Writing can be a long and often uphill journey - so it's important to celebrate successes along the way.
Congratulations to the following clients on successful publication of their books:
John W. Adams II - ENTRE NOUS
(Atlas Books, 2008)
The moving and inspirational true story of a son's relationship with his dying father. The book centres on life's most valuable lesson - the importance of telling people how we feel about them before they are gone. Written to inspire thought and action, this story is a roadmap for life and emotional honesty.
Mariela Baeva - THE DAY WAS BORN
(Trafford Publishing, 2006)
A real-life tale of the Bulgarian transition to democracy. A story of self-delusion, love, the collapse of old values and the hope for new ones. Shortlisted for Glimmer Train's Open Fiction Award in 2005-6.
Barbara Bisco - A TASTE FOR GREEN TANGERINES
(Black Lotus, 2008)
A story of love, lust and murder that follows a young English anthropologist and her western colleagues as they try to set up an eco-lodge in the rainforests of Indonesia.
Tom Broadbent - ON YOUNGHUSBANDâ€™S PATH
Charts the authorâ€™s 4000-mile journey across Asia in the footsteps of an illustrious 19th century ancestor. The Independent on Sunday gave the book a four-star rating. Critic, Dervla Murphy, wrote: â€śEvery armchair traveller will delight in Tom Broadbentâ€™s companionship from Peking to Pindi, every active traveller must pay homage to his achievement.â€ť
Claire Carpenter, HOLD ON TIGHT
A story to inspire children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Part of the 'Yes You Can' self-development series inspired by the likes of Napoleon Hill, Brian Tracy, Anthony Robbins, Susan Jeffers and Stephen Covey.
Teresa Thornhill, THE CURTAIN MAKER OF BEIRUT
(Berkshire Academic Press, 2011)
It is March 2006. At the Sit-in for the Disappeared, in downtown Beirut, an old woman describes the abduction of her teenage son by the Syrians in 1978. She is still waiting to learn his fate.
Michael Earle - A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB ON TIMOR
An inspirational and motivational life memoir of the author's hazardous adventures on Timor while carrying out geological research. The bookâ€™s been in Amazonâ€™s Top 10 Bestsellers Chart for biography / science and biography / endurance & survival.
Johannes Kerkhoven - STATE OF GUILT (Authorhouse, 2010)
Piet van Land and Anja the girl next door, discover love while living under German occupation during World War II in Holland.
Elizabeth Gillard - THE TALE OF A CHELTENHAM LADY
A girl from a humble home is sent to a prestigious Ladiesâ€™ College in the 1950s. This memoir charts her struggle to meet her motherâ€™s unrealistic expectations.
Colin Goodwin â€“ LEG BEFORE WICKET
(Legend Press, 2008)
Devious Roland Bullock gives an ultimatum to Throttle Cricket Club to 'win a trophy or be closed down.' The resulting mayhem escalates into scandal and loss of life.
John Harrison, THE TOILET PAN MILLIONAIRE - MONEY MAKING SECRETS YOU CAN LEARN ON THE LOO
(Streetwise Publications, 2008)
The follow-up to the bestseller, THE MONEY MAKING MAGIC OF A FUNFAIR GOLDFISH. Another humorous and life-changing book for aspiring and ambitious entrepreneurs around the world.
Delphine H. Hollingwood - LIFE IN BURROW AT BROCKDEN
(W.J. Lennard, 2007)
The author wrote this book following an operation to cure her epilepsy. An intellectual fantasy, it covers the year in the life of some very dear creatures.
Trevor Homer - THE BOOK OF ORIGINS
A book of 'firsts' crammed with surprising and intriguing facts about when things started. A treasure trove of information on the origins of everything - from musical instruments to mobile phones, from toasters to trainspotting, and from pistols to plastic surgery. Now published in various editions around the world.
Trevor Homer - BORN IN THE USA
(Skyhorse Publishing, 2009)
Americans created the heart pacemaker and email. They also gave us wheel clamps and Chinese fortune cookies. A trivia guide that includes surprising inventors like George Washington, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen.
Celia Jennings, RESISTANCE - THE WHOLE TRUTH
(Masterworks International, 2009)
All aspects of resistance are explored, including: quantum physics, mainstream and alternative medicine, humour and political resistance. Discover how essential this force is in our physical universe.
John J. May - THE ORIGIN OF SPECIOUS NONSENSE
(Original Writing Ltd, 2010)
A controversial book in which it is argued that evolution is an unscientific hoax and "the greatest deceit in the history of science."
John Kitchen - NICOLA'S GHOST
(Author House, 2009)
Nicola's Ghost is a mystery adventure that touches on the supernatural, but is rooted very much in real life. The novel for 9-12 year olds is written in a lively, captivating way, full of intrigue and unexpected twists.
Yvonne Lyon - EDGEBURN
(Legend Press, 2008)
Ginny must uncover the secrets of her family history in order to bring harmony between two warring families and establish her place in the community. A powerful page-turner cleverly weaving between the 21st and 10th century.
