• Buy the paperback online at MFC Retail. Buy the Kindle eBook online at Amazon. Rob Nichols, editor of the Fly Me To The Moon Boro Fanzine, presents a stirring and nostalgic collection of Boro fan stories. Cigar smoke, fried onions and bright green grass… what do you remember of your first Boro match? In the strange lockdown year of 2020, when football stopped and then had to close its doors to fans, Rob invited everyone he knows to look back in time and tell the story of their first Boro match experience. From Ayresome Park in 1947 to the Riverside Stadium in 2020, from old fans to young, famous sons of Middlesbrough and former fan-favourite players, these stories have one common theme, a love of Boro through rain and shine, and that shall never end… Paperback, pocket-size, 306 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-98-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2020
  • Harvey Duckman presents a Pirates special edition in this awesome series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers. These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come… so get your bottle of rum ready and hunker down to read...
  • In the midst of the Covid-19 global lockdown of 2020, the Crossing the Tees Book Festival Short Story Competition carried on regardless, and gave the writers of the Tees area and beyond a chance to take part in Zoom workshops and work hard to craft their stories.

    With many thanks going to this year’s judges, Peter Barron MBE (journalist and author), Laura Degnan (writer and film maker) and Kay Tranter (librarian), this anthology showcases the winners along with the rest of the brilliant stories that were short-listed from over ninety great entries.

    Serious, poignant, funny, thought-provoking… there is no particular theme but all were written from the heart during the pandemic that stopped the world.

  • OUT NOW The winning entries from the first Sixth Element We Are Boro short story competition Write about the Boro, we said. Fiction, true life, we didn’t mind, we just wanted to capture the passion, exasperation and true heart of the fans. And that’s exactly what is in this little book. From Ayresome Park to the Riverside, from tomato sauce buns to chicken parmos, from selkies to goblins, working men’s clubs to away games, what comes through in this collection of short-listed short story competition entries is a genuine, deep-rooted, through rain or shine love for the Boro… however well, or otherwise, it’s going on the pitch. Paperback, 182 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-72-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Kindle eBook £2.99 or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited Welcome to our worlds… Harvey Duckman presents the fourth in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunk. This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers. These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come. Volume 4 includes stories by: Adrian Bagley, Crysta K Coburn, Thomas Gregory, Christine King, Peter James Martin, John Holmes-Carrington, A.L. Buxton, Zack Brooks, Fred Johnson, Ben McQueeney, Keld Hope, Deborah Barwick, Jon Hartless, R. Bruce Connelly, and Mark Hayes, as well as a bonus ‘Harvey Duckman’ story by Andy Hill, and a foreword by Amy Wilson. Edited by C.G. Hatton. Paperback, 248 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-82-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2020
  • In the summer of 2017, the Crossing the Tees Book Festival invited local writers to enter its first short story competition. With the theme, ‘Crossing the Tees’, the competition struck a beautiful chord and elicited almost a hundred entries that varied from whimsical ponderings to poignant memories, from fantastical tales to gritty commentaries on life in Teesside.

    This anthology celebrates the winner, runners-up, and highly commended stories, as judged by Becci Sharrock, John Nicholson and Mark Freeman, as well as the rest of the short-listed entries.

    “Brilliantly written creative reimaginings of a region rich in writing talent.” Tracey Iceton, Writer in Residence

  • Available now in paperback and Kindle. Harvey Duckman presents a Christmas special edition in his series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers.

These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come… all with a flavour of the festive season. The Harvey Duckman Presents… Special: Christmas 2019 includes stories by: Thomas Gregory, Andy Hill, Peter James Martin, Craig Hallam, Kate Baucherel, Cheryllynn Dyess, Marios Eracleous, Zack Brooks, Ben McQueeney, Maggie Kraus, Gerald Wiley, Lynne Lumsden Green, Mark Hayes, Ben Sawyer and R. Bruce Connelly. Edited by C.G. Hatton.
  • Continuing the tradition from the summers of 2017 and 2018, Crossing the Tees Book Festival launched its third short story competition and attracted over a hundred spectacular entries from writers nationwide. With no specified theme again this year, everyone’s imaginations were once more freed to create a richly varied collection of thoughtful and downright entertaining stories. This anthology presents the winner, runners-up, and highly commended stories, as judged by Rob Scragg (author), Amy Lord (author) and Carol McIntosh (librarian), as well as the rest of the short-listed entries. Paperback, 238 pages, RRP £10 ISBN 978-1-912218-75-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Poems from Teesside Primary Schools Two hundred and fifty years ago Middlesbrough-born James Cook sailed around the world on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of scientific discovery. In this anniversary year, the T-Junction poetry festival is celebrating Teesside's long international history by focusing on travel and discovery. As part of the festival, children in local primary schools have been writing their own poems about exploration and adventure, inspired by poets Bob Beagrie, Andy Willoughby, Julie Hogg, Chris Stewart, Harry Man, Natalie Scott and Andy Croft.
  • OUT NOW Harvey Duckman presents the third in a series of collected works of suspense and mystery in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunkery… This anthology features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers. These short stories give a glimpse into some fantastic worlds that are already out there for you to enjoy, as well as a taste of more to come. Volume 3 includes stories by: Peter James Martin, Ben McQueeney, A.L. Buxton, R. Bruce Connelly, Phoebe Darqueling, Melissa Wuidart Phillips, Marios Eracleous, Nate Connor, James Porter, Joseph Carrabis, Cheryllynn Dyess, Erudessa Gentian, Liz Tuckwell, JL Walton and Amy Wilson, as well as a bonus ‘Harvey Duckman’ story by Mark Hayes, and a foreword by Craig Hallam. Order now in Kindle or paperback. Paperback, 248 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-70-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • This book invites readers to discover more about Jesus, and also something of a Quaker perspective on him. Having found the Quaker way one which has given his spiritual practice a new lease of life, Michael Wright commends it to others, whether Quakers or not. Paperback, 182 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-57-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, July 2019
  • Illustrated by Graeme Wilkinson Mammy and Daddy Rook are always busy feeding their babies, Percy and Penny, and while they’re out and about they sometimes see the strangest things. When they come back to the nest, high up in the treetops, the two baby rooks love to hear their stories of funny shaped eggs, strange nests, mischievous magpies, silly pheasants and wobbly woodpeckers. FIVE ENCHANTING STORIES TO READ TOGETHER AT BEDTIME. 52 page illustrated picture book 8.25" by 8.25"

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