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Get Your FREE Tickets to MOLP2s Prize Giving Extravaganza!

MOLP Anthology 2016 coverIf you’re a book lover, you’re going to love this multi-layered festival of the written word and celebration of literature!

We’ll be proudly announcing the winners in the short story and poetry categories of the prestigious Magic Oxygen Literary Prize (fondly known as MOLP), meeting some of the winners and  shortlisters and hearing excerpts from a selection of the best entries.

This event will also be live streamed around the world on YouTube – we had entrants from 34 countries and cannot guarantee the winners are even in England!

We’ll also be launching fabulous new titles by aromatherapist Heather Godfrey, author and playwright Max Brandt, dystopian sci-fi author Connor Cadellin McKee and local children’s author, Tony Lambert.

Additionally, we’ll be showcasing recently released titles from the accomplished author Sue Hampton, new author Leslie Tate and sustainability expert Elizabeth J Walker. Continue reading Get Your FREE Tickets to MOLP2s Prize Giving Extravaganza!

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New book: The Resilience Handbook by Elizabeth J Walker

Front cover of The Resilience Handbook by Elizabeth J Walker
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We are truly delighted to announce the safe arrival of The Resilience Handbook: how to survive in the 21st century.

It has been penned by sustainability expert Elizabeth J Walker and kicks off with a poignant foreword by eco-author and broadcaster, Tracey West (The Book of Rubbish Ideas).

For want of a better line to describe it, it’s precisely what it says on the tin!

Click here to take a look at a handful of the pages.

Elizabeth is a teacher and writer with an Honours degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University with countless years of experience living ‘off the grid’. Her new book  unlocks the secrets of how to manage the complexities of a modern world to create a future with less energy use, and a better quality of life.

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Watch Our Book Launch & Literary Prize Announcements LIVE!

Join Simon and Tracey West LIVE at The Hub in Lyme Regis between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 14th February at the prestigious launch of their 8 new spring titles.

They will also announce the winners of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, a unique writing competition for short stories and poetry that attracted almost 800 entries from 31 countries around the world.

Find out who has won a share of the £3,000 prize fund and get an update on the 800 trees they planted in their Word Forest in Bore, Kenya, representing one for each entry received.

Just click the YouTube streaming link below and over the course of the event, you’ll hear readings from the anthology that contains the 20 shortlisted and winning entries and hear interviews with their creators too.

You’ll also hear interviews and readings from the authors launching their wonderful new titles too.

As if that weren’t enough, Mark James will be performing extracts from his award winning play, Dear Mother (available as a performance play script), Anthony Ravenwood the children’s author of The Breathing Wheel and Connor Cadellin McKee who will take you on a roller-coaster ride with his dystopian adventure, Children of the Crater.

Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and soak up the atmosphere of The Hub and breathe in a bit of Magic Oxygen.

All titles are available now in the shop!


We are having some YouTube problems at the moment. If we can get the video back it will be here and we will let people know. Sorry!

Tune in for news from these authors and more!

Covers for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2014-5 Covers for Continental With Juice by James Dunford Wood Covers for The Empire of Evil by Gordon Strong Cover for The Pick-Up Artist by Chris Hill Max Brandt, author of Blind Cupid Cover of Off Her Facebook! Graphic Novel by Rob B Windsor Covers for The Dreamer by Sue Hampton Covers of Dreaming the Moon by Izzy Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come & Fall in Love With Our Amazing Authors on Sat 14th Feb

 

If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media, you’ll know we’re all  getting a bit excited about Valentine’s Day… We are going to be sharing the love of 8 brand new books, so hot off the press they aren’t even in the shops yet!

On the 14th February, you are all cordially invited to our Meet the Author gig, one of the pinnacle events of the Lyme Literary Festival which we’ve helped to put together. The doors will be open at The Hub on Church Street in Lyme Regis from 11am to 2pm and you’ll be able to meet all of our amazing new authors and a few of our existing ones too.

With an absolute plethora of content and literary activity going on that day, you must ensure you have it marked in your diary. Tickets are just £2 on the door and fully redeemable against book purchases. You’ll also get a delicious cake for every book bought too, a perfect treat to enjoy as you snaffle off to a comfy chair to dive into your new books!

