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HappyLDNPress Author Stories

65 EpisodesProduced by HappyLDNPressWebsite

Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.

65 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

A Diwali Tale by Barbara Pearman

May 31st, 2022

8:09

Short Story called A Diwali Tale by Barbara Pearman 

Diwali is a five day festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs.

Barbara was one of our winners in Hi2020 new …

The Hit - Short story read by the author JOHN LUGO-TREBBLE

April 11th, 2022

13:10

The Hit - Short story read by the author JOHN LUGO-TREBBLE


John writes the most exquisite romantic stories - each has a bit of an unnerving twist.

London Book Fair 2022 Talks : Getting your Illustrations Published

April 8th, 2022

40:22

London Book Fair 2022 Talks to three illustrators about "Getting your Illustrations Published"

Donna Payne, Katie Knutton, and Juliette Rechatin will …

London Book Fair 2022 Talks to 3 independent women about publishing

April 8th, 2022

47:30

London Book Fair 2022 Talks to 3 independent women : The Tale of Three Start-ups
three independent small presses, all run by award-winning women, and all recent additions to the Children's publishing world. Having had …

London Book Fair 2022 ; Talk How to make a living from writing

April 8th, 2022

42:37

London Book Fair 2022 ; Talk with 3 authors about How to make a living from writing

The Society of Authors presents three authors about their experiences in writing and tell us about their journeys to getting published.

London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar

April 8th, 2022

20:55

London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar


We are delighted to bring you a little tast from the famous London Book Fair …

London Book Fair 2022 - Talks : Cover Design

April 8th, 2022

32:40

London Book Fair 2022: Talks about Cover Design -the highs and lows of working with authors


Jack Smyth and Nico Taylor will be curating a new book cover themed event at the London Book Fair.
Using real-life case …

Doppleganger ; a short story by Amatullah Padghawala

March 22nd, 2022

12:55

Amatullah Padghawala is an Indian literary junkie with a head in the clouds imagination. She enjoys penning supernatural stories but doesn't hesitate …

Tide turner short story by Sarah Em

March 19th, 2022

12:42

Sarah Em is a twenty-nine year old teacher and writer. By day she juggles 9-10 year olds and classroom management and by night (or evening at least, …

Cross Fire: Story 2 from I’m a Contract Killer by Andrew Segal

March 4th, 2022

23:35

The First from a disturbing set of short stories in this second book in the Aberration series by author, Andrew Segal. Combining the macabre with the mysterious, the outrageous with the unbelievable, these dark tales …

Meet a Thriller Writer - Discover the scary adventures that make the thrillers so real

July 1st, 2021

53:37

Happy London Press interview Andrew Segal to talk about his adventures that influenced his new series of rime Thriller novels.

Andrew is our best-selling author, whose chilling novels have an exciting and different …

The Relaxing Guitar Bros talk about making music

March 5th, 2021

17:21

The Relaxing Guitar Bros talk about making music

Two brothers from Hampshire and the Isle Of Wight who have spent all the winter lockdown writing and recording together to bring you our original relaxing guitar music, …

Author Conversation : John Lugo-Trebble Short Story writer

February 17th, 2021

7:36

Author Conversation : John Lugo-Trebble  Short story writer

Talking about writing his latest story Sing! - Now available on the www.HappyStoryStore.com

Calls of Nature; four exquisite poems by Alan Rayner

January 18th, 2021

6:09

Calls of Nature; four exquisite poems by Alan Rayner

The new era we are travelling into with the covid lockdowns is a time to reflect on the wondrous life around us that can spiritually heal us. 

Here Alan reads 4 of …

Welcome to 2021 -Awakening poems by Sara Chwialkowska

January 12th, 2021

4:22

Welcome to 2021 - inspiring poems by Sara Chwialkowska.

Sara is a young poet - whose work takes an insightful look into mindfulness.

My name is Sara …

Hi2020 Top Tier Judges discussing their choices

October 27th, 2020

16:37

Hi2020 Top Tier Judges discussing their choices for the overall winning story

Hi2020 Short Story Competition launch on 20th February 2020, with great radio fare on Wycombe Sound 106.6FM. Thousands of entries by new …

Hi2020 WINNER; The Eagle Café by Kayleigh Maddocks

October 27th, 2020

10:06

The absolute show stopper winner of the Hi2020 Short Story Competition.

