STEVE DIXON

Father, Grand-Father. Poet. Also the creator and founder of Pretty Pug Publishing. Cricketer, a season ticket holder at Woking FC (for his sins!)

Steve's debut book (written during the 'initial' lockdown in 2020*) Poems from a Depressed Mind is available in the shop now.

 

On his ever growing to do list is a follow-up compilation of short stories in the same genre.

2021 Update: Also in the shop is his new super-hero children's book, Monkey-Dog!

STEPH DAISY

All - as above. Yes, Steph Daisy is Steve Dixon. To keep the adult and children's books separate - a softer pen name was chosen for the younger readers genre.

The debut book 'Tigers Really Aren't That Scary!' is available in the shop now.

There are lots more animal and bedtime stories planned in the very near future.

JON BALL

Jon Ball has lived a highly creative existence since the earliest years. A successful Photographer, Author, and Illustrator: he likes to think he can sing, dance and play the guitar but those close to him admit that he can do the first but not the last two.

 

They have yet to break that news to him.

 

With a portion of his mind that is still child-like and a sense of wonderment that seems not to have abated over the years, he loves the process of creating something from nothing, particularly children’s stories, but has published sci-fi and supernatural thrillers for grown ups.

 

He lives in Dorset with his two girls, Dizzy and Bailey (both Cockapoos).

Find his debut book: Me, You and The Last Blue Gnu in the shop

SHARON BYRNE  

Writer | Producer | Lecturer 

Sharon Lives in Whitstable but was born in Dublin. She graduated from the University of Middlesex in 1997 with a BA in Creative Writing. Sharon’s first play, a black comedy, ‘Charlie’s Wake’ was performed at the Finborough Theatre, Earls Court in 2001.

 

After a break to concentrate on motherhood, Sharon wrote Gutted. Gutted was accepted as part of the Marlowe Roar programme in 2017, as part of their new writing initiative.

Gutted, also a screenplay, co-written with writer Melissa Garner Lee was shortlisted in the Moondance Film Festival in Los Angeles.

 

Sharon has lectured at the University of Kent for six years in Writing for Stage & Screen on their Combined Studies Programme and now currently lectures at Christ Church University in Screenwriting.

 

She is working on her next play Battered. To see Sharon’s full bio click here

Gutted is available in the shop now!

LUCY VARLEY

Journalist | Blogger | Author 

 

Lucy lives in Liverpool with her partner, son, and their two sprocker spaniels, Luna and Bramble. She is a Features Editor at a major press agency, working alongside victims of the most unthinkable crimes to share their stories, and to encourage others to fight for justice.

 

She also runs a lifestyle blog and became a first-time mum to her precious little boy in November 2019. 

During the first lockdown in March 2020, she spent her son’s nap-times writing her debut children’s book Disbelieving Dusty (COMING SOON!).

 

Disbelieving Dusty is the story of a downtrodden moth’s beautiful journey of friendship and self-acceptance, which she hopes will teach young children the invaluable lesson that no matter how inadequate you may feel, you are always more precious than you can possibly imagine to those around you.
 

MATT EDWARDS

Matt is first and foremost a husband to his beautiful wife Becky and dad to his two mischievous boys, Dominic and Joey. He works as a primary school teacher in a small village in Somerset and describes his vision of education as ‘whimsical and magical’.

He can often be found traveling (before the world went into lockdown) or visiting his favourite theme parks.

He loves telling stories and describes his style of writing as ‘bouncy’ and his debut book ‘Same Old School’ will be available in the coming months.

[Steve Dixon edit:] All I can say is it is an absolute bonkers read that will appeal to both children and adults, and have you laughing out loud together. 

 

So, keep your eyes peeled for more news!

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