July 2014

Liah Thorley has signed an  e-book deal with US-based traditional publisher Bathory Gate Press for her historical vampire novel Playing with Fire. It's due out Autumn 2014, and is published under her pen name J S Thorley. See

Tim Arnot launches his latest book, Hunted, ( a sequel to Wanted) on Facebook on Saturday 16th August (12 till midnight). There'll be prizes and giveaways, fun and games, a virtual chocolate fountain, spot the author competitions and all sorts.  See

Tim's own Facebook author page is :

A lot has been happening for Debbie Martin as she publishes the first in her Patchwork Series – Patchwork Man – writing as D.B. Martin. It’s out on Kindle now (*Version*=1&*entries*=0) and in print on 18th August. The second, Patchwork People, will be following in September. 

Her first YA novel, penned as Lily Stuart, is also out in September – Webs – following an irreverent, sharp talking teenager, and her aspirations as a teen detective.
You can find out more about Debbie’s work on her two websites and
You can also find Debbie on Twitter @StorytellerDeb and Facebook
Debbie has also now signed with literary agents A for Authors, so watch this space for more!

Audrina Paisley has just self-published her novel Spiral.
A remote island in the Scottish Hebrides, 1446....
Teenaged midwife Rosie MacBain is skilled at what she does; whether that be delivering a baby, setting a bone, or keeping her four orphaned sisters from the brink of destitution. But on the day her youngest sister discovers an ancient piece of silver buried on their land, an old face from Rosie’s childhood returns to the village. From that moment on, Rosie must decide which is more important to her; her craft, her sisters, her love...or her life.


November 2014

The Wantage Betjeman Festival is on Sat 25/10 to Sun 2/11: the Crime Writing Workshop and talks from Charles Harris (screenwriting) and Jacq Burns will be of particular interest to writers. (Great value too, given MR Hall and William Ryan are Guardian Master Class tutors at £300 a pop for a weekend’s course!).