New Release: Hugo and Daddy’s School Adventures by Ric Hart

This is the fifth and final book in the ‘Hugo and Daddy’ series and it marks a major milestone for author Ric Hart who started the series following the birth of his son Hugo, shortly followed by the sad death of Hugo’s mummy Jade. This episode sees Hugo starting primary school and Ric could not be prouder… “To see Hugo starting primary school felt like a million miles away four years ago, but I did it, I got here, and I’m proud of every step.”

The book shares the journey of Daddy taking Hugo to school for his first day at primary school and sees them turning what can be quite an overwhelming experience for children into something to embrace with confidence. Ric sees his books as a way of turning negative trauma into positive magic for Hugo and hopes that, when he grows older, Hugo will see how Daddy turned those tragic years into something beautiful for him.

Ric says to Hugo: “I hope you enjoy our latest and final adventure. Who knows what the future will bring, but I’m embracing it with love, joy and inner peace with our wonderful boy, Hugo Jaden Hart.”

About the Author

Ric Hart, who lost his wife, Jade, shortly after she gave birth to their son, Hugo, has become a respected book author. Within a year of losing Jade, Ric ran a marathon in her memory. He then turned to writing children’s books and poetry at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to help him work through his grief. Over the last two years, Ric has published four children’s bereavement books which form the ‘Hugo and Daddy’ series. His fifth and final children’s book entitled Hugo and Daddy’s School Adventures is now available to pre-order before the publication date of 1st September 2022.

Now four years of age, Hugo is starting primary school in Misterton, England in September. Ric is very excited launching his final children’s book as it marks a milestone for him and for Hugo. The net proceeds from this book will be donated to Misterton Primary School.

Ric says, “I’ve left a legacy for Jade, myself, and also for Hugo to carry forward throughout his life and I’m so proud of that. I know my journey through writing will spark strength, confidence, and hope throughout Hugo’s life. One day whenever he’s lost, worried, unsure, I hope what I did will inspire him to become an amazing person as he grows older.”

Ric decided all his books would help special charities: Way – widowed and young – benefited from his autobiography Pupy Love, written in lockdown in 2020. The bereavement charity, Cruse, benefited from his first children’s book Hugo and Daddy’s Night-time adventures, which become a top seller on Amazon within its first six months of launch, remaining in the top 50 bestsellers for months. The Children’s Bereavement Centre in Newark, England benefited from Ric’s next two books, Hugo and Daddy’s Superhero Adventures and Hugo and Daddy’s Thailand Adventures

“Hugo and Daddy’s School Adventures” by Ric Hart will be available in paperback from all major book retailer from 1st September 2022 including Amazon:

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New Release: From Machu Picchu to El Dorado by Lino Omoboni

Indulge yourself with the charming and whimsical “From Machu Picchu to El Dorado” by Lino Omoboni. This is a voyage into the ancient past of the Incas as seen through the eyes of Melissa, a teenage girl who becomes central to their cause as both warrior and advocate, transported to a distant time many years into the past by the properties of a magical stone which she discovers whilst on a family holiday to the New Forest.

Simplistically charming, “From Machu Picchu to El Dorado” is a tale of vivid adventure where truth and reality, fact and fiction meet with an almost dreamlike quality. It is hard to fathom whether Melissa’s experience is real, imagined or dreamt as history, reality and imagination all fuse together in this vibrant story. As exotic as the empire it describes, “From Machu Picchu to El Dorado” will lead the reader on many twists and turns before reaching its colourful conclusion as good triumphs over evil with more than a passing nod to the history books.

About the Author

Lino Omoboni was born in Chile in 1938. His father was Italian and his mother Chilean from Spanish, French and German ancestors.

Lino moved to live in the United Kingdom in 1974. Since then, he became a professional actor working in the Theatre, Radio, Television and feature films. Now a pensioner he is dedicating his life to write for children from seven to hundred years of age.  Lino has written several more books and short stories ready to be published.


“What happened next was so strange and it happened so fast. She experienced a total blackout and by instinct, she closed her eyes, scared.

Everything was happening very fast and she felt like she was travelling in space at a very high speed, hearing sounds of wind whistling in her ears but she was so scared, she didn’t dare to open her eyes.

Seconds later, she felt a cold breeze on her face and opened her eyes.

Her heart was almost jumping out of her chest and she could feel the palpitations right into her throat.

She was in a completely different environment and she thought she was in another country. “I don’t understand this, Dad! Timothy!” she called but nobody answered her.

