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 mistake. See Philip’s books at www.philipmccormac.co.uk Borrow them at your local library from Amazon.
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)
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 from Oversteps Books http://www.overstepsbooks.com/cat/a-troubling-woman/ for £9.80 including postage and packing or direct from the author at email@example.com
Hall of Mirrors - Shards of Clarity: Autism, Neuroscience and Finding a Sense of Self by Phoebe Caldwell (age 84) (Pavilion Publishers, 2017)
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 studies to show how those who support them can build emotional engagement through the use of body language to confirm and embody lost self-awareness.
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 serendipitous side tracks. The black and white photographs reveal aspects of the city often overlooked, and highlight Edinburgh’s fascinating unpredictability. Available August 2018 from www.luath.co.uk