When The Gorse Is In Bloom

Author and Playwright Mark Billen publishes his second collection of stories. 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 suchContinue reading “When The Gorse Is In Bloom”

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. On The Day Of The Dead andContinue reading “On The Day Of The Dead”

Short Stories

A brilliant book to take on the train or for when you’re waiting to do something else – so good to have a set of short stories by different and talented writers that you can dip in and out of…click here for more information Get ‘Short Stories from Black Pear’ via PayPal. Thirty-four different shortContinue reading “Short Stories”

The First Ever Black Pear Press Short Story Competition!

Short Story Competition 2014 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 writer Alison MayContinue 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”

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”