ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.

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ThunderPoint Publishing is based on The Isle of South Uist, in the Western Isles of Scotland.

The company will publish fiction and non-fiction, with four new titles currently being prepared for publication.

Submissions of well-written fiction are welcome, in any genre, with the decision to publish being based on whether the editorial team enjoys the submission.

Non-fiction submissions should include chapter list & summary, sample chapters and author bio.

Smashwords Interview

Interview with Huw Francis. author of Mule Train - What's the story behind your latest book?
The inspiration for Mule Train came from an extended holiday I enjoyed in Pakistan many years ago. I travelled from Karachi, in the south of the country, to the Hindu Kush mountains in north, and then over the Khunjerab Pass to China.

The locations in the book are all places where I spent time, though the story woven around those locations is entirely fictitious. The plot line of drug smuggling and the use of unwilling drug mules came from the regular stories reported in the press of European and American travellers caught at airports with quantities of drugs, who then claimed they had been forced to carry the drugs by some unknown person. I built on those reports during conversations I had with a number of policemen I met when living in Hong Kong, to create Mule Train.
How long did it take you to write Mule Train?
A long time. I always wanted to write fiction, but over the years I wrote three non-fiction titles and working on these meant Mule Train was pushed to one side. In the end, I was probably working on Mule Train for well over 10 years.
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Changed Times
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » Action
1679 - The Killing Times: Charles II is on the throne, the Episcopacy has been restored, and southern Scotland is in ferment. From the Battle of Drumclog to the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, John's platoon of farmers and villagers find themselves in the heart of the action over that fateful summer where the people fight the King for their religion, their freedom, and their lives.
QueerBashing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,330. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
From the revivalist churches of Orkney in the 1970s, to the gay bars of London and Northern England in the 90s, via the divinity school at Aberdeen, this is the story of McGillivray, self-centered, promiscuous hypocrite, failed Church of Scotland minister, and his own worst enemy. Raw, uncompromising. A viciously funny account of a man's desire to come to terms with himself.
Talk of the Toun
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Effortlessly capturing the religious and social intricacies of 1980s Scotland, Talk of the Toun is the perfect mix of pathos and humour as the two girls wrestle with the complications of growing up and exploring who they really are.
The House With The Lilac Shutters: And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
With a keenly observant eye and a finely detailed pen, Barnby illustrates the minutiae of life in this moving but unsentimental collection of short stories predominantly set in a small town in France.
The Bonnie Road
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Richly detailed, dark and compelling, d'Corsey magically transposes the old ways of Scotland into the 20th Century and brings to life the ancient traditions and beliefs that still dance just below the surface of the modern world.
The Birds That Never Flew
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,010. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Urban
Battered and bruised, Elizabeth has left abusive husband Patrick. Again. In the bleak and impersonal Glasgow housing office Elizabeth meets the provocatively intriguing drug addict Sadie, who is desperate to get her own life back on track too. The two women forge a fierce and interdependent relationship as they try to rebuild their shattered lives.
Toxic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,600. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Compelling and authentic, Toxic is a tense and fast paced crime thriller inspired by the Bhopal disaster.
Over Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
An eloquently written novel tracing the social transformations of a century where possibilities were opened up by two world wars that saw millions of men move around the world to fight, and mass migration to the new worlds of Canada and Australia by tens of thousands of people looking for a better life.
In The Shadow Of The Hill
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,080. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In The Shadow Of The Hill skilfully captures the intricacies and malevolence of the underbelly of Highland and Island life, bringing tragedy and vengeance to the magical beauty of the Outer Hebrides.
A Good Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,480. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Helen Davis deftly weaves the 1980's readjustment of British social boundaries into her novel as she transports the reader from coming of age student life in England, through adventure, death and life changing experiences in Peru, to a disastrous attempt at rediscovering lost youth and innocence, nearly thirty years too late.
Mule Train
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,230. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013 by ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A fast-paced novel following young backpackers on their first international adventure to Asia. Romantic notions of foreign travel quickly turn sour as they unwittingly become entrapped in the plans of a young drug-smuggler intent on making himself rich by exploiting naive young travelers.


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