• Stanley The Seagull is off on his adventures again, this time to visit all the football grounds that Sunderland AFC have ever played at. Paperback available at: Gary’s Kiosk, The Cat and Dog Steps, Seafront, Sunderland Sue’s Cafe, Roker blockyard, Sunderland Carnival House, Southwick, Sunderland A Love Supreme, The Roker End Cafe, Sunderland (order online) Sea Road Post Office, Seaburn Paperback, 254x254mm, 48 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-93-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2020
  • Stories are the lifeblood of human culture and more particularly, storytelling has sharpened social thinking, encouraged cooperation and been at the centre of human creativity and learning. In his forty years as an educator, Nigel Northcott has found stories a helpful way to explain, illustrate and explore points and issues. These one-hundred-and-one stories are a blend, and whilst none are blue, they are: old, new and borrowed. Several are stories that Nigel has heard or been told and for which there may be one or more ‘original’ sources or that ubiquitous pen of tradition. What is common to the stories is the element of a moral, a meaning or lesson to be learnt and pleasure in reading them.
  • 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
  • Mira Chaudhri didn’t believe in ghosts until one killed the electrician. Yesterday, Mira was a perfectly ordinary inhabitant of the historical city of York. Tonight, she’s going to learn that every scary story ever told about her city is true, and many more besides. But only one woman knows them all… Holly Trinity has protected the city for longer than she’d care to admit. A lifetime spent battling supernatural horrors, patrolling the boundaries of the spirit world, and fighting off hell itself with nothing but an umbrella and a Kate Bush mixtape. But now Holly needs a helping hand, and Mira’s about to become her new best friend. Welcome to York. Where owt’s possible. Holly Trinity and the Ghosts of York is the first novel in Ben Sawyer’s series of urban fantasy stories.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Meet Brinsley Kitten. He's a drunk. He's a coward. And he eats too much Battenberg cake. He's also a blabbermouth and usually said blabberings are harmless… but not this time. Oh no. This time danger beckons. Someone has been listening, you see. Someone who needs a capable man for a perilous mission. Someone who thinks Brinsley Kitten is just that man. Someone who couldn't be more wrong. Sadly the someone is not to know that and before our Brinsley can even finish his gin and ginger beer, he's whisked off to rescue an ancient race of space creatures from a terrible fate. Not to mention there's also a planet to be saved from a savage totalitarian regime. Thus Brinsley is soon blubbing his way through a mind-bending adventure of psychedelic drugs, slugs, wheelchair-bound madmen, drunken brawls, planetary destruction and psychotic space pirates. Oh and let’s not forget the Battenberg cake... that’s very important!
  • Practical hints and tips on how to pass the UK driving test from an experienced driving instructor.
  • 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.
  • Young John Black is in hot water. Advised to leave hastily, he finds himself on the three-masted Sea Urchin, bound for the Pacific Ocean. The ship’s mysterious chief mate enchants the crew with stories of shipwreck, a beautiful island, an ancient civilisation and a pool of diamonds. The fabled island of Kora-Di is not on any chart. Can John Black and the crew of the Sea Urchin find it again?
  • In the 2040s, techothreats and high-tech attacks threaten society on a daily basis. In this much awaited sequel to Bitcoin Hurricane, Cameron Silvera and the cybersecurity team at Argentum Associates are busy dealing with the fallout of several apparently unrelated data breaches. Evidence mounts pointing to real-world perpetrators of the hacks, unexpected connections are uncovered, and a mystery man in a police morgue may hold the key. As the investigations reach a climax, Cameron and the team find themselves facing danger unexpectedly close to home. K.R. Baucherel’s second thriller novel is another exciting read of near future cyber security and conspiracy fiction, featuring the charismatic Cameron Silvera juggling everyday life and the very real threat of cyberterrorism. eBook £3.99 ASIN B07FYFWY28 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2018
  • 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.

Go to Top