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Our Talented Authors & Their Websites

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We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with such a smashing bunch of authors and playwrights.

As well as producing most excellent books and plays, many of them are what you might call ‘hot bloggers’ too!

Sue Hampton, Chris Hill, Elizabeth J WalkerLeslie Tate, Izzy Robertson and Heather Godfrey are some of the most prolific ones, so if you’d like to get to know the people behind the publications, take a look at our carousel of talented scribes, click on their pictures and see what they’ve got to say for themselves!

If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe to their websites and be among the first to know where they’re appearing and what’s coming soon.

The (really quite chuffed) Team

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Ant Ravenwood

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Izzy Robertson

Gordon Strong

Leslie Tate

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Max Brandt

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Max Brandt

Author and Playwright

Connor Cadellin McKee

James Dunford Wood

Heather Godfrey

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Elizabeth Walker

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Tracey West

Author and Poet

Rob Windsor

Playwright

Tracey West

Rob Windsor

Sam Rogers

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Sue Hampton

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Mark James

Playwright

Chris Hill

Mark James

Lilly Laine

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Mum, Dad, What Have You Packed for ‘Me’ to Read?

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OK, so you remembered to pack all the swimming costumes and towels. You did all the toiletries, toothbrushes and sun cream. You packed smart shoes for all the kids in case you go somewhere nice in the evening. You even remembered to pack a nice outfit for yourself, on the off chance that your other half might take you out to paint the town red.

Top marks, you’re a top parent!

Ah, but what about the journey to your holiday destination? The bit where you have to update the response to, ‘Are we there yet?’ on an all too frequent a basis.

Don’t panic, we are here to help you meet your literary needs and to offer you a bargain bundle price of just £19.96 plus bundle shipping, that’s a £7 saving!

We have four titles to keep your young ‘uns contentedly occupied, while you countdown the hours until you can slip off your shoes and say, ‘Ahhh… we’re here.’

The Dreamer by Sue HamptonThe Dreamer, by Sue Hampton

Set long ago and faraway this green allegory is an adventure that becomes desperate and dark. Moro, rich and heartless, holds the village at the foot of the mountain in his power, but he always wants more. Lark and Fedor meet an old blind man who lives alone on the mountain and calls himself The Dreamer. They glimpse the magical world they see in his crystal story bowl which is beautiful and enticing, but when Moro discovers the crystal behind the waterfall, he thinks so too and covets it for himself. There’s deception, temptation and danger as greed begins to destroy the life of the village and the weak are first to die. Age 7+.

9781910094013_dTales For Children: From the Jurassic Coast, by Tony Lambert

A collection of six funny, lively and exciting tales for young readers. In the first tale ‘Boxes of Temptation’ read how Leo and his brother Johnny attempt to make their fortune by looting a big broken container washed ashore from the huge shipwreck beached near their home on The Jurassic Coast. Next in ‘Striker’s Valley’ see how watchful Striker, brave Digger, noisy Gerty, Venom Viper and many others get together to save their home from those who want to turn it into a big car park, plus four more super tales! Age 6+.

9781910094136_dDreaming the Moon, by Izzy Robertson

Haunted by strange dreams and loathe to say goodbye to her boyfriend Anthony, Robyn Greening seriously regrets taking a summer job on the North Cornish coast. Dark powers have been growing in the magical realm, awaiting an opportunity to take control of both worlds. Robyn becomes increasingly immersed in danger as she sets off on a quest to find a lost fragment from the shield and restore it to its rightful place. Meanwhile, sinister forces on the other side are desperate to find it too. Can she manage the impossible and save both worlds before the time runs out? Age 7+.

The Breathing Wheel by Anthony RavenwoodThe Breathing Wheel, by Anthony Ravenwood

Wicked old Gronwolfe is a twisted old soul with nothing more than vengeful havoc on his mind. Thankfully, this vibrant first work of fantasy fiction by author, Anthony Ravenwood, breathes life into Jacob Gwytherin and Martha Isaf of Aden-Long Mill, childhood sweethearts and the hopeful heroes of the piece. Don’t be fooled by the description of it being set in a sleepy Welsh valley. Deep in those beautiful mountains you’ll find spectacular dryads and gryphons and sinister spirits and hags. Follow a fast-paced quest with a cast of mystical characters who find themselves embroiled in an evil curse destined to destroy the village and kill everyone in its wake. Age 7+.

Click Add to Basket to bag them all for just £19.96 plus bundle shipping, that’s a £7 saving you can spend on ice cream to keep those smiles coming!

The Team

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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!

