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A lot has been happening with York Novelists over the last six months. While that doesn’t excuse the lack of updates, it is the new year (now February!) and time to catch up. So, here are our new books, offered in reverse chronological order.


The latest book by a York Novelist member is the first release of Jane Austin titled News from Nowhere and published by Cinnamon Press.

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Inspired by letters from family members who served on the Western Front and written home to Bangor, News From Nowhere describes the impact of war on a family, including Bronwyn, the sister coming of age as her brothers and father endure the torments of the trenches and the battlefield.

News from Nowhere by Jane Austin has just been released. Book launch events are as follows:

Friday, 17 February, @ Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

Friday, 24 February, 6.30 p.m. @ Hen Bost Bookshop, 45 High St, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3AA

Jane will also be discussing her book at the York Literature Festival on Saturday, 25 March, 2.00–3.30 p.m. @ York Explore Library, Museum Street, YO1 7DS, and her experience with publishing at a York Literature Festival HUB event Monday, 20 March, 8.15-10.00 p.m. @ De Grey Ballroom, St. Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD.

News from Nowhere is now available in print through Cinnamon Press.


November 2016 saw the release of Margaret Evans-Kaufeler’s first novel, Cat’s Eyes, a Young Adult thriller.

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When did the school day become so odd?

Was it when rubbish from the bin danced in the air, or loo water hit the ceiling, or when that strange boy said his life was in danger?

Or has everything been odd since Jess died?

Fifteen-year-old Cat Johnson has it tough trying to cope with a dead sister, a school bully, and a mother who disappeared. She’s convinced her life can’t get any worse. But when an alien boy appears, pursued by off-world assassins, she is drawn to him. And when she discovers he might hold the secret to her family’s tragic past, and their future, Cat must make a decision.

How much is she willing to risk to save him?

Margaret will be discussing her experience with publishing at a York Literature Festival HUB event Monday, 20 March, 8.15-10.00 p.m. @ De Grey Ballroom, St. Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD.

Cat’s Eyes is now available on Amazon in e-book or print formats.


November also saw the e-book release of episode 1 of Edwin H Rydberg’s Altered Destiny superhero series, titles Echoes of the Past.

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Charlene Stanfeld, aka Starshyne, has problems. Her parents were killed five years ago in the fireball that started the Hero’s Plague and she’s been alone ever since. She has a job with no future, a boss with no self-control, and now there’s a super-powered gang that has her number.

Ayn Elipso just bought a new house with her fiance Ryan and is getting the final touches ready for their wedding in one week. Only, Ryan has become distant, working long hours every day. They’ve become strangers and Ayn is no longer sure she wants to go through with the wedding.

Virtue Maroni, daughter of the Godfather of Destiny, wants to make her own name in the world, separate from her parents’ money and influence, but despite superior technological abilities and combat skills, she has to fight for every inch of respect.

Three women, three stories, three destinies, with one thing in common – the evil Dr. GrimLaw. But just who is he and what is his connection to the Hero’s Plague?

Edwin will be discussing his experience with book marketing at a York Literature Festival HUB event Monday, 20 March, 8.15-10.00 p.m. @ De Grey Ballroom, St. Leonard’s Place YO1 7HD.

Echoes of the Past is now available in e-book format on Amazon.

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