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.
I still haven't written the novel I expected to write either as my eyes were opened to so many other avenues of creative writing.
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 has been leading up to this moment - the release of COWS! my first novel.
It has been two years in the making an after reading it to group members, friends, family and local primary school children it has initially been well received. I hope it goes on to do even better and that I will be able to publish a printed version in the near future.
In the summer holidays of 2013, Fishcake Publications ran a spooky story workshop in the Kirklees Huddersfield Library for kids aged 8-12 with a view to producing an eBook that contained the work that came from it.
These stories are the result of those workshops.
The Serial Killer, The Evil Carrot, Eyeball City, The Adventure of a Lifetime, Sweet But Murderous, The Curse of the Festival Fire.
Mill worker, Willie Arkenthwaite, suddenly, and by his own doing, becomes treasurer of the Murgatroyd's Mill Christmas club. Being rude, crude & terribly rude, how will this docile and inarticulate man accomplish this? With his friends, workmates and many comical mishaps along the way, that's how.
Sheep and Cows have been the dominant species’ on the planet for eons. With their superior intellect and cultural sociological ideals they have lived together peacefully for generations.
That was until the appearance of the mythical ‘hairless apes’.
The County is ruled by Her Ladyship, overseer of all the galaxies and beyond, and inhabited by whimsical characters including the Faery Wizard Colin Halfbacksy, Dragon Luminosity Bleedoodle, Goblin Hoblydanclybit and Faery Persctly Twosups who falls in love with a tree.
These and many others, thirty-one tales in all, make up the delight that is County Tales.
Frank and Jessie Littlewood (and some of their friends) had a way of capturing the spirit of their generation in a charming prose that can’t help but raise a smile.
This is but a small selection of pieces put together from works that were actually found written down, not only demonstrating the true entertainers they were, but also showing how much they loved one another and their many friends
This illustrated book shows exactly what can happen when you take three very different horror, fantasy and sci-fi writers, dismember their work, and then fiendishly stitch it back together in the form of an anthology of their compiled short stories.
A contorted mixture of sinister sci-fi horror, ghostly goings on and true-life terror, carefully combined within the cover of this book.
Cows are trying to take over the world! But how would these normally docile creatures do such a thing? Only Jimmy Tatley from Golthwaite and sheepdog companion Flossy can find out to stop them in time and save everyone from becoming bovine slaves. Of course, they get a little help on the way from some unusual characters, the Avians and those mysterious agents ‘The Masters’.