Sex abuse survivor’s first poetry book now available on Kindle and paperback

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MULTI award winning writer Nic Outterside quit his job as editor of North Wales’ flagship newspaper The Denbighshire Free Press following a nervous breakdown in June 2013.

Nic launched his own publishing company and began the slow road to recovery under the watchful eyes of his doctor and the support of his family. Part of the suggested therapy was for him to begin writing and talking about the life experiences which had led to his breakdown.

From childhood sexual abuse, through cancer, bereavement, bankruptcy, divorce, repossession of my home, the loss of two of my children and an assault which almost took my life, I guess there was a lot to write about,” says Nic.

“My first book a paperback The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light, published in November 2014 was a huge success, and last winter I started work on the follow-up.

“I also decided to make the book more widely available this week by publishing a second edition worldwide on Amazon Kindle,” he adds.

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is a raw, and at times shocking, book of angst, joy and reflection on subjects as diverse as abuse, cancer, politics, depression, bereavement, love and joy. The full story behind the book can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N2X7t7awo

You can buy the book on Kindle, priced just £1.43 at:

www.amazon.co.uk/Hill-Songs-Poems-Darkness-Light-ebook/dp/B07CNZ75MZ

Alternatively you can still buy the First Edition paperback (120 copies left of the print run of 1,000) The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light in paperback, is priced at just £1.99 with £1.80 for UK post and packing and is available via Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hill-Songs-and-Poems-of-Darkness-and-Light-Nic-Outterside-Paperback/222959978770?hash=item33e9734912:g:3O0AAOSwdjha6DvY

 

 

Only 190 copies left of: The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

WP Hill

Less than 200 copies of the First Edition of my book The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light are still available.

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection on subjects as diverse as child abuse, cancer, depression, bereavement, love and joy. The full story behind the book can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N2X7t7awo

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is available for order directly through Paypal.

Please email payment to seagullnic@gmail.com with your name and address details.

For UK orders: Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.85 P&P.

For Europe orders add: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders.

You can also order by post: email me at seagullnic@gmail.com for details of how to do this.

Alternatively you can buy the book (postage free) through Ebay at: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222253908846?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I will personally sign your copy upon request, and your book will be dispatched immediately upon cleared payment.

Meanwhile my second book of songs and poems Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft is set for publication in Spring 2017.

 

Only 230 copies left of: The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light

WP Hill

Less than 230 copies of the First Edition of my book The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light are still available.

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is 100 pages of angst, joy, reflection on subjects as diverse as child abuse, cancer, depression, bereavement, love and joy. The full story behind the book can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2N2X7t7awo

The Hill – Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light is available for order directly through Paypal with full details at: www.writeahead.co.uk

Order your copy now for just £3.99 plus £1.85 P&P (Europe: £3.70 P&P, Australia: £5.05 P&P and USA: £4.75 P&P with discounts on postage for multiple orders).

There are also options to order by post with full details on the website.

Alternatively you can buy the book (postage free) through Ebay at: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Hill-Songs-and-Poems-of-Darkness-and-Light-by-Nic-Outterside-/222123655580?hash=item33b79a019c:g:1lwAAOSw5dNWnM8o

I will personally sign your copy upon request, and your book will be dispatched immediately upon cleared payment.

Meanwhile my second book of songs and poems Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft is set for publication later this year.

 

Publication Revelation

I AM a fool, an imbecile and an idiot!

For the past three months I have been working hard to collect enough songs and poems to publish my second book: Another Hill – Songs and Poems of Love and Theft.

I have been drafting the collection on a preformed MS Word Manuscript of 100 pages – to match the first book: The Hill- Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light. I had planned to publish the new book next month (November). But, I have been stuck on between 70% and 80% finished for the past eight weeks, so decided to delay publication until next spring.

This afternoon I discovered by chance that the manuscript I have been saving to is A4 in size, when in reality it should be A5!

Having converted the manuscript to the correct size I now have 123 pages of songs and poems.

