HappyLDNPress Author Stories

HappyLDNPress Author Stories

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Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.


Lock Down Diaries; Masks
Aug 3 • 11 min
Lock Down Diaries; Masks by Kristina Pakhomenko My name is Kristina. I’ve spent more than twenty years in professional sport before I understood that I had passion for completely different things. Very interested in conspiracy theories, yoga, esoterics…
Dear Publisher “Shark Attack!” by Peter la Trobe
Jul 15 • 4 min
Dear Publisher “Shark Attack!” by Peter la Trobe Welcome to our first in the new series of blog posts, written by a wonderful mix of published authors, renown writers and worldly bloggers. What’s in a name? Every writer, and every wannabe writer, has been…
Lockdown diaries Episode 5 Meaning of Choice by Kristina Pakhomenko
Jul 14 • 9 min
Lockdown diaries Episode 5 Meaning of Choice by Kristina Pakhomenko My name is Kristina. I’ve spent more than twenty years in professional sport before I understood that I had passion for completely different things. Very interested in conspiracy…
Lockdown diaries series 2 by Akshitha
Jul 6 • 3 min
Lockdown diaries series 2 by Akshitha I am Akshitha an app developer and very passionate about writing and love travelling and get lost in the beauty of nature. I love spending time with friends and hanging out.My 3 am friends are my greatest strength and…
Maid Maleen by Brandi Gang Short story
Jun 29 • 18 min
Maid Maleen by Brandi Gang Hello, my name is Brandi Gann, I have always loved telling a good tale. My goal as a storyteller is comparable to those storytellers of old. You know, the ones in front of a campfire spinning tales and magic alike. Each part of…
The Sun the Moon and a Thousand furs by Brandi Gann
Jun 22 • 14 min
The Sun the Moon and a Thousand furs by Brandi Gann My name is Brandi Gann and I have always loved telling a good tale. My goal as a storyteller is comparable to those storytellers of old. You know, the ones in front of a campfire spinning tales and magic…
Lockdown diaries episode 3 by Chameleon in High Heels
Jun 15 • 5 min
Lockdown diaries episode 3 by Chameleon in High Heels ; Change is coming Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and a puppy, lover of high heels and clothes by day and a passionate and fierce writer any other time of her waking…
Lockdown diaries episode 2 by Chameleon in High Heels
Jun 8 • 8 min
Lockdown diaries episode 2 by Chameleon in High Heels : Fear of going out Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and a puppy, lover of high heels and clothes by day and a passionate and fierce writer any other time of her…
Lockdown diaries episode 1 by Chameleon in High Heels
Jun 1 • 5 min
Lockdown diaries episode 1 by Chameleon in High Heels : The front door closes Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and a puppy, lover of high heels and clothes by day and a passionate and fierce writer any other time of her…
Wellness Week : Nurture Mind, Nourish body by Kate Bishop
May 9 • 10 min
Happy London Press Podcast 6: Wellness Week : Nurture Mind, Nourish body by Kate Bishop The last in the series: The state of mind, during this Coronavirus lock down ,can cause immense stress at home. The secret to overcoming problems is by moving your…
Wellness Week : Virtual Friends beats loneliness by Kate Bishop
May 8 • 3 min
Happy London Press Podcast 5: Wellness Week : Virtual Friends beats loneliness by Kate Bishop We all feel lonely from time to time. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone’s experience of loneliness will be different. And living and working alone…
Wellness Week : Motivation not Procrastination by Kate bishop
May 7 • 5 min
Happy London Press Podcast 3: Wellness Week : Motivation not Procrastination by Kate Bishop Without an office full of staff and managers - it can be hard to self motivate. Wanting to do something and motivating yourself to actually do it are two different…
Wellness Week: Your Space, Your office by Kate Bishop
May 6 • 4 min
Happy London Press Podcast 3: Wellness Week : Your Space, your Office by Kate Bishop Working from home can be highly productive, but it can also go badly wrong. Without a proper office space, a prioritised schedule, and on-the-spot supervision, it’s all…
Wellness Week : Winding down, Switch off by Kate Bishop
May 5 • 3 min
Happy London Press Podcast 2: Wellness Week : Winding down, Switch off by Kate Bishop Struggling to switch off from work? Follow this advice to help you relax, reset and rest. The days are long - there seems to be no beginning or ending. So when it’s time…
Wellness Week : Encourage Routine, Nurture Yourself by Kate Bishop
May 4 • 5 min
Happy London Press Podcast 1: Wellness Week : Encourage Routine, Nurture Yourself by Kate Bishop Techniques to help you create your ideal working from home routine and how to stick to it. Routine is an important part of our mental survival. it helps to…
Hi2020: Radio Show 2: Starting out writing short stories
Apr 30 • 16 min
Hi2020 Radio Show 2 - Helping you write a great story to enter Hi2020 Peter la Trobe A writers workshop on writing short stories Peter la Trobe, Harlow Writers Workshop “For a reader, the magic of a short story is – its shortness. They are read settling…
Hi2020 Radio Show 1 - Helping you write a great story
Apr 20 • 19 min
Hi2020 Radio Show 1 - Helping you write a great story to enter Hi2020 Wycombe Sound 106.6fm and happy London Press are running a weekly radio show - every Wednesday 2pm -3pm. To help you write a great short story - so that you can enter the Hi2020 short…
Hi2020 Mini Course 3: What makes for an attractive style?
