‘Echo Of Bells’ Is Coming

The past is waiting… The past will find you… The past can kill. Join us for the launch of Echo of Bells by Jill Todd: an impressive psychological thriller set in the Malverns. Hear extracts from the book, meet the author, ask her a question at The Lyttelton Well, 6 Church St, Malvern WR14 2AY […]

Launch Of Lacuna

This fabulous first collection from poet Kieran Davis was launched Sunday 14 August at Drummonds Bar, The Swan With Two Nicks, 28 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP There were book signings and poetry readings from Kieran, ably aided by Alan Durham, Mike Alma and Polly Stretton. Worcestershire Poet Laureate Suz Winspear also performed some of […]

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 seeds […]

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 with […]

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 May […]

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 becomes […]