Book Cover ideas. Saddle the Wind

Many drafts are usually required before one selects the best suited to the title and content. The following are some of the covers for my first five books. on most  e-publisher sites         Rear cover text: Saddle the Wind. Dartmoor, England 1638. An isolated Church, on an ancient road. A sudden storm bursts out of the wintry sky. Eyewitnesses mention a saddled horse with two riders near the steeple, another tethered outside and both vanishing into the darkness. With scorch marks burnt on their backs and rumoured to be immortal, both horses roam the moor’s desolate regions. A scorched saddle is also found later in Buckfast’s Abbey loft. For 268 years its whereabouts is a mystery until traded in a gambler’s bet some 134 years...

Bellyflops. Stories for the Child in all of us

The sheer volume of the Animation concepts is mind-boggling. As such, I simply have not had the time to develop any further, save for a synopsis or...

Pentad. Where it all began. Leeds Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle by Ben Johnson Leeds Castle in Kent, England, has been called the “loveliest castle in the world”. Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence and a royal palace. Its situation is stunning, set on two islands in a magnificent lake. The Royal Manor was originally built in 857AD and owned by a Saxon royal family. After the Norman Conquest, work began on building the first stone castle on the site. In 1278 the Castle became a royal palace for Edward I and his Queen, Eleanor of Castile. Major improvements were made to the castle during the reign of Edward I. The Barbican, constructed during this time, is unique in that it is made up of three parts, each having its own entrance, drawbridge, gateway and...

Letterpress Wood Type for sale

This gallery shows just some of the cases of the type for sale. All is 150+ years old and made in York England by the renowned manufacturer Robert DeLittle established in 1888. There’s the photo of Robert’s catalogue I purchased just as he donated all his machinery to a then-proposed printing museum in London. Included are photos of one magnificent Mahogany cabinets I restored, I still have a double that holds 36 cases. Metal type sticks to set metal type and one of my hardwood ones-for wood letters used for posters- as posters were large and lead type far too heavy to move from a composing room to the bed of a printing machine. If you have an idea of the size and style of cases or letters you want to refer to give me the name of a similar one on your...

Short Synopses on my list

Following are just some of my ideas and concepts that I have developed, I’m constantly adding, so this is incomplete.   Mad Mike and the Chindits. Chindits never die they go to heaven and regroup.  They’ve already been to hell! The degree to which Mike Calvert led very risky attacks in person becoming widely known as “Mad Mike”. This tough, Cambridge educated, brilliant, hard-fighting WW2 Brigadier was hated by his superior officers. True-life account of the heroic wartime exploits and tragic story of highly decorated English Brigadier Michael Calvert and his strong association with the beginnings of the SAS. With his savage commando raids, Mike fought literally barehanded turning the war against Japan in Burma. Displaying qualities of...

Index and Titles List

Notes. Unless otherwise stated all are Ron’s ideas and concepts. Screenplays are written with co-writer and friend: Aimee Lamb. As you see there is a mountain of writing here, and at my age, I decided to ‘get’ these written. This could not have been done without Aimee. Manuscripts edited by great Editor Michelle Goode. SP = Screenplays. MS + Manuscripts Also, see Legend below Features 1 Mad Mike and The Chindit’s * Action/Drama, Fact. SP 2 The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon *# Animation or live Martial. SP  https://admin.publishdrive.com/home/ 3 Nazi Gold and the Reinhardt Memorandum* Action/Drama adapted  from book, Nazi Gold SP 4 The Healing Bullet + @  Drama. Fact, Florey, Chain, Wheatley, Penicillin. SP 5 The Letter * Drama/Ghost. SP See Through the...

Antique Letterpress Hardwood Type

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