Katie Micuta - BETRAYAL
(Chipmunka Books 2007)
Full of action and intrigue, Katie's imagination transports us to unknown places where emotions have the upper hand. This is an imaginative book with a tantalising ending.
Moira Robinson - POPULAR FICTION & PUBLISHING: 1960s-1990s
(Legend Press, 2009)
A look at popular fiction at the end of the 20th century. Why was Enid Blyton involved with the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover? The fatwa imposed on Salman Rushdie is old hat but do you know the background to it? All this and more...
Martina Munzittu â€“ A DEAL WITH A STRANGER
(Legend Press, 2008)
When Paolo leaves Clara, her whole world crumbles. From this point onwards, her life takes an unexpected turn.
Gillian Philip - BAD FAITH
A coming-of-age murder mystery set in a dystopian society. Cassie is happy with her privileged life as the daughter of a One Church cleric - until the day she trips over a Very Important Corpse... A teenage crime novel.
Gillian Philip - LIFE OF THE PARTY
(Evans Brothers Ltd, 2008)
Chloe is a teenager who spends her spare time hanging out and binge drinking with her friends. But one morning, she wakes up to something much worse than a hangover!
Helen Pletts - BOTTLE BANK
A dazzling collection of writing from award-winning poet, Helen Pletts. Diverse poetry that is sad, erotic and humorous.
Rouhi Shafii - POMEGRANATE HEARTS
(Shiraz Press, 2007)
An historical romance set in 20th century Iran, written in a lyrical language which combines wit and delightful descriptions of nature.
Harpreet Singh - 'Simran Kaur in Great Barr' - MANGO SHAKE
(Tindal Street Press, 2007)
A sparkling showcase of writing by South Asian Writers. A story of modern-day British-Asian experience, located in the urban environs of north-west Birmingham.
Christine Stott - MAGDA MAE AND THE MAGIC BRANCH
(Bruton Books, 2007)
The first book in a series called 'The Very Strange Adventures of Magda Mae' - tales about an incurable tomboy and her magical friends at the bottom of her garden.
Christine Stott - SCARY JAKE'S DISASTROUS DAY
(Bruton Books, 2008)
Magda, armed with her hastily assembled 'special effects', helps Jake prepare for a film audition - with disastrous consequences! An illustrated book for children aged 6 - 10.
Merryn Williams - EFFIE
(The Book Guild, 2010)
Effie Gray was the wife of two distinguished Victorians, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais, in an age when divorce was almost impossible. The annulment of her first marriage was one of the great scandals of the 1850s and would follow all three of them around till the last of them died.
David Wiltshire - A TIME OF LOVE, A TIME OF WAR
(Hales Ltd, 2010)
An RAF pilot, an American paratrooper and a Waffen SS Haupsturmfuhrer, experience passion, love and guilt before their lives cross following the breach of Hitler's Atlantic Wall in 1944. All have to face the awful reality of war as tension steadily mounts.
S.L. Powell - FIFTY FIFTY
Gil is on a collision course with his scientist father when he meets Jude, a passionate animal rights activist. A fast-paced and thought-provoking thriller.
Roderick Rossini - VOICES
(Anchor Ltd, 2010)
A former journalist examines audio evidence for survival of the soul. An exploration of how the spirits may be communicating through meta-speech.
Matt White - THE STYX
(Author House, 2006)
A psychological horror/black comedy concerning a drug-fuelled battle through time between two pretenders to God's throne.
Lucy McCarraher & Annabel Shaw - THE REAL SECRET
What to do when the universe hasn't delivered... Debunks the promises of many self-help books. Instead, takes the best of what really works to raise your levels of happiness and success.
Katherine T Owen - IT'S OK TO BELIEVE (Blurb, 2010)
The author was ill and bedbound for 14 years. At a time when she could barely speak, she found her head filling with inspirations â€“ poems and thought-bites which moved her forward on her spiritual journey.
Steve Follows - RUTHLESS
$90 million is at stake and crime boss Alan Farrah will kill anyone for that sort of money without batting an eyelid. Anyone's life could be in jeopardy when he employs the highest paid hit man in Europe.
Paula Wynne - CREATE A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE
(Lean Marketing Press, 2010)
A book written for start ups, small business owners and anyone who wants a website - from a student profile or simple hobby site to a full throttle online business.
Mark Tolley - THE LOGOS
Following the brutal murder of his brother and a number of other high powered Freemasons, Adam Lamech is drawn into a sinister world he never knew existed.
A world of Freemasons and Magi; of violence, abduction and murder.
Gillian Philip - CROSSING THE LINE
A funny and poignant look at teen life: knife culture, adolescent loneliness, friendships and love.
Katharine Dever - BETTERMORPHOSIS (2009)
Discover the secret of graceful life transformation in this life-changing book by spiritual author Katharine Dever. Take your life back and find out what it is you really want and who you really are, and can be in this world.