• In the fall of 2016, journalist and documentary filmmaker Robin Benger felt the overwhelming resolve to pack in a forty year career based in Toronto, during which he covered events in some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, and move into a caravan with his wife in North Yorkshire. This book is his journal about a genteel English summer stopping life to walk, dream and look around.
  • A STORY OF LOVE AND HARDSHIP IN THE 1860s Married to a brutal man more than twice her age, Hannah is young, pregnant and despairing. One day she can take no more and one single action forces her to flee. Accepting help from a stranger, she escapes to a new life where she finds happiness at last. But the consequences of her desperate decision haunt her and when she is asked to repay that kindness, she is set on a harrowing journey that threatens to take her away from everything she loves. Paperback, 182 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-79-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2015
  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of friendship and courage My name is Abbie Potkins and I have a most unusual family. You see, my father is an explorer and our house is full of amazing things. I never know what’s going to happen from one day to the next! Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-32-5 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • Kindle eBook £3.99 or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited The war against the alien horde is all but lost… human-occupied space is overrun while the Thieves’ Guild tries desperately to hold together a fragile alliance of Earth and Wintran resistance. As the freak mutation of the alien virus continues to ravage his body, Zach Hilyer can’t be detected by the telepathic invaders. And with NG and LC out of the picture, he’s the most powerful remaining weapon the guild has against the Bhenykhn. Their only weapon. Sent ever deeper into enemy territory on mission after mission, the demands of the Thieves’ Guild, the resistance and the Seven super AIs are pushing him to breaking point. But Hil isn’t just hiding from the aliens. His greatest fear isn’t losing the war, it’s losing himself. Arunday’s Convergence is the sixth book set in the high-tech Thieves’ Guild universe of galactic war, knife-edge intrigue, alien invasion, thieves, assassins, bounty hunters and pirates. Paperback, 336 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-80-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Kindle eBook £4.99 or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited Bad Blood Rising… the gritty debut crime novel from Eva Carmichael.

 When a young prostitute is murdered by her pimp, Karl Maddox, he thinks the terrible secret she had threatened to expose is buried with her. 
But when the murdered prostitute’s daughter arrives in Leeds eighteen years later, she is seeking answers. Slowly but surely, Karl’s life as the wealthy, powerful kingpin of his clubland empire begins to unravel as loyalty is replaced by treachery, and friendship is replaced by hatred.
Is Karl about to find out that no secret can remain buried forever? “Gripping, gritty story where everyone’s past threatens to catch up with them. The author manages to spin the threads together so that you end up needing to know how it’s all going to turn out for everyone.” Pre-order Bad Blood Rising now on Kindle.

 Paperback, 318 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-65-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 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"
  • The infamous Thieves' Guild, the most secretive organisation in the galaxy, doesn't recruit kids... and with good reason. But now circumstances force their hand. When an undercover operation goes wrong, they have no choice but to bring in two potential recruits they've been watching. Pulled from the chaos of the rebellion on Kheris, thirteen-year-old Luka finds himself thrown into the intense arena of field-op training alongside Zach Hilyer, another kid with a troubled past. Still struggling with injuries, and sent into a place far more dangerous than even the guild realises, Luka doesn't know who he can trust and has no way out. The stakes rise fast, and he is faced with a decision that could prove fatal for them both. The second book in the Thieves' Guild Origins series, following directly on from Kheris Burning... Paperback, 300 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-00-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2017
  • What do Pamela Anderson’s ex-husband, a Los Angeles street gang, a trans-European smuggling plot and 64 acres of sugar cane have in common? They all became inextricably linked with Will Nett, that’s what, as he tangled with Balinese customs officials, almost died in the Australian Outback and foiled his own kidnapping at the hands of Fijian furniture salesmen during his chaotic year-long excuse for a holiday. Will’s scarcely believable follow up to My Only Boro will have you hoping you never find yourself sitting next to him on a plane. Or a bus. Or anywhere… …And if you’re planning a round-the-world gap year trip in the near future, whatever you do, don’t let your mum read this book.
  • Cameron Silvera runs a threat intelligence agency in 2040s London. While defusing a routine cyber attack in a city bank, the team uncovers a warning of chaos to come. How will Cameron’s team, and their friends and families, prepare to battle the oncoming storm? Paperback, 256pp £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-09-7 eBook £5.99 ASIN B074KFS72T Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2017
  • LC Anderton is running out of places to hide. He’s the best operative the Thieves’ Guild has ever had… or at least he was until he screwed up his last job, the one he was blackmailed into taking. And that’s just the start of his problems. The entire galaxy wants the package he stole and will pay any price to get it. As bounty hunters close in, LC doesn’t know who he can trust. In desperation, he throws in his lot with the chaotic crew of a rundown freighter on the edge of colonised space. And from there, it can only get worse. Amidst the growing threat of war between Earth and Winter, the Thieves’ Guild is desperate to find LC before anyone else can get their hands on him. The trouble is, he doesn’t trust them either. Paperback, 304 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-40-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2012
  • 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
  • Continuing the tradition started in the summer of 2017, this year’s Crossing the Tees Book Festival launched its second short story competition and once again attracted almost a hundred spectacular entries from local writers. With no specified theme this year, it seemed that everyone’s imaginations were 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 Mike Edwards (writer and performer), Carman Marcus (author) and Carol McIntosh (librarian), as well as the rest of the short-listed entries.   “Amazing to see the festival build on last year’s successes and inspire even more people from our region to write such fantastic stories.” Mark Freeman, Stockton Libraries and former Crossing the Tees competition judge
  • 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