Bushes with grass of different lengths surrounded her and she noticed small trees covered most of the land. She had the feeling this was not the New Forest and she was not inside the cave with her father and brother anymore.

‘This looks like a completely different country to me, Dad! Timothy!’ she called but once again, there was no answer and she felt scared.”

“From Machu Picchu to El Dorodo” by Lino Omoboni is available in paperback from Amazon at:

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The Inspira Group Literary Agency
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New Release: The Water Boy and the Tomb by Elizabeth Heath

New rhyming children’s picture book entitled “The Water Boy and the Tomb” about the exciting discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb is published in the centenary year of its discovery

About the Book:

This is a beautifully illustrated story, in rhyme, of Howard’s search for the boy king’s lost Egyptian tomb. After many years of digging with his team of men in the stifling heat, it is a young boy who finally makes an historic discovery…


About the Author:

Elizabeth Heath grew up in London with her sister and parents, who had immigrated from Ireland in the late-50s. She had many opportunities as a child to visit the wonderful museums of London. Her father would take her and her sister for visits to these amazing buildings at weekends and she was always captivated by the many historical artefacts made available to her. Subsequently, she developed a real love of history.

She became a teacher nearly twenty years ago and it was during this time that she was introduced to the story of Howard Carter’s water boy as part of a teaching plan on Ancient Egypt. The anecdote of the water boy’s role in the discovery of Tutankhamen proved to be very successful with her class of Year 3 children, providing inspiration for lots of historical inference as well as many opportunities for creative writing. Sadly, the story of the water boy was not diarised by Carter, but Elizabeth believes the brief accounts that we do have lends itself to a more child-focused version of how a typical, bright and curious young Egyptian boy could have played his part in this historic event. The book is suitable for all primary-aged children, with younger children benefiting from having it read to them, while they will respond to the rhyming pattern with trickier words being explained to them.

Elizabeth really hopes that you enjoy the story, particularly in this the centenary year of Howard’s amazing discovery.

“The Water Boy and the Tomb” by Elizabeth Heath is currently available in hardback from Waterstones for £12.99 at:

The paperback version of this book is also available from Waterstones for £7.99 at:

This book is also available on all the major retail sites, but prices may vary.

Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 0208 339 6060

Spotlight: The Waitress by Nina Manning

The Waitress

Nameless. Faceless. Deadly?

Waitress Kit Lowman knows that people look down on her and the job she does. But being anonymous offers Kit safety and security and allows her own terrible secrets to remain hidden.

And then Kit’s luck changes, and she suddenly faces a terrible dilemma: reveal her true identity and accept that life will never be the same. Or stay in the shadows…where she hopes she’ll be safe?

But secrets can’t stay hidden forever. And the more Kit tries to hide away, the more someone makes it clear that they are going to make her pay for what she did.

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About the Author

Nina Manning studied psychology and was a restaurant-owner and private chef (including to members of the royal family). She is the founder and co-host of Sniffing The Pages, a book review podcast. Her debut psychological thriller, The Daughter in Law, was a bestseller in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. She lives in Dorset.

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From a Dormitory Window

A coming-of-age true story about first love during A-levels

About the Book:                         

For the author as a young lad, there was nothing particularly special about growing up abroad. It was rather taken for granted providing numerous benefits: half-day schooling, almost continuous sunshine and sandy beaches. It was an idyll that was to be rudely shattered with the advent of teenage years with an education that could only be continued via a boarding school in the UK. A rude awakening it proved to be, and the author vividly portrays the brutal juxtaposition between the two contrasting lifestyles.

The author then faithfully documents life in the senior boarding house whilst studying for A-levels. A two-year period underscored by a war of attrition with school discipline and tetchy teachers! But then, in the final year of study, a disruption that put all else in the shade. Falling in love with a young lady in the academic year below changed everything.

From that time onwards, priorities were, to paraphrase W. H. Auden, ‘jumbled in one common box…’ What would come out on top? There was surely only one answer! The author takes us through that final year of study during which an increasing love of poetry and literature is more than matched by an obsession with a ‘country girl’. The story, told in conversational style, is a mixture of humour, melancholy and with periods of contemplation and reflection – and, as might be expected, is laced with the arrogance of youth!

