Our Authors in the News
Nov 12, 2021
John T Hope
Nov 12, 2021
A very interesting article on John T Hope and how he came to write his book OMNI’s Wordsmith Mantra
Nov 05, 2021
A fabulous review from LoveReading on our writer Craig Watson’s book ‘Not for Human Consumption’
A gritty and authentic tale of life on the streets, ‘Not for Human Consumption’ by Craig Watson explores the lives of those experiencing the hardest of times. Touching on a variety of subjects from addiction to abuse, crime, poverty and debt, the life of Danny and his friends are authentically, heartbreakingly told.
This isn’t a comfortable read, with few glimmers of hope shown in a predominantly desperate situation. Even those such as Danny who manages to find work and are offered a space in a hostel can struggle to acclimatise and end up back on the streets that they’re familiar with. The characterisation throughout is detailed, the writing is descriptive and powerful. I found myself frustrated at Danny throughout for not leaving, seeing a situation clearly and looking after himself properly but also recognising the never-diminishing need to try and help someone you care for anyway. ‘Not for Human Consumption’ is about a community of people, how they survive and sometimes what’s needed to get through the day, the upsetting realisation that you can’t love someone better, and what’s needed to get yourself into a better situation.
Dealing with a grim reality of street life, this story is gritty and feels real throughout, to the point I wondered whether some of the narrative was actually true. The author doesn’t shy away from the pain in this story and that makes the story and the payoff that bit sweeter.
Oct 19, 2021
A fantastic article in the Rutland Times.
Ian Allan was the worthy winner last year of a competition arranged by the journal London Police Pensioner which The Conrad Press sponsored. There were many arresting entries, as indeed there are in this year’s competition too! Well done Ian!
Oct 15, 2021
A heart filled article on our writer Rory O’Grady and how he came about writing his extraordinary book ‘The Flight of The Arctic Fox’
Aug 21, 2021
Aug 21, 2021
Congratulations to our writer Susie Helme for WINNING the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Historical – we are all thrilled!
Aug 2, 2021
See the link below for a lovely article about our writer Lizzy Shortall and her novel The Lotus and the Tiger
Aug 1, 2021
July 27, 2021
July 26, 2021
Click the link below to see a lovely and quite emotional article about our author Lizzy Shortall for her book ‘The Lotus and the Tiger’
Review of The Caduca from Mat Coward in the Morning Star
Click the link to watch a television interview on Hellenic TV with Soulla Christodoulou, talking about her new book, Alexander and Maria.
More praise for Walter Ellis’s WWII thriller, Franco’s Map, this time from the Guardian columnist Matthew d’Ancona, a former Booker Prize judge, writing in the prestigious online magazine, Tortoise.
Franco’s Map – Walter Ellis (The Conrad Press)
“Why didn’t General Franco join the Axis powers in 1940, seize Gibraltar from the British and establish a new Spanish empire in north Africa? This is the question that inspired Ellis’s excellent new novel, a historical thriller written with a style and panache familiar to those who have read the author’s journalism over the years. Highly recommended.”
To see the review on the website, you’ll need to click below.
There’s a great review of Dan Wood’s new thriller, Ignatius on the ‘What Rebecca’s Read’ blog. You can read the review here.
Robin Newbold featured on boyz.co.uk with his new book Bangkok Burning and its dark but exotic love story amongst the city’s ladyboys
Dan Wood, author of the gripping, gritty spy novel, Ignatius, has been profiled in the Worthing Herald. You can read his story here:
Conrad Press author Paul Twivy has been nominated for the People’s Book Prize for his novel, Hallowed Ground. This is a People’s prize and you can help Paul win! To vote for Paul’s book just click here. Deadline April 30, 2021.
Una Suseli O'Connell
An interview with Conrad Press author Una Suseli O’Connell and a review of her book The Absent Prince- in search of missing men appears in the November issue of Go Folkestone.
Ian G. Macpherson
Ian G. Macpherson’s book, A Scotsman’s Odyssey is reviewed in the Nov. 2020 issue of Yachting Monthly.
Peter Margetts and John Cookson
Mar 19, 2020
When’s Daddy Coming Home?’ by Peter Margetts and John Cookson was mentioned as part of this article in the Daily Star
Mar 18, 2020
The Lazarus Charter by Tony Bassett appeared in the Times of Tunbridge Wells and the Times of Tonbridge (arts and culture section) on March 18, 2020.
Jan 25, 2020
Dec 06, 2019
Stephen Gillatt and his book ‘Mad, sad dysfunctional dad’ were featured on the Daily Mail website.
May 30, 2019
Bridget Nolan and her book A Walk with Charles Dickens & Other Poems were featured in the Medway Messenger
May 23, 2019
Bridget Nolan and her book A Walk with Charles Dickens & Other Poems were featured in the Maidstone Kent Messenger
September 06, 2019
Derek Ross had his book, Erasing Kane featured in the Meath Chronicle.
March 22, 2019
Rory O’Grady has had his book featured in this months Geographical magazine.
April 12, 2017
Kevin Hartley and his book The End of Innocence were featured in this article
March 19, 2017
Kevin Hartley and his book The End of Innocence were featured in the Express and the Star.
January 30, 2017
Annelisa Christensen and her book The Popish Midwife were featured in the Wonderful Women section of honestmum.com interview by Vicki Psarias
January 10, 2017
Jovanka Houska and her book The Mating Game were featured on a popular Norwegian Chess web site Bergens Schakklub.
January 3, 2017
Jovanka Houska and her book The Mating Game were featured in a Sun newspaper article by Jake Lambourne.
November 16, 2016
This article by James Essinger, co-author of The Mating Game with chess star Jovanka Houska, the British Women’s Chess Champion, is partly about a visit Jovanka made to James’s local chess club near Canterbury in Kent. This article appears by kind permission of Chess magazine, the leading chess magazine in the UK.
September 1, 2016
Peter was featured in an article on timeshighereducation.com in a piece written by David Matthews about his research and book The Baby Auction.
August 24, 2016
Michael was featured in kentlive.news in a piece about his book Heaven and Hell, the article was written by Ana Hriscu.
August 19, 2016
August 9, 2016
March 24, 2016
Conrad Press authors Paul Crampton and Stuart Hutchinson are here featured in the Kentish Gazette, Canterbury. Kent