MEDICINE MAN & ME
An impromptu road-trip that transforms into the ultimate voyage of personal discovery.
In Alan Wilkinson's debut novel, we ride along 'shotgun' with Ray West a middle-aged university lecturer who reluctantly embarks on a field trip in the USA to track down his estranged twin brother and establish truth of his baffling family history.
Old sibling rivalries resurface and a showdown brews - but ultimately only one of the brothers can ride off into the sunset.
ISBN: 9780-9956299-2-9 & -0-5
PRICE: GBP 12.99/9.99
"Many of us - perhaps all of us - when we were young, had 'cowboy dreams'. Alan Wilkinson has re-made them afresh, without sentimentality or too much fantasy. This is a delightful book. I have been a fan of Alan Wilkinson's very distinctive writing for a long time and am so very happy to see this publication."
Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence and Daughter of Jerusalem.
Contributions from: Robert Hull, Claire Lawrence, Jane Connolly, Myra King, Vanessa Horn, Gabrielle Mullarkey, Carol Fenlon, Gail Landon, Juliet Robinson & Linda Tyler.
LAST CALL & OTHER SHORT STORIES
From Swiss mountain ranges to small-town Canada, across urban and rural landscapes, local and far away.
These stories of fictitious canines portrayed in many different circumstances as their 'jobs' dictate or their conditions demand - take the reader on countless memorable journeys that amazingly are also able to reflect that vast, often unfathomable melting pot of human emotions and intentions.
Celebrate this compelling variety of tales written by ten different authors who were selected as the best from a large number of submissions to the 2015 Ouen Press short story competition.
PRICE: GBP 8.99
DIMENSIONS: 129 x 198 mm
"The blurb on this book says 'if you love dogs you’ll like this book - if you like short stories you’ll love this book.' Well I can’t say I’m a great dog person, lifestyle makes keeping pets impractical (and unfair on the animal) but I do enjoy a good read. Last Call is a good read, it’s not a rant of fluffy experiences but a penned crossbreed of tales coming from all different angles providing the reader with unexpected twists and well thought out endings from a wide selection of writers. Recommended but probably not for the kids!" Amazon 4-star review
MAY ALL YOUR NAMES BE FORGOTTEN
Fast moving, with touches of inky black humour and tragedy.
Smart, youthful self-assured Danny - a seasoned 'closer' in the directory game - sets up his new company. Fast, easy money fro people too caught up in their own bureaucratic nightmares to escape falling prey to the fast-talkers.
However, Danny's south London start-up begins to attract the wrong sort of attention - the local gangland factions and the law. Danny quickly moves into survival mode, juggling new found loyalties with long standing allegiances, and growing paranoia.
PRICE: GBP 9.99
DIMENSIONS: 152 x 229 mm
"The game has changed, technology has made personal details easier to obtain and the Data Protection Act is no guarantee of protection. Businesses are less the target now - integrated systems and instant recall. Mr & Mrs Bloggs just sitting down to tea are the more likely targets today.
A plausible script, a friendly voice, and an offer too good to miss. You have been warned." Michael Connor, author
Romance, a modern, successful young south African woman is saving furiously for the future – but living a day's journey from her village and her husband, tensions build. As the new millennium approaches, she receives unwanted advances from male acquaintances, a visit by her husband becomes problematic, and her young English boss, with whom she has established a uneasy friendship is accused of a heinous crime.
In a social landscape that cultivates fear from threats of violence and death - AIDS, malaria, tsotsi gangsters, Romance is conflicted by the traditional rites of the past still practised throughout her country. These emerge as a personal horror she is forced to face when attempting to reconciled her respect of the past and her aspirations for the future.
PRICE: GBP 7.99
DIMENSIONS: 129 x 198 mm
“It is powerfully illustrated with a convincingly realistic and thrilling story.” 4 star review - amazon
“Very well written and an absorbing novel, could not put it down!! One cannot help but be completely taken by the story and characters.” 5 star review - amazon
“Just finished reading it .... Wow, heavy! Cleansing .... never knew of its existence , so it's good you're letting the world know about it...Great read ...Very enjoyable and now have insight into a horrendous ancient ritual." Dr Mark V.