Saturday, 15 April 2017

Shout it from The Rooftops

The 15th of the month means it's news day here on the More Than Writers blog. News from our fabulous writers that is.

Book launch
If you're within reach of Oxford on Saturday 10th June, Philip S Davies will be launching his second novel, Destiny's Revenge, at Blackwell's Bookshop on Broad Street in Oxford between 3.00 and 6.00 p.m. The shop will be open to the public at the time, so everyone is very welcome. If you'd like to come, please RSVP to the Facebook Event, or to:

Congratulations Phillip, and we all, at ACW are waiting to grab this and read it.

ACW Crime Competition

We all love a bit of crime. Well… crime fiction anyway. So, for our next competition, which is being launched jointly with Alfie Dog Fiction, write us a crime story with a Christian element - perhaps a Christian setting, or main characters whose Christian faith is an important element in the story. Our judges, Wendy H Jones (of DI Shona McKenzie fame) and Rosemary Kind (of Alfie Dog Fiction website) are looking for a well written and complete story, which will satisfy the reader. Avoid commonly repeated storylines. Be original. Make yours stand out from the crowd.

Email your entries to by Tuesday 18 April 2017. Entry fees: ACW members free; non-members £3 for one entry and £5 for two. Maximum of two entries per person, please. For an additional £7 (members and non-members), you may receive a critique of your story.

More details and payment information can be found on our website 

Great comp, so well worth sharpening, or honing,  your crime writing skills.

Children's Writer Eleanor Watkins

Eleanor has a new book from Dernier Publishing, Rebecca and Jade: Choices, due out in May with a launch in Hay-on-Wye on May 30th during Hay Festival week. Venue Bethesda Church, Oxford Road, 11am - 1pm, with tea coffee, cake, nibbles, chocs, signing, chat, and a talk by Dernier's Janet Wilson.

Also her three latest titles, Rebecca and Jade; Choices, To Everything a Time (Malcolm Down Publishing) and The Village (Books to Treasure) have been included in this year's onsite Festival bookshop, quite a breakthrough as normally only books from people appearing in the Festival programme are on sale here.

Also a sequel to The Village has been accepted for publication by Books to Treasure.

Wow, Eleanor! Impressive indeed. We wish you all the very best with it all. 

Fallen Warriors by Mark Smith

Fallen Warriors – a Christian thriller is on sale on all major estores during April: Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Nook.

In the city of York, a young woman dies in a tragic accident but is mysteriously brought back to life. As she attempts to find out and understand what happened, a terrorist group plans the largest attack the West has ever seen. A group of ordinary people find themselves drawn together, fallen warriors called to stand and fight, but will they stand or will they fall?

This is Mark's latest book which was released on 30th March, 2017. Looks good. 

I'm sure you will agree that ACW authors are a varied, and prolific, bunch. More news next month. 

About the Author

The author of this post is Crime Writer Wendy H. Jones, she who is judging the crime competition. If you would like to take a look at her credentials and her books, pop over to her Amazon Author Page

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