So now begins the painful process of editing and cutting to fit the work into 100 pages!

And a pre-Christmas publication date is now back on the cards!

My first book The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light in paperback, is still available priced at just £3.99 with £1.80 for UK post and packing. To obtain a copy go to www.writeahead.co.uk. Or email: nicoutterside@writeahead.co.uk

Former newspaper editor to release second book following unexpected success of debut title

A FORMER newspaper editor, who left journalism to start his own publishing company, is preparing to publish his second book of songs and poems.

Multi award winning writer and editor Nic Outterside quit his job as editor of North Wales’ flagship weekly The Denbighshire Free Press following a nervous breakdown in June 2013.

Nic – who now lives in Wolverhampton – launched his own publishing and company and began the slow road to recovery under the watchful eyes of his doctor and the support of his family. Part of the suggested therapy was for him to begin writing and talking about the life experiences which had led to his breakdown.

Nic started a blog www.seagullnic.wordpress.com two years ago and began to chronicle his life in a series of long and often harrowing stories.

From childhood sexual abuse, through cancer, bereavement, bankruptcy, divorce, repossession of my home, the loss of two of my children and an assault which almost took my life, I guess there was a lot to write about,” says Nic. “And in hindsight I had held the breakdown at bay for far too long.”

“I also used the blog as a conduit for my own creative writing, current affairs opinion pieces and the odd bits of poetry,” he explains. “Then after about 20,000 blog hits and 100 regular followers I was amazed to find that the poetry was receiving all the positive feedback. Family members, random friends and complete strangers suggested I should publish the poems “properly” as a book.

“But from my own experience in publishing I knew that most book publishers will not touch new poets with a cattle prod! So I decided to publish the book myself.

“My first book The Hill- Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light was a huge success, and last winter started work on the follow-up.

“Now, Just Another Hill is almost finished and I plan publication in November. Like the first book, it will be 100 more pages of angst, joy, reflection and opinion, warts and all.”

The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light in paperback, is still available priced at just £3.99 with £1.80 for UK post and packing. To obtain a copy go to www.writeahead.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

  1. Nic is an award-winning editor and writer who has worked with top sportspeople, politicians, musicians, business leaders and small businesses. Among more than a dozen awards to his name are North of England Daily Journalist of the Year, Scottish Daily Journalist of the Year, Scottish Weekly Journalist of the Year and a special national award for investigative journalism. He was twice editor of Weekly Newspaper of the Year.
  2. For further information about writeahead or Nic’s books please contact: 077 83183102 or email: nicoutterside@writeahead.co.uk

Blogging Update

I HAVE been blogging at www.seagullnic.wordpress.com for the past 20 months and have just hit a few milestones, so thought I ought to post an update.

As of today my blog has received 20,000 hits (an average of 1,000 every month) and the 258 posts have had 9,126 visitors. I now have 109 regular followers and have won one award and was nominated for one other. My best day was 5 March 2014 when I had 700 hits in one day and my average busiest time for blog views is 12 noon (12% of all views) on a Tuesday (34% of views). Work that one out if you can!

My most popular blog postings have been: The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ in the Wind, Everything Stays Down Where It’s Wounded and the poem Writing.

I have had a bit of a lull in my blogging for the first six months of this year, following the publication of The Hill: Songs and Poems of Darkness and Light but am back to it with a bit of vengeance, and have already written 36 songs and poems for the next book.

A number of close friends have suggested I start writing my autobiography, so am in the process of that right now. I guess there is a lot to tell!

Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Nic xxx

The Songs and Poems of Nicolas Clare

When I first started writing poetry at the age of 19, I wrote under the pen-name Nicolas Clare – influenced by my then poetic hero John Clare.

Today, as the poems and songs begin to burgeon, I have resurrected the name and opened a new public Facebook portal exclusively for this work. It can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/nicolasclarepoems?fref=ts

I will try to upload half a dozen songs and poems each day until my vault is empty, while continuing to write new offerings.