Here is an interview with A. L. Butcher

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Name: A. L. Butcher

Where are you from? I was born in Buckinghamshire but I live in Bristol, in the South West of the beautiful UK.

A little about yourself i.e. your education, family life etc. I have a loving family, greedy pets and a degree which bears no relation to my day job. I’ve studied politics, sociology, economics, history (lots), ethics, philosophy and classics. I like to learn, I read a lot of history these days, especially ancient and medieval, and I have just finished an online course about Hadrian’s Wall.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

 Well I’ve just released  which is the print version of the short stories comprising the collected tales taken from various e-book anthologies (as at end of Feb 2015).

Book III of the Chronicles is out on pre-order with a release date of April 3rd. This one follows the…

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Kiss and Tales 2 – Press Release

The Indie Collaboration Publishes Eighth Book In International Anthology Market

The Indie Collaboration released the eighth entry into their unique anthology series in February 2015. This anthology, Kiss and Tales 2: A Romantic Collection is a collection of free original romantic tales brought to you by a group of independent authors who call themselves collectively, The Indie Collaboration. In the last year and a half, The Indie Collaboration has entered into the international market for anthology style print and ebooks with a unique spin on supporting and marketing works for independent authors. Last Valentine’s day, the group offered a sister book, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection which rocketed up to #1 on Amazon best-seller free book lists and showed well in downloads throughout the Valentine’s season on Smashwords.

The founding member of The Indie Collaboration, UK-based author Peter John says, “The Indie Collaboration grew out of a group of like-minded independent authors. Together, we decided to show the world how great works of fiction can be created without the involvement of any large publishing companies.”

The first seven entries in the collaboration’s collection are: Tales from Dark Places: The Halloween Collection, Yuletide Tales: A Festive Collective, Kiss and Tales: A Romantic Collection, Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tales: A Children’s Collection, Summer Shorts, Spectacular Tales: A Science Fiction Collection and Tales from Darker Places: A Chilling Horror Anthology.

The list of contributors for each collection changes depending on each individual contributor’s interests and area of writing specialty.Clearly from the offerings so far, the collaboration’s authors have a wide variety of literary interests and their offerings should appeal to a wide audience.

Contributing author, Alan Hardy says, “The idea of a group of authors who have come together to offer up books to the reading public is an exciting way ahead for indie writers. I think this is important, writers coming together and taking control of their literary destinies.”

Contributing author Kristina Jacobs says, “Reading anthologies is a great way to tap into a wealth of mostly undiscovered, yet very talented writers. We are truly a diverse group of writers and we have members from all over the world. It shows in the unique stories and collections that we are able to create.”

The next installment to be released by The Indie Collaboration will be published in Summer 2015.

You can learn more about The Indie Collaboration, the group of contributing authors and their mission online at:

The Atomic Monster from Out of Space


The Atomic Monster from Out of Space

The second ‘Amateur Vile-Horror’

 First Published on 16th November 2014

‘The Atomic Monster from Out of Space’ is musical comedy stage play based on the 1950’s genre of monster movie, it is written specifically for a large non-professional cast.


William Denning, a sheriff in a small American town in the 1950’s, reluctantly accepts the help of plucky female reporter, Patsy Parker, while investigating a string of missing teenagers. What will they make of the mysterious swamp in an old forest, a thirty year old meteorite crash site, ominous black goo and the hideous green monster that stalks after them in the night?


The Atomic Monster from Out of Space is written for a large non-professional cast and is royalty-free for non-profit making amateur productions. It has an adaptable cast of characters and a script that gives as much flexibility as possible for casting within existing drama groups.

Available in multiple formats from Smashwords and from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.