Excerpt from Book:

“The inherent interest in this attractive young lady, coupled with a continuing close study of romantic English Literature, is now providing an irresistible combination. It seems logical and common sense to test out the skills one might possess, combined with what one has learnt. However successful or otherwise, the poetry written cannot be handed in to Ducky for evaluation! It will have to stay hidden. A recent study period in the school library had the added and unexpected bonus of Barbara also doing some research and reading. Well, hardly unexpected! Once the knowledge of her study periods had been gleaned, it was odds on that she could be found in the library at specified times. It has been possible to sit at the same table as Barbara whilst in the library but, generally, opposite her so that any interest did not appear too obvious, particularly with others studying in the library. The golden rule of library research and reading – no talking. There has been, however, a mutual acknowledgement of the others presence, with attendant smiles being exchanged. Have you noticed, Barbara, that there has been considerably more interest in you than in the library books detailing, for instance, the events leading up to the end of the French religious wars? The library study periods have spawned the following, scribbled out in this dormitory room at an ungodly hour – but the mind is brimming over – the brain is bursting, in turmoil almost, with the vision of this young lady.

Somehow, it needs to be expressed,

What thoughts surrounded that pretty-head,

Whilst quietly she sat and mused?

Was her heart firmly implanted on future love?

I envy him: to feel that smooth light inviting skin,

Her light brown hair falling far down her back:

Oh creation, what does she lack?

The firm face matches an excellent figure,

A sturdy stance, an upright walk.

Oh, for a small chat, a private talk with her:

Is that calm temperament so real?

Then to touch those smooth rose cheeks,

To feel her charm.

But oh, I am troubled by the most horrible thoughts.

Dear Barbara, are you really as quiet, as tame, as you look?

“From a Dormitory Window:  A Boy’s Life & Love at Boarding School” by Ian McCart is available in hardback from Amazon at:

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New Generation Publishing
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I Meant No Harm

A real-life account of the challenges of becoming a successful surgeon having learned the skill in turbulent and troubled times

About the Book:                         

What does it take to become a surgeon? There are many prerequisites to be a successful one. Those range from maintaining composure when the unexpected happens. Having the mental and physical endurance that matches the unpredictable nature of surgery. Communication and leadership skills. Above all, the humility of adopting an ongoing strive to learn in order to sharpen one’s skills, such as critical analysis and creativity.

Achieving these goals appears challenging, but for them to be achieved in exceptional circumstances of escaping a war-torn country, traveling between cities, working as a second class citizen and fighting to save patients and loved ones lives is captivating.

“I Meant No Harm” provides a distinctive perception into many turbulent journeys through illness towards cure. Those who succeed in their journey become the lighthouse that guides the surgeon through the dark times. Those who succumb to their illness while battling their disease leave their surgeons scarred for life.

Excerpt from Book:

“It was 6th August 1994. I swore my oath to help people and do no harm the day I graduated from Baghdad Medical School, after surviving the second Gulf War.

Having been through the first Gulf War as a child, you’d think this one would be different. I was wrong. To be told as a third-year medical student, just before the mid-term exams, that there was a good chance we would be hit with chemical weapons, was rather daunting. We were told to expect the worst. Wrap your face with a wet towel, trench through the flood of dead birds, and hope.

Nevertheless, we were still expected to continue our preparation for the mid-term pharmacology exam, which was supposed to take place on 7th January 1991. At the time, my cousin, an officer in the army, managed to get us four chemical masks. We were a family of five, with my father as a retired university professor (being against the principles of the Arab Baath Socialist Party principles), my mother a gynaecologist, and then me and my older two sisters, all medical students – third, fourth and sixth year.

We had an argument between us, with each one declining to get a mask to save the four masks for the other members of the family. We eventually decided to donate all the masks to another family, and I was given the task to prepare a WMD (weapons of mass destruction)-proof of our house!”

“I Meant No Harm:  Sculpted by War, Motivated by Scalpel” by Ali Thwaini is available in hardback from Amazon at:

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New Generation Publishing
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New Release: The Essential Heart of a Leader by Anthony Munday

THE ESSENTIAL HEART OF A LEADER is an invaluable guide to becoming an authentic leader. This book will equip you with the mindset and insight to deliver excellent Leadership imbued with the Values and Behaviours that people respect.


Relevant Case Studies that will cause you to reflect and consider the psychology of decision-making leadership at a personal and organisational level. A 12-part programme designed to enable you to adapt and utilise in your own leadership context. You will develop and refine your skillset to face and overcome the challenges of leadership and develop engaged and energised Teams.