  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of friendship, adventure and determination Having adventures with your best friends is one of the best things in the world. But when Tommy, Mac, Joseph and me saw that dusty old board game through the broken window of a deserted old building, I just knew we shouldn’t have gone in there. And when we set it up and Tommy rolled the dice, I just knew something terrible was going to happen… Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-33-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • £1.99 on Kindle or read FREE on Kindle Unlimited
    Darkest Fears is the first book in the Thieves’ Guild: Bhenykhn Wars series of fast-paced action adventure sci fi novels. Carrying on the story from Wilful Defiance, Darkest Fears can be read as the fifth book in the Thieves’ Guild series or the first in a new episode of its own. Paperback, 324 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-20-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2018
  • A Family History in Wales and the North East of England Diagonal Ties is a fascinating account of one family’s connections throughout the generations with both the North East of England and the South of Wales. Susan Lewis relates the tale of her search for ancestors with humour, an eye for detail and an intriguing insight into life during the times in which they lived. Starting with rural Welsh life in the 1700s, the story moves through the heart of the industrial revolution and on into the foundries of the North-East. Susan considers with poignancy and compassion how events including a war in South Africa, a riot in Llanelli, a general strike, and two world wars, affected the lives and fortunes of those concerned. The story spans the reigns of nine kings and queens as one person from each generation makes that diagonal journey that will determine whether he or she will live as a Welsh person or a North Easterner. Paperback, 200 pages, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-46-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2013
  • Disturbing Bedtime Tales is an anthology that takes the medium of the fairytale and fable to new dimensions of dark and twisted, comedic surrealism. Dark and twisted, comedic surrealism. From the story of Brasnips The Pisswitch who terrorises a village by slashing on it's vegetable yield, to the fable of The Chronic Arsestronaut, the first sexist man in outer space. These fragmented parables will leave you wide eyed and wondering if there really is a God. The Liar The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Angels Of The Garden Shed and Wee Willy Knicker Sniffer are the cautionary tales the Brothers Grimm nearly wrote but thought better of it, and the ideas Hans Christian Andersen dismissed as the onset of madness. Enjoy. And unpleasant dreams.
  • Divers is the true story of Jon May, a dive medic, whose journey started with the Piper Alpha disaster, and took him from the North Sea to the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. It is a story shot through with the drama, gallows humour and suspense of one of the world’s most dangerous professions, carried out by an individual breed of men in some of Earth’s toughest corners. Jon was called upon to help rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship, treat a latterday victim of mustard gas and encountered boat people who could have been mistaken for pirates. He learned never to expect any gratitude from a Bombay beggar and, in this book, tells of encounters with angry sea snakes as well as a phantom oilrig. It may sound like the stuff of fiction, but for knife-edged excitement, nothing beats the truth. Paperback, 208 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-78-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, September 2015
  • Dollar, a beautiful grey horse, lives on Farmer Grey’s farm together with his friends, Maurice the Magpie, Barbara the Ewe, Mascara the Cow, Sid the Squirrel and of course Sandy the Donkey. The farm is very busy with a yard, a stable and Dollar’s field which is big enough for a good gallop. And best of all, there is a railway track running at the bottom. The trains TOOT as they go past the farm, there is a busy little stream, and all the animals love living there. Why don’t you sit down, get comfy and I’ll tell you all about the adventures Dollar and his friends get up to on Farmer Grey’s farm.
  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of overcoming fear and making friends Have you ever thought that being at a new school, a new boring school, with no friends at all was just the worst thing ever? Believe me, being left at home, alone, in the dark, when your mom goes off to work a nightshift, and there’s a scary clown banging on the kitchen door to be let out, it’s very easy to think that life can’t get much worse. Can it? Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-34-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • Practical hints and tips on how to pass the UK driving test from an experienced driving instructor.
  • Ancient Britain. A Roman General falls helplessly in love with a Celtic Princess, triggering tragic events that will echo down the centuries. Regency England. A spoilt aristocrat must find himself a bride before his thirtieth birthday in order to inherit the wealth of his father’s estate. With his childhood sweetheart and lover married to another, he is forced to look amongst the ranks of the Season’s debutantes. Callista Wingrove, feisty and wilful, is not only eminently unsuitable but is also far from the demure milksop for which he was searching. But despite themselves, the young couple are drawn to each other, and as the mists of time begin to lift, Callista finds herself in mortal danger as history threatens to repeat itself. Echoes of the Stones is the second novel by the author of The Blade and The Dove. Praise for Christine King’s debut, award-winning novel: “Gripping and twisting storyline with vibrant and vivid characters…” “Superbly written book with a cracking story line - I couldn't put it down.” Paperback, 402 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-01-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2017
  • Kindle eBook £3.49 The stunning new dark fantasy novella from the author of Greaveburn and The Alan Shaw Adventures. The world ended long ago. Humanity, burnt out by a global fever, is a distant memory and the creatures that came before have returned. Christopher isn’t a survivor, The Sickness killed him long ago. Still, he walks through the wild paradise that the world has become, believing that he is alone. Until he finds a little dead girl chained in the ruins of a barn. Emi. As these two unlikely companions experience the new world and it’s host of weird inhabitants together, it becomes clear that even for the undead, there is something very wrong with Emi. As Christopher remembers more of his humanity, and Emi slips further away from her own, it seems there is still something to lose for the ancient Undying. Inspired by Japanese mythology, this Apocalyptic Fantasy is like nothing you’ve ever read before. Read Emi now on Kindle or in paperback. “So weirdly atmospheric, you get drawn into this world so much that you find yourself rooting for Christopher and Emi even though they’re already dead.”   Paperback, 148 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-83-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2020
  • 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.
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