• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Ever wish you could just go somewhere else? In this, his third book, David Smith invites you to visit places near and far, journey back into childhood and reflect on the passage of time. This wildly eclectic collection of poetry sings with melancholy, humour, wistful reflection and evocative insight, provoking a wide range of emotions from page to page. Written in a frugal style that makes for a rare accessibility to inner meaning, this is a thought-provoking and immensely readable collection of poems. Includes the poem, Cameraria Ohridella, shortlisted for the Strokestown International Prize at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Roscommon, Ireland, 2016. Paperback, 64 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-90-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, July 2016
  • A woman dedicated her life to a lie and now seeks understanding by travelling to the physical, mental and spiritual landscape that defines who she was, is, and will be. Go to the places you fear most and re-write the colours of your life. ‘Trail of Fears is a very powerful book. A captivating journey and story of belief, loss, exploration, adventure and liberation. The struggle of freeing oneself from a toxic worldview in the name of truth, integrity, and authenticity is truly inspiring.’ Jeremy Runnells, cesletter.org ‘This is one woman’s lyrical cry of anguish as she seeks to reclaim her battered spirit after years of subjugation in the Mormon cult. Told with haunting precision, this is a poetically visceral work that will stay with you.’ Lynn Picknett, co-author of The Templar Revelation ‘Trail of Fears is life writing at its best - brave, honest, exploratory. It is also a journey into the lost heart of America, into the underside of the fake and the sham, with a final escape into self-knowledge and freedom. Part memoir, part travelogue, Chamberlain writes with wry observation and clarity of purpose on every page.’ Dr Chris Thurgar-Dawson, Teesside University Paperback, 160 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-97-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • This handbook presents a complete six week course on yama which is firmly rooted in the teachings of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra. It is a practical companion text and includes: •    An accessible explanation of the yama sūtra. •    Weekly asana sequences which relate to each of the yama. •    A graduated plan for developing ujjāyī prāṇāyāma. •    Thirty yama based mantra for meditation. •    Six complete relaxation scripts. •    More than thirty ‘off-the-mat’ practices which support understanding. •    A comprehensive bibliography. •    Recommended websites for easy access to high quality information and training. The course is designed so that readers can use the whole course or choose specific practices to bring fresh ideas to existing plans. Susan Lodge BA, PGCE, MA (Ed), BWY Dip, YFHF Cert is an experienced yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for almost twenty years. She has studied yoga with teachers in England and Spain, and teaches regularly in the North East of England and on yoga holidays in Turkey. In this series of books developed especially for yoga teachers, Susan presents fundamental principles which lie at the core of her teaching in an accessible and extremely useful format. Paperback, 88 pages, RRP £12.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-92-5 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, May 2016
  • 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
  • Joanne is struggling to organise the wedding of her spoiled god-daughter, Amelia, to honour a promise she made to a dying friend. Amelia’s choice of church, however, is haunted by past tragedies, and Joanne seems to be their target. She finds allies in the priest of Old All Saints Church, and Greg, the estate manager of Skelton Castle, but she doesn’t expect to lose her London business, her city lifestyle and her heart in the course of preparing for this wedding. Both her life and sanity will be in danger, as she tests the power of ghostly presences and of love. Paperback, 246 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-91-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2016
  • 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 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
  • After a tragic accident tears their family apart, Anna and her son Jake arrive in the quaint village of Welham to forge a new life for themselves. Yet even as they struggle to come to terms with the strange happenings within Damara Cottage, new love beckons for each of them. For Anna, the handsome local doctor tempts her from an abyss of grief after the death of her husband. For Jake, a lovely young barmaid offers escape from his own sorrow and confusion. But everyone is not as they seem. Peculiar dreams, spectral figures, and a primordial secret draw them to the cellar of the cottage. An ancient conflict of magic and witchcraft approaches as forces of good and evil hover at their doorstep, watching and waiting… Paperback, 278 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-95-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2016
  • Fighting for a lord you cannot trust, in a land that is not your own, is tough enough. When there’s a price on your head and you are hiding a secret no one can know, it is a dark path that lies ahead. Young swordsman Gideon Destain and his brothers face loss, heartbreak, pain and treachery as they wander in a wilderness not of their making. As war stirs in the West, they seek refuge in the East and the brothers must fight to survive, not realising that the High King Duran is stalking their every move. Paperback, 384 pages, RRP £14.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-08-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DUE OUT 15th JUNE 2018 – Available now to pre-order The thirtieth century, and war is coming to North America. Along the Pagan Line, the Christians of the south face the heathens of the north, both sides armed with technology and deadly, arcane sorcery. When Armida Corazon, faithful daughter of the Church, discovers her own side planning to release an ancient and terrible evil into the world, she leaves behind her old life and sets out to stop them. Travelling with her companions in the sentient warship, Immaculate, she is helped by forces both mysterious and unreliable, but is assailed at every moment by a hidden but powerful enemy. How can she succeed in her quest when even time itself is against her? Paperback, 356 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-36-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 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
  • Crime has a new enemy… and it never saw him coming. When Robert Jones awoke with yet another monster hangover in his house in Teesside, he could never have imagined that within just a few hours his life would change forever. Kidnappings, the murderous attentions of a midget set on revenge and the world’s largest bank heist are just the beginning. But, the pandemonium all around, Rob is oblivious, his focus fixed firmly on his blossoming relationship with an extremely seductive vacuum cleaner. However, there’s one small problem, Rob is a robot and he’s missing a vital component. The Boro Phallacy is a frenetic, fast-paced and funny crime thriller told through the eyes of two unlikely heroes whose love of Crocodile Dundee knows no bounds. Paperback, 276 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-94-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, September 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Someone is out to destroy the Thieves’ Guild. NG is good. Very good. But now someone wants him dead. With the guild in chaos, his best handler murdered and his top field-ops on the run, he has to up his game to find out who. Because that’s only half the trouble he’s in. As the cracks grow ever wider, the Thieves’ Guild finds itself caught between the warring factions of Earth and Winter, with no idea who is pulling the strings. And on the darkest of days, NG finds himself in a fight even he couldn’t have anticipated. Paperback, 378 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-60-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2014
  • For someone who’s supposed to be dead, NG is causing a lot of trouble. Haunted by nightmares of the alien invaders, he cares about only one thing – isolating a strain of the elusive virus that could give humans their only chance to fight back. But he’s not the only one after it. In a race against time and in a battle with his inner demons, he makes a grave mistake. And it is one that could cost the human race everything. The entire galaxy is in turmoil, the guild is in pieces and NG is the only one who can save them. But who will save him? Paperback, 310 pages, RRP £8.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-68-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, March 2015
  • 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
  • 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