‘Millie is excited – it’s almost Sports Day! But will an unexpected visitor stop her winning the big race?’ Read about Millie’s sports day experience in this beautifully illustrated book for children by Madeleine Ridd. Madeleine is a cellist and music teacher. She lives in East London with her husband, Nick. Madeleine has always lovedContinue reading “A new Millie story from Madeleine Ridd”
A wonderful, touching launch evening with all the poets who wrote for Pressed Flowers. This anthology of poems is an uplifting collection of poetry from poets in Worcestershire and beyond. Pressed Flowers, collated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019 Charley Barnes and Polly Stretton of Black Pear Press is full of joy and beauty. Get yourContinue reading “‘Pressed Flowers’”
The Stations of the Day is receiving good reviews—our sincere congratulations to Michael W. Thomas. Reviews Review published by The Writers’ Corner Michael W. Thomas, The Stations of the Day Written by Crossroads Published 28th October 2019 ISBN 978-1-910322-97-0 64pp, paperback, gloss covers £7.00 Publication date: October 2019 In this, his tenth title, Michael W.Continue reading “Congratulations on two great reviews”
Olivia is the winner of the University of Worcester and Black Pear Press Prize for fiction this year and was presented with her certificate at the Graduate Dinner. Her winning story will be published early in the New Year. Congratulations to Olivia.
How lovely to see a review by Neil Leadbeater of Pressed Flowers on ‘Write Out Loud’ today. Every contributor to this wonderful anthology should take the time to read it. And if you don’t have a copy yet, there are a few still available. A poetry anthology coordinated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate Charley Barnes andContinue reading “Pressed Flowers”
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”
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”
Emma…steps into a world where even a family fishing boat becomes a tool for acts of the darkest criminality…