After six months, another blog!



I’m still alive despite the pandemic. Just been hibernating. As this generally ghastly year draws to its close, leaving us to look back on it with the clear perspective of 2020 hindsight (pause for groans), I shall sum up what…

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New publication, new venture



A 33,000 word novella entitled The Man who Let the Cat of Doom out of the Bag, and subtitled  A Surreal Apocalyptic Fantasy with Poetical and Musical Interludes, has now been released on to the unsuspecting public by Fantastic Books…

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How is the UK government faring during a ‘dangerous time’?



I try not to be too politically biased in my blog posts. However, like a lot of British citizens, I’m at the end of my tether with our present government. The failings of our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, perhaps reflect…

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More authors join the NHS Charities Together scheme



I’m delighted to say that two more authors, Sue Knight and John Scotcher, have joined our project, donating 100% of the author royalties on sales of the following books to NHS Charities Together. John’s YA novel is an exciting mystery…

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More about the NHS Charities Together initiative



Further to the blog I posed yesterday, FBP’s CEO, Dan, has now posted a video presentation of the books so far scheduled to profit NHS Charities Together. Go to the link: https://www.fantasticbooksstore.com/blog/supporting-nhs-charities-together/ and watch this six-minute presentation. To see more…

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Support for NHS Charities Together



A week ago I contacted Fantastic Books Publishing to suggest an idea. Suppose the collection of pun-laden performance pieces they published for me in 2016, Cruel and Unusual PunNishments, were to be promoted again through their social media etc. outlets, with…

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Election reflection



For the first time in almost 100 years, the UK has had a December general election. The Conservative Party has won its biggest majority for over 30 years, despite being led by a prime minister who is widely regarded as…

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More publication news



Several people have asked me about the interview I had with Talk Radio Europe about The Engklimastat. You can listen to it by going to my author page on Fantastic Books Publishing, https://www.fantasticbooksstore.com/authors/mark-p-henderson, and then clicking the link indicated by “here on Talk…

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And then there’s the folktale filming…



Our “Folktales of South West Peak” project isn’t finished, but we now have about forty minutes’ worth of film on my colleague Tim’s website, Peak in the Past. It’s free to download at http://www.peakinthepast.co.uk/folktales.html The grant we received for this work…

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More catching up: why editing can be a real stimulus – and a joy



All right, it often isn’t. Like any professional editor, I edit manuscripts to earn money. Some manuscripts are okay to read and easy to edit, others (especially by inexperienced authors) take a great deal of work, and sometimes an editing…

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