We get around.

After last weekend's visit to Wookey Hole, in Somerset, we now have a member who's gone one better. Peter St John’s novels are currently being displayed on the stand of the Geneva Writers’ Group, at the annual International Book Fair at Palexpo Geneva. Can anyone top that?

The Great Caunton Read


Book signing

Claire Kinton will be signing copies of DEAD GAME at WH SMITHS in Lincoln on the 16th of April 2011, between 12 noon and 3pm. SSAFA Forces Help will also be in attendance. If you are free please do come & support them & buy a signed copy of the allegorical DEAD GAME.

17 Cornhill; Lincoln; Lincolnshire; LN5 7HB Tel: 01522 535053


‘Pieces of Fate’ by David P Elliot

ISBN 978-0-9564369-7-9   Price £7.99

The 15th April 2011 sees the official launch of ‘Pieces of Fate’ the new offering from David P Elliot the Abingdon, UK based author who’s previous novel ‘Clan’ has sold in 14 countries to uniformly excellent reviews.

In the great tradition of British short story writing ‘Pieces of Fate’ is a collection of 6 stories which might best be described as of the ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ genre.

CarolineA prominent local businessman walks into a police station and confesses to murder, but is this really the open and shut case it seems?

In MedusaA genius dies and two competing companies battle to crack the most intelligent computer game ever developed, how far will they go to win?                                            

The Cottage - A young couple buy a cottage that the wife thinks is haunted but can their marriage survive the investigation, as a cynical radio presenter investigates?                                          

In SharkGary Bowler is happy in his work as he grows wealthy on the backs of the vulnerable in society. But can life get any better when he finds the perfect victim?                                                  
The Thief in the Waiting RoomTerry Bannister is a professional thief who tries to avoid working in his ‘unlucky town’. But is fate reversing his fortunes?                    

Long AlleyThe sighting of what appears to be an innocent young woman near an ancient set of almshouses sparks an investigation, but is this really a haunting and is she as harmless as she seems?

For more information and to order copies of ‘Pieces of Fate’ please go to


This Saturday - 7PM
Eastwood writers are reading out some of their work at Brinsely parish hall.
This popular event costs £1.50 per person.
There will be tea, coffee, juice and lots of cakes available.


Golden Acorns fall on Hollywood

Infinite Ideas, publisher of The Golden Acorn, Catherine Cooper’s prize-winning novel for 8 to 12 year olds, has optioned motion picture rights to Los Angeles based Delve Films Inc. The Golden Acorn was the astonishing overall winner of the Brit Writers’Awards in July 2010 and Infinite Ideas has signed a five book deal with Cooper to publish the entire Jack Brenin series. The Golden Acorn has been a huge hit on Amazon Kindle with nearly 75,000 downloads in the last four months, and overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon. The sequel, Glasruhen Gate, was published in March 2011 and is already a top 100 children’s bestseller on Kindle.

Full of twists and turns, talking ravens, magical books and mischievous Spriggans, The Golden Acorn is an entertaining and exciting tale from a very talented new author.
Isaac Testerman, founder of Delve Films, is upbeat about the acquisition: ‘We are very excited about the potential that The Golden Acorn presents for film. With the success of movies like Harry Potter, we know there is a huge audience for films like this, and we believe the story told in the Jack Brenin series will continue to charm children and adults alike as we take it in this new direction.’
David Grant of Infinite Ideas says, ‘We’re thrilled by this partnership with Delve. It’s a testament to the interest that this book has gained through word-of-mouth and our own online and e-book campaigns; it also demonstrates the growing importance of the Brit Writers’ Awards. The Golden Acorn, with its beautiful mix of mythology and magic, has really struck a chord as the outstanding Amazon reviews demonstrate.’

Catherine Cooper was delighted when Infinite Ideas’ Publisher, Richard Burton, called her with the news. ‘I don't really know what to say except I'm thrilled and extremely excited,’ she said. ‘The prospect of my story being made into a film is a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who is making this possible.’
Delve Films is currently producing four major motion pictures including the big budget adaptation of the Myst video game/novel franchise. Delve’s production partners are Oscar winning producers Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Galaxy Quest, Chronicles of Narnia) and Hunt Lowry (Last of the Mohicans, Donnie Darko).
Infinite Ideas will publish the remaining three Jack Brenin titles in 2011 and 2012: The Dwindling Door, The Lost Treasure of Annwn and The Oak Lord.