Monthly Archives: August 2014

Penkhull Press latest title ‘It Never Was Worthwhile’

Penkhull Press new website goes live!

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‘A thought-provoking and compelling anthology of short stories of the Great War.’

Initially available in electronic form only, It Never Was Worthwhile will grow considerably over the coming months, culminating in a launching of both hardback and paperback editions.

Purchasers of the shorter electronic version should set their reading device to auto-update to receive the new content free of charge as it becomes available!



Kim Newman interviewed for Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3

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Kim Newman has provided a 19th century adventure, “Angels of Music” for The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3:

In the ’70s – that colourful, hectic decade of garish clothes, corrupt politics, personal excess and trivial music – three girls were sent to the Paris Opéra. They could dance a little, sing a little more, were comely when painted, and cut fine female figures in tights. Were the world just, they would have been stars in the ascendant, rewarded with fame, riches and advantageous marriages.


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Haiku – Bees

Bee-on-lavender-horizontal-websitejpgA shimmer of bees.
Lavender scented breakfast
There for the harvest.


Lou Morgan : Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2

lou-morgan-01Tell us a little about yourself and your writing.

I’m a novelist and short story writer, and I bounce infuriatingly between any kind of genre that takes my fancy. So far, that’s urban fantasy and horror for both adult and teen readers, because at the end of the day, I just like telling stories.

My first novel, Blood and Feathers, was an urban fantasy involving hellmouths and sarcastic angels with drinking problems, handguns and secrets, and which was nominated for British Fantasy Awards in both the best newcomer and best fantasy novel categories. The sequel, Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, picks up the story, and has also been nominated in the best fantasy novel category for this year’s BFAs. I’ve also written short stories for people like PS Publishing, Jurassic, Fox Spirit and Solaris – and Alchemy Press, of course.

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I have such good intentions.  For instance, I told myself way back in April that I should defrost the freezer BEFORE this year’s garden produce is ready to store. One of those jobs that always seemed to be not that urgent. But – the freezer is tucked away in a dark corner – and it is one of those jobs…

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Rebranding Your Book

Rewrites must be top in my list of ‘Mind-boggling Things You Take On.’ I mean, editing is one thing but total re-writes can cause you some serious brain-blitz. Some years ago I won an award at the Winchester Writers’ Conference for ‘Best Slim Volume’ with a series of linked short stories. That is to say, I sent in one story and the synopsis for another nine.

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Autumn Book List – Alchemy Press

Up to date Alchemy Press list.

For more details on individual titles go to: The Alchemy Press

The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3 Editor Mike Chinn. Continue reading