All They Will Call You

GARAS volunteer, Ian Parker-Dodd, has written a collection of poetry entitled All They Will Call You. Ian says, “this book was inspired in the time that I spent helping teach unaccompanied migrant children at GARAS for the four years leading up to the pandemic.” As well as the thought-provoking, and at times provocative, poems, there are additional prose contributions from others connected to GARAS.

The stunning front cover is a Derek Robertson painting, Children of the Clouds, and the book has been thoughtfully and beautifully produced. Adele Owen, Director of GARAS, says “this is an inspirational book. As I read some of the poems, I was transported afresh into the world and experience of others. We are delighted and privileged to have worked alongside Ian over the years, and for this book to be one of the positive results of his work with us.”

All They Will Call You is available to buy from GARAS, at a cost of £10 per copy, with a voluntary donation of £1 to cover p&p. All proceeds will go towards the work of GARAS. If you would like to purchase a copy, please email

Bryony Pearce - novelist and short story writer

Bryony lives in the Forest of Dean, having moved there from Cheshire six years ago.

Bryony has sold eleven books to publishers and has had nine Young Adult titles published (mainly dark thrillers and horror).  Her adult debut 'The Girl on the Platform' is a domestic noir thriller and came out in April (with Avon HarperCollins).  The next comes out in Spring 2022. She also write short stories for science fiction anthologies.

To find out more about Bryony and her work, please visit her website here or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @BryonyPearce

Her books can be bought from Amazon, or ordered from all bookshops.

To Dads- with love, ed Aurelien Thomas

To Dads- with Love is a poetical journey celebrating fathers and fatherhood.

Congratulations to all the poets, especially those from Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire whose work is featured including Angela France, Susannah White, Sharon Larkin, Michael Newman, Catherine Baker, Frances March and Christine Griffin.

To Dads- with Love is available in paperback from Amazon.  Details here


Barry Faulkner's latest book in The Gold Digger series

The second book in the Ben Nevis and The Gold Digger series NATIONAL TREASURE hits the shelves and Amazon on May 7th. This time Ben is mixed up in European drug gangs and a kidnapped actress. The paperback is in 'easy-read' 14 point font'.  For more information about Barry's work see here


Jennie Farley's Latest Features

Jennie Farley’s poems from her new collection-in-progress have recently featured in:

The Sunday Tribune (The Museum of Dreams)

Raceme (The Worry Doll)

Poetry Wales (Bones, The Summer Ghost)

Dear Reader (The Lonely Glove, Annabel, Judy’s Hand)

Kathryn Southworth’s New Poetry Pamphlet

Kathryn Southworth’s poetry pamphlet on the death of Virginia Woolf with line drawings by Charles Perrett was published by the letterpress Paekakariki in March.

Limited edition copies available from Paekakariki or from Kathryn priced £10.

Click here to purchase your copy of A Pure Bead.

Cheryl Burman's New Novel 'Keepers'

Cheryl Burman's new women's historical fiction novel, 'Keepers' was released in early April and is attracting five star reviews.

Click here for more information.

Jan Turk Petrie's New Novel, 'Running Behind Time'

There’s a wrinkle in time on the 15:15 train from Paddington to Cheltenham Spa...

Jan Turk Petrie is delighted to announce that her new novel, Running Behind Time, has been published in paperback and on Kindle, available from Amazon.

It is free to read if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, and the paperback will soon be available to order in bookshops.

Order your copy here.


A fast-paced, time slip novel, the story is set partly in the Cotswolds. It's just been awarded a 5 star medallion  by reviewers for Readers’ Favorite (USA) To quote:

“An entertaining, thrilling book – don’t miss it!”

“For a bit of fantasy and suspension of reality in these tough times, with a story that is topical for today, this is a winner.”

Michael Newman's Latest Poetry Book

Michael Newman's latest poetry book Seasoned with Nostalgia has been published by KT Publications.

Copies available from the author at 18 Courtiers Drive, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 8NU for £5 including postage.

Barry Faulkner's New Releases

The first two books in Barry Faulkner's DCS Palmer and the Serial murder Squad series will be offered as a single volume FREE ebook as a taster on Amazon between 5th-9th March.


First in new series 'Ben Nevis and the Gold Digger' thrillers is out on March 5th - pre-order now, ebook for only £1.99:

London private eye Ben Nevis, ex SAS/OCS/N14 gets a peculiar request from a new lady client, 'kill my husband'. A few days later the husband appears in Ben's London office with the request 'kill my wife'. Ben has his partner the Gold Digger take a good look into the pair and some illegal international arms dealing is exposed with missiles going from the UK through Cyprus and Turkey to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and on to terrorist cells in the Middle East. After a surprise visit from Ben's old boss at MI6 Ben finds himself enrolled in a mission to stop the trade with help of the British SBS based in Cyprus who are to get him into Turkey to blow up the arms and then get him out again. But things don't go to plan. It is a full action novel set in the present day with twists and turns bringing it to the final explosive conclusion.


Click here to visit Barry Faulkner's new website, with a Readers Club for lots of freebies!