This page highlights some of the authors who’ve recently had books published with us.

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Dave Lewis – Happy – The Only Way To Look At Life

Welsh writer Dave Lewis latest work will help all those who struggle to find time to live a more meaningful life. This book will lift your spirits and force you to look at life in a much more free and considered way. The world does move too fast and this book helps us slow down, smell the roses and listen to the beating heart within us all. It delivers a simple message in a funny and conversational style manner.

“Love this book. Found myself laughing out loud before I had even finished the introduction! The information provided on strategies of how to be happy are consistent with the most up to date neuroscientific research, which was pleasantly surprising to me, as I have been studying these very techniques in a course I am currently on. The info is laid out in an easy to digest format throughout and contains lots of practical advice as well as plenty of humour thrown in to keep the learning a joyful experience. The author takes you through the journey by relating the advice to his own experiences, giving this book a very human feel, rather than a book of learning. Therefore, it is easy to relate to. A big thumbs up from me.” – Claire


Hubert Tsarko – Composting For All

Hubert Tsarko is the pen name of John Short. Born in Liverpool, he grew up on the edges of Lancashire and went from school to study Comparative Religion at Leeds University. Later he spent some years in the south of Europe working in fields and factories and as an English teacher in Spain before settling for a long period in Athens. At the end of 2007 he emerged from an obscure neighbourhood of Piraeus to get a laptop and submit work to magazines. These days he divides his time between Liverpool and Barcelona. “Composting for All” is his first collection.

“The titles of these poems give us some idea of what to expect, but not everything: places (such as Riscle) remembered from the wanderings of an artist living the vie routiere are given a surreal treatment; curious incidents (The Cat Sat on my Glasses) afford us unexpected entry into a private world; dreamlike employment of stock phrases and skilful evocations of atmosphere take us by surprise.” – Dave Lee


Shahilla Barok – From Moth To Social Butterfly

This is the first in a series of no nonsense self help books helping you get to where you want to be.

I am your Pocket Coach, oh yes! I’m coaching you through the medium of text and showing you easy, do-able ways of becoming a social butterfly, even if socialising isn’t your most favourite thing. The reality is that you will on many occasions find yourself in a social context, so why not have fun with it?

Shahilla Barok is a well-respected and highly regarded trainer, with over 20 yearsof experience in developing people. As a fully qualified teacher, coach and NLP practitioner, Shahilla has helped to develop private individuals and professionals within businesses. She also designs and delivers training andworkshops in a number of local authorities, corporations and to embassy staff.

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VariousTen Years On

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‘Ten Years On’ is a celebration of the best poetry submitted to the international Welsh Poetry Competition between 2012-2016. A diverse look at the world we inhabit – alive, energetic, melodic, unrepentant and moving. This anthology is for all poets who truly feel. For the brave, the exuberant, the feisty, the outrageous and the rule breakers. A chance to revel in the moment and not be afraid.

After 10 successful years and nearly 5,000 entries from all over the world the competition is now firmly established on the international literary calendar.

Edited by Dave Lewis.


Gillian Brightmore – Blood in Butetown

The perpetrator of a series of crimes against women taking place in the city, Wesley Travis, is hunted down in the shabby streets of a rundown dockland area by a no-nonsense woman police officer, D.S. Raz Raison. However this is not only a story of murder, but also a love story. Laura Ridgeway, an accidental bystander at the second murder scene, becomes caught up in the case, becoming embroiled in a dangerous underworld of double-dealing and subterfuge when she embarks on an affair with Raz Raison. Unwittingly she has also become the object of Travis, her work colleague’s, misplaced affections. His unrequited passion spurs him on to further hideous crimes so that Laura is trapped between the kisses of an unreliable lover as well as the uncalled for embrace of the killer himself. How will Laura survive in a world alien to her where everyday assumptions no longer hold sway?

Gillian Brightmore is a fiction and script writer born in Wales and an activist in mental health issues. She has published a number of short stories, most successfully, ‘The Woman who loved Cucumbers’ (Honno Short Fiction – 2002). Her work has appeared in Planet Magazine, Big Issue Cymru, Everywoman Magazine, Roundyhouse, Poetry Online Express, ‘Exchanges: Women Writing in Wales’ (Honno Poetry – 1990) and Velvet Magazine.


Dave Lewis – Wales Trails

wales-trails-kindle-cover-1788_2555In 2016 Dave turned fifty years old and realised that eleven years was far too long to wait between cycling adventures, even though in 2005, after he and a friend rode the iconic Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge, Dave swore he’d never sit on a saddle again.

“When you’ve forgotten the pain of your last time on a road bike why not invent a new and exciting challenge closer to home? The plan – to create a loop of Wales, ride over 600 miles for charity and put your country firmly on the cycling bucket list.

