Pete Howells was born in the North East of England. He attended Bretton Hall College where he studied Art and Drama. His first degree was from Leeds University, his MA from Brighton. Pete has taught English, Art and Drama to a variety of students. He spent 4 years as a singer songwriter touring with various bands before returning to teaching.
His main interests remain Literature, Music and the Visual Arts. Pete is fascinated by the world experienced inside the mind and the effect the internal understanding has on our actions.
“Those deemed, ‘mentally ill’, ‘behaviourally disturbed’ or ‘psychologically damaged’ provide a backdrop to his work. He doesn’t claim to provide answers but he does attempt to ask the right questions through his characters.”
Pete has published three novels, two short stories, one story for children (with accompanying worksheets) and a poetry compilation.
He has recently co-written a play with actor and playwright Ross Gurney-Randall. The play successfully toured rural England and abroad, most notably in Kansas city. Pete Howells is currently working on a one man show about teaching Shakespeare to adolescents who have special needs. The book is available in eBook & Paperback formats from Amazon.
You can purchase Pete’s books on Amazon or via links on his website www.petehowells.co.uk
Carole Hayman is an English writer, broadcaster, actor and director. She was born in Kent, and attended Leeds University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was an associate director at The Royal Court Theatre in the late eighties. During that time she appeared in many of Caryl Churchill’s plays including, Cloud Nine and Top Girls. As Associate Director, she directed plays by Sarah Daniels, Andrea Dunbar, GE Newman, Fay Weldon and Sue Townsend, including Ripen our Darkness and Byrthrite by Sarah Daniels and Bazaar and Rummage and The Great Celestial Cow by Sue Townsend.
Carole Hayman has published many comic and satirical novels and written radio and TV series for the BBC, ITV and CHANNEL FOUR. These include Ladies of Letters (co-written with Lou Wakefield) and The Refuge and The Spinney (co-written with Sue Townsend).
‘An Audience With Henry VIII’ a one man stage show, co-written and performed by Ross Gurney-Randall, received critical acclaim at The Brighton Fringe Festival and at The Kansas City Festival prior to touring. Ross Gurney Randall previously wrote, ‘Mussolini’, and the award winning play, ‘Follow Me’, with Dave Mounfield. He also co-wrote, ‘Goering’s Defence’, with Andrew Bailey and Guy Masterson.
An Audience With Henry VIII, “slyly suggests that no matter how much we think we know, understanding the inner workings of a person’s mind is something altogether different. In short, this is anything but dry history. It’s a comic romp that at times achieves palpable poignancy.” The Kansas City Star.
You can purchase An Audience with Henry VIII on Amazon.
We are proud to announce the publication of Alex Radcliffe’s first novel, ‘A short film about Serial Killing’. This is an excellently written story, intense and explosive with some highly provocative elements. With verified endorsements and support from Fay Weldon, Nicci French & Lesley Manville this novel cannot fail to deliver.
We know nothing about Alex Radcliffe other than the fact that the writer lives in London and has at least two other novels ready to go.
You can purchase ‘A short film about Serial Killing’ in Kindle Edition. It is not currently available in PaperBack.
Paul Todd Writes songs, musicals and music for the theatre. He has been involved in 185 shows including 33 world premieres and written scores for 19 West End shows.
Paul spent many years as a partner of Sir Alan Ayckbourn in Scarborough. He was Musical Director of The Royal National Theatre for 4 years and has lectured at Leeds University, New York University, the University of Massachusetts, The City Literary Institute, and the Faculty of Performance Arts at Bretton Hall.
Paul has played with numerous musicians including Graham Bond, Sting, Dave Newton, and Peter Straker. ‘Fluke and The Bannajee’ is Toddy’s first set of stories for children.
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