Jill Todd comes to Malvern

Jill Todd signed copies of her locally-based novel, ‘Echo of Bells’, at W.H.Smith in Great Malvern in October 2019. The Malvern Hills in winter play a major role in this atmospheric thriller from Black Pear Press, in which a young couple must unearth the secrets of their family’s tragic history or risk losing everything—including theirContinue reading “Jill Todd comes to Malvern”

Review – The Portswick Imp

Part of a review by Sarah Hegarty recently published in Writing in Education Review, Sarah Hegarty, Writing in Education, no. 78 (Autumn, 2109) A sense of yearning for a simpler time, long gone, permeates some of [Michael W. Thomas’s] tales. The title story, told in the voices of a husband and wife, traces his boyhoodContinue reading “Review – The Portswick Imp”

Pick Your Own

Reviews Pick Your Own is a beautiful collection of poems which prove that time travel is, in fact, possible. The childhood memories are particularly impressive and well captured. The sense of loss, of a father and of a child self,  permeates the collection. There are moments that caught my heart – especially in Creature –Continue reading “Pick Your Own”

Two Reviews

Here are two of the latest reviews for Heather Wastie’s Don’t Oil The Hinges: “I’m enjoying Don’t Oil the Hinges enormously… I love the way Heather weaves introductions into the book, I’ve never seen this done before and it creates a lovely, intimate reading experience.” Nancy Campbell, Canal Laureate “You can’t help but warm toContinue reading “Two Reviews”

A Review of Michael W. Thomas’s ‘The Portswick Imp’

5* Amazon Review from E.M. Eames “This is a fine collection of humane tales by a consistently excellent author of both prose and poetry. The title story was the first to grab me, and I was delighted to find that all the other pieces matched it in quality. Thomas has perfected a blend of quietContinue reading “A Review of Michael W. Thomas’s ‘The Portswick Imp’”