This is the story of one man’s attempt to establish ‘Wales Trails’ as a ‘must-do’ bike ride for all the thousands of cyclists out there in the world. A vision that one day, the land of the dragon, with its rapidly diminishing yet rich cultural heritage, will become a ‘LEJOG-lite‘ that all bikers will want to do!”

More than just a guide, this book is a funny and thought-provoking account of two weeks in the summer of 2016 when one man’s dream becomes reality.

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Sally Spedding – The Yellowhammer’s Cradle

tyc_175_250According to ancient folklore in Scotland and northen England, the yellowhammer bird is said to drink a drop of the Devil’s blood every May Day morning, but for pretty, young, Catriona McPhee in rural Argyll in 1846, this mere titbit will never satisfy her dark soul. From the day she arrives to work as a maid at Ardnasaig House on the bleak shores of Loch Nonach during the time of the Clearances, she brings a growing fear to those already there. Yet nothing – not even her shocking secret – will dent her ambition. However, Janet Lennox, the housekeeper’s plain, less-educated daughter, harbouring her own tragedy, has other ideas, and soon a dance to the death begins. As winter chills the vast rooms and freezes the bottomless Loch Nonach, who, within that haunted, granite prison, will live, and who will die?

Sally Spedding was born by the sea near Porthcawl and studied Sculpture at Manchester and St. Martin’s, London. While an exhibiting artist and full-time teacher, she won an international short story competition and was approached by an agent. Wringland, set in haunted Fen country, was published in 2001. Sally is also twice winner of the international Welsh Poetry Competition.


Dave Lewis – Reclaiming The Beat

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Welsh writer Dave Lewis’s twelfth book is another cutting-edge, avant-garde poetry collection. A journey through time and space, through heartache and depression where glimpses of hope shine through the grey veil. This collection is a deeply moving, all-seeing observation of modern life, and if we are brave enough to stay on the ride we are ultimately rewarded with a positive re-birth like a phoenix rising from the ashes of despair.

The title is taken from famous American writer, Jack Kerouac’s, definition of the ‘beat generation’ and a quote from his girlfriend Joyce Johnson, who said he described ‘beats’  as ‘the poor, the pure and the inward’.

With great reviews by famous Welsh writer Catrin Collier and Welsh Poetry Competition winners Sally Spedding and Kathy Miles.


Amelie Ash – Epiphany

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Ballet dancer and author Amelie Ash is from Leicestershire. Her debut anthology ‘Epiphany’ documents her battle with anorexia. Amelie has also had work published in ‘Poetry Rivals 2012’ and ‘Women Writers of the Year 2015’.

“This poetry is quite simply, breathtaking. Amelie Ash speaks to us with unflinching honesty about horrifying experiences, and yet through this she brings us to a greater appreciation of the beauty of overcoming. Even when confronting the darkest despair, the poetry is driven by the restless energy of an unconquerable spirit. Ash has an exceptional ear for rhythm and phonology, giving the poems an extraordinary lyrical beauty.  Songs of pain, songs of hope, songs of resilience, these poems are an extraordinary witness to one young woman’s extraordinary courage.” – Sarah Parkin


Rob Graham – A Craving For Adventure

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Falklands Veteran Rob Graham left his beloved Wales in 2013 in a bid to cycle to the other side of the world. The true story tells how he finds himself a target for muggers, witnesses the reality of human kindness and pushes his body beyond the realms of physical endurance; all in his quest for adventure.

He also becomes torn between the love for his sons and the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

Combining the adventure with a challenge, he attempts to cycle 20,000 kilometres, through 20 countries in just 10 months. Never one to take the easy option he rides solo and unsupported also. It’s a challenge many told him couldn’t be done and where there were numerous reasons why he might fail.

An inspirational tale of self-discovery, it is full of humour; danger, conflict and an abundance of adventures.

Along the way he is confronted by his past and meets an array of colourful characters.


Janet Teal Daniel – Shetland Saga

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In 2004, Janet and Ieuan Rhys Daniel left their marital home of twenty-five years in South Wales to live and work in the Shetland Isles. This is the story of their experience and explores themes of attachment, relationships, connection, remoteness and belonging.

“We now look back on that year in Shetland as a watershed. It enabled us to grow and develop as individuals, as a couple and a family. I often thank Calum Andrews for making it possible. It was a remarkable experience and even more appreciated in retrospect.”

A soothmoother or southmouther is anyone who resides south of the Shetlands.

Since 2006 Janet has run a small but successful private practice, counselling from home and working with a range of issues. She particularly enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship. This has brought together her counselling and mediation skills. She has developed professional and personal interest in early attachment theory and how it plays out in adult relationships and its links to neurological research.