Thousands of stories entered from all over the United Kingdom from which 35 …

Chapter One Atonement Camp by Evan J. Corbin

October 14th, 2020

13:20

Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes by Evan J. Corbin

Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes follows the journey of Rick Harris, a closeted, …

The Soul Talk by Akshitha

October 7th, 2020

5:53

The Soul Talk by Akshitha shot sensual poem

On a rainy evening I was enjoying the weather to the hilt with the petrichore and thunderstorms. I was …

Lock Down Diaries; Masks

August 3rd, 2020

11:03

Lock Down Diaries; Masks by Kristina Pakhomenko

My name is Kristina. I’ve spent more than twenty years in professional sport before I understood that I had passion for completely different things. Very interested in …

Dear Publisher "Shark Attack!" by Peter la Trobe

July 15th, 2020

4:50

Dear Publisher "Shark Attack!" by Peter la Trobe

Welcome to our first in the new series of blog posts, written by a wonderful mix of published …

Lockdown diaries Episode 5 Meaning of Choice by Kristina Pakhomenko

July 14th, 2020

9:42

Lockdown diaries Episode 5 Meaning of Choice by Kristina Pakhomenko

My name is Kristina. I’ve spent more than twenty years in professional sport before I understood that I had passion for completely different things. …

Lockdown diaries series 2 by Akshitha

July 6th, 2020

3:57

Lockdown diaries series 2 by Akshitha

I am Akshitha an app developer and very passionate  about writing and love travelling and get lost in the beauty of nature. I love spending time with friends and hanging out.My 3 am …

Maid Maleen by Brandi Gang Short story

June 29th, 2020

18:47

Maid Maleen by Brandi Gang

Hello, my name is Brandi Gann, 

I have always loved telling a good tale. My goal as a storyteller is comparable to those …

The Sun the Moon and a Thousand furs by Brandi Gann

June 22nd, 2020

14:09

The Sun the Moon and a Thousand furs by Brandi Gann

My name is Brandi Gann and I have always loved telling a good tale. My goal as a storyteller is …

Lockdown diaries episode 3 by Chameleon in High Heels

June 15th, 2020

5:43

Lockdown diaries episode 3 by Chameleon in High Heels ; Change is coming

Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and a …

Lockdown diaries episode 2 by Chameleon in High Heels

June 8th, 2020

8:10

Lockdown diaries episode 2 by Chameleon in High Heels : Fear of going out


Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and a …

Lockdown diaries episode 1 by Chameleon in High Heels

June 1st, 2020

5:30

Lockdown diaries episode 1 by Chameleon in High Heels : The front door closes

Carola (AKA Chameleon in Heels) is a teacher, mother of two humans and …

Wellness Week : Nurture Mind, Nourish body by Kate Bishop

May 9th, 2020

10:13

Happy London Press Podcast 6:  Wellness Week : Nurture Mind, Nourish body by Kate Bishop


The last in the series:

The state of mind, during this Coronavirus lock down ,can cause immense stress at home. The secret to …

Wellness Week : Virtual Friends beats loneliness by Kate Bishop

May 8th, 2020

3:11

Happy London Press Podcast 5:  Wellness Week : Virtual Friends beats loneliness by Kate Bishop

We all feel lonely from time to time. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone's experience of loneliness will be …

Wellness Week : Motivation not Procrastination by Kate bishop

May 7th, 2020

5:31

Happy London Press Podcast 3:  Wellness Week : Motivation not Procrastination by Kate Bishop

Without an office full of staff and managers - it can be …

Wellness Week: Your Space, Your office by Kate Bishop

May 6th, 2020

4:58

Happy London Press Podcast 3:  Wellness Week : Your Space, your Office by Kate Bishop

Working from home can be highly productive, but it can also go …

Wellness Week : Winding down, Switch off by Kate Bishop

May 5th, 2020

3:45

Happy London Press Podcast 2:  Wellness Week : Winding down, Switch off by Kate Bishop


