Calling for submissions from Jan 2019.

Currently our entire fiction list is work from first nation's novelist Anne Sikking. New partnerships and the success of our cookbooks has allowed us to open our list to more submissions. Her titles below give readers a sense of the type of work we favour and are available both from us as books and also in digital format from Amazon KINDLE.

 

From 2019 we aim to add up to 5 novels a year. We tend more toward page-turners and thrillers than literary fiction. See our GUIDANCE for submissions for more information. Additionally see the books below to give you a feel for our preferences. Our central theme is the development of literature that will #writethelight'.

 

If you have a novel you think we might like to publish, email us with a 500 word synopsis in the first instance.  We aim to respond within 72 hours.

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The Alhambra...

 

...Europe’s foremost Islamic monument is under siege. Inside are its captors, a visiting British choir and some local residents. Outside is the Army, the national police, a US observer and the world waiting to see if the World Heritage site is about to blow sky high. So why the demand for a midwife? What are the local children up to? Who of the gypsy community is involved? Where do the terrorists come from and how does New York and  9/11 relate to it?


In a tightly woven, fast paced tale of our time, two men, two women, a host of children and the good people of Andalucía confront each other and themselves. Against the historical backdrop of other wars and the eternal lyric of Federico García Lorca they all arrive at a surprising resolution.

Selected reviews:

Song of Granada is a wonderful read, driven by in-depth knowledge, admirable research and an almost-tangible passion for Andalucía. I loved the book and couldn't put it down.

Imogen Calderwood - THE OLIVE PRESS

A work of art that mixes history and reality. The action unfolds over three days and takes the reader through them with a fearsome intensity. Anne Sikking's poetic style delivers us a Granada of our time with a sensitivity and clarity of vision that is at the same time both fragile and luminous.

 Juan de Dios Jerónimo - RADIO COPE

Selected reviews:

"Una obra de arte que mezcla la realidad con la historia… La acción, que se desarrolla a lo largo de tres días, viernes, sábado y domingo, se vive con una intensidad impresionante. El estilo poético de Anne Sikking nos presenta la Granada de hoy día con una sensibilidad y una claridad de visión frágil y a su vez lujosa…"

Juan de Dios Jerónimo - RADIO COPE

"Un granadino no puede abstraerse a su condición de tal cuando tiene entre sus manos a CANCIÓN de GRANADA. Es algo casi inevitable, antes de adentrarse en su valor literario o dejarse caer en la intensidad de su trama. El lector “aborigen” pasa cada párrafo por su particular filtro de la veracidad y se impelido a comprobar que los lugares descritos se corresponden a la realidad y no hay el más mínimo error. Y hay que decir que al libro de Anne Sikking no se le puede objetar el menor reproche, es totalmente fidedigno con los espacios urbanos de Granada en los que se desarrolla y esa credibilidad contribuye a realzar el valor narrativo de la obra.

 

CANCIÓN de GRANADA atrapa, su lectura es vertignosa porque es difícil darse un respiro... cada personaje aporta un matiz y une los grandes asuntos que de siempre han marcado la historia de la ciudad... su pasado arabe, su relación con el mundo gitano y el asesinato de Lorca... una muerte que aún pesa como una losa sobre Granada y los granadinos. La pluralidad de los personajes de CANCIÓN de GRANADA enriquece el texto y colabora a ese ritmo frenético casi vertiginoso con el que se lee el texto...

 

De la Alhambra siempre se ha dicho que es un monumento vivo y en CANCIÓN de GRANADA está tan viva que no necesita ni tan siquiera diálogo… es tan importante como Rashida, Antonio, Mary, David, los niños… y todo el elenco de personajes y de prototipos humanos que desfilan por sus páginas y que nos ofrecen una visión en caleidoscopio de la vida. Cada personaje tiene en un matiz que ayuda a bucear en la condición humana y a conocer al individuo cuando se enfrenta a situaciones límite como en las que se ven inmersos los protagonistas... CANCIÓN de GRANADA es un libro en el que, como en la vida misma, no hay buenos ni malos, ni ángeles ni demonios, ni héroes ni villanos.

 

Felicidades, lo regalaré y lo recomendaré."

Aurelio Cappa

jefe de informativos, CANAL SUR

La Alhambra, el principal monumento islámico de Europa, está bajo asedio...

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-Dentro están sus captores, además de un coro británico y unos vecinos del barrio a quienes han retenido.Fuera está el ejército, la policía, un observador de los EEUU el mundo entero, esperando a ver si este monumento, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, lo van a hacer volar por los aires.

-¿Por qué han pedido una matrona? ¿Qué están tramando los niños del barrio? ¿Quiénes de la comunidad gitana están involucrados? ¿De dónde son los terroristas y qué relación hay entre esta situación y los atentados del 11-S en Nueva York?

-Es una vertiginosa historia de nuestro tiempo, en que unos hombres, unas mujeres, un montón de niños y el pueblo de Andalucía se enfrentan entre ellos y a ellos mismos. En un escenario de guerras pasadas y la lírica eterna de Federico García Lorca, todo llega a una conclusión sorprendente.

Anne Sikking speaking to Michael Plescia in 2014 about the importance of Federico García Lorca in Song of Granada

Of what is the spirit made?

 

When Police Constable Jack Fisher pulls Carmen Romero’s liquor license at The Palace at first she believes it is for legal reasons. But as she finds that The Palace is a cog in the local drug trafficking machine she wonders if it is operated by the police force itself. As Carmen's strange past emerges Jack is ready to pull more than a license to get to the bottom of it. Johnny Wing, sound engineer, immigrant and loner watches it all with his own agenda to service...

Against the backdrop of York’s annual ice event, Festival of Angels, an intricate web of lies and intrigue ensnares them all. And when Jack’s own child goes missing, nothing seems to add up.

“With over forty characters this is story telling on a grand scale..."
YORK EVENING PRESS

"The drugs racket is just a sprinkling of angel dust on a story which is principally about a much deeper issue...Of what is the Spirit made? In this case not of family, religion or ethnicity, but of trust and accident of place...”
Karen Maitland, DREAMCATCHER

“I haven’t enjoyed a book so much since I read Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” 
Patricia Neal, Derby

Somewhere between smoke and flame there lies a truth about grief, where it takes us and who we are when we come back...

Em Hammond, deep in new widowhood, uncovers a small family secret. Henry Sands, doctor and trauma specialist, has a secret of his own. Cathy Hanson is just a hairdresser, trying to get an education and move up a bit in the world. A group of young arsonists unite them in a search to understand and to heal... 

From Oak Island in North Carolina to Southwold in England, from the vast Midwest of Missouri to the ancient mountain of Big Bear, IN THE SMOKE OF THE SAGEBRUSH is a thriller, a love story and a vision quest.  And, as if that were not enough, it is also a celebration of the common culture of Islam, Native American lore, the Icelandic epic and Hinduism...

...a novel about...a kind of healing...it is the raw power of grief that makes the book so memorable...
Stephen Lewis, YORK PRESS

This book has a big heart & is full of wisdom about the human condition 
Miranda Castro, HOMEOPATH & WRITER

Reminded me of THE BONE PEOPLE... 
Morgan Ladd, DR GOURMET

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