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”

The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!

Short Story Competition 2014 – CLOSED The first Black Pear Press (BPP) Short Story Competition is now open Closing Date Friday 26 September 2014 Send us your short story maximum 1500 words Entry fee: £5 per story For rules see below Judges: Authors Rod Griffiths, Tony Judge and novelist and award winning short story writerContinue reading “The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!”

Seeds of Destruction

The seeds of destruction have their roots in Simon’s bitter and lonely childhood. On the death of his grandfather he becomes wealthy enough to abandon his teaching job and, with ruthless determination, plans to remove anyone who stands between him and the attainment of his dream. Gradually losing all touch with reality, his behaviour becomesContinue reading “Seeds of Destruction”

Coming Soon! Jimmy Cricket

The newest title from Black Pear Press, Jimmy Cricket, will be published soon, so watch out for the launch date. Jimmy Cricket by Kevin Brooke is about that exciting and yet terrifying time in life, the early-to-mid-teens. Seen through the eyes of the main character, Jimmy Latham, this story shows how teenagers can, with theContinue reading “Coming Soon! Jimmy Cricket”

Portraits of Prose

Portraits of Prose Andrew Owens Portraits of Prose is a collection of compelling short stories, each with the power to draw you in and leave a lasting impression. Each tale is concise, unique and well sustained and there is sincerity and feeling in every word. Whether it be the emotionally driven ‘30 Seconds’, the intenseContinue reading “Portraits of Prose”