I started creative writing in September 2008 as I really wanted to write a book but had no idea where to start. So I enrolled on a creative writing course at the local college and I've never looked back since.
By June 2009 I joined the Holmfirth Writers' Group and March 2010 I became the treasurer.
Since then we have relaesed two anthologies with over 350 sales.
Personally, I have had some poems published, an article in a cat magazine and published my first book in rememberance of my grandparents and their writing.
However, everything had been leading up to my first defining moment - the release of COWS!, my first novel.It had been two years in the making and I was so proud to get it out there.
Since then I have started my own independent publishing company, Fishcake Publications (www.fishcakepublications.com), and have co authored another book of short stories, Souls of Darkness, under the pen name of Damon Rathe.
I'm looking forward to going on an releasing more titles of my own as well as other undiscovered authors as well.
vicky Deal Sharing Aunt
on Sep. 12, 2013 :
This was a funny read and it was really funny to read a book from the animal's point of view. I was laughing when I read about what the animals thought about the cloned sheep. I also laughed when they talked about eating grass and clovers. This is a great story! I am giving this book a 5/5.
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(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 11, 2013 :
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Wow. Now I don’t feel so bad for loving to eat beef. This book cracked me up. Now, out of all the animals you could have chosen to attempt to take over the world, cows would be my last choice. I usually see cows just hanging around, eating and not doing much. So when I read the blurb, I was a little skeptical. I didn’t think the author could pull it off. I was happily wrong.
The book was well written and the story was cleverly executed. The characters were interesting and lifelike, the descriptions were vivid and detailed, and the story was a fun tale that my kids loved. I had to stop reading at times so we could quit laughing.
All in all, this was a fun read that I greatly enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this book to others, especially for kids. The only warning I have is that this book may make you want to avoid drinking milk.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 08, 2013 :
This is an imagination takes on a whole new level. Even I still can’t imagine how cows can do such things like that! In this book, Martin pays attention in every details that you will feel as if you were in the middle of the war yourself. You could feel how the village becomes so mysteriously silent as Jimmy went out that morning. You could see the bird forming the word BEWARE at the back of your mind, like it were very real.
Check out my full review at http://cutecoconut.com/2013/08/cows-by-martin-d-rothery/
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 24, 2013 :
As I write this I am sitting in my basement, in silence, lights off, and every part of me is covered by a blanket. At this very moment, a passerby would think the house is completely empty as the only light that exists is that emitting from my laptop and that too is securely under my blanket. Why? That's simple... it is possible that there are COWS! within a one mile radius of my home. Well... it is highly unlikely, I mean, I haven't seen any in the surrounding area BUT anything is possible and I would rather be safe than sorry.
Let me explain...
Please check out our FULL review by visiting us at Griffin's Honey, http://www.griffinshoney.com/book-review-cows-by-martin-d-rothery/
(reviewed within a month of purchase)