Lorraine Allman

How to get Published

Lorraine Allman shares her guide to self-publishing, the business, the launch and social media - Lorraine has mastered them all for her successful book...
PP Hartnett

Poetry and Predators | PP Hartnett

He photographed the birth of London’s 1970s punk explosion, he survived the hedonism of London’s drug-fuelled 80s gay club scene when friends died of...
Pigs Might Fly

BOOK REVIEW: Pigs Might Fly

Always a good source of literary targets, the Yorkshire Dales hits the mark again, this time in Neil Hanson’s story of how he moved...
book review Whatever happened to Billy Shears

Billy Shears after 50 years

Steve Goddard explains how an unmarried mother and the most influential LP of the 20th Century provide the inspiration for a novel. During the ‘Summer...
Preston city

Explore the vibrant history of Preston city… in 50 buildings

In recent weeks, it has been announced that three of Preston’s historical buildings are about to be renovated and transformed. The former Park Hotel...
Adelle Stripe

Adelle Stripe on her debut novel ‘Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile’

As part of her Phd in English and Creative Writing, Adelle Stripe conducted research at The University of Huddersfield in to the life of...
Laura Sheridan

A lady of many words

When Laura Sheridan was 14 she carefully worked out a story and wrote it in an exercise book. Nothing ever happened to it and...
The Original Wag

The Original Wag

by Graham Ashworth Rossendale Books, paperback, £8.99 A one-night stand with a soccer star leaves Lily pregnant - and being questioned by police after the player...
four mums in a boat

Four mums in a boat naked across the ocean

Four naked women rowing a boat across the ocean... what a mental picture that conjures up, and what a dream for the headline writers. In...
John Orton

BOOK REVIEW: Blitz Pams by John Orton

The wartime bombing of South Shields is brought to life by John Orton as he pens this fictional tale of a 16-year-old boy who...