Wolves & Apples 2018 programme out now.

The full Wolves & Apples 2018 programme is now available to download, with information on guests, talks, panels and workshops aimed at aspiring writers for children and young adults.

Wolves & Apples 2018
Saturday 29th September
St Martin’s House Conference Centre, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ.

Book tickets here.

Download the full Wolves & Apples programme.

Or download the programme outline (2 A4 pages).


Birmingham Literary Festival

Mantle Lane Press is running an event at the Birmingham Literary Festival.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Door. Saturday 28th April. 12:30-1:30.

More information and booking details on the festival site here.

The event will be a launch of three new books: Always Another Twist by Sarah Leavesley, The Music Maker by Liz Kershaw, and our anthology of weird sea stories It Came from Beneath the Waves. It will also celebrate our previous publications including the anthology Mrs Rochester’s Attic.

There will be readings from:
Jennifer McClean
Liz Kershaw
Nick Fogg
Sarah Leavesley
Sue Barsby
Tim Franks
Valentine Williams



Always Another Twist

Our latest small book, Sarah Leavesley’s novella, Always Another Twist, will be available from 30th April 2018.

Listen to Sarah reading from the book here:


Always Another Twist is a companion story to Kaleidoscope, also published by Mantle Lane Press. It tells the story of Julie, sister of Claire from the earlier book, and her problems with work and her own pregnancy. How can she tell Claire, who is receiving psychiatric treatment after her own loss and heartbreak?