Poetry Collection In this narrative sequence of 28 lyric poems, Noel tells a story of loneliness, ambition, love and loss. A child craving affection grows up with promises of glory. But he equates love with idealistic ambition. In aspiring for the stars is love inevitably lost? The book is available from Indigo Dreams www.indigodreams.co.uk/noel-williams/4594148627 for £6.80 including
Poetry Pamphlet (Cinnamon Press 2018) War Baby was one of four joint prizewinners in the 2017 Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet competition. It focuses on the author’s childhood in post-war London and explores both highly personal moments in that childhood and the wider context of life in a society still recovering from war but on the
A dying man asks Sheriff Quigley to deliver a message to his family. Quigley does so, only to find himself the target of range baron Huston McRae. McRae controls everything in Gila County, including the local sheriff and doesn’t want an outsider nosing around in his affairs. He orders Quigley killed. That was a big
In the year 2022 a 19 year-old computer savant with Asberger Syndrome overcomes personal problems and ends up using his revolutionary talent on the quantum computer to support a worldwide movement against nuclear weapons in space. I have just finished this work and am now beginning to seek representation.
A Troubling Woman by A C Clarke (age74) (Oversteps Books, 2017) Poetry Collection A Troubling Woman centres on the life of the medieval visionary Margery Kempe and has been praised by John Glenday and Sam Tongue among others. The poems explore varieties of belief and unbelief through a series of monologues. The book is available
Hall of Mirrors – Shards of Clarity: Autism, Neuroscience and Finding a Sense of Self by Phoebe Caldwell (age 84) (Pavilion Publishers, 2017) Non-fiction Autism Hall of Mirrors: Shards of Clarity marries recent research with the author’s current practice. It investigates the loss of ‘Sense of Self’ described by many autistic people and uses case
Existential Edinburgh: An Eccentric Odyssey by Jenni Calder (age 76) (Luath Press, 2018) Non-fiction: history and memoir An exploration of the city’s past and present, weaving together personal experience, memory and history. It takes the reader beyond the city’s historic centre, looking out to surrounding areas that are inseparable from Edinburgh’s story and venturing down