Apr 16 • 12 min
Hi2020 Mini Course 3: What makes for an attractive style? Written and narrated by France Ellul. Writer’s coach and English Teacher Podcast Two in the Mini course series: Next Week we will be launching a Digital BOOKAZINE all about how to write short…
A touch of purple By Ida Williams, a dreamy story
Apr 6 • 5 min
Short Story: A touch of purple narrated and read by Ida Williams Late one night a little girl awakes to find her mother mending a special garment. Coloured an exclusive and expensive shade. One meant only for the most important person in the land.…
Hi2020 Mini Course 2: Why write a story?
Mar 31 • 14 min
Hi2020 Mini Course 2: Why write a story? Written and narrated by France Ellul. Writer’s coach and English Teacher Podcast Two in the Mini course series: . Hello everyone. My name is France Ellul. I teach a creative writing course consisting of a series of…
Hi2020 Writing Tip 2 : Write a Catchy First Paragraph
Mar 22 • 3 min
Hi2020 Tip 2 : Write a Catchy First Paragraph Read to you by Kate Bishop. We have some excellent advice from Jerz Setonhill and Henneke In today’s fast-moving world, the first sentence of your narrative should catch your reader’s attention with the…
Hi2020 Mini Course 1: Helping writers with penning a short story
Mar 17 • 14 min
Hi2020 Mini Course 1: How to make a short story special? Written and narrated by France Ellul. Writer’s coach and English Teacher Podcast One. This podcast - the first of a series of three - is to help aspiring writers understand some of the skills…
The Lyme Regis Murders - Chapter 2 read by the author Andrew Segal
Mar 16 • 4 min
The Lyme Regis Murders - Chapter 2 read by the author Andrew Segal THE LYME REGIS MURDERS Andrew Segal Happy London Press 342 pp Easy Read / Who-Done-It Can innocence ever be an incentive to murder? A quiet seaside town is thrown into turmoil. Tammy…
Episode 2; The Mermaid Bride read by the author Alexander Ely
Mar 13 • 21 min
Episode 2; The Mermaid Bride read by the author Alexander Ely Believing their misadventures with mermaids is behind them, Neave looks forward to arriving in Plymouth and returning to normal life with her husband, Aiden. Only, Aiden’s life is not as it…
Hi2020 Writing Tip 1: What does your Protagonist want?
Mar 11 • 3 min
Hi2020 Short Story Competition - Writing Tip 1: What does your Protagonist want? Here are some Hints and tips on how to write a better short story - make sure you stay tuned for the next instalment Read to you by Nigel Troup Writing short stories means…
Sign Up to Hi2020 Short Story Comp for New Writers
Mar 8 • 1 min
Sign Up to Hi2020.co.uk. Short Story Comp for New Writers Hello to All …budding authors who would love the chance to get their story published in a beautiful hardback book. The Competition is open to unpublished writers who live in one of the three…
Excert from Wide illumination read by Tom Rubens
Mar 6 • 11 min
Wide Illumination Chapter 8 read by the author Tom Rubens This work is a Contemporary Literature about a young student finding his first love affair Set in the mid-1960s, this second novel in the ‘Illumination’ trilogy shows its central character, Richard…
Show me Heaven by Donna Taylor
Feb 25 • 14 min
A True Story - Show me Heaven written and narrated by Donna Taylor Headlines that rocked a county ” MOTHER AND CHILDREN IN SEARCH FOR HOME” a mother of four was given temporary reprieve by reading Council last night after fears that she was to be made…
Chapter one; The Snowdonia Killings by Simon McCleave
Jan 30 • 17 min
Chapter one; The Snowdonia Killings written and narrated bySimon McCleave A Snowdonia Murder Mystery Book 1 The Snowdonia Killings - Detective Inspector Ruth Hunter lives with the pain of her partner’s unsolved disappearance. Now pushing fifty, the…
The Mermaid Bride : Fantasy Short story narrated by Alexandra Ely
Dec 30, 2019 • 16 min
The Mermaid Bride : Beautiful romantic story written and narrated by Alexandra Ely An adventure fantasy short story about Neive, (pronounces nee-iv) a young woman who fights all odds in an epic search to save her husband from the slimy grips of a greedy…
Return : a delicate poem by Priya Dolma
Dec 8, 2019 • 2 min
Return : Poem written and narrated by Dr Priya Dolma Return : a delicate and sensitive poem about heartbreak, when a long-term relationship stops working, but ignites so many emotions from within. The perfect ode to imperfect ends, few miscalculations,…
What will Heaven be Like? : Short Poem by Ian Sutherland Canada
Nov 27, 2019 • 1 min
What will Heaven be Like? : Short Poem by Ian Sutherland Canada There are those of us who believe in God and those of us that don’t. I am one of those that does. And with that belief comes a belief in something called “Heaven”. There is some disagreement…
Good Advice ; Thriller Short story by Ian J. Sutherland UK
Nov 22, 2019 • 11 min