Between now and next Saturday, have fun hopping around on our funky widget – click the titles and see where they take you!

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Meet Our New Authors 14th February: book launch day

Tracey and Simon West of Magic Oxygen PublishingOn Saturday 14th February we’ll be launching 8 brand new titles from some very well respected and talented new authors too.

The launch pad for our fabulous new reads will be The Hub on Church Street in Lyme Regis (just up from the Marine Theatre) and will take place between 11am and 1pm – if it’s super-busy, we’ll extend that through to 2pm.

The authors (see below) will all be there and be delighted to chat to you about one of their favourite topics, creative writing!

They’ll also be available to sign copies of their new books too – these titles are so hot off the press, they aren’t even in the bookshops yet!

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Dreaming the Moon, by Izzy Robertson

Poster for Dreaming the Moon, by Izzy Robertson

Izzy is a fabulous fantasy fiction writer and loves all things esoteric.

We published her first two short stories as eBooks and you can dive into When Joe Met Alice and Catching Up With the Past for just 77p a pop.

Izzy is also one of our amazing editors and recently, put her red pen to Blind Cupid, by Max Brandt and The Empire of Evil, by Gordon Strong.

Visit Izzy’s website for more about the stuff that makes her tick at IzzyRobertsonAuthor.co.uk.

Here’s a nibble of the mysterious plot of Dreaming the Moon:

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Our New Titles: Blind Cupid, by Max Brandt

Cover of Blind Cupid by Max BrandtMax Brandt lives in Devon with his wife Janie and started writing more years ago than he cares to remember.

For 25 years he fronted a rock band and pens lyrics occasionally, but  more recently,  has contented himself writing several one-act plays and a full length drama called Dominion which will send shivers up your spine and naturally, we’ll be publishing it soon.

His début title, Blind Cupid was written over ten years and was inspired by his time spent working in the care system with damaged and abused young people.

Blind Cupid is no gentle read. When we were first approached with the manuscript Simon and I discussed child murder and abuse at great length. Did we want to dive into this murky underworld? We don’t want to visually wound our readers and this is heavy material.

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Our New Titles: Dreaming the Moon, by Izzy Robertson

Front cover of Dreaming the Moon by Izzy Robertson
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Izzy Robertson has been an integral part of Magic Oxygen for some time now.

Not only a great friend, she is also a wonderfully engaging fantasy fiction writer and a terrific editor too.

She edited Connor Cadellin McKee’s Children of the Crater, Sue Hampton’s The Dreamer (out Feb 2015) and she is presently knee deep in Max Brandt’s Blind Cupid and Gordon Strong‘s The Empire of Evil; we’ll be reporting more on the last two very soon…

Izzy has been a writer of esoteric material for many years, but only realised her dream to produce actual books after encouraging chats with us.

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Our New Titles: The Dreamer by Sue Hampton

Cover of The Dreamer by Sue HamptonWe are incredibly excited to announce a wonderful new signing to Magic Oxygen Publishing, in the form of Sue Hampton, a prolific and vibrantly entertaining children’s author.

Sue has an enormous back catalogue that includes The Waterhouse Girl, The Gorilla Dreams, Alas and Alack, Just For One Day, Ongalonging and many more.

Michael Morpurgo is a great fan of her work too – take a look at Sue’s website and see what he has to say about it.

In our blog post a few days back, we revealed that Sue’s forthcoming title with us is called The Dreamer, edited by our lovely Izzy Robertson and you’ll be able to get your hands on a copy when she launches it at the Lyme Literary Festival between the 9th and 15th February 2015.

Here’s a little taster of what The Dreamer is all about.

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Children of the Crater: Out Now!

Connor Cadellin McKeeIf Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick and Article 5 by Kristen Simmons tick your box, prepare to be equally thrilled by Children of the Crater.

It is the début novel from a dynamic new author, Connor Cadellin McKee and is a deeply dark dystopian story born from a vibrant dream the author had when he was just 16.  He awoke with an urgent desire to record the vivid, intimate details from the most incredible scenes he’d lived through during his sleeping hours, all of which left him positively breathless.

Thankfully, he grabbed a notepad and pen and did just that. Continue reading Children of the Crater: Out Now!