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NATASHA MURRAY

AUTHOR, PLAYWRITE, DESIGNER, BLOGGER AND FOUNDER OF THE UK SOUTHERN BOOK SHOW

3004

FANTASY THRILLER FOR 18+ - One autumn day, six people with troubled pasts, meet at the Chanctonbury Ring, a circle of beech trees on top of an Iron Age hill fort on the northern edge of the South Downs.  The Devil whom it is believed lurks within the hill, rather than offer them a bowl of soup, takes it upon himself to grant them their dearest wishes.  Sadly, there are consequences for such kindness!

 

Sarah – after being held hostage in Afghanistan, is traumatised and finding it difficult to cope with daily life.Evie – has for sixty years carried around with her, the ashes of her lover. Tom - a widower has had to live with his guilty conscience for far too long. Michael - an ex-soldier, on the run, has not been well and is sure that his mind is playing the cruelest of tricks on him. Amy - a shell of what she was, has finally summoned up the courage to stand up to her manipulative boyfriend, Ted. Nabeel - after fleeing from Afghanistan, meets Sarah again and believes she owes him her life.

SCIENCE FICTION FOR 12+ The year is 3004. London covers the whole of England and is protected by an invisible shield, as is Paris. The shields are there as protection from terrorists and from criminals. Lawbreakers, are cast out of the cities and into the wilderness. The Isle of Wight hosts ‘lifers’, A-class criminals, murderers and the insane, who are left there to fend for themselves. Thieves and anarchists, ‘wasters’ are sent to the wilderness around Paris and London, to live a feral life style.

 

At the age of sixteen, boys become ‘taskers’, they are taken into the wilderness and have to find their own way home. This story is about two taskers, Kayleb Heinz and Rowan Gellpen and their struggle to return to London. It is about their emotional journey as well as all the challenges they face. They did not question their lives before their task but as the weeks pass they realise that all is not what it seems!

Jack Solar's Journal January 3008 is available as a spiral bound book for £7.99 and on Kindle at £3.99

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SCIENCE FICTION FOR 12+ In 3004, millions of Veenans came to Earth seeking sanctuary. Two years later, resources and food are at critical levels.

 

The Think Tank Program, used to run the nation, has been corrupted. Commander Conrad Heinz, faces assassination if he does not carry out its cruel orders. All fear being cast out into the wilderness beyond London’s invisible shield.

 

Kayleb Heinz has become disillusioned with London’s strict rules. Things must change, if we have any chance of surviving. Can Ana Bambi show him the way or will she lead him astray?

 

Rowan Gellpen, Kayleb’s old school friend, has been charged with murdering two Veenans. He must do his best to survive on the Isle of Wight, an open prison - home to vicious lifers.

 

10 year old Jack Solar is a waster and lives in the Welsh wilderness. He spends a lot of his time dreaming about getting into London

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Tensions are rising between Londoners and Veenans. Can David, the Veenan leader, make up for all the misery he has brought? Is this our future? What will become of us all?

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A PLAY FOR 12+ A light hearted, whimsical play, featuring Christmas and Lottie Marbles, who run a country pub, “The Hairy Hound”. Much to Lottie’s horror, her mother-in-law, has decided to pay them a visit. Martha is an eccentric and believes that Christmas’ father is the Angel Gabriel.  

 

The star of the play is Mighty, a large black and white cat, who is very lazy and spends most of his time asleep on the bar. The finger is pointed at Mighty, when a loud raspberry noise is heard, followed by a bad smell of fish. Is he the culprit? Mighty, however, may have something to do with the existing flea population.

 

After the chef walks out, Christmas and Lottie are left to cope with Martha, mad villagers, a suspicious death and running the chaotic Hairy Hound. Is Fred dead?

UK Wilderness Map

MAP OF THE UK IN 3004

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SCIENCE FICTION FOR 8 + The year is 3008. Jack Solar, a brave 12 year-old boy, became a war hero in 3006 during the invasion of London.

 

Having escaped the Welsh wilderness, Jack has to conform and go to school in London, like other children his age. He is given an old tablet to use for his lessons and decides to keep a journal about his life. He records the bizarre things that happen to him, proving that he, Jack Solar, does and did exist.

 

He soon discovers that his tablet has a unique property – when he draws on it, his sketches come alive!

 

Jack gets involved in some wild situations and draws super-heroes and crazy machines to help him. His friends believe that he has carried out the heroic deeds himself – maybe he has!

 

Things do not always go to plan and Jack has to make some life changing decisions!

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS

3004 is available as a hardback for £17.99 and is FREE on Kindle £0.00

3006 is available as a paperback for£7.99 and on Kindle  at £3.10

Chanctonbury is available as a paperback for £9.99 and on Kindle at £3.99

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Milly's Magic Quilt books are available as a paperback £5.99 and on Kindle £2.26

 

UK Southern Book Show link

 

 

I organise the UK Southern Book Show held on the South Coast each year. Authors from across the UK come together to give talks, to give readings and to sell and sign their books.

 

The next show is at the Stage by the Sea in Littlehampton on 4 July 2020.

 

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A Flea in the Paw is available as a paperback for £6.99 and on Kindle at£3.10

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SCIENCE FICTION FOR 8 + 3008 has not started well, perhaps February will be better. Jack Solar’s sketches have come alive and caused chaos! Someone is after Jack - a dark and menacing presence. What does he want with Jack?

 

Fletcher, Jack’s best friend, has lost his family in the flood. This is Jack’s fault and he must help find them. What harm would it do, if Jack drew just one more superhero to help track them down?

 

His new friend Oya is a bit of a mystery. Who is she and who or what is she keeping locked in a bedroom? Can he trust her?

 

Jack’s tablet goes into overdrive as he sketches marvellous machines, robots and superheroes to help track down his nemesis.

 

“NOW RUN JACK, SAVE YOUR LIFE!”

Jack Solar's Journal February 3008 is available as a spiral bound book for £7.99 and on Kindle at £3.99

To buy Jack Solar's Journal February 3008 click here Millys Magic Quilt - 2 Humbert the Lonely Giant

The Milly's Magic Quilt series have been given the Readers Favorite Five Stars Award!

 

EASY READER FANTASY ADVENTURES FOR 5+ One night Milly and Patch, her rabbit, discover that Milly's new patchwork quilt is magic. Each square has a story to tell and will take them on an exciting adventure. Where will they go to next?

Milly's Magic Quilt is available as paperbacks for £6.50 and are on Kindle at £2.26

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