Struggling to switch off from work? Follow this advice to …

Wellness Week : Encourage Routine, Nurture Yourself by Kate Bishop

May 4th, 2020

5:29

Happy London Press Podcast 1:  Wellness Week : Encourage Routine, Nurture Yourself by Kate Bishop


Techniques to help you create your ideal working from home routine and how to stick to it.  Routine is an important part …

Hi2020: Radio Show 2: Starting out writing short stories

April 30th, 2020

16:09

Hi2020 Radio Show 2 - Helping you write a great story to enter Hi2020


Peter la Trobe

A writers workshop on writing short stories

Peter la Trobe, Harlow Writers Workshop

"For a reader, the magic of a short story is – …

Hi2020 Radio Show 1 - Helping you write a great story

April 20th, 2020

19:12

Hi2020 Radio Show 1 - Helping you write a great story to enter Hi2020


Wycombe Sound 106.6fm and happy London Press are running a weekly radio show - every Wednesday 2pm -3pm. 

To help you write a great short story - so …

Hi2020 Mini Course 3: What makes for an attractive style?

April 16th, 2020

12:55

Hi2020 Mini Course 3: What makes for an attractive style?

Written and narrated by France Ellul.  Writer's coach and English Teacher

Podcast Two in …

A touch of purple By Ida Williams, a dreamy story

April 6th, 2020

5:57

Short Story: A touch of purple narrated and read by Ida Williams

Late one night a little girl awakes to find her mother mending a special garment. …

Hi2020 Mini Course 2: Why write a story?

March 31st, 2020

14:11

Hi2020 Mini Course 2: Why write a story?

Written and narrated by France Ellul.  Writer's coach and English Teacher

Podcast Two in the Mini course …

Hi2020 Writing Tip 2 : Write a Catchy First Paragraph

March 22nd, 2020

3:50

Hi2020 Tip 2 : Write a Catchy First Paragraph

Read to you by Kate Bishop.


We have some excellent advice from Jerz  Setonhill and Henneke

In today’s …

Hi2020 Mini Course 1: Helping writers with penning a short story

March 17th, 2020

14:08

Hi2020 Mini Course 1: How to make a short story special?

Written and narrated by France Ellul.  Writer's coach and English Teacher

Podcast One.


This …

The Lyme Regis Murders - Chapter 2 read by the author Andrew Segal

March 16th, 2020

4:18

The Lyme Regis Murders - Chapter 2 read by the author Andrew Segal

THE LYME REGIS MURDERS
Andrew Segal
Happy London Press
342 pp
Easy Read / Who-Done-It

Can innocence ever be an incentive to murder?

A quiet seaside town …

Episode 2; The Mermaid Bride read by the author Alexander Ely

March 13th, 2020

21:40

Episode 2; The Mermaid Bride read by the author Alexander Ely

Believing their misadventures with mermaids is behind them, Neave looks forward to arriving in Plymouth and returning to normal life with her husband, Aiden. …

Hi2020 Writing Tip 1: What does your Protagonist want?

March 11th, 2020

3:10

Hi2020 Short Story Competition - Writing Tip 1: What does your Protagonist want? 

Here are some Hints and tips on how to write a better short story  - make sure you stay tuned for the next instalment

Read to you by …

Sign Up to Hi2020 Short Story Comp for New Writers

March 8th, 2020

1:24

Sign Up to Hi2020.co.uk.   Short Story Comp for New Writers


Hello to All


...budding authors who would love the chance to get their story published …

Excert from Wide illumination read by Tom Rubens

March 6th, 2020

11:57

Wide Illumination Chapter 8 read by the author Tom Rubens


This work is a Contemporary Literature about a young student finding his first love affair

 Set in the mid-1960s, this second novel in the 'Illumination' …

Show me Heaven by Donna Taylor

February 25th, 2020

14:45

A True Story - Show me Heaven written and narrated by Donna Taylor

Headlines that rocked a county " MOTHER AND CHILDREN IN SEARCH FOR HOME" a mother of four was given temporary reprieve by reading Council last night …

