Blackbird books in the charts and in the news

Diana Morgan-Hill on ITV 'This Morning'
Diana Morgan-Hill on ITV 'This Morning'

November 2020, the world's video Wiki, based in Los Angeles, profiles London's Blackbird Digital Books at #1 in their feature Seven Publishers Worldwide Finding Fresh Voices. Can now be seen in full on YouTube:

September 2020

New online magazine The Social Bubble interviews Diane Chandler about her new novel Only Human

Catch up with the Chiswick Book Festival online, all interviews and events are now on YouTube. Full programme of events, includes Diane Chandler & Rosamund Lupton interviewed by Rachel Schofield about their new novels Only Human and Three Hours, and The Chiswick Buzz Words With Wine in W4 Book Group, hosted by Diane Chandler, Q&A with Amanda Craig about her latest novel, The Golden Rule

The Magpie Book Club interviews Diane Chandler about Only Human, Writers' Groups, Cultural Appropriation, CWWL, Creative Writing Workshops London & more.

August 2020

July 2020

Tanya Bullock discusses the issues addressed in her novel Desperately Seeking Normal on the Choice Support charity podcast.
Choice Support is a national charity, formed in 1984, supporting people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs. They employ around 2,800 staff to support about 2,500 people to live the life they choose. Tanya's novel is a poignant, witty tale of a beautiful teenager's quest for love. Jaya has learning difficulties and her (single) mum, Izzie, has a dilemma. How can she protect her daughter whilst letting her go?

Blackbird features on Ezvid Wiki, one of  the top 3,000 websites in the United States

We are thrilled to have been chosen by Wiki as one of 7 book publishers around the world who are finding fresh voices. 


7 Book Publishers Finding Fresh Voices


 'The big publishing houses may have all the resources and money, but they hardly have the last word when it comes to releasing great literature to the public; the smaller, independent presses are just as worthy, and often have even more unique and interesting catalogs of titles. The ones included here, operating around the world, are helping to bring compelling works from talented authors to market.'


And there's a wonderful video profile of us here (at #1!)





April 2020

January 2020

New Patricia O'Toole title A Little Piece of Heaven joins Call of an Angel at the top of the Angel charts. 

July 2019

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry by Susie Kelly, Muthaiga Country Club Magazine

May 2019

Swallows & Robins by Susie Kelly in UK Amazon Comedy Top 10.

April 2019

Walsall College interviews Tanya Bullock about her new novel The Lonely Hearts Crime Club,  a mystery set in a local tower block.

March 2019

December 2018

Patricia O'Toole shortlisted for Spiritual Book Awards

Patricia O'Toole's debut memoir Call of an Angel  has been shortlisted for the angel book of the year 2019 in the Soul & Spirit Magazine Spiritual Book Awards.  Soul & Spirit is a high quality, UK monthly lifestyle print magazine with columns from all the best experts from the mind, body and spirit arena, including Russell Grant, Sally Morgan, Diana Cooper, Derek Acorah, Tony Stockwell, Robina Courtin & more.  The winners will be announced in March 2019.

Susie Kelly's In Foreign Fields: How Not To Move To France  in top 3 Hot New Release Women's Biographies & Memoirs, UK Amazon

Susie Kelly interviewed on TRE Talk Radio Europe

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Susie Kelly talks about her new book IN FOREIGN FIELDS: HOW NOT TO MOVE TO FRANCE on the Giles Brown show on Talk Radio Europe Official Talk Radio Europe is Spain’s only English language talk radio network for Expats and English speakers, broadcasting on FM to 500,000+ listeners throughout Spain + a worldwide internet audience.

May 2018

The Bluethroat Morning Blog Tour

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Bluethroat Morning by Jacqui Lofthouse

goes into Amazon's Psychological Literary Fiction Hot New Release chart at #8 

Out 22 May 

February 2018

21st February Susie Kelly's moving memoir  I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry  #11 in Amazon UK Top 100 & #1 across categories.

November 2017

Kenya Daily Nation reviews Susie Kelly's Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants

October 2017

BRUZZ TV International film of Diane Chandler's Moondance event at Waterstones, Brussels. Diane will be returning in 2018 for Waterstones' Book of the Month Club.

September 2017

Pam Billinge appeared on BBC Wiltshire's Sue Davies Show , talking about her new book The Spell of the HorseAvailable on BBCiPlayer until 30 October 1:34:25 into the show.

August 2017

The Guardian... Moondance author Diane Chandler on NHS IVF cuts.

June 2017

Michael Lawrence's Tripping With Jim Morrison & Other Friends reviewed in the prestigious New York Bardian Magazine.

Valentina, a psychological thriller by debut author S E Lynes becomes a US Amazon bestseller, ranking in the Top 100 at #55 & #1 in Women's Crime Fiction and Domestic Noir Fiction. 

May 2017

Diane Chandler's Eurovision tribute to Ukraine in Association of Ukranians In GB press.

Diane Chandler with Spirit of Women founder, Helen Toogood, interviewed by Chiswick Buzz TV. 

April 2017

Valentina author S E Lynes signs to multi £million publisher Bookouture.  Full story here.

New Susie Kelly title Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants, out June 6, a US Amazon Hot New Release & #1 Kenya Travel.

March 2017

Susie Kelly's The Lazy Cook: Quick & Easy Sweet Treats ranks at 54 in the US Amazon Top 100, Free & #1 in several categories. 

Diane Chandler's IVF novel Moondance gains Bestseller status in Fertility Category, UK Amazon.

February 2017

Jacqui Lofthouse (fiction) and Diana Morgan-Hill (non-fiction) longlisted for The People's Book Prize 2017.

December 2016

Friday 9 December: Diane Chandler talks about Moondance on Al Jazeera TV item about infertility.

Tuesday 6 December:  Diane Chandler is interviewed on BBC Radio Derby's popular morning slot, The Sally Pepper Show.  Listen again is at 12.15.

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