Ocelot Press **Twelfth Night Sale** Now On

And we’re off! The Ocelot Press **Twelfth Night Sale** starts today (6th January) and runs for a few days only.

Around half of our titles are reduced to 99p / 99c on Kindle in most Amazon stores. That’s a whopping 66% off many titles.

So don’t delay – fill those new (or old) e-readers with books for your reading year.

We’ve got titles in a wide variety of genres, so there’s something to suit every taste.

To find our books, simply type Ocelot Press into the Amazon search bar or follow this link to our page in your Amazon store.

Trumpet Blowing

Miriam says, “I learned to play the piano and the violin. I even learned the recorder once, but never the trumpet.”

Miriam Drori, Author

Saturday night folk dancing sessions in Jerusalem are run by Ofer Alfasi.

Ofer is very talented and diligent. He knows all the dances very well. He invests a lot of effort, demonstrating from the centre of the circle and watching to make sure we’ve learnt properly.

But he’s not good at blowing his own trumpet. He’s reticent about introducing the dances he choreographed. Fortunately, another Ofer, who also has a dance to his name, has been championing the first Ofer’s dances recently, and they’re really good.

I’m no better at blowing my own trumpet, but I need to say this, so please forgive me:

I recently reread my novel, Cultivating a Fuji, making very minor changes to it. And as I read it, I realised how good it is, and how much I’d love it to be read widely, firstly for enjoyment – the story mixes poignancy, humour…

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Steeped in France: Guest Post by Miriam Drori

I’m delighted to welcome fellow Ocelot author Miriam Drori to my blog today. She explains how her forthcoming novel, Style and the Solitary, has links to France.

Life on La Lune

I’m very pleased to welcome my author friend Miriam Drori to the blog today. I have known Miriam for about eight years, but I only had the pleasure of meeting her in person a few years ago in Carcassonne, when our former publisher invited us to an author get-together.

The artistic installation in Carcassonne (2018), by kind permission of my friend Sue Barnard.

Miriam is about to publish Style and the Solitary, the first in a series of crime mysteries set in Jerusalem. So what does that have to do with France? Well, one of the main characters is an immigrant from France and therefore something of an outsider. And the story of Beauty and the Beast, which was published by a French author in 1740, has a significant bearing on Miriam’s story. Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve was a penniless widow in a man’s world and thus also…

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It’s Out

Style and the Solitary is ready for pre-order.

Miriam Drori, Author

Style and the Solitary has come out of its temporary hiding place and is sitting proudly on Amazon, where you can pre-order it ahead of its 27th October release.

This is edition 2, with small improvements but still the same story. The next novel in the series will follow.

There will also be a paperback of Style and the Solitary. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.

What is Style and the Solitary?

  • Cosy crime
  • Murder mystery
  • An Ocelot Press book
  • Set in Jerusalem
  • Based on Beauty and the Beast
  • Contains humour, romance, friendships, songs and much more.

If you haven’t read it yet, here’s your opportunity.

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New Titles from Ocelot Press this Autumn – and More to Come

We’re delighted to announce the publication of three new titles this autumn, with more to come later on.

Sue Barnard’s Nice Girls Don’t and Finding Nina were launched last week. These two stories about family secrets are linked but can be read as standalones. They are available in Kindle and paperback editions from Amazon.

Find out more about these titles by clicking the buttons.

Jennifer C. Wilson’s A New Page is a collection of historical short stories and poems featuring characters from kings to witches. A New Page will be released on 5th November 2022. You can pre-order the Kindle edition, and it will be downloaded automatically to your e-reader on the launch date.

We are also looking forward to releasing the first of Miriam Drori’s series of murder mysteries, Style and the Solitary, this autumn. Stay tuned for more news about that.

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