Tuesday 20 December 2022

Santa's Supersonic Sleigh


Santa's Supersonic Sleigh


Ride along with Santa and Rudolph, as they adapt their sleigh with gadgets to take them around the world. Learn about some of the countries on the way.

This beautifully illustrated book is full of fun and humour, when Santa tries to deliver all the presents on time.

A percentage of the royalties from Santa's Supersonic Sleigh will be donated to Whizz-Kidz - the UK's leading charity for young wheelchair users.


RRP £9.00 

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A brilliant children’s book for Christmas. It tells the magical story of Father Christmas and Rudolph as they visit several different countries on Christmas Eve to deliver presents. On their journey the book has lovely illustrations of their journey using different modes of transport. It is a fun Christmas story! 
My grandchildren love it!Take an exciting trip around the globe with Rudolph and Santa. There are gadgets galore in this beautiful, highly humorous book. A warm-hearted story for all ages. Truly supersonic. I loved it!
Santa’s Supersonic Sleigh takes children on a magical Christmas Eve journey around the world. As well as being funny it is also educational with information about some of the countries visited by Santa and Rudolph on their action-packed journey. I loved the superb colourful illustrations which help take younger children through the story.

Monday 19 December 2022

Lancashire Writers of Today



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Sunday 13 November 2022

Can you help design the cover for the 2023 Lancashire Authors Association Anthology?

 Photographic competition Chapeltown and LAA  

the 2022 cover

We are looking for an image that represents Lancashire so your photo must be taken within the   Lancashire Palatine – see map for details: https://www.forl.co.uk/online-resources/lancashire-county-palatine

The winning photograph will be used on our cover and the winner will receive £50.00.   



1.  Please take your photo as a landscape shot, with the focal point on the right hand half of the picture.
2.  Bear in mind this is to make a book cover. There must be room on the right-hand side for us to print our title and subtitle. The backgrounds on the left hand side, which will form the back cover, must have an area where we can print a blurb.  For instance, an area of pathing, grass or sky.  Look at a few books in your favourite book shop to get an idea. We do find that covers work better if the picture wraps around the whole book.   
3.  Be careful with blue.  If you have large areas of blue, sea or sky for instance, you may have to accept that it may look a little different on the printed book cover.  Bright blues (ultramarine) will be replaced by either cyan, magenta or grey. 


  1. Entries must be received by 23:59 BST on 30 June 2023
  2. Please do not include your name on your photo. Label your file by location and the date the photo was taken e.g. BlackpoolTower230617.
  3. Please provide a copy of your photo as jpg file emailed to editor@bridgehousepublishing.co.uk  . In the subject line put PhotoCompetition and the name of your file. In the body of the email repeat your photo name and provide contact details – name, phone number and email.    
  4. Photos should be devoid of identifiable people.   
  5. By entering the competition you are agreeing that your photo may be used by Chapeltown and the LAA for the book cover and for promotional activities to do with the book. The copyright remains with you and you may use the photo in any other way you wish.
  6. You are also agreeing to provide a picture with a minimum size of 3600 pixels wide by 2700 pixels high that we can use for printing should you win the competition. 
  7.  Entry to the competition is free of charge.
  8. Entry is open to anyone anywhere as long as the photo is taken within the Lancashire Palatine. 
  9. Entry of the competition is limited to one per person           

Time line

  1.  Entries received by 23.59 BST 30 June 2023
  2. Chapeltown will short-list the entries. All photos that will work without too much manipulation will be short-listed by 7 July 2023.
  3. Members of the LAA will be asked to vote for their favourite photo.  The vote will close on 14 July 2023.
  4.  Should there be a tie, the LAA Committee will vote on the tied entries by 21 July 2023.
  5. If there still is a tie, Chairman Judith Addison will make the casting vote by 25 July 2023 

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Invisible on Thursdays by Peppy Barlow



A memoir of a creative woman’s travels in Greece and into her family’s history.

Peppy Barlow is a playwright and screen writer who lives her life looking for meaning and material in all her experiences. In this book she and her friend Persephone/Lucia explore childhood memories – both good and bad – and travel with their children to Crete where ancient myths emerge to haunt them.

A very personal account of a friendship which takes Peppy back to England and ends with Persephone returning to the Underworld. Authentic, brave, honest, funny and touching – the author’s voice shines out from these pages.

Invisible on Thursdays is a Bridge House Publication highlighting Feisty Women. Author Peppy Barlow guides us through her turbulent and rich life adventures. Truly a life well-lived.

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Tuesday 30 August 2022

The Script Challenge



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Saturday 27 August 2022



Join Crispin, the Marble Elf, in Her Ladyship's secret, fantastical Garden, where Gnomes, Cockney Leprechauns, Cherubs, Trolls and Pole-Dancing Fairies live, love and laugh. But watch out for the Shed of No Return – the clue is in the name. And keep upwind of the begonias where Gusty Bob, the flatulent Toad is usually found. Oh, and don’t trip over the Wooden Robin; he’s likely to stop at short notice to pull up his socks.

The Crispin Chronicles is the third belly-laugh inducing book in Dawn Knox’s Chronicles series. All three have been serialised in CaféLit.

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Dawn Knox is a world builder of extraordinary ingenuity. In this novel she serves us with an entrée of Terry Pratchett, a main of Lewis Caroll with a side order of Mervyn Peake. The Chrispin Chronicles is a huge toy box jammed packed with fantastical creatures and characters. And here’s the good news, there’s still room for you.
A garden full of gnomes, but who could believe they live in a thriving, frantic, and funny community mirroring human society? It doesn't take more than a few pages to become immersed in the characters who come to life in this wonderful book for grown up's. One of those rare truly laugh-out-loud books.
And, if you like this there are two companions, 'The Macaroon Chronicles' and 'The Basilwade Chronicles', from this very talented author. Equally humorous but deliciously different.
What a delightful author Dawn is! She brings to life inanimate objects or garden creatures so that you are drawn into their world and end up believing they are real. This book is no different. Enter the world of garden gnomes, elves, fairies, a toad and the most delightful Robin whose socks keep falling down. Who knew Robins wore socks!! Lots of adventures to be had in the garden and even a wedding. Truly delightful!