Our story of the week is a coming-of-age story from the writer Mike Fox. Mike has co-authored a book and published many articles and stories. In 2014 and 2016 he was awarded second prize in the Bedford International Short Story Competition. His story The Homing Instinct, first published in Confingo, has been selected to appear in the

Our story of the week is a gentle story from the writer Lee Wright. Lee writes fiction, non-fiction and reviews. He studied under Man Booker winner Alison Moore and is currently taking an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester. Lee began writing a weekly sports column for the Hinckley Times newspaper in 2008. He publ

Our story of the week is a timeless love story from the writer Gordon Gibson. Gordon lives in Troon, on the south-west coast of Scotland. He started working in steelworks in Motherwell, and later trained as a primary school teacher. This led on to a twenty-year-long career as a lecturer in higher education. In 2010, Gordon started w

Our Story of the Week is a paranormal story from the writer Jasmin Kirkbride. Jasmin has an MA in Ancient History from King’s College London. She currently lives and works as a publisher in London with her dangerously large collection of books. Jasmin must write or she is subject to mood swings. Her short story fiction has been pu

We’re having a Twitter Indie Book Giveaway! To enter for a chance to win three mystery books from fellow independent publishers simply retweet the indicated post, follow us on Twitter @FairlightBooks, and tag a friend in the original tweet. The giveaway opens the 16th of January and runs until the 22nd of January. In keeping with the

Our Story of the Week is Twist - a wedding day story from the writer Joe Cushnan. Joe was born and raised in Belfast, but left for England at twenty-two in 1976 to pursue a career in retail management. Following this career, and having always had a passion for writing, he placed his memoir/handbook Retail Confidential with a publisher

Need some help with those New Year’s reading resolutions? Have you challenged yourself to read more than last year? Maybe you’re stuck in a genre rut? Not to worry, we’ve found ten reading challenges to help you kick off your literary year. Try one of these inspirational reading lists to explore outside your comfort zone and find so

Our Story of the Week is a life and death story from the writer Ric Cheyney. Ric was born in Cambridge, England. A semi-pro singer/songwriter of 10 years, he has also worked as a bus driver and college gyp. In 1983 Ric completed a BA (Hons) Literature degree at the University of Essex, and in 1984 a PGCE diploma at the university of