Jay Thomas – The Rainbow Time Travellers

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Seven educational stories by Jay Thomas, for children aged 5-10 years old. The younger brother and elder sister have such a close bond that a sudden change in the elements enables them to travel in time. Their travels and adventures together encompasspast and future events. Occasionally the travels develop into a sense of ‘double’ time travel, in which they become the age they would be at that future time. A very strange experience indeed!

At a very young age the author committed a crime, in that he had great difficulty in learning to read. Many years later he was diagnosed as being dyslexic.

These stories are written bearing in mind of the many misunderstood children who have difficulty in reading.


Sally SpeddingCut To The Bone

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WHERE NO-ONE IS SAFE… In 2008, when Rita Martin’s feckless husband leaves her and their three children to fend for themselves, her secure world is turned upside down. When they have to move to Coventry’s Scrub End estate, her every worst fear is realised. Yet how can she possibly know that her eldest son’s best friend from a nearby luxury development has only evil in mind? A teenage boy with, it seems, everything, yet damaged and dangerous like the very area itself. And will DI Tim Fraser believe Rita enough to help protect her family and bring a killer to justice? CUT TO THE BONE is a dark, psychological chiller, set in troubled times. You will be left unsure whom to trust and wondering when all else fails, if even love is enough.

Sally Spedding was born by the sea near Porthcawl and studied Sculpture at Manchester and St. Martin’s, London. While an exhibiting artist and full-time teacher, she won an international short story competition and was approached by an agent. Wringland, set in haunted Fen country, was published in 2001. Sally is also twice winner of the international Welsh Poetry Competition.


James WaltonThe Leviathan’s Apprentice

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Walton is a masterful artisan with language in poems that at the same time completely steer clear of artifice. Careering explorations carry a great sense of unruffled stillness – this book is a well travelled hardwood chest filled with glittering curios, feathers, loss and tranquillity. The future of this art form lies in experiential reading of fully fleshed works like these. – Les Wicks.

James Walton’s poems have appeared in: Eureka Street, The Wonder book of Poetry, Australian Poetry Collaboration, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Great Ocean Quarterly, Australian Poetry, Hubgarden Poetry, Australian Love Poems 1st & 2nd Editions, Poetry d’Amour Anthology 2014, Silver Birch Press – Bukowski On Wry, Australian Poetry Journal, A Sudden Presence – Anthology of Short Listed Poems, Australian Catholic University National Literature Prize 2013, Welsh Poetry Competition 2014.


J. Loh RettigSubmerge In Poetry

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A short collection of poems by Malaysian born author J. Loh Rettig, drawing on her travel and life experiences.

Born and raised in Malaysia, after graduating from High School, impelled by my inquisitiveness and adventures spirit, I soon left for Europe where I furthered my education and learned a professional occupation in Germany. Later on, I also spent sometime in UK for further studies and was awarded a Diploma in TESOL, in London. Poems and verses had always fascinated me. Inspired by them, I soon wrote my first poem at the age of 17. Now being an adult and a matured woman, I do observe and experience things more consciously and in a different way. This gave me the inspiration to put them into words, to compose poems and to make my first collection out of it. There might even be readers whose similar experiences are being touched upon in these poems. Take a look and submerge into the world of verses.


M. L. Green  The Misguided Samaritan

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A dark story of a family moulded by abuse, neglect, a love betrayed, hate and sibling rivalry. Genes, fate and dogma govern the lives of Emily and her two sons John and Frank. A stranger provides the catalyst that will direct all their futures. Guilt preys heavily on John for the unwitting part he played in the deaths of two family members. Once a devout Catholic, part of him wants to seek the relief of absolution, but he no longer believes in God. To atone he makes fundamental mistakes and becomes ‘The Misguided Samaritan’ John considers himself a befriender of the young and vulnerable and we learn of the terrible paths trodden by them leading to this ‘Misguided Samaritan.’

Marie-Louise Green, born within the sound of Bow Bells couldclaim to be a Cockney but she dislikes towns and cities,preferring the great outdoors and peace of the countryside. A local writers’ group encouraged her to indulge her love oflanguage and reading. Writing has given her imaginationfreedom to draw upon past experiences, current affairs andbest of all a reason for ‘people watching’. After writing short stories, prose and plays the gauntlet wasthrown down ‘So you think you’re a author; prove it!’ This is her first novel.


Dave Lewis  Photographic Composition

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An introduction to the basic rules and principles of photographic composition. Contains practical advice on improving composition and taking better photographs. A concise guide suitable for the complete beginner through to the more serious digital photographer.

It doesn’t matter whether you use a professional DSLR, a small compact or a mobile phone, this book will teach you all there is to know about photographic composition in order to improve your shots.

An easy read illustrated with over 60 carefully chosen images.

Dave Lewis is a writer and photographer that lives in the UK. He has over 25 years experience in photography and has lectured digital photography and Photoshop for over 7 years.