26th April 2021. Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross online archive.
Here's some news about one of the books we're working on. Since late 2019, Jo and Heather have been preparing the content for and writing John's Race - the story of the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross. This book tells the stories of the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross and its creator and first winner: the late, great John Rawnsley.
26th March 2021. Mountain Stories.
A bit more news about this year's books. In a turn around from February, we are going to publish Heather Dawe's Mountain Stories this autumn instead of next spring.
Here is the book's cover and a few words from Heather: "I have been writing mountain stories since last September. I've put three of these online and now have an additional eight, a book's worth. Written almost entirely in lockdown or some kind of movement restriction, Mountain Stories is a book of memories and sketches of some of my past journeys in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Through this time I have missed the mountains, reliving old journeys through my writing and sketching has been enlightening in that I've realised just how powerful memories can be. I have written and sketched Skye's Cuillin, Assynt, Knoydart, Mull, Kintail and a number of other highland regions and islands. Always self-propelled, my mode of transport varies between walking,running, cycling, sea-kayaking or some combination.
Visiting and writing of these places has also led me to explore their history and culture, the folklore of the Highlands, some of which make their way into these stories.
The image on the book's cover is a scene from a cloud inversion I saw during a run along the Five Sisters of Kintail. Along with the words, Mountain Stories will be illustrated with about 20 of my sketches."
In addition, we are now tentatively accepting submissions for potential publication in 2022 and beyond. We say tentative as, like many others, we have been impacted by the pandemic and have had to rein in our publishing plans for 2021, which could happen again next year. Let's hope not! If you're interested please take a look at our submissions page.
22nd February 2021. This year's books.
We're staying local for this year's books. While this has been kind of enforced by the pandemic, it's proving very enjoyable.
[12th March 2021.. stop press... we're actually going to make two books this year, one local, one inspired by the Scottish Highlands and Islands... more news on this soon!]
25th November - Traceless launch at Kendal and the Traceless Days film
Traceless was launched at Kendal Mountain Literature Festival this Monday evening. Authors Geoff Cox and Heather Dawe spoke with Henry Iddon about the inspiration for Traceless - fell-running, the Lake District, the Gerry Charnley Round, map-reading and a few other things that they combined together to form the basis of the words and art that make up the book. An online launch, it's available on catch-up (along with a host of other great events and films) until the 31st December from here.
The Traceless Days film was shown as part of the launch and we're releasing it now for you to see. Produced by Rich Berry at Reel Things, we are very grateful for the way Rich has combined Heather and Geoff's spoken words with illustrations from Traceless so beautifully.
You can order a copy of Traceless from us below.
29th October 2020. Traceless and 22,000 Miles are published!
It's been a busy last few months and we are incredibly excited to say that Traceless and 22,000 Miles are now published!
The initial responses to both books have been very exciting, thank you to everyone who has supported them so far.
Traceless' authors Geoff Cox and Heather are very excited that it is being launched at this year's Kendal Mountain Literature Festival.
Watch this space for news about the launch for 22,000 Miles.
2nd August 2020. Traceless pre-orders.
Geoff Cox and Heather have been putting the final touches to Traceless, their book that explores the spirit of fell-running, inspired by the Gerry Charnley Round. Traceless is a combination of poetry, memoir, fiction and travelogue, fully colour illustrated with paintings and sketches of central Lake District mountain scenes.
We're publishing in October and now taking pre-orders. Along with a copy of Traceless signed by Geoff and Heather, everyone ordering will receive two signed poetry cards.
27th June 2020. 22,000 Miles will be published in October
Through the winter and the strange times of lockdown we have been working with Rich Seipp on his book 22,000 Miles. We're now at the final draft and print preparation and it's soon to go on Kickstarter.
9th March 2020. Traceless.
We will be publishing two books this year, Rich Seipp's 22,000 Miles, his incredibly inspiring, funny and absorbing stories of his cycling adventures with his son Tom. Along with 22,000 Miles will be Traceless, a book that celebrates the challenge and joy to be found in fell running, in particular when the runner is self-sufficient in every way.Traceless is a combination of poetry, memoir, biography and travelogue, fully colour illustrated with paintings and sketches of central Lake District mountain scenes.
18th October 2019. 22,000 Miles.
22,000 miles. That's how far Richard Seipp has ridden with his 14 year-old son Tom. Many of these were hard miles, in incredibly beautiful, mountainous places. Rich has written a book telling of his and Tom's adventures, we will be publishing it in 2020 and here is a little appetizer in his own words.
30th September 2019. A Cycling Year has gone to print - now for our next book!
We have just sent off our next book A Cycling Year to print. It follows on the heels of our first - High Inspiration was published in June. Now we need to get busy heading out and about to bookshops and similar, getting our books on the shelves for you to see. We are also beginning to work towards publishing our third book and are very excited to share who has written it.