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Welcome to the articles. This is where I'll write about decisions and ideas that affect the books and this site. So expect posts on news about my stories, what's coming up and new releases.

New ebook short story

Face to face with the gorilla king

“Face to face with the gorilla king” is now available as an ebook short story! Download (for free under Creative Commons) and to buy for Kindle.

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Face to Face with the gorilla King – the final part – short story for kids

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The battle arena is ready, the warriors are ready, the generals face up to each other and prepare to begin. The final part of this exciting short story sees the boy, transported to a world of talking animals, thrust into the final battle for supremacy – as the General!

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Face to face with the gorilla king – short story for kids – part 4

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Part four of this exciting short story for kids where a boy is transported into a world with talking animals and becomes involved in a battle. In part four the battle is almost nigh and the boy still has no idea what he should do.

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Coming soon: Next part of Face to face with the gorilla king

Just a quick note to let you know that the next part of my short story for kids “Face to face with the gorilla king” will be up on this site tomorrow at noon is now available.This will be is part four of five for this story of a young boy who is whisked off […]

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Download ebooks for free – no really you can!

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As you probably know Crimperbooks is about more than just selling, it’s about stories and about sharing. From the outset you have been allowed to download ebooks for free under a Creative Commons licence on this site (well my ebooks anyway). That means you are allowed and encouraged to download them and pass them around. […]

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Happy new year!

Before the rush and because you are cool, I’d just like to say thank you for your support, likes, sharing, purchases and downloads. Doing a project like this it really helps when you see people telling others about it. If you are new to the Crimperbooks phenomenon (yes I did use that word although it […]

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Do not feed the Troll! Gallery

The gallery for Do not feed the Troll! is now available. Which means you can browse and download all the images used in the book. If you re-use them or pass them around (you’re allowed to) make sure you do so under the CC:By-SA licence they are covered under. If you have any drawings you […]

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Face to face with the Gorilla King – short story for kids – part 3

This