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Our Talented Authors & Their Websites

The Magic Oxygen Bookshelf

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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Chris Hill: The Pick-Up Artist – Five 5* Reviews on Amazon

Front Cover of The Pick-Up Artist by Chris HillWe are delighted to share the news that Chris Hill’s latest book with us, The Pick-Up Artist, is reeling in fabulous five star reviews.

Here’s the latest:

Hilarious Comic Romp in the World of Journalism

By Rani Shergill on 9 Mar. 2015

This is the second book I have read by Chris Hill and it is an unputdownable page turner.

The story itself without giving too much away is about a journalist who has issues with making himself appear attractive and interesting to the opposite sex and so he resorts to a website called PUA for dating tips. What results is quite a comical romp into the world of dating for Rob, a junior employee in his firm.

Many of the characters did make me laugh in particular Crazy Al, Rob himself was a bit of a plonker but saying that in a nice way. Many of the women in his office scared me never mind Rob. Loved the twist at the end ! I actually kept wondering after that last chapter whether I had missed some vital clues about it earlier in the book.

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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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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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The Pick-Up Artist, by Chris Hill

Poster for The Pick-Up Artist by Chris Hill

We are incredibly excited to be publishing The Pick-Up Artist, by Chris Hill.

His first novel, Song of the Sea God, was short listed for the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year prize and won the eFestival of Words award for Best Literary Fiction.  As a short story, it also won the prestigious Bridport Prize.

Here’s a nibble of Chris’ rib-tickling plot:

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New Website for Bridport Prize Winning Author Chris Hill

Front page of website for Bridport Prize Winning Author, Chris HillWe are supremely excited about the forthcoming Lyme Literary Festival which will take place between 9th and 15th February 2015.

Chris Hill, one of our fabulous new authors, will be there launching his latest book, The Pick-Up Artist.

In preparation for the book launch, he has also launched a brand new website, courtesy of our sister eco-company Swan Developments.

Chris is a phenomenal social media hound and if you’d like to keep up to speed with his literary activity, hop across to www.ChrisHillAuthor.co.uk and subscribe, or follow his Twitter stream or Facebook page.

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Our New Titles: The Pick-Up Artist, by Chris Hill

Front Cover of The Pick-Up Artist by Chris HillChris Hill is an accomplished author with a Bridport Prize winning feather in his cap too.

We are very proud to be publishing his forthcoming title, The Pick-Up Artist during the Lyme Literary Festival in early February 2015.

He was born on Walney Island off the coast of Cumbria in the North of England and now lives in Gloucester with his wife, their two teenage sons and Murphy, a Cockerpoo.

He works as a PR officer for UK children’s charity WellChild and spent more than 20 years as a crime reporter and editor of regional newspapers. His vocational knowledge strongly influenced the plotline of The Pick-Up Artist which is based in the office of a local paper.

This year, Chris was also one of the judges of the coveted Magic Oxygen Literary Prize.

Here’s a nibble of the plot…

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The #MOLP Judgemental Gallery

Judges' GalleryWe are delighted to reveal a few behind the scenes images of some of our judges scoring the entries for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize.

Please click here to view the gallery and have a gentle peruse!

More coming soon…

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Unveiling the Judges for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Carl Honoré author & judge for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015
Carl Honoré author & judge for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2015

We are beside ourselves with excitement and delighted to unveil the line up of judges for our literary prize.

We have a unique blend of internationally acclaimed authors, poets, editors, producers, performers, publishers, environmental campaigners, a forestry expert and more from the UK, America, Australia, New Zealand and India.

Please hop across to our dedicated page for the judges and wish them luck as they get their teeth into the entries this weekend!

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The Lyme Literary Festival: 9-15 February 2015

Lyme Regis Beach2015 – I hear you cry – that’s ages away!

Might I be the first to remind you that in just over 12 weeks, we’ll be on the run up to Christmas; eek…

It’s fantastic news that Lyme Regis is going to have its own literary festival and quite right too, there’s heaps of talent in them there hills and we should know, we’re publishing some of it.

Simon and I are willingly assisting the organisers and doing all we can to ensure the events are packed with talks, workshops, interviews, performances and more, from some of the most entertaining and informative writers this side of the Watford Gap…we might even get some in from further than that.

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