This book will help you to reframe and identity the stark difference between management and leadership.

About the Author:

Anthony Munday ‘served and protected’ as a police officer for 34 years with Hertfordshire Constabulary. You can connect with him on LinkedIn; Anthony Munday, Leadership Consultant and Mentor.  He is now the Director of Achieve Success UK

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“The Essential Heart of a Leader” by Anthony Munday is available in hardback from Amazon at:

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You can download the e-book version from:

This book is also available now to download and listen to in audiobook format from 50+ different audio channels including, Spotify, Scribd, Downpour, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Overdrive (libraries), Hoopla (libraries), 3M (libraries), Baker & Taylor (libraries), TuneIn and

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New Releases

The Italian

When the truth behind his mother abandoning him is revealed, it changes Lewis’s perception of the past altogether

About the Book:                         

Lewis Sinclaire’s earliest memory is that wherein his mother kisses him on the forehead and wishes him a happy birthday on the very day that she abandoned him. He never saw her again, but the memory is a happy one, nonetheless. But is a memory a true facsimile of what actually happened?

During the lockdown of spring 2020, Lewis, a restauranteur by trade, is forced to isolate with his dying father in the family home that he has despised all of his life. He is determined to use the time wisely, and over a game of chess and fuelled by a strong Irish Whiskey, he discovers that a memory is not the truth. He discovers precisely what went on between his mother and his father at the family villa in Le Marche, Italy, in nineteen-eighty-four, and why his mother had to abandon him. Then, at his father’s ‘lockdown’ funeral, a stranger appears, who changes his mind completely….

About the Author:

Gary W. Hixon is an author based in North Yorkshire, England. He writes novels of a humorous and philosophical nature. The author bases his novels on his own experiences and lived in Windsor for ten years thus that town in Berkshire forms the backdrop to this, his latest novel. Gary Hixon is fascinated by the human experience, particularly why people choose to live their lives in a certain way.

Excerpt from the book:

“Then a pause so long that all eternity could have been poured into it.

“Have you heard from your mother?” he asked, almost longingly, almost too ashamed of himself for having asked.

And that was the moment I understood the purpose of the phone call. I ended our conversation by throwing my mobile across the wine cellar until it smashed against the wall above a cask of ale called Perpetual Motion, ironically. And when I sunk to my knees and the world around me collapsed inwards – because I realised that my mother actually did exist and that she must still be alive. More than that because I realised that it must have been thirty years since my mother left me on that chair in the garden at Sant’Elpidio because I had been three years old. And that phone call had been on the occasion of my thirty-third birthday.

“Are you alright, Lewis?” she asked me, finding me on my knees.

My words were incoherent when I spoke, garbled noises between gasps of shock. “How dare he?” I answered. “How dare he speak of that woman to me?”


“The Italian” by Gary W. Hixon is available in paperback from Amazon at:

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Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Gary Hixon’s literary agent)
Tel. 0208 292 5163


A Very Naughty Little Girl Goes Camping

This is a charming tale that will delight children of all ages

About the Book: 

An exciting, funny and at times, sad story about the adventures of ‘A Very Naughty Little Girl’. No matter how hard she tries, Sarah cannot behave herself, much to the exasperation of her best friend, Jennifer, who attempts to help her change her ways.

About the Author:

Abigail Strauss ran her own antique shop and a dolls house business for twenty years. She then had a second career as a reporter and feature writer for her local newspaper.  Abigail Strauss’ second children’s book was written during her isolation in the lockdown due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic of 2020/22.  Although Abigail was unable to see her close family for many weeks, she included them all as the characters in her book, which helped her feel closer to them.  It also eased the loneliness, which was inevitable at that difficult time.

Excerpt from Book:

“A place had been reserved for them so that their tents were next to each other.

Everyone lent a hand in unloading the cars and erecting the tents.  Eventually, they all flopped down on the grass and breathed a sigh of relief – the tents were in position and everything in its place.

“Can we go and explore now?” asked Nick, as all the children jumped to their feet.

“Have a glass of orange juice before you go, you must all be thirsty after your hard work,” said Vicky.

As the children scampered off, closely followed by Rusty, the mums and dads relaxed for a while and then set up the stove to boil the kettle for cups of tea.

Vicky said, “Let’s make this a holiday to remember!”

“A Very Naughty Little Girl Goes Camping” by Abigail Strauss is available in hardback from Amazon at:

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Grosvenor House Publishing
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