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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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Talking Websites & Death With Author Max Brandt

Simon West & author Max BrandtExeter Central Library was the meeting place today for our tech guru Simon and our fabulous crime author, Max Brandt. Simon was doing a spot of WordPress training and handing over the reins of Max’s new website, MaxBrandt.co.uk which launches later this week.

In between tech-talk and aside from discussing his new title that launched on 14th February, Blind Cupid, they also chatted about one of his other passions, the theatre. Right now, Max is fully immersed in rehearsals for his performance of Fagin in Oliver with the Kingsbridge Amateur Theatre Company – details will be revealed in a post by him very soon!

Max has been treading the boards in various guises for a decade and has written and produced his own play, Dominion, which we have the pleasure of publishing in May.

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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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Dreaming the Moon, by Izzy Robertson

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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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Blind Cupid, a sinister thriller by Max Brandt

Poster for Blind Cupid, a sinister thriller by Max Brandt

Here’s a nibble of this ghastly, chilling plot:

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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

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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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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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