My Self-Publishing Journey

First-time author, Gill Ingram, describes her self-publishing journey, from the very beginnings of her writing, to being a published author. I’m a first-time author and lucky enough to live in Frome, Somerset, alongside a great many other writers and creative people. It’s a place where it’s easy to get inspired! Five years ago, ten of us founded […]

Alec Forshaw’s Self-Publishing Journey

Author, Alec Forshaw talks about finding the inspiration for his book, ‘An Address in Bloomsbury’, his previous experience with publishing and why he turned to self-publishing. I am lucky enough to live in a very old house in central London, very close to Great Ormond Street. Having retired from my day job as a town planner and conservation officer in local government, I […]

The Adventurous Young Rascals of Rosignol

An exciting story of childhood, by Johnny L. Zainul. In the small, poor, but close- knit village of Rosignol, on the West Bank of the Berbice River in Guyana, resided a group of boys who lived life to the full.  Fearless, adventurous and courageous, these boys carved their childhoods out of escapades and near-misses. They called themselves “The Rivals”.  […]

It Leaves Me The Same: A farmer’s son in The Great War

Based on the true story of my great uncle, Allen Green, the book I’ve just published retells a nineteen year old’s journey in 1918 from his family farm in Somerset through the Somme battlefield during the Great War, culminating in a dramatic ending on Armistice Day. The book came about after a family member found […]

Book release: ‘Check for Leaks’ by Richard Castle

A Story of Civil Servants and Their Strange Activities during The Cold War. Written by Richard Castle. In the 1930s, a Turk called Dr Joseph Peress designed an armoured diving suit which carried out several dives on the wreck of the RMS Lusitania at the behest of the British government.  Then 40 years later, a new […]

My Self-Publishing Story, by Brian Cooper.

Hi. My name is Brian Cooper and I am the self-published author of A Green Penguin. This is a story written for my grandson about pollution. Before you stop reading, it’s a funny story of how a talking penguin helps a youngster understand the dangers of plastics in our seas.  But how do write about such […]

Behind ‘The Big Whizzo’ and The Jimmy Ocean Project

Author of The Big Whizzo, David Raine explains what he hopes to achieve from The Jimmy Ocean Project and how he believes that through his adventure books, children and parents alike can help change the world, just like Jimmy Ocean. What is The Jimmy Ocean Project and why does it matter? The Californian based 5 Gyres Institute have estimated, […]

Michael Hutchins discusses his new ghost story

Guest blogger and SPP author, Michael Hutchins discusses the story behind his new ghost story, Morgwel Hall I normally write historical novels and the idea for this rendition came to me at the oddest hour: Four O’clock in the morning I was lying awake, as is quite often the case, when I formulated the basis for my ghost […]