Should you feel like it.
English Language, literature and Creative Writing
Sarah Dobbs (ed), Cath Nichols, Devon Campbell-Hall, Val Jessop, Terry McDonough
Killing Daniel (novel)
13/02/13 – Want a signed copy? Have got one copy left. You can nab it by sending a PayPal payment of £12.99 to firstname.lastname@example.org
In Manchester Fleur is drifting through life haunted by her murdered boyfriend Daniel.
KILLING DANIEL is an assured debut novel from a young writer who sets parallel worlds in motion and burns them into the reader’s imagination. Possessing an authentic narrative voice and impressive imaginative range, she is as much at home in Tokyo as in the post-industrial North West of England where her story begins. Her writing is economical, poetic, and darkly evocative; perfectly honed to explore the violence and retribution that underpins human affairs in her work, whilst also sustaining a tenuous but unbreakable thread of hope.
GRAHAM MORT on KILLING DANIEL by SARAH DOBBS. Published by UNTHANK BOOKS, November 2012.
Red Room (ed) AJ Ashworth
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This is a collection of stories inspired by the Brontes. Writers include Tania Hershman, Simon Armitage, Vanessa Gebbie, David Constantine, Elizabeth Baines, Carys Davies, Felicity Skelton and me.
Mine’s called Behind all the Closed Doors.
Here’s a lovely review from Sabotage.
Eighteen stories describe sticky predicaments, testing choices and reluctant confessions: a publisher surveys the changing literary scene as an age-old mob war he’s losing; a man finds himself trapped by his own perfectionism in a forbidding meat-processing factory; a strange black monolith appears in a back garden somewhere in the north of England. Lit-up tales for dark times:
David Rose, Sandra Jensen, Sarah Dobbs, Mischa Hiller, Gordon Collins, Ian Chung, Sharon Zink, Ashley Stokes, Angela Readman, CD Rose, AJ Ashworth, John Nicholson, Philip Langeskov, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Charlie Wilkinson, Sarah Evans, Tim Mitchell.
Creative Writing for Creative People: Beginners
This is a 10 week course in one handy, mini book. Adapted from courses especially written for Beginner writers, it combines analysis of short stories and tips from published authors.
E-book – £1.57
Paperback – £4.64
The God Bones
Kindle – £1.02
Published by Goggle
Susan’s father is dying. Always a storyteller, her father captured her imagination as a child with his stories of the “God Bones”. Now he’s dying, she begins to see his stories were more than just ways to pass a summer’s day.
The Best of Bolton
An extract from the novel will be read at the Octagon in April, including a line-up with Gaye Gerrard, lovely local lady and fab poet.
Voices (editor) – a collection of gritty and inspiring work from debut, emerging and established Blackburn voices.
The God Bones (performance) – ADC Theatre
The Oyster and the Adorer – Halloween Event
Drawing Alice (novel)
The Red Balloon (novellette)
Cloudscapes over the Lune – Charity Anthology
The Lemonade Girl – short
The Perfect Man – novel
Game, Set, Love-Match – novel