Mogs’s First Collection Now Available

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Following Mogs’s fabulous launch events, we’re pleased to offer copies of Poems Your Parents Won’t Like direct from Black Pear Press. A smashing read with wonderful illustrations for children of all ages. Click here.

If you’d like to find out more about Johnny ‘Mogs’ Morris, here’s a link to his website: johnnymogs.co.uk

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When The Gorse Is In Bloom

Author and Playwright Mark Billen publishes his second collection of stories.

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Mark says ‘You won’t find The Forest, Whytteford, Humbury, Salchester, or any of the villages, on a map.’ His wonderful locations in which When The Gorse Is In Bloom is set.

As a successful playwright, Mark continues to have his plays for children such as ‘Cinderella’s Sisters’ and ‘Bl … Bl.. Bluebeard!’ performed worldwide.

Order your copy of Mark’s second book of short stories direct from Black Pear Press.

£7.50 +P&P

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Mark’s other works include the stories of Henry and Fred, two teddy bears, and are enjoyed by children everywhere. Mark is very proud that the bears’ hard work has raised over £3500 for Action for Children.

Email Mark at: marksplays@yahoo.co.uk
See his plays here: http://www.schoolplayscripts.co.uk

C.S.Barnes Launches First Book

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Luke Kennard said:

“Blazingly self-aware, bracingly frank, funny and sad in shovel-loads. The Women You Were Warned About is the arrival of an urgent new voice. Barnes brings unflinching focus to our relationships and politics, always compelling, always troubling. I read it compulsively in one sitting, but I know I’ll still be coming back to it years later.”

Nina Lewis commented:

“Repulsive characters, surprising outcomes and dry humour result in stories that will make you laugh and some that will make you retch. It is impossible not to be swept along by the post modern narrative. Hideously dark, ‘this motley crew of unsavoury women’ aren’t asking for it, they are taking it!

“The Women You Were Warned About is an immensely satisfying read. C.S.Barnes weaves evocative prose and interview transcripts together, ambitiously mirroring David Foster Wallace’s experimental style. As Barnes’s says; ‘Unconventional stories…deserved some unconventional telling.’ You will certainly find some unusual recounts in these pages.

“The questions may be missing but the answers are all there. The stories will resonant long after you have put the book down. A compelling début collection.”

The Women You Were Warned About: Answers To Absent Questions is available directly from Black Pear Press at £7 per copy plus P&P. If you wish to purchase multiple copies please email ps@blackpear.net and advise the number of copies you’d like to order; a PayPal link will be issued specifically for you.

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C.S. Barnes is a Worcestershire-based writer and poet who is
currently working towards her doctorate in Creative Writing.
While Barnes’s interests initially lay exclusively in poetry, her
academic studies have seen her experiment with other styles of
writing—namely the short story—and, as part of her current
degree, Barnes is now working on her first full-length novel.

Alongside her writing endeavours Barnes is also a creative writing
tutor. She has worked with primary and secondary school
students, all the way through to the undergraduate students at her
own university, where she has been tutoring for the past two
years.

The Women You Were Warned About: Answers to Absent Questions,
is Barnes’s first full-length publication and, after having so much
fun with the women contained within these stories, she sincerely
looks forward to the possibility of working with such hideous
women again in the future.

USA Amazon Giveaway!

An alert to our US followers…

Win  a free copy of the brilliant poetry collection by Michael W Thomas The Girl from Midfoxfields
Entry Deadline:Feb 7, 2017 11:59 PM PST
Hosted by Black Pear Press
Entering this sweepstake gives you a chance to win a free copy of The Girl from Midfoxfields, an accomplished poetry collection by the UK writer Michael W Thomas.

Young Writer Anthology 2016

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Worcestershire LitFest and Rotary’s 2016 anthology ‘Lucid’ – the Young Writer entries from the summer competition – is launched at competition sponsor’s venue, Titania, Security House on Sunday 4 December 2016.

Competition prizewinners will read their stories of up to 300 words based on the theme Utopia or Apocalypse. The prizewinners’ stories are the first in the anthology followed by entries selected by the editors.

At £5 +P&P you can get your copy direct from Black Pear Press here:

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The 2016 LitFest Flash Fiction Anthology ‘A Cache Of Flashes’

 

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Order your  copy of the anthology ‘A Cache Of Flashes’ directly from Black Pear Press.

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The anthology will become available via Amazon soon.

On The Day Of The Dead

Black Pear Press Short Story Anthology 2016–On The Day Of The Dead

Anne Wilson is this year’s  winner  of the BPP Short Story Competition with, ‘On the Day of the Dead’ and Graeme Hall took second place with, ‘The Photographer.’ The anthology is now available–the perfect travelling companion.

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On The Day Of The Dead and other stories

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If you wish to purchase multiple copies please contact ps@blackpear.net

Soon to be available via Amazon.