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Very honoured to have two of my poems in a new anthology compiled by chairman of the Walsall Poetry Society, Richard Archer.

Diverse Verse 2 is a collection of poetry from around the world with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

From the passionate to the philosophical, flippant to the fantastic, and everything in between.

Diverse Verse 2

Buy this fantastic collection now.

Find out more about the Walsall Poetry Society.

 

Cheers. 

Antony N Britt

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I have to admit to being highly pleased when opening my July copy of Writing Magazine to find Dead Girl Stalking had been shortlisted for Self-Published Book of the Year. Okay, so I didn’t win or come runner up, but to get in the top eight, having had my work judged and praised by the writing industry is reward itself.

Dead Girl Stalking © Antony N Britt

Many thanks to the panel, and to magazine editor, Jonathan Telfer for the fantastic write up.

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Dead Girl Stalking – Available to Buy on Amazon

Buy Writing Magazine – July 2016

Cheers.

Nick

I am now officially announcing the release of my debut novel, Dead Girl Stalking which is available to buy in both print and electronic form from Amazon.

Filled with horror, suspense, sex and conflict, Dead Girl Stalking is a paranormal thriller which tells a story of desire, consequence and retribution for those both alive and dead.

The first date ended with her death; the second was more terrifying. He wants to end their relationship; the dead have other ideas.

When teenager Melvin Stone is not being bullied at school, he suffers from voices inside his head which have tormented him much of his life. Melvin’s life is thrown further into turmoil when the girl of his dreams is killed in a tragic accident. For any young adult, witnessing this would be traumatic enough but over the next four years he is plagued by the recurring presence of the dead girl. Whether spirit or in his own troubled mind, this malevolent tormentor now haunts Melvin’s every move.

You can buy Dead Girl Stalking in either digital or print from Amazon by following the link below.

Buy Dead Girl Stalking

It is also currently being stocked by Southcart Books – Walsall. A great indie bookshop who continue to support local writers.

Alternatively still, as the Ice Cream Man says, ‘Stop me and buy one.’ If you’re in town, that is.

Cheers.

Nick

 

This Halloween – Saturday 31 October, I shall be appearing at Southcart Books, Lower Hall Lane, Walsall for the 2nd annual Southcart Scarefest.

Free admission, free food and a multitude of horror writers to entertain you. And hundreds of books to browse and buy. What more could you want from Walsall’s only independent bookshop who continue to support local talent.

Hopefully, last minute proofing and delivery permitting, I shall have copies of my debut novel, Dead Girl Stalking on sale.

So if you’ve nothing else on, pop on down and see me and the rest. In fact, if you have got something on, cancel it. We’re a better bet. I’m on at 1230, just before the food, so perfect timing.

Southcart Scarefest 2015

Cheers.

Nick

After a self imposed exile, I have at last got four new pieces out which are fortunately all contained in one volume.

Winter Festivals is anthology put together by the Walsall Writers’ Circle which I am privileged to be a member (Actually, that reminds me, I haven’t paid my subs but in my defence, I haven’t been available to attend a meeting this autumn to do so).

Winter Festivals covers a wide range of topics such as Christmas, Samhain, Yelda, New Year and Diwali in the form of short stories, articles and poems.

My own pieces are:

A short story about ritual sacrifice in ancient times, titled – Burnt Offerings.

Two poems – Christmas Lights in November, and Christmas Cheer.

And an atheists observation – Christmas, Bah Humbug!

Saturday – November 8 at 1100, there is an official launch at Southcart Books, Lower Hall Lane, Walsall where I shall be reading Burnt Offerings (at about 1110). This is a chance to come and hear a selection of the pieces, speak to the authors and of course, buy the book. If you can’t get down on the day, you can buy the book now, either in print, or download the ebook.

Winter Festivals

Purchase Winter Festivals Anthology.

Cheers.

Nick

No Sunday Roast this week. Spent yesterday at Foyles in London, pitching my novel, Finding Jessica to an agent from Curtis Brown as part of their Discovery Day.

However, I need to do an update because I have further publications to add to those already available.

First, online. My short story, Fetch, is available at Darker Times Fiction and you can view by following the link at the foot of this post.

Darker Times

Also from Darker Times, but this one in print, Sweet Revenge is included in Darker Times Anthology (Vol 5). You can purchase a copy from Amazon by clicking that relevant link, too.

Darker Times Anthology (Vol 5)

Finally, a short piece titled, The Man in the Sea is in Sharp as Lemons, an anthology of Poetry and Flash Fiction published by Earlyworks Press.

Sharp as Lemons. Earlyworks Press.

Links to this and the others I have mentioned are below.

Click here for online publication of Fetch (Via Darker Times Fiction).

Get Sweet Revenge by purchasing a copy of Darker Times Anthology (Vol 5) , following this link to Amazon.

The Man in the Sea is available at this link to buy Sharp as Lemons, from Earlyworks Press.

Cheers.

Nick

A Write Honour.

Okay, forgive the pun in the title. What I refer to was the pleasant surprise waiting when I attended my first meeting of the Walsall Writers’ Circle for months. As some will know, things have been a struggle recently and meetings either clashed with work, or some calamity. Therefore, I was delighted on October 10 to discover my diary was free and I could slip nonchalant into the room with nobody asking where I’d been.

Now the secret in maintaining a low profile, I now find, is not to receive an award for continued success during the previous year (and then have to accept said award to much applause). But this is exactly what happened.

I am highly honoured to have collected the Norrey Ford Cup as recognition for my endeavours of recent times. I will say, the message is, if you don’t submit stuff, you’ll never get an acceptance. So get writing, and get it out.

Norrey Ford was a Walsall writer of many romance novels whose legacy includes the forming of the Walsall Writers’ Circle of which I am proud to be a member. Encouraging writers since 1966, the circle meets monthly to share writing experiences, take part in workshops and talk about writing in general. And they’re an awfully nice bunch, too.

Pictured below is myself being presented with the Norrey Ford Cup by Margaret Woods.

I am so glad I was not wearing an offensive tee-shirt for once.

Cheers.

Nick

First off, there won’t be a Sunday Roast tomorrow and probably not next week, either. I need to take a step back and cut a few things at the minute … and the Roast is one. I shall return, though.

Secondly, I have another short story online. Sweet Revenge got an honourable mention in the Darker Times Monthly Competition for September and is available on the Darker Times Fiction website by clicking the link.

Link to Sweet Revenge (Via Darker Times Fiction).

Darker Times

Cheers.

Nick

As reported earlier in the year, Shooting Ghosts, another short story of mine, got an honourable mention in the Darker Times Monthly Competition for April. It is available on the Darker Times website but now also in Darker Times Anthology: Volume 4.

You can buy a copy of Darker Times Anthology: Volume 4, by clicking this link.

Darker Times Anthology Volume 4

Cheers.

Nick

I have been quiet of late due to circumstances. However, I do have another short story available in an anthology titled – The Dark Bard.

Published by Indigo Mosaic, the Dark Bard is a storyteller, weaving tales of the human and inhuman who walk on the edge of darkness. Come and enter into his storytelling world.

Parting Company is the first full tale in the book and by clicking the link, you can purchase a copy and read samples.

Buy/read sample of Dark Bard by clicking this link.

The Dark Bard

Cheers.

 

Nick