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 http://www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk
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 http://www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk
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 http://www.floydpublishing.com
Geoff Nelder works as a writer and editor. Links to his novels and story samples inhabit http://www.geoffnelder.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Everything about my early life can be found in my illustrated book of childhood memories: When Phones Were Immobile and Lived in RED BOXES. Read the first two chapters at: www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk
I also have my novels and anthologies on that site.
I trained as a dress designer. Later turned to teaching. Took early retirement to train for church ministry. For the last eight years a full time writer. Personal experiences and settings tend to pop up in my stories!
All my academic qualifications have been achieved in my middle and later years — as happened with most working-class achievers of my generation.
I try to keep a sense of humour in all aspects of life. I can laugh at myself and at oldie jokes. But I wish the media would put less emphasis on faculties lost in old age (cause for laughter) and more on the wisdom gained. We old biddies do know a thing or two!