• 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features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers.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
  • 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features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers.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
  • 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features work by exciting new voices in speculative fiction, including both established authors and previously unpublished writers.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
  • What if Sherlock Holmes, with his dry wit and natural predilection for data, deduction and logic, had been born on Teesside and lived in present-day Middlesbrough? This smart-arse Boro lad hides his talents under a bushell of misdirection, self-deprecation and good old Teesside sarcasm, served up with some rather coarse language. With the assistance of his associate, Doctor John Watson, a psychologist he met during some court-ordered counselling sessions, Holmes wends his way through a string of adventures, baffling and entertaining as he goes, with many a three-pint problem solved over his favourite libation, a pint of Engineer’s Thumb in the Twisted Lip, before he staggers back to Flat 1B, 22 Baker Street, Middlesbrough. Paperback, 238 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-81-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2015
  • Another six adventures featuring Boro’s greatest detective. When Sherlock Holmes is pulled from Flat 1B, 22 Baker Street, to be thrown into Holme House prison, his only hope of release sits squarely on the shoulders of Doctor John Watson. As Watson does his utmost to free his friend, he becomes wracked with uncertainty. Does he really know Holmes? Is Holmes innocent of the crime? Can he get him out? Of course he can… otherwise this would be a very short book. Volume 2 sees our heroes embroiled in more intriguing mysteries. Armed only with logic, deduction and copious amounts of alcohol, they investigate the cases that have the police of Middlesbrough perplexed, edging slowly closer to a final confrontation with destiny. Who is the mysterious Professor and what are his plans for our Holmes? Paperback, 282 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-96-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2016
  • Home on the Range is an enthralling and often poignant account of life in Billingham during the 1950s and 60s. Susan Lewis CBE tells of growing up during a time when the tranquillity of the small village is transformed into the hustle and bustle of an industrial town by the chemical giant ICI.
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  • ‘This has to be one of the most fascinating takes on Jack The Ripper that I have ever read’ – Rob Enright, author of ‘One by One’ 1888. Whitechapel. James Maybrick had secured his legacy as the most infamous serial killer of all time… his diary would one day shock the world. Thomas Quinn wants revenge… his actions will give birth to an organisation of unspeakable power known as The Brethren. Together, they will unwittingly set in motion a plan that will one day lead to the serial killer, Obadiah Stark a.k.a The Tally Man. Maybrick is known to history by another name. Think you know the story? You don’t know Jack… Paperback, 96 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-86-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, March 2016
  • In June 2019, Lisette Auton and Sara Gibbeson took part in the Crossing the Tees Book Festival as Poet-in-Residence and Illustrator-in-Residence. The Festival is in its sixth year and takes place in libraries across the five boroughs which make up the Tees Valley. Over the course of the festival fortnight Lisette and Sara attended events, held workshops and masterclasses, worked in schools and scribbled incessantly. This collection is the culmination of their work together and includes some of the poetry produced by our incredibly talented Tees Valley pupils. The Ink Flows Poetry Collection, as part of Crossing the Tees Book Festival, has been made possible due to generous funding by the five borough library services, Arts Council England and Northern Festival of Illustration. Paperback, 58 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-71-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • PREORDER: Due out 1st July 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
  • Jim and his dog Bacon are out for a stroll when they see an old building they’ve never seen before. The door is open, the floorboards creak and as an old brick wall inside collapses in front of their eyes, a portal appears! And that’s just the start of their adventure… Paperback, 36 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-18-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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 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
  • 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
  • Due out 22nd November 2019 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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…
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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