13 December 2018

Succinct and Satisfying - Short Stories - Volume Two by Neal James

Be prepared to laugh, cry, shrink with fear as you listen for those bumps in the night, and fly away into outer space as you travel through the wormholes of your own mind.
This collection of twenty-six stories is the second rollercoaster ride which Neal invites you to take with him. 
‘Short Stories Volume Two’ will fill that coffee break or evening by the fire. There’s romance, crime, horror, science fiction, and just a hint of the paranormal among the twenty-six tales which he has spun for you. …Find out more…visit book page


About the author:
Neal James has been writing since 2008 when his first novel. ‘A Ticket to Tewkesbury’, was released. Since that time eight more books have followed, and ‘Short Stories Volume Two’ is his tenth work to be published in as many years. 
He has appeared in both the national and local press, and has also been a regular at branches of Waterstones and local reading groups and libraries in his home counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

7 November 2018

No Cousin of Mine - Quite simply a cracking and down to earth read

A true life post war-time account serving as part of the ground crew of Number 256 Royal Air Force night-fighter squadron.

An historical account of events that took place during a two year period between 1952 and 1954. The incidents described in this book, however improbable or implausible they may appear to be, are all completely true and have needed little or no embellishment on the part of the author. It features the ground crew of Number 256 Royal Air Force night-fighter squadron, which served as part of the Second Tactical Air Force in Western Germany.

This real life account will inform, intrigue and entertain you in equal measure.

Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books  |  Pneuma Springs Publishing

8 October 2018

Julius Falconer, from Monk Fryston, has written several crime novels - explore his works



Putting pen to paper! 
“Unlike other writers including Agatha Christie, I allow the reader the same information as the detective so those reading are given the chance to solve the crime themselves,” he said.
He explained that in many of his novels, even he isn’t sure who carried out the crime until more than half way through the story.

FIND OUT WHERE IT ALL STARTED...

Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books  |  Pneuma Springs Publishing


About the Author
Julius Falconer completed six enjoyable years of university studies abroad (particularly slow, our Julius) before working as a translator back in the UK. Thinking that he could earn more as a teacher, to fund his lavish life-style, he took a PGCE at Leeds University and duly turned to teaching. He slaved away at the chalk-face for twenty-six long years in both Cornwall and Scotland before retiring to grow cabbages in Yorkshire, where he still lives. His wife of thirty-three years unfortunately died suddenly in 2000. He has one daughter, married. In 2009, looking to fill his new-found leisure profitably(?), he started to write detective novels and is still happily scribbling away seventeen books later. His interests include music, reading, walking, gardening and genealogy.
Julius Falconer is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

6 September 2018

Book Savvy Spotlight on John Davies

Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter.
Our Guest is John Davies*
Enjoy the interview.

Q1. Can you tell us about yourself and your book 'Lyrics and Limericks'.
I was born in Cwmafan, South Wales in 1948, attended Glanafan Grammar School, worked for 30 years as a chemist for BP Chemicals and retired in 2002. Married to Adrianne in 1971 and son, Ian, born in 1979. Our granddaughter, Freya, was born in 2010 and is the apple of my eye. I started writing as a hobby in retirement and 'Lyrics and Limericks' is my third book. I play guitar, have written some songs and also some poetry. The thought occurred to me, are song lyrics poetry? I sought the opinion of several songwriters and poets and their thoughts are included in the book. Having written many limericks, the book title required no thought and just tripped off my tongue.

Q2. When you write, what emotion do you seek to evoke in your readers?
That depends entirely on what I'm writing. I have written poems which I hope have evoked sadness and sympathy in the reader. I wanted to entertain the crowd with the speech at my son's wedding. I told him that the real secret to a successful marriage is just two words, "Yes, dear". Lyrics and Limericks is a light hearted look at the worlds of poetry and song writing. I hope that I've made it an entertaining read.