I’m writing this blog to share some of my writing. You’ll find stories, poems, reviews and updates on my books. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Do leave comments and I’ll try and reply.
Little Birdhouse Art Organisation are running a Christmas Market in the first weekend in December. It’s at St Michael’s Church, Bridge Street, Chester.
Apart from all the wonderful individual art and craft work, I will be there with all my books. If you’re any where near Chester on 1st and 2nd December, please come and say hello. I’d love to see you and have a chat. My table will be a great place to pick up stocking fillers and small Christmas pressies.
The Truth Finder is free this weekend on Amazon’s Kindle. You can down load it here.
Vrail is a truth finder on earth in the fifth millennium. There are others on earth who have special gifts and they are often exploited by those in positions of power. Vrail has to find a way to use his powers for good and avoid being captured by those who would use him.
Here’s a review by Eric Lahti
5.0 out of 5 stars Read minds at your own peril
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Penny Luker’s The Truth Finder is a YA story about a young man far in the Earth’s future who can read minds and communicate telepathically. In this world there are others with similar gifts such as the ability to create mirages of sorts. Throw in a pinch of political intrigue, a shot of coming-of-age story, and a dash of magical swans and you have a very rich YA story that avoids the traditional pitfalls of talking down to its audience. Our protagonist, Vrail, is not out to save the world from the shadowy forces of danger. He’s not the most powerful person in the world. He’s, arguably, not even the most powerful person in his village. And that right there is a powerful way to tell a story; rather than making the main character so amazing that he becomes a charicature or something to strive for but never attain, Luker tells us a story that we can fit ourselves into. It has a lot of moving parts – coming-of-age, political intrigue, hints of things that started normal but became magical – but Penny pulls it most of the way together.
I say most of the way because there are some dangling threads left at the end. The primary story is told, but bear in mind the subtitle of the book Future Earth Book 1. It simply wouldn’t be proper to finish everything at the end of this. Besides, if the whole story was told there’d be no reason for a sequel and I’d personally like to see more of the story. Here’s to looking forward to Future Earth Book 2.
My new poetry book is out on Amazon’s Kindle for £1.99 here. ‘The Shadows of Love’ explores the different emotions that we call love and the different stages. There are poems in different forms and genre, but all link to love in one way or another.
Here’s one of the poems:
The Shadows of Love
A remembered kiss;
the touch of your hands,
through the distance of time,
in faraway lands.
The songs that you sang,
of love everlasting,
now are poignant – untrue
as our feelings are passing.
And all that we knew
of a love that was strong,
we threw to the sky.
I think we were wrong,
to pass by a friendship,
and a passion like fire;
then I remember betrayal
and that you were a liar.
Yet sometimes I wander
through the winter of time
with the shadows of love
and still wish you were mine.
Why not let me know what you think of the poems and share some of your own!
Pablo the Storytelling Bear is a book full of fun and magic, which also tackles the serious topic of polar bears’ fight for survival. Pablo is a magical toy bear, who tells stories about polar bears to Bill. Some of the stories are about a polar bear living in the wild and some are about Minty, a young polar bear, who lives in a zoo.
The ebook is free on the two days above and can be downloaded here. The paperback format is £5 from Amazon in the UK and $5.98 in the USA.
Check out my author spotlight page on Lulu if you have a spare minute.
Here’s my latest Amazon Review
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical story to read again and again
ByJan R on 15 August 2018
I’m writing this review on behalf of my 8 year old. Having read the eBook enough times to know it off by heart, she begged for a paperback. She loves it! This is a book you can read many times over and still enjoy it. It was nice to read together as a bedtime story but my daughter’s even happier to have a book of her own. An easy 5 stars from mum and daughter.
We’ve all experienced love, in one form or another, well this book explores how love affects us, by using lots of different forms of poetry. Love can bring great joy, but also pain. We experience the unconditional love we have for our children or parents, and the worry if they are not happy. In today’s world we sometimes love objects. They can become important in our lives. Love can even turn to obsession.
This book is poetry that explores the topic of love from many angles, but the poetry is accessible and easy to enjoy. I’m just awaiting the final proof copy before it’s released.
There are over thirty brand new poems for you to explore. Watch this space.