I have edited numerous books for Hawker Publications on subjects such as dementia care and health/social care, as well as helping to produce hundreds of issues of magazines, both as a designer and an editor.
• Providing a full editorial outsourcing service to publishing companies
• Ran one of Dennis Publishing's magazines for three years (Your Family History), putting together an editorial and design team, and commissioning all the content
• Past and present client list includes publishers (eg Hawker Publications, Discover Your Ancestors Publishing, NavyBooks, Trinity Mirror, StreetBooks); membership organisations (eg the National Federation of Property Professionals, the Residential Landlords Association, the Fortress Study Group); and individual businesses and authors needing to produce books or magazines (eg Casting Call Pro, Cotswold Wildlife Park, the University of Durham)
Redmond and Nancy. Vincent and Julie. Leo and Deirdre.Three young couples doing their best to keep the magic alive amid the nappies, bills and dirty dishes in recession-hit Dublin.When each of these husbands decides that he deserves a man cave — a space where he can get away from it all and be alone with his toys — simmering tensions come to the boil. A heartfelt comic novel about the trials o... read more
And Still the Music Plays
Features scientific and technological breakthroughs that have shaped and aided human development throughout history. This book explores the stories behind the innovations from the first stone flints sharpened by prehistoric man to the spoke wheel and from the first steam powered machine to manual manoeuvring units for space walks.
This 196 page bookazine contains new in-depth articles, research advice, social history, 'how to' features, case studies, places in focus, and much more! It is ideal for both experienced researchers and those just starting out. - Fascinating features about life in the past - Different types of records explored - Jane Austen: 200th Anniversary - Milestones of past lives: Follow key moments in y... read more
This book presents the condensed thoughts of 109 care home experts who have each written a chapter on key issues affecting the vitally important role of the manager in a care home. With over 100 authors each making 10 points there are more than 1000 pearls of wisdom. The book is designed to inspire, stimulate and inform.
Storytelling – at its insightful and brilliant best - is the basis of the bestseller success of Graham Stokes’ first volume And Still the Music Plays: Stories of people with dementia. Here in his follow-up volume Watching the Leaves Dance: More stories of people living with dementia, clinical psychologist Graham Stokes uses the same compelling combination of warmth, empathy and detective skill... read more
March 1681. Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets. Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must solve the crime and thwart the plot. On his side is the respect for evidence and logic he absor... read more
Paddington, London 1883Samuel Weaver is a tabloid illustrator and reporter for The Illustrated Police News, whose sensationalist style makes him both popular with the public and hated by the authorities. Obsessed with an infamous murderer, Sibelius Darke, he will let nothing get in the way of finding the truth behind the stories. Meanwhile another set of ghastly murders has begun, linked to Da... read more
GO WEST is a novel about Charlie Bread, self-styled Antiques Whisperer and forgery hunter. When Charlie is sent on the trail of a mysterious document that may have been written by the inventor of Peter Pan, his life becomes a road movie full of pursuit and intrigue, soundtracked by old John Peel shows, the beautiful Penelope, and a game of high road hide-and-seek all across the West Country. I... read more
What happens if we turn fear around and look at it from a different angle? If we welcome what scares us in, as our friend, what does it become and where does it help us go?
Dan Matlock is out of jail. He’s got a choice. Stay or leave. Go back to where it all went wrong, or just get out of the county. Disappear. Start again as someone else. But it’s not as simple as that. There’s the matter of the man he killed. It wasn’t murder, but even so. You tell that to the family. Especially when that family is the Mintons, who own half of what’s profitable and two-thirds o... read more
1969. Hollywood descends on a tiny Scottish village for the making of Billy Wilder’s most ambitious picture yet: a sprawling epic detailing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. But the formidable director and his crew soon come into conflict with Jim Outhwaite, a young scientist seeking evidence for monsters.2014. Stuck just a short walk from the East London street where she grew up, ambitious... read more
1588. Abel de Santiago has deserted the army and all but avenged his murdered wife, when he is captured and sold as a galley slave. As the Spanish Armada sails for England, there can be few souls on board more reluctant than him.After a crushing defeat to the enemy fleet, the Spanish ships are battered by extraordinary storms and Santiago finds himself washed ashore in Ireland, a country terro... read more
In today’s noisy marketplace, it’s crucial you find ways to get noticed.But do you shy away from the spotlight for fear of feeling like an idiot or looking like a show-off? Do you see others out there, attracting the kind of attention you wish you could get?If so, you need to Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous!Jam-packed with stories, advice, case studies and encouragement, Penny shares pro-tip... read more
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Former non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House and Macmillan. I've edited business, true crime, history, and everything in between.
Over 8 years experience in literature, anthologies, and short fiction at Macmillan. I'm always looking for exciting new projects!