Chapter one; The Snowdonia Killings by Simon McCleave

January 30th, 2020

17:20

Chapter one; The Snowdonia Killings written and narrated bySimon McCleave

A Snowdonia Murder Mystery Book 1

The Snowdonia Killings - Detective …

The Mermaid Bride : Fantasy Short story narrated by Alexandra Ely

December 30th, 2019

16:38

The Mermaid Bride : Beautiful romantic story written and narrated by Alexandra Ely

An adventure fantasy short story about Neive, (pronounces nee-iv) …

Return : a delicate poem by Priya Dolma

December 8th, 2019

2:43

Return : Poem written and narrated by Dr Priya Dolma

Return :  a delicate and sensitive poem about heartbreak, when a long-term relationship stops …

What will Heaven be Like? : Short Poem by Ian Sutherland Canada

November 27th, 2019

1:49

What will Heaven be Like? : Short Poem by Ian Sutherland Canada

There are those of us who believe in God and those of us that don’t. I am one of those that does.

And with that belief comes a belief in something called …

Good Advice ; Thriller Short story by Ian J. Sutherland UK

November 22nd, 2019

11:53

Good Advice ; Action thriller Short story written and narrated by Ian J. Sutherland UK


The story is woven from many aspects of personal experience …

Little London Adventures and Cockney Curiosities by Clare Newton

November 17th, 2019

11:34

Little London Adventures and Cockney Curiosities by Clare Newton and Narrated by Kate Bishop.

Artist and photographer Clare Newton rediscovers and …

A Major operation : Short Story by Andrew Segal

November 17th, 2019

9:15

A Major operation : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal.

Hello, I thought I would share with you my pleasure in writing about romantic …

Lyme Regis Murders: Extract reading by Andrew Segal

November 13th, 2019

4:54

Inspiration for writing: The Lyme Regis Murders


Crime thrillers look to present one with surprises. Could it be the

murderer? the victim? the …

Eight Feet High : Short Story for Adults by Ian J. Sutherland UK

November 11th, 2019

4:55

Eight Feet High : Short Story for Adults written and narrated by Ian J. Sutherland UK

I trained as a scientist and then made a career delivering …

Grumps & Sweeties; Children's Short Story by Ian Sutherland

November 9th, 2019

4:46

Grumps & Sweeties; Children's Story Suitable for 3 year +

Written and Narrated by Ian Sutherland from Canada

Ian is a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. …

Heaven Is... A short poem by Ian Sutherland

October 29th, 2019

2:43

Heaven Is . A short inspiring poem written and narrated by Ian Sutherland from Canada.

Ian is a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. He and his wife, Carol, …

Stephen the Statute : Children's short story by Andrew Segal

October 17th, 2019

8:52

Stephen the Statue : Written and narrated by Andrew Segal


Children's short story; suitable for 3- 6yr old


It’s not always that easy to say where …

Clarissa the Clown ; Children's story by Andrew Segal

October 13th, 2019

3:50

Clarissa the Clown ; Children's story written and narrated by Andrew Segal

As a kid I remember the first time I was taken to a circus. It was Bertram Mills. Well known as one of the pre-eminent of circuses of its day, …

Cuthbert the Colonel : Children's Story by Andrew Segal

October 12th, 2019

3:20

Cuthbert the Colonel : Children's Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal


British soldiers, renowned for their courage and bravery, train under …

Roberta Robot : Children's story by Andrew Segal

October 12th, 2019

5:32

Roberta Robot : Children's story written and narrated by Andrew Segal

We live in an age of increasing, some would say encroaching, Artificial …

Lavender Roses : Short Story by Andrew Segal

October 8th, 2019

8:37

Lavender Roses : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal

was published in The Lady Magazine in April 2019.

I was just eight years old the …

Fondest Love : Short Story by Andrew Segal

October 3rd, 2019

8:34

Fondest Love : Short Story written and narrated by Andrew Segal

Love stories take all sorts of formats, and thankfully in today’s world intolerance …

Sleight of Hand : Short story by Andrew Segal

October 3rd, 2019

10:10

Sleight of hand written and narrated by Andrew Segal was published in The Lady Magazine in September 2019. 

I love magic, and once dreamed of being a magician myself, and joining The Magic Circle. But to be a magician …

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