We are a group set up to promote local authors in their aim to produce a wide variety of books of various genre. We give talks, undertake book signings, and encourage others to become engaged in book authorship. We participate in literary events in Nottinghamshire, and elsewhere.
Above: Lesley Keating; Dr Robert Tansey; Barry Upton; John Holmes: Graeme Cummings.
Our authors are:
I spent my working life teaching, mostly language development in the very young, or helping those who like myself were dyslexic. How I wish there had been computers with spell checkers when I was a kid. How did I spend my time? Chiefly escaping into a book at any chance I got.
It didn't even matter what sort, as long as I could lose myself in it. I could read amazingly fast, but could never spell. Fantasy or science were the books of choice, so it was an easy decision as to what genre I would write. My real love was always storytelling, whenever possible. This was a craft perfected in Youth Events run for various churches as well as sessions in school. Now, I get to write them down instead. My first book (for young adults upwards) is 'Oath of the Dove' and combines Roman style military, and the slow discovery of his heritage by the hero. (Amazon Paperback or Kindle).
'The Christmas of the Storyman'. This includes the fun and feasting of a medieval Christmas, a little mystery and the Christmas story. 'Broken Bard', more from the Columbae world of the 'Oath of the Dove'.
'Oath of the Dove' (People of the Columbae) Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
Dr Robert Tansey
My published works Fiction and Non-Fiction are the combination of a lifetimes interest in a number of fields of work both professional and amateur. My inspiration has come from many, past friends, relatives and authors. My biggest inspiration came from two special and unique friends: Archaeologist Raymond Selkirk, who wrote 'On the Trail of the Legions', and Ornithologist Brian Unwin, who wrote 'Best Birdwatching Sites: North-East England'. Brian introduced me to bird watching in the late 1960s, and Raymond and I worked on archaeological projects in the mid-1980s.
Personally I have studied: Archaeology, Biblical Studies and Biblical Archaeology , Community Education, Natural History, and have the following qualifications: Certificate in Archaeology., Masters Diploma in Biblical Archaeology., Diploma in Community Education., B.A. (Hons)., M.A. (Distinction)., PhD., in Pastoral Ministries.
I write under the name of Dr Robert Tansey, and use the pen names Sebastian and Jane Blanchard
My presently published books are:
A Guide to the Pre-Reformation Monastic Houses of Nottinghamshire Buy from: www.FeedARead.com
A Guide to the Pre-Reformation Monastic Houses of Lincolnshire Buy from: www.FeedARead.com
A Guide to the Pre-Reformation Monastic Houses of Leicestershire Buy from: www.FeedARead.com
The Melton-Uppbury Village Mysteries (The Monastic Hoard) Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
The Melton-Uppbury Village Mysteries (The Twitchers Invasion) Buy from: Amazon Paper backs and Kindle
The Melton-Uppbury Village Mysteries (The Horse that Vanished at Christmas) Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
Women and Religion Buy from Amazon Books
Women British Archaeologists Buy from Amazon Books
Books in progress:
Edward Kay-Robinson 1858-1928 (Journalist-Author-Naturalist)
The Bible and Archaeology
DNA Searching out our Aristocratic Ancestors
Barry was born in London in 1950. After training in Yorkshire, he taught English, Drama and Media in schools in London, Hull. Crewe and Retford. He has written a number of technical productions on the Arts and Technology as well as plays and musicals. Barry is planning a new novel, 'Fugue', sited on the East Yorkshire Coast, which explores the complexities of living a double life.
My presently published books are:
The Balcony Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
The Balcony 2 Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
Going Home Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
The Academy Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
St Swithin's Day Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
St Swithin's Day11 Buy from: Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle
Born in 1952, Johns work career was with Lloyd's of London Insurance.
John graduated with a B.S.c (hons) in Social Science degree from the Open University in 2007. Under pen names he wrote several books published between 1999 and 2007. A WW2 book he wrote with his father, a book of short stories 'We Never Talk', and, 'A Small Indiscretion', and, 'That Someone Else Is You.'
He published a novel 'Legacy And A Gun' in 2019. To get a copy contact the Retford Authors Group or Amazon Paperbacks and Kindle.
Two works in progress:
'Motif,' (a novel and sequel to 'Legacy And A Gun').
'Lily Upstairs And Me, The Corporation', (a 'surrealist corporate fantasy')
He is a regular contributor to Twitter as @NewickPea