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.

16 August 2018

Drifting Beneath the "Red Duster" - A superb true-life adventure, ‘best of its kind

Author Neil Morton releases his true life story of adventure and romance as a steward in the British Merchant Navy.

On leaving school Neil Morton knew that the dreary nine to five existence in office or factory was not for him. Adventure was what he craved and adventure and romance aplenty called during the years that were the heyday of Britain’s proud merchant flag, the “Red Duster”.

From Brazil to the Caribbean, to New Zealand and Australia, the author will share with you a rollicking yarn or two.

Travel the world in this thrilling real life adventure story and you will truly be entertained and amused in equal measure.

Find out more:  Spring Leaf Books  |  Pneuma Springs Publishing

26 July 2018

The Great Beyond - Restoring women to their God-given role in the church

Equality between the sexes is extending beyond words and into action. It now means equal pay and opportunities to study and progress in any career. This new awakening is beginning to open up new vistas of possibility for women. However, in the church, the subject of women and leadership remains a thorny issue. 
'The Great Beyond' tackles the arguments that have restricted the roles women can play in the church. In this book, author, Richard Bradbury challenges the position of the church, and in particular the New Churches with respect to female leadership. Arguing from the basis of Biblical exegesis, as well as sociological evidence, he presents a compelling case for allowing and enabling women to rise up into their God-given gifting and calling without any restrictions. …Find out more…visit book page


About the author:
Church leader, Bible School Principle, author, poet, musician, father of four, grandfather of 7, accountant, project manager, novelist (unpublished), fitness fanatic - these are some of the attributes of Richard Bradbury.