NEW NOVEL: Talking to Calippa Cumberland

a novel about Christmas past and present
about living and loving
about losing and finding

It’s half past four on Christmas Eve, 1976. Lori Bloom, aged three and three quarters, is leaving a busy department store with her mother when the tannoy announces that a child in reception is lost and crying for her parents… Read More »

NEW NOVEL: The Trials of Isabella M Smugge

‘Another hashtag-filled ride… balancing life’s unexpected with honesty, hope and style.’
Lauren H Brandenburg – award-winning author of The Death of Mungo Blackwell

In her sparkling new novel The Trials of Isabella M Smugge, freelance writer Ruth Leigh explores what it looks like for someone new to church to explore questions of faith. What does it mean to be honest with God in prayer… Read More »

Sample Chapters: Talking to Calippa Cumberland


Christmas Eve 1976  
We have a little girl here… 

The visit to Santa’s Grotto on Christmas Eve is an unexpected treat. Daddy will be coming home later this evening. Mummy has explained to me more than once that the reason Daddy has to be away from home so often and for such long periods is that ‘he’s earning the pennies for us to spend’. I miss… Read More »

Sample Chapters: The Trials of Isabella M Smugge

September 

This morning, I overslept and woke up just before eight. Once I’d got up, done a few half-hearted stretches and picked up my clothes from the floor, I said to myself, ‘Isabella, you can do this. The cellulite will go, you’ve still got all your own teeth, you and Suze are friends again and you’ve got this beautiful house in your own name.’ #bestfriendsforever  Read More »

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Katherine Gantlett with UCB Radio

Walking Through Winter author, Katherine Gantlett, shares her experience of multiple miscarriages and losing her newborn baby, Libby, with UCB Radio to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. How can we support those facing such loss, and how can God be found and experienced in such pain? Read More »

NEW BOOK: What does it take to be a Christian writer?

‘The Association of Christian Writers has given [me] and many, many others a great deal.’ Adrian Plass

With all the changes the past eighteen months have brought, many people have found themselves wondering if it is time for them to finally write that book they have always wanted to. But what does it take to be a writer?

For the past fifty years, the Association of Christian Writers (ACW) has been providing… Read More »

Sample Chapters: Write Well

The Hook (or Catching Your Editor) 

Tony Collins 

You may have seen film of baby turtles hatching, scrambling out of their sandy nest, making their way down to the edge of the foam, dodging marauding gulls, then braving the first wave, only to become a treat for any roving shark. Perhaps one in a hundred will make it to adulthood. Books are like baby turtles… Read More »

NEW BOOK: What next for the prodigal son?

‘A foundational message that all of us need.’ John Arnott, Catch The Fire World

The story of the Prodigal Son may be the most well-known parable Jesus told. Yet what would have happened next for the returning prodigal had the story continued? How would he have adjusted to his new identity as an ennobled son, and what lessons might there be for our lives? Read More »