Listen to a short story by Neal James

Neal James* was on Erewash Sound with Tris Walker and Laura Smith on Saturday 21 January 2012 to record the first of what may become a series of his short stories. Listen to an audio file of the transmitted short story titled -  ‘Marks on the Wall’. Neal James interview Neal James would be returning to the Erewash Sound studios soon for an interview with Tris Walker – If you have something you want to ask Neal James about his work then please use the comment box on the 'Erewash and beyond' website or email . About Erewash Sound Erewash Sound was launched in late 2004. Broadcasting on 96.8FM, Erewash Sound serves the Erewash Valley area of Derbyshire. *Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . ...

Unveiled, a new book marketing & distribution initiative

'Spring Leaf Books' unveils a new website, and an email marketing brand – ‘Book Springs’, specially designed for book lovers all over the world. The new website is aimed at informing readers about tailored offers, reviews and interviews about their favourite books and authors. Book Springs is a newsletter of Spring Leaf Books used for targeted book marketing and promotions. All book marketing campaigns are based on clear goals, good research, appropriate use of social media and trends within the industry of book subject, to achieve maximum exposure. Springs Leaf Books is proud to be affiliated with A spokesperson from Spring Leaf Books says: “We recognise that there are many book promotion initiatives out there but we hope that our offer will provide authors with a unique selling point for their book(s). Spring Leaf Books and Books Springs are two book marketing and promotion initiatives that will effectively su

OTOLI is currently on the Top Ten YA awareness books

View the Entry - Top Ten YA awareness books OTOLI is a story of bullying, teenage issues and the supernatural. The central character, a victim of bullying, Alice Turner, finds solace in a strange café called OTOLI and finds friendship with the enigmatic waitress, Jenny. It however turned out that Alice’s new friendship is not quite what it seems. Author’s Bio Bryony Allen writes Adult and Young Adult fiction. She is the author of 'Mystery, Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI', her latest book. Bryony is a teacher and currently lives in the beautiful wilds of the Suffolk countryside with her husband, four children, and pets, cats and dogs. Read the recent YA Book Reads blog with author, Bryony Allen. Bryony Allen is the author of two books: 'Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector' and 'OTOLI'

A new film ‘Broken Promises’ based on a short story by Avril Saunders

Paul Burton Films are currently in pre-production with a new short drama film which is being made in association with Avril Dalziel Saunders *. Before she was married, Jenny Curtis nursed her widowed mother for several years after she was left paralysed and speechless from a stroke. In Broken Promises, Chloe Richards recalls the twists and turns of fate that Jenny faced in the year following the death of her mother; and how her attempts to rebuild her life were thwarted when she met her then future husband, Harry Curtis. With a screenplay by Paul Burton - who is also set to produce and direct the film - Broken Promises is based on a short story by author, Avril Dalziel Saunders . The film is set to be made at Elstree Studios in north London and on location nearby in February 2012. The completed film will then be broadcast later this year as part of a short film strand on the following TV channels: Information TV (Sky 231), Information TV + 1 (Sky 189) and Showcase TV 2 (Sky 203

Ray’s amazing journey - in print, set for book launch

A NEW book charting a 70-year old runner’s mental and physical journey through life, as he sets himself almost impossible challenges, is out this month. Me and My Shadow is the story of Ray Matthews, a local man described by publishers Pneuma Springs as “truly exceptional”. Source: Ray’s amazing journey - in print - News - Goole Courier

A sensitive and insightful new book on helping children cope with bereavement

A Grief Unobserved By Maggie Kindred There is a wonderful book by C S Lewis in which he describes the process of coming to terms with his bereavement - the 'grief observed' which most adults will experience at some time in their lives… this book is about the grief not observed, that of very young children. It is for parents, carers, and professionals who work with them. Very often the remaining parent, close relatives and well-meaning friends, are understandably so involved with their own grief that they try to sweep the child's problem under the carpet. They can regard apparent lack of reaction in the child with relief, rather than as a danger signal. “This book is essentially practical - it is meant to make 'therapy' an everyday concept, so avoids jargon and theoretical language where possible.” says Author Maggie Kindred. Find out more “Insightful and sensitive” … Genre: Family & Relationships: Death, Grief,

A stirring true story of triumph and recovery from breast cancer

Mammograms Save Lives By Avril Dalziel Saunders Avril was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011. After a mammogram she was called back to receive the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She felt well, had no symptoms, had never smoked, ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly, so how could this be? There was no explanation, it can happen to anyone! Author Avril Dalziel Saunders says ‘…I want to inspire and encourage these women as well as women all over the world to have regular checks. …my profit from the book sales will go to Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan Nurses. I am shouting this out loud…‘MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES!’… Find out more “Inspiring and triumphant” … Genre: Coping with illness and specific conditions ISBN: 978-1-907728-36-5 Publication Date: 23 February 2012 Edition/Format: 1st/Paperback Book Size: 203 x 127 mm 70pp