Thursday, 1 April 2021

The Million Seller!

 HELLO readers, I've always wondered at and envied the authors of those books with a front cover boasting - The Million Worldwide Bestseller! As old-salt Jack used to ask, at my corner 'local', when shelling out a few quid for my latest paperback novel, "How come your books don't say that on the front?"

Well, soon I'll be able to boast it - though not for any of my many books to date. Instead, we'll soon have passed the six-figure mark for readers of this website. That's hardly a million, I hear you say. True, also the number reflects those who've simply looked at our light-literary website. They may not remain regular readers but we hope they do. But this is being posted on April Fool's Day, so I made the claim anyway! What's truly rewarding is the diversity of our readers around the world, as well as our hope to open their eyes to different views of life - and to lift their spirits through these difficult times.

We now have a new novel out, both on Kindle and in paperback by FeedAread, sponsored by the Arts Council. Beside The Still Waters is the ninth Sam-Stone-investigates thriller/romance, but also a stand-alone novel. It is set in the beautiful Lake District of northern England. We hope it will transport you there and also share some deeper perceptions of what lies beneath the changing surface of everyday events.

There is a 10th book also well advanced in the series, as well as a couple of uplifting books of humorous memoir in the pipeline. We will be updating our Pages For You soon, with details of the latest publication and those coming soon, as well as our other extracts of free reading. As usual, any books purchased (at rates we keep as low as possible) will support this non-profit site, started a decade ago by retired journalists tired of all the bad news.

Happy reading, wherever your are!

Monday, 1 March 2021

Let's Spring Forward!

 HELLO readers and welcome to better news and times.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Chilly Days, Warm Thoughts

CHILLY February brings more Covid vaccinations for the older generation, who will have to withstand the cold in queues to overcome the coronavirus. For others it's a still longer wait in what has seemed a frozen lockdown age but, now at least, with hope of a true summer and fuller life ahead. We can wait a little longer.

While waiting, this non-profit-making, light-literary website brings you an uplifting story in a popular series, set in one of the most relaxing and historic holiday areas of the world.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Welcome 2021!


HAPPY New Year, dear readers and friends everywhere!

Saturday, 5 December 2020

A Golden Gift


JUST right for Christmas after a disastrous year, our latest publication is set on a Greek island in early summer - during the pandemic. It's the perfect novel gift, a thriller/romance with deeper undertones

Sunday, 1 November 2020

A Psalm Of Hope

SO, with blustery November at our doors, we find ourselves sheltering in a fresh month of Lockdown

Friday, 2 October 2020

A New Leaf

 AS autumn falls we appreciate home comforts more. It's a good time to escape into a book. There are those who say fiction is untrue or 'made-up'. In fact, it gives a deeper reflection of reality, inspired by strong feelings, thoughts and experiences. The 'story' is just the icing on the cake!