Thank you

A big thank you to Mad Hatter Reviews for the review of Polly Stretton’s ‘The Alchemy of 42’. Always good to see a review in which the reviewer has read and clearly understood the contents of a poetry collection 😊 So, thank you to Beth O’Brien. We’re glad you enjoyed ‘The Alchemy of 42’. YouContinue reading “Thank you”

Reviews for ‘The Objectors’ by Kevin Brooke

More reviews of Kevin Brooke’s new book ‘The Objectors’ can be seen on Facebook and other social media platforms daily. To see the latest we’ve spotted from Creative Writing lecturer Ruth Stacey of University of Worcester’s Creative Writing team, click here …and you will kick yourself if you miss this incredible video trailer, created withContinue reading “Reviews for ‘The Objectors’ by Kevin Brooke”

A New Book from Kevin Brooke

On the left shoulder
of the man’s jacket was
the image of a white
blade, cutting through a
circle of black. The
Shard. The symbol of the
regime and one that
signified this man as a
member of the elite.
‘Hold still now,’ he said.
‘No!’ Ethan shouted as the man stepped forward, but
the more he tried to kick and fight his way free, the tighter
the mechanical grip of the synthetic warrior became.

‘Lore’—flowers, poison, and so much more

Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself
as more than age-stained skin and weight.
Use something beautiful as bait
and allow her to live at her own rate.
Remind her that lbs do not equate wealth.
Use something beautiful as bait.
Give her a reason to think of herself.
‘How to Catch a Woman’ Charley Barnes, ‘Lore’ (2021)

‘Pack of Lies’ Review by LitFest Director Martin Driscoll

Roz Levens writes with a light touch but produces such heavy content!In her latest novel ‘Pack of Lies’ she creates an entwined ensemble of believable but wildly diverse characters, all linked by one man known to them all but with seemingly no ties to each other.The way Roz carefully, deviously, cleverly and forensically lays outContinue reading “‘Pack of Lies’ Review by LitFest Director Martin Driscoll”

2020 Anthologies

So good to have news about the Worcestershire LitFest and Black Pear Press anthologies for this year—both the Flash Fiction and the Young Writer anthologies are now available for pre-order, please click on the links below for details. The launch for the Flash Fiction anthology ‘Her Final Goodbye’ is at 4pm Sunday 29 November. TheContinue reading “2020 Anthologies”

My World—Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition Anthology 2020

As featured at The Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020, the 2020 Competition Winners’ Anthology on the theme of ‘My World’ is available. This wonderful anthology takes you from a reflection on the world‐view of an Anglo‐Saxon wanderer to the anxieties of a new mother trapped in a high‐rise flat; from the streets of an Italian city,Continue reading “My World—Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Competition Anthology 2020”