Pack of Lies—Roz Levens

Roz Levens’ debut novel ‘Pack of Lies’ will be launched via Zoom 24 June 2020. Join us at 7pm, we’ll look forward to seeing you. If the book launch has been and gone and you want to take part in Roz’s quiz, scroll down the page and you’ll get to it.

Roz Levens with Pack of Lies

Graham has taken one risk too many. Now he owes a lot of money to the wrong people, and he is running for his life. Will the women he has duped unite to save him? Is he even worth saving?

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“Roz Levens’ work is vicious, in the best way! She has a marvellous tendency to combine crime and comedy with brilliant results and she blends this with wonderfully distinct characters too…There is something unique about the way Levens puts a story together and she always manages to introduce the unexpected in her plots —and at exactly the right time.”

Dr Charley Barnes
Writer in Residence at The Swan Theatre
Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019-2020
Managing Director | Sabotage Reviews

“Sara, Martha, Jude. Their one common link is Graham Parker…but they don’t know it. Then the letters arrive, the photographs, the documents, dropping through their letterboxes into wire baskets, onto doormats. Yes, that’s him…but who’s that with him, whose is that name alongside his? And who is Micaela? Is she just a bit-player in this mystery…or does she know more? Does she know all of them? How? Is she the one gradually drawing them together and, if so, to what end?

“In this skilfully constructed tale, Roz Levens deftly reveals the many lives of Graham Parker: lives invented, juggled or plain thrown away. But such casualness can come at a price…and that price can mean real danger. …we learn that Graham was a whizz at English: ‘His teacher said he had the most wonderful imagination…she’d never met a child with such a grasp of the importance of a plot.’ Now, it seems, he is learning that plots backfire. Truly, he needs help. But one question looms ever larger throughout this assured page-turner—will those he’s discarded be willing to give it?”

Michael W. Thomas, author of The Girl from Midfoxfields, The Portswick Imp: Collected Stories 2001-2016 and The Stations of the Day.

Available from Black Pear Press – £8 +P&P – order your copy now:

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Roz’s Quiz—winner: Kathy Haynes, runner-up Ellie Myers, third place, so many that Roz put the recipe prize up on Facebook.

The Bad Birthdays Club–Olivia Camozzi

A double treat for you: two book launches in one event.

Olivia Camozzi will be launching her new novella, The Bad Birthdays Club, which won the University of Worcester Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction 2019. ‘An engrossing and thought-provoking story’, this books comes with a trigger warning as it deals with teenage suicide attempts and depression.

Kelly Williams will be launching her new poetry collection, Ynygordna, which won the University of Worcester V. Press Prize for Poetry 2019. John Kinsman says, “Ynygordna is not a twee poetry collection for your kitschy coffee table display – this is a no-holds-barred fistfight with blood, guts and strap-ons. Williams is a true warrior poet and these poems will wound you. You’ve been warned.”

The virtual launch event will be held on Zoom from 7 – 9 pm on 25th May. Join us for readings from both works and audience Q&A sessions.

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You can get your copy of Olivia’s novella here priced at £5 +P&P:

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and Kelly’s pamphlet is available here: V Press

Sunita Thind—The Barging Buddhi and Other Poems—Virtual Book Launch

Debut poet Sunita Thind explores the Indian, female perspective and gives an insight into Punjabi culture in the UK today. Poetry like this is not usually visible in the mainstream which will provide an event of lush and exotic imaginings.

Drawing immensely from her dual Punjabi and UK heritage to display poems layered in dense imagery, a battle plan for the future. How to emancipate yourself from centuries of right and rituals to cast a new light on multicultural Britain.

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Look out for the virtual launch of ‘The Barging Buddhi and Other Poems’  on Thursday 9th April 2019 at 8pm. Come and join in! Sunita says ‘It’s going to be exotically intoxicating!’

To join this Zoom virtual book launch click on the link below:

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Later in the year there will be a book launch at the Quad Derby – be sure to come along and get your book signed by Sunita!
Entry will be free of charge—voluntary donations to a Ovarian Cancer Charity (as she is a survivor of this) and some Indian food bites—free on a first come-first serve basis.

 

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New Author Jordan A. Daniels

Watching Grandma is Jordan’s first book for small children and describes how his Grandma came to Britain and the difference it made to family life.

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About the author

Born in Birmingham, England Jordan is a junior doctor training in mental health. Jordan comes from a big family with a mum and dad, an older brother, whom he shares a birthday with, and two younger brothers.

He has liked drawing since he was very little. Jordan liked anatomy classes when studying to be a doctor, where he was able to draw parts of the body. He recently had artwork published for a flier produced for Arts in the Yard based in Yardley, where he grew up.

 

When not at work, Jordan can be found playing trumpet with friends, teaching piano or playing organ at church. He also enjoys composing songs and writes poetry on the bus. For exercise, which, he says, is both fun and important, he does rock climbing and coaches fencing which he started at school.

 

Jordan also thinks that speaking other languages is fun and has learned to speak German. He can manage a few words in French, Italian, Jamaican Patois and Japanese. Going to Japan would be his next big adventure!

 

Jordan spent a lot of time with his grandparents growing up and found their love and depth of character to be very inspiring. That it is why he wanted to write a story dedicated to his first niece showing what it means to care for someone who you love.

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