Good Advice ; Action thriller Short story written and narrated by Ian J. Sutherland UK The story is woven from many aspects of personal experience knowledge, but the result is pure fiction. I trained as a scientist and then made a career delivering…
Little London Adventures and Cockney Curiosities by Clare Newton
Nov 17, 2019 • 11 min
Little London Adventures and Cockney Curiosities by Clare Newton and Narrated by Kate Bishop. Artist and photographer Clare Newton rediscovers and records the faint remnants of old London, only made visible when lit by a fleeting low winter’s sun. These…
A Major operation : Short Story by Andrew Segal
Nov 17, 2019 • 9 min
A Major operation : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal. Hello, I thought I would share with you my pleasure in writing about romantic short stories. Here’s something about the background to major operation. I find the woman taking the lead,…
Lyme Regis Murders: Extract reading by Andrew Segal
Nov 13, 2019 • 4 min
Inspiration for writing: The Lyme Regis Murders Crime thrillers look to present one with surprises. Could it be the murderer? the victim? the setting? or the circumstances of the crime that pique the interest and keep the fans glued? Readers want to be…
Eight Feet High : Short Story for Adults by Ian J. Sutherland UK
Nov 11, 2019 • 4 min
Eight Feet High : Short Story for Adults written and narrated by Ian J. Sutherland UK I trained as a scientist and then made a career delivering complex change in the City. Once I reached 50 I decided to challenge myself in new directions which have…
Grumps & Sweeties; Children’s Short Story by Ian Sutherland
Nov 9, 2019 • 4 min
Grumps & Sweeties; Children’s Story Suitable for 3 year + Written and Narrated by Ian Sutherland from Canada Ian is a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. He and his wife, Carol, have five wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren. About Grumps & Sweeties…
Heaven Is… A short poem by Ian Sutherland
Oct 29, 2019 • 2 min
Heaven Is . A short inspiring poem written and narrated by Ian Sutherland from Canada. Ian is a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. He and his wife, Carol, have five wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren. The poem was written during a reflective…
Stephen the Statute : Children’s short story by Andrew Segal
Oct 17, 2019 • 8 min
Stephen the Statue : Written and narrated by Andrew Segal Children’s short story; suitable for 3- 6yr old It’s not always that easy to say where the inspiration for a story comes from. In the children’s story, Roberto the Robot, I looked at the fantasy of…
Clarissa the Clown ; Children’s story by Andrew Segal
Oct 12, 2019 • 3 min
Clarissa the Clown ; Children’s story written and narrated by Andrew Segal As a kid I remember the first time I was taken to a circus. It was Bertram Mills. Well known as one of the pre-eminent of circuses of its day, and not without justification. There…
Cuthbert the Colonel : Children’s Story by Andrew Segal
Oct 12, 2019 • 3 min
Cuthbert the Colonel : Children’s Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal British soldiers, renowned for their courage and bravery, train under conditions of strict and uncompromising discipline. I recall an ex- soldier telling me that his NCO had…
Roberta Robot : Children’s story by Andrew Segal
Oct 12, 2019 • 5 min
Roberta Robot : Children’s story written and narrated by Andrew Segal We live in an age of increasing, some would say encroaching, Artificial Intelligence. How would it be, if say, a robot with intelligence was actually given the chance to express itself?…
Lavender Roses : Short Story by Andrew Segal
Oct 8, 2019 • 8 min
Lavender Roses : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal was published in The Lady Magazine in April 2019. I was just eight years old the first time I visited Paris, but even at that age something about the city was entrancing. Too early in life…
Catherine Wheels : Short Story by Andrew Segal
Oct 8, 2019 • 9 min
Catherine Wheels : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal Another story about love. So often in my short stories I find the woman taking the lead, being the stronger of the two in a relationship. Perhaps that is a reflection of the women I’ve…
Fondest Love : Short Story by Andrew Segal
Oct 3, 2019 • 8 min
Fondest Love : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal Love stories take all sorts of formats, and thankfully in today’s world intolerance of the past is very much, just that; a thing of the past. And so we read with pleasure of love among those…
Sleight of Hand : Short story by Andrew Segal
Oct 3, 2019 • 10 min
Sleight of hand written and narrated by Andrew Segal was published in The Lady Magazine in September 2019. I love magic, and once dreamed of being a magician myself, and joining The Magic Circle. But to be a magician requires a special temperament,…