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Author News: The Delight of Boxes

It is with great pleasure that we announce that “The Delight of Boxes” is now available in paperback: post-apocalyptic fiction with an unreliable narrator, exploring themes of family, truth and trust.  This week only (18th to 25th April), you can enter our GoodReads giveaway here for a chance to win a free copy!

You can also check out his previous collections for tales of love, hope and betrayal, from fractured fairy tales to unexpected superheroes. What will you discover? Continue reading “Author News: The Delight of Boxes”

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Author News: Who Killed All the Radio Stars?

This was originally posted on the Transmundane Press blog for the anthology “After the Happily Ever After”, published December 2016

We’ve been reading a lot about the curse of 2016. As writers, we’re in the causality business. Those of us who write horror are wise to exploit superstition in all its forms. Just how solid is our grasp of cause and effect, and is it all we need to succeed? Continue reading “Author News: Who Killed All the Radio Stars?”

Author News: A Grace Given in Sorrow – Stories as Soulcraft with Edward Cooke

This was originally posted on the Transmundane Press blog for the anthology “After the Happily Ever After”, published December 2016

Bruno Bettelheim has had a bad press. He’s been pilloried for extending the influence of nurture much further than we’re comfortable with. He was even so unfashionable as to believe we could all be nurtured by exposure to stories. In The Uses of Enchantment he puts it like this:

“Explaining to a child why a fairy tale is so captivating… destroys… the story’s enchantment. Adult interpretations rob the child of the opportunity… through repeated hearing and ruminating about the story, to cope successfully with a difficult situation. We grow, we find meaning in life and security in ourselves, by having understood and solved personal problems on our own, not by having them explained to us by others.” Continue reading “Author News: A Grace Given in Sorrow – Stories as Soulcraft with Edward Cooke”

Short Stories With a Twist: Arcana by Edward Cooke

Opening this week’s theme is Arcana, a collection of 21 short stories by Edward Cooke, which you can read on your Kindle or computer for just £2! These are stories to make you think, and my favourite has to be “Insulating Roll”, which takes a wry look at sustainable living…  Continue reading “Short Stories With a Twist: Arcana by Edward Cooke”

Welcome to Our New Book Blog!

Welcome to our new book blog “EdBucks(like Starbucks, but with more books. Oh, and we pay our taxes too). Two booklovers based in York (surrounded by teetering piles of books that won’t quite fit on the bookshelves*) writing about the books we love. Each week we’ll have book reviews exploring a particular theme, whether historical novels, business books or short stories, and suggestions for what to read next (whether books or blogs).

This week it’s International Women’s Day (8th March) so we’re looking at Inspiring People, with biographies of people who have made a difference in the world, from Desmond Tutu to Waris Dirie.

We’ll also have author interviews, our favourite bookshops and places to read, literary events and regular updates with the latest news from Yorkshire-based author Edward Cooke. You can follow his GoodReads page here.

*An amusing solution to the problem of having more books than shelves can be found on Bronte’s Page Turners here.

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