• OUT NOW A COLLECTION OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL POEMS ABOUT STOCKTON ON TEES AND TEESSIDE. Bryan Cross has worked in the Education Sector as classroom teacher, deputy and headteacher, tutor and external examiner since 1966 to the present day. The author of two recent books of his school memoirs – Quit While You’re A-Head and Quit While (You Think) You’re A-Head,this is his first poetry book. More Milligan than Masefield, more Belloc than Betjeman and certainly more Lear than Longfellow, this book will appeal to all readers but especially those in the Stockton on Tees and Teesside area. Paperback, 70 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-64-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • A wonderful collection of whimsical stories in rhyme, from the funny to the sad, from everyday life and everyday people, to poignant, moving comment on tragedy, love and family. Albert Cross presents an entertaining, thoughtful and often quirky commentary on life and living that will delight in places and make you pause for thought in others. Paperback, 144 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-07-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2017
  • In Something Changed, Matthew Williams navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the dark spectre of depression.
  • Available now in paperback or Kindle. The stunning new Regency romance novel from the author of The Blade and The Dove, and Echoes of the Stones. Feisty heroine Charis Waverley finds herself thrust from the elegance of 1815’s London Society, to the wild and charismatic North Yorkshire coast. Paperback, 294 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-53-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2019
  • The debut thriller novel from Jon May, author of acclaimed true life deep sea stories, Divers and Salvage When geological survey vessel Storm Petrel comes across the long-lost wreck of British fishing trawler, the Star Altair, where no one would have ever expected it to be, alarm bells resound across the globe. Thriller author Paul Scott knows the name of the stricken vessel only too well – his father was lead investigator in its disappearance almost forty years ago, a case that led to his supposed suicide. As evidence of more and more foul play surfaces, Paul is drawn back to a shadowy past of Cold War tension, spies, assassination, Government cover-ups and secrets that threaten not only his life, but the safety of everyone he is daring to approach. Has he got the bottle to see it through to the end, or will the truth remain buried deep in the murky depths of the ocean? Paperback, 300 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-24-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of forbidden love and never giving up

    You might think this is a normal Romeo and Juliet love story… but you’re wrong. Forbidden by their parents to see each other, Princess Shez and Prince Adam must sneak out into the forest to meet, not understanding why their families hate each other so much. When they find out that their mums are really best friends, they get even more puzzled… and more determined to be together.

    Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-30-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • Poor old Albumen Strunk. Not only does he have a nasty case of dental malpractice hanging over his head, he’s also just been killed in a terrible car accident. And what’s worse, he then finds his very confused, and supposedly dead self, chucked out of the local pub to be sent marching across a muddy moor toward a meeting that will change his after-life forever. Soon Albumen is spinning wildly through a heady mix of drinking contests, grumpy celestial beings, strange old men, dwarves, amnesia and a race against time to save existence itself! Will the universe live to tell the tale? Not bloody likely!   Screw, God And The Universe is certainly a divisive tome... this is what the reviewers said: "grotesque and fairly hard to follow..." "If you like Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett you've got to read this book. Very entertaining!" "So strange and out there it kind of fell flat for me." "...one star!" "A fantastic read with more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing. Reading it again for the 3rd time." "I can typically handle a fairly substantial amount of not knowing what the hell is going on in a book, but this crossed my threshold and then some." Read it and make up your own mind! Hey, it's free anyway!
