You can soon listen to, as well as read, The Ghostly Father

Congratulations to Ocelot Press author Sue Barnard, whose wonderful novel, The Ghostly Father, will soon be produced as an audiobook by Spectrum Audiobooks. The Ghostly Father is an alternative version of Shakespeare’s well-loved classic, Romeo and Juliet. We’ll provide more details of the audiobook in due course.

Think you know the world’s most famous love story? Think again. What if the story of Romeo & Juliet really happened – but not quite in the way we’ve all been told?

This part-prequel, part-sequel to the original tale, told from the point of view of the Friar, tells how an ancient Italian manuscript reveals secrets and lies which have remained hidden for hundreds of years, and casts new doubts on the official story of Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers. 

If you love the Romeo & Juliet story but are disappointed with the way it ended, this is the book for you.

And if you can’t wait for the audiobook, you can read The Ghostly Father in ebook or paperback formats. Available from Amazon.

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Ocelot Press featured in Writing Magazine

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Here at Ocelot Press, we were excited to be featured in this month’s Writing Magazine.

And, since we sent in the photo, we have an expanded stable of Ocelot titles – we’re now up to 15 published titles, with another two coming from Cathie Dunn this year – A Highland Captive (3rd March) and Love Lost in Time. Vanessa Couchman will release the first in a historical fiction trilogy, Overture, in the late spring.

The other Ocelot authors are writing feverishly as we speak! So keep coming back to find out the latest on our ever-expanding list of titles.

See our published and forthcoming books on our Books page.

Copyright © Ocelot Press 2019, all rights reserved.

No More Woe for Juliet and her Romeo? The Ghostly Father Joins Ocelot Press

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“… Never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo…”

Ocelot Press author Sue Barnard writes:

It’s almost forty years since I first saw Franco Zeffirelli’s wonderful 1968 film of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the cinema at the end, and I came away thinking: This is the world’s greatest love story – so why does it have to end so badly? Continue reading “No More Woe for Juliet and her Romeo? The Ghostly Father Joins Ocelot Press”

The Last Plantagenet? Joins Ocelot Press

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The fireplace hadn’t looked like a time-portal.

All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.

Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?

Find out in this ‘giddily romantic’ romp, set just prior to the Battle of Bosworth. 

Ocelot Press author Jennifer C. Wilson writes: The Last Plantagenet? is moving home, and joining Ocelot Press in time to celebrate its first birthday!

The ebook was my first foray into self-publishing, released on 2nd October 2017, to celebrate the birthday of my leading man, Richard III. It was an interesting six months or so before that, getting the manuscript in order, choosing the cover-art, and tackling Amazon, and it’s been an even more interesting year since. Learning the ropes of self-publishing has been fascinating, and I’ve had support from some wonderful people.

And now I’m excited to be bringing The Last Plantagenet? to the new house of Ocelot Press.

In The Last Plantagenet?, we meet Kate, a modern, history-loving girl, who finds herself thrown back in time to 1485 during a thunderstorm at a historical re-enactment. Once in the historical Nottingham Castle, she finds herself dealing with the challenges of the medieval court, and wondering whether she’ll ever find her way back home again.

The skeleton of the story, in terms of the historical background, is based on where we know King Richard was in the final hundred days of his reign, so having that to work with made the process of plotting easier in a way, even though I somehow failed at counting the number of mornings days should have, with one key day having Kate wake up far too many times… Once that was sorted though, I really enjoyed working on the project, both in terms of the content and the format, the short novella, of ~20,000 words.

Selected reviews

‘Absolutely fabulous escapism for every girl who dreamed of meeting her prince.’  Michelle Ryles, book blogger.

‘A well-written touch of forbidden romance – and a great ending.’ Being Anne, book blogger

Find out more about Jennifer and her books on our Authors page.

Copyright © Ocelot Press, Jennifer C. Wilson 2018. All rights reserved.

Cathie Dunn’s ‘Highland Arms’ Joins Ocelot Press Today

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Ocelot Press author Cathie Dunn re-releases her Highland novel, Highland Arms, today through the Ocelot Press imprint.

Highland Arms will now be available in ebook format not only on Amazon, but also on a range of outlets through D2D, including Kobo, Apple and Barnes & Noble. And for a few days only, it will be priced at 99p / 99c! It is still currently available in paperback through Amazon. Continue reading “Cathie Dunn’s ‘Highland Arms’ Joins Ocelot Press Today”

Ocelot Press Goes Live

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Welcome to Ocelot Press, an exciting new co-operative venture between a small group of current and former Crooked Cat Books authors. Continue reading “Ocelot Press Goes Live”