The Team

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Our Children's Author, Ant Ravenwood: on the BBC

978-0-9575621-9-6-frontcoverThe Breathing Wheel is one of our fabulous books for young readers.

Written by the talented singer, songwriter and musician Anthony Ravenwood, it unfolds a mysterious tale packed with suspense and a handful of eldritch creatures, guaranteed to put a shiver up your spine! Click to order from our shop.

As Ant’s first creative love is music, once the book had been published, he set to work putting the tale to music.

Alongside musical writing partner Andy Johnson, the talented Two of a Kind penned a score and created a phenomenal rock opera.

They’ve spent much of the last year recording the soundtrack and preparing a stage show with a small handful of performers and they all set to give a one night only performance on Saturday 24th January 2015.

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A Ghoulish Video Update From Ant Ravenwood

Front Cover of The Breathing Wheel by Ant Ravenwood
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The Breathing Wheel is a tale of mystery and imagination by Anthony Ravenwood and we launched his début novel at the tail end of last year.

It has a splendid baddie the kids will love to hate called Gronwolfe, a twisted old soul with nothing more than vengeful havoc on his mind.

The hero of the piece is Jacob Gwytherin and alongside his childhood sweetheart Martha, readers will discover spectacular dryads, gryphons, sinister spirits and twisted hags too; the illustrations by Stephen Bayliss are fabulous.

This fast-paced quest has a full cast of mystical characters who find themselves embroiled in an evil curse destined to destroy the village and kill everyone in its wake and Ant embraced the challenge of writing a soundtrack to accompany the book – no mean feat!

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Is Social Media Important for Authors? Ask Anthony

Anthony RavenwoodWe have a prolific writer and talented musician in our stable of amazing authors, Mr Anthony Ravenwood.

He penned The Breathing Wheel, a children’s fantasy fiction book with wonderful illustrations by Stephen Bayliss and it landed on bookshelves at the tail end of last year.

He is now fully immersed writing a soundtrack to accompany his story and will be giving live performances in the not too distant future. If I had to pick a couple of artists to give you a sense of his musical style, I would say Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Alan Parsons; I’m sure you get the idea…

Anyway, this was meant to be about how social media can elevate your status and spread your message but I suspect I may also have piqued your interest for this enigmatic author.

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Ant Ravenwood Performs at The Town Mill, Lyme Regis

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The London Book Fair 2014

Cover of The London Book Fair 2014 DirectoryWhat a terrific three days we’ve had spreading the word about our talented authors at the London Book Fair in Earls Court.

Paperback copies of Dear Mother, Action Plan for Living With an Alcoholic, The Breathing Wheel and more were shown to interested parties with great pride and we also discussed our forthcoming titles Children of the Crater and Off Her Facebook! the graphic novel amongst many others.

Rather coincidentally, the 1st day of the fair also shared the 1st anniversary of our inaugural paperback publication, Poetry of Divorce: for women by Tracey West.

Without wanting to sound too nostalgic – after all, it has only been 370 days – our compact and bijou team feel we’ve come a long way during that time. With almost 20 titles either out in paperback or e-book and the rest in production, it’s certainly not shabby progress in what is a very challenging, volatile and occasionally fickle market.

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Magic Oxygen Shop Takes a New Consignment of The Breathing Wheel

Simon West of Magic Oxygen Publishing holds copies of The Breathing Wheel by Ant RavenwoodSimon West, our resident super-geek, is in the middle of creating a fancy widget thingie (don’t ask, it’s all alchemy to the rest of the team), which will allow you readers to have a sneaky peek through a few pages of our titles when you view them in our shop.

We haven’t a clue how he manages to make all these whizzbang gadgets and can only imagine he was very contented as a child when armed with a glass of milk, a chemistry lab kit or Meccano!

We’ll let you know as soon as our latest toy is ready to unveil, however, in the meantime I thought I’d let you know that we’ve just received a new consignment of Ant Ravenwood’s most excellent book for children, The Breathing Wheel!

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The Breathing Wheel: Exclusive Interview

Anthony RavenwoodAnthony Ravenwood is the mystical author of The Breathing Wheel, a fabulous fantasy fiction story for children that was some 24 years in the making.

His vision was eventually laid out on the pages of a paperback with Magic Oxygen Publishing at the end of last year. Alongside his musical partner and the other half of 2 of a Kind, Andy Johnson, there also a soundtrack to accompany it too.

Not only that, this talented duo are going to put on a live performance of this incredible musical journey in July 2014.

Incidentally, in order that you don’t miss a detail of what’s coming up, I suggest you subscribe to Ant’s blog on www.BreathingWheel.co.uk.

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