  • Salvage, the long-awaited follow up to Jon May's first book, Divers, tells of his time with the truly extraordinary South China Sea Ocean Salvage And Towing Company,from dealing with the devastating consequences of a typhoon in the South China Sea, searching for missing explosives and going to the rescue of a shipwrecked crew, to hunting for lost pirate treasure, treating wounds from a shark attack and almost being lost at sea himself. Salvage has the dry, dark humour of professionals facing tough, life-changing decisions in the face of disaster and has a delicate balance of harsh reality and poignant reflection, giving further insight into the truly remarkable and adventurous lives of these men at sea. Paperback, 156 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-72-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, July 2015
  • The second book about Sally the Oil Rig Seal and her adventures as she delights and helps out the folk who work in the North Sea. Paperback, 24 pages, RRP £4.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-43-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2012
  • The first book in the series about Sally the Oil Rig Seal and her adventures with the workers on a North Sea oil rig is a delightful and colourful, illustrated story complete with Sally’s own song. Paperback, 24 pages, RRP £4.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-25-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2011
  • The third book about Sally the Oil Rig Seal as she expands her family to the delight of the oil rig workers. Paperback, 24 pages, RRP £4.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-67-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, September 2014
  • Rumble Crumble is the monster who lives under the bed. But he doesn’t just live there, he has a very important job to do… he has to keep away all the other scary monsters! One night, just before bedtime, Freya is trying to read but little sister Pixie is being too noisy. Rumble Crumble knows what to do… a visit to the Witches Who Bake Biscuits is in order! Written and designed to bridge the gap between early reading picture books and the favourite paperback books of our childhood, Rumble Crumble books are great to help any child develop their reading. They’re also lots of fun to read together. Paperback, 36 pages, RRP £5 ISBN 978-1-912218-03-5 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2017
  • Kindle eBook 99p or read FREE on Kindle Unlimited Rumble Crumble and the Monster Who Worried is a delightful, magical bedtime story to read to children at night to chase away any fears of the dark and the monster under the bed. In this third book, one night, just before bedtime, Rumble Crumble gets a note from one of his monster friends. Bert the Worry Monster has been asked to perform at the Monster Show… and he’s worried that he can’t dance. Can Freya, Pixie and Rumble Crumble help? Of course they can! They love to dance! For young readers, who are looking for magical adventure books to read all by themselves, this is also a wonderful introduction to short but grown-up paperback books with chapters. Written by children for children… Paperback, 28 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-84-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2020
  • Kindle eBook 99p or read FREE on Kindle Unlimited Rumble Crumble and the Monster Who Worried is a delightful, magical bedtime story to read to children at night to chase away any fears of the dark and the monster under the bed. In this fourth book, one night, just before bedtime, Rumble Crumble can’t find his phone. Where could it be? Just as Freya and Pixie start to help him look for it, they spot a trail of brightly coloured foil wrappers leading into the forest. They look like Easter Egg wrappers… but what’s happened to the Easter Bunny? For young readers, who are looking for magical adventure books to read all by themselves, this is also a wonderful introduction to short but grown-up paperback books with chapters. Written by children for children… Paperback, 32 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-85-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2020
  • A magical Christmas Eve bedtime story, featuring the Monster Under The Bed, to read together or for early readers to enjoy all by themselves... Rumble Crumble is the monster who lives under the bed. But he doesn’t just live there, he has a very important job to do… he has to keep away all the other scary monsters! The night before Christmas, Freya and Pixie are fast asleep in their beds when there is a knock from inside the wardrobe! Honey the magical dragon is in trouble and Rumble Crumble knows just how to help... Written and designed to bridge the gap between early reading picture books and the favourite paperback books of our childhood, Rumble Crumble books are great to help any child develop their reading. They’re also lots of fun to read together. Paperback, 36 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-19-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017
  • No one messes with the Thieves’ Guild. Except someone just did. After crash landing on a planet with no memory of his last assignment, guild operative Zach Hilyer discovers that his handler is dead and someone’s put a price on his head. The problem is, he can’t remember when it all went wrong. Injured and alone, Hil has no choice but to go rogue from the guild, fight to clear his name and wreak revenge on the people who set him up. Blackmail, murder, betrayal and the highest bounty in history set Hil and the Thieves’ Guild at the centre of a conflict that threatens to spark a galaxy-wide war. Paperback, 268 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-03-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2011
  • Music journalist Ben Johansson is living the high life. The luxury apartment in Los Angeles. A beautiful girlfriend. Tickets to any gig in town. He has it all. But his boss isn’t the only one noticing that his writing isn’t what it used to be. And when Ben is handed an unusual assignment back in his hometown of Minneapolis, it’s the last place he wants to go. As he starts to unravel the mystery of a talented young singer-songwriter who died before any of his music could be released, Ben is forced to face the demons of his past. And as he connects with the music in ways he no longer considered possible, maybe it is the one thing that can bring about his redemption…
  • Learn to read music with Stave the friendly spider, his musical web and his amazing band: Anton the red ant, Bella the beautiful butterfly, McCoo the cockatoo, Dray the dragon, Em the emu, Flop the frog and Gosher the grasshopper. A beautifully creative and imaginative way to introduce notes and music to children. A5 Paperback, 114 pages, RRP £19.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-17-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017
  • Gritty and raw, POETRY AND STORIES FROM A WORKING CLASS MIND by David Randall is a hard-hitting collection of poetry and prose with an underlying message that life can be better if we can just be better to each other. David Andrew Randall was born in 1978 and raised in Hardwick, a council estate in Stockton on Tees. It was a time when doors were left unlocked and schools never had to be fenced off. The cornfields grew high and were a playground for all. Having worked since he was 14, and suffering from long term agoraphobia and depression, this collection of poetry and stories is David’s first book. It is a raw, often harsh, but poignant and moving reflection of the life he has seen and experienced in the working class streets of Teesside. His message…? Life is hard but it is also easy and beautiful at times. You just have to open your eyes and be better to each other… Find out more at www.david-randall.co.uk
  • For twelve summers, the Abula nation has enjoyed peace and harmony under the rule of King Theorum. That peace is about to be shattered. The mighty force of the Trogan rats has been gathering strength 
and power, waiting patiently for the day to strike and take revenge... that day is now! As the battle rages on and darkness descends, a glimmer of hope remains in the bravery of a few spirited and unlikely warriors. As the Trogans seek to destroy and conquer, loyalty, friendship and love are tested to their very limits.
    It is impossible to classify Octavia’s Wake. To call it a fantasy novel does not do it justice. Nor is it a children’s book. Octavia’s Wake deals with the fundamental themes of our time. It is an adventure. Love, death, friendship, war, joy, loss and pain are all here. Above all, Octavia’s Wake is a story about love.
    Paperback, 286 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-75-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2015
  • Notes of a Rambling Man is a journey into the life of the Rambling Man a.k.a. The Ramblin’ Pirate. It is a collection of stories, poems and ramblings from the mind of Steven Evetts. Notes of a Rambling Man is honest and unfiltered. The Rambling Man speaks with his own truth, which makes his writing raw, vibrant, tragic, unforgiving and funny. “I spent hours sitting right next to the Rambling Man, as we called mixed martial arts fights for fans on the internet. He would barely shut up, and I could barely understand the words that he was spitting out of his mouth at me or our audience, but none of that mattered. You could feel his emotion and that always told the perfect story which is Steven. The book is perhaps the best and only way to know this Rambling Man’s heart, without taking a seat next to him for hours.” Brian McGuire, writer, director, musician and skateboarder. The Black Belle, 1 World 100 Lonely and Sick of it All. “Such flattery it is to inspire a fellow rambler.” Tanya Montana Coe, singer-songwriter. Silver Bullet and Hide Your Emotion. Paperback, 176 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-51-68-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2019
  • After growing up in Newcastle on Tyne and graduating its Medical School in 1953, Geoffrey Marsh had a 34 year career as a GP in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, helping to transform General Practice from its 1950s pattern of single doctors working independently to its current pattern of multidisciplinary teams and targeted preventive work. Upon retiring, he pursued his interests in gardening and creative writing. This book is a collection of his memories of Norton and writings on his medical school years, as well as his poetry, prose and ponderings on family, life and his favourite place to visit, Italy. A wonderful mix of funny, poignant and insightful reflections, Northern Roots shares a glimpse of life as a GP in a very different time. All proceeds from this book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières).
  • Tough industries, warm people and beautiful Yorkshire! All this went into the mix that made me the person I am today. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. In this lovely little book, Marilyn Jordan explores life in all its wonderful facets, with entertaining, witty and strikingly observant verse, each poem illustrated beautifully with its own charisma-filled painting. Paperback, 42 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-15-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017
  • My Two Lives is an exciting, fast-paced thriller with dashes of love, mystery, murder and humour. Jill, a comprehensive school teacher in her early thirties, has put her dark past behind her to become a lady in control of her own life. Successful in her career, soon to be divorced and with no emotional ties, she is content. Except that one morning, while trying to find work for a recalcitrant Year 9 class, she finds herself in a dark and murky street in Victorian England. The image soon disappears and she is back in the classroom, but the children she was teaching have gone and so has an hour of her life. Soon Jill finds herself living two parallel lives, one as a teacher and the other as a Victorian governess. And this is just the beginning... Paperback, 320 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-49-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2013
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    Eleven extraordinary stories by eleven extraordinary students. Written and published by students in Year 7 at Nunthorpe Academy, this set of eleven easy to read books aimed at 8 to 10 year olds is the result of a year-long publishing project. 11 Paperbacks, RRP £6.99 each MY STORY SET OF 11 BOOKS SPECIAL PRICE £50 SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER £25 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018 As featured in an article by Jan Hunter (one of our own!) in the Darlington & Stockton Times, Friday 13th July 2018.
  • My Only Boro is not just about Middlesbrough Football Club, it’s not just a history book about the town and it’s not just a social commentary on a town once described as the worst place to live in Britain – it’s all this and more. “A must read for Boro fans, memories of the good old days that we long to return to, and all you non-footy fans will love it as well. It’s witty and fun to read, a real blast from the past.” Bernie Slaven, Boro Legend Paperback, 176 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-22-2 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2011
  • 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
  • Mouse has never opened the door before. Indeed, he can’t remember any of the other mice ever opening the door before. They are all too busy with their games. No one ever goes out. No one ever comes in. All their cheese is ordered online, and delivered through the letterbox. But when there is a knock at the door, Mouse finds out that he lives in a bookshop. He ventures out beyond the mouse hole door and discovers a world he never dreamed could exist. A world of fairies, witches, toads and hilltop adventures… Paperback, 60 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-52-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2019
  • Prepare to be disturbed… A private investigator hunts for his client’s missing stepdaughter in a dieselpunk Los Angeles while keeping secrets of his own… A middle-aged recluse has a phobia about teenage girls… In a medieval England, what do the women get up to when all men and boys fall asleep every full moon? A young boy and his alchemist master try to find out… Will Charlotte Bronte be tempted by the devil…? All this and more as dark, quirky fantasy and wonderfully disturbing horror mix seamlessly in this collection of short stories from British writer, Liz Tuckwell.
  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of misunderstanding and second chances When Annie takes on some new helpers at her riding stables, everyone seems to be getting along just fine. But then things start to go very wrong. Why is one of the helpers behaving strangely? Annie has to investigate to save Misty Farm and make it the best riding stables for miles around. Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-25-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown NEW 2nd Edition Order now at www.minneapolisreign.com The sudden death of legendary rock musician Prince Rogers Nelson on April 21st 2016 sent shockwaves around the world. One year on, Stuart Willoughby, a fan from the north east of England, made a four thousand mile pilgrimage to Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis in an attempt to understand the life and work of this seminal artist. Arriving in the U.S. in the anniversary week of Prince’s passing, Stuart found himself on an incredible adventure that brought him closer to Prince than he ever could have imagined. Part travel guide and part biography, this is one Prince fan’s emotional account of an incredible journey he felt compelled to make in honour of his musical hero. “The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson is not affiliated, associated, or connected with Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown, nor has it endorsed, authenticated or sponsored Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown. Further, The Prince Estate has not licensed any of its intellectual property to Minneapolis Reign: An Unofficial Guide to Prince’s Hometown.” Paperback, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-40-0 Originally published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2017 2nd Edition published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2018
  • The boy Drimble is stuck in a life of violence, abuse and horror. All courtesy of the man Sigismondi. And a disembodied head called the head. Dragged around a shattered world, performing as part of the man Sigismondi’s weird musical routine for a wretched populace in the fetid music halls that offer the only entertainment left, Drimble takes his punishment, all the while never uttering a single word. But he hangs on… until, eventually, escape beckons. The third novel from world-unrenowned, non-award winning author, Graeme Wilkinson, Lost At The End Of The World is a post-apocalyptic Oliver Twist. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder just how on earth you lived without this book in your life. Paperback, 210 pages, RRP £10 ISBN 978-1-908299-99-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2017
  • Thinking of writing a book? It’s not all chat shows, award ceremonies and copious amounts of booze – except for the copious amounts of booze. Join My Only Boro author Will Nett as he deals with his stratospheric new-found success – he was on local radio, y’know – and embarks upon ‘difficult second book phase’. Stuck for new subject matter, and holding down a series of menial jobs in order to collect new material, he becomes embroiled in a peculiar world of yo-yo dieting, backyard boxing bouts, and religious cults. It’s a wonder he has time for punch-ups on the streets of Paris, upsetting Eurovision song contest winners, and arranging a parking space for potential Prime Ministers… but could he turn any of it into a book? Paperback, 152 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-37-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • MY STORY: Nunthorpe Academy 2018 A story of being misunderstood and doing the right thing Chloe wishes that the boy she likes would notice her but it doesn’t matter what she does, she never seems to get it right. But little does Chloe know that her Saturday job in a wonderful little sweet shop could be the answer to all her problems… Paperback, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-28-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018
  • It’s the 1890s and a serial killer stalks the streets of Kingston-Upon-Hull, committing unspeakable crimes. The Artistic Killer shows no remorse or mercy in his choice of victims. Private investigator Stephen Howes, a man with his own secrets, is hired to catch the killer and its his last big job Between drinking himself into oblivion to try and escape his haunting dreams, Howes must work under the guise of a special unit assigned to the police force of Hull to catch his man. But things rarely go to plan and the longer he takes to find his prey, the more those around him find themselves in mortal danger.
  • No one in the galaxy gives a damn about Kheris, a war-torn mining colony in the back of beyond. Thirteen-year-old Luka is used to running from trouble, living rough with a gang of street kids, stealing from the Imperial troops and selling scavenged tech and intel to the Wintran-backed resistance fighters to survive. But when a mysterious ship crashes in the desert, his life is turned upside down overnight. Suddenly Kheris is on everyone’s radar and he finds himself caught between the two warring factions, with the lives of those closest to him threatened. He’s desperate to find a way out, but will the cost be too high? Paperback, 256 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-88-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2016

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