2. Golly, after all this time I have only just found this comment!
    We read your first two books - great!