Wonderful News! Seaglass And Other Stories is here!

The anthology of the first Black Pear Press Short Story Competition is available direct from Black Pear Press and also from Amazon as an eBook or a paperback, click here. Taking its title from the winning story ‘Seaglass’ by Rebecca Burns, and consisting of twenty varied and marvellous short stories, this book is the perfectContinue reading “Wonderful News! Seaglass And Other Stories is here!”

‘Tales From The Forest’–a great read

A successful playwright, Mark Billen has turned his hand to short stories. He says ‘You won’t find The Forest, Whytteford, Humbury, Salchester, or any of the villages, on a map.’ His wonderful locations in which ‘Tales from the Forest’ is set include Whytteford, with a church in ‘a rather isolated spot in a hidden valley,’Continue reading “‘Tales From The Forest’–a great read”

Writers Of The Future–Young Writer Anthology 2014

Worcestershire LitFest and Rotary D1100 eClub’s first anthology of the Young Writer entries in this year’s June competition was launched at St Swithun’s Institute in December 2014. Competition prizewinners read their stories of up to 300 words based on the theme Before the War or A Prelude to War. All but two of the shortlistedContinue reading “Writers Of The Future–Young Writer Anthology 2014”

Fifty Flashes Of Fiction

Fifty Flashes Of Fiction is here! The new anthology of Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe’s Flash Fiction competition is now available. This much awaited book was well-received at the launch in Worcester 30th November 2014. The audience were treated to readings from the first and second prizewinners and many other flash fashionistas. Get your copies viaContinue reading “Fifty Flashes Of Fiction”

The Results: The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!

Announcement The winners of the first Black Pear Press Short Story Competition are: First: Rebecca Burns with ‘Seaglass’ Runner-up: Pam Plumb with ‘Sleeping Dragons’ Congratulations to the winner of the Black Pear Press Short Story Competition, Rebecca Burns, with her entry ‘Seaglass.’ For the judges Seaglass stood out for the writer’s ability to show ratherContinue reading “The Results: The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!”

Celebrity Chef in First Novel

Lovers of good food and a good read will be coming back for more after devouring Frances Bennett’s first thriller Seeds of Destruction.  The novel features celebrity chef, Hester, whose orderly life is thrown into chaos by her stepson, Simon. Hester views Simon with maternal affection, unaware that he harbours a dangerous obsession. The seedsContinue reading “Celebrity Chef in First Novel”

Cricket Is The Answer

Kevin Brooke’s book launch at The Hive, Friday 26 September, saw a full house listening avidly to extracts from this story about a boy. Jimmy is fifteen. His parents have been killed in a motorway accident. When he’s forced to move over a hundred miles to live with his nan, Jimmy struggles to cope withContinue reading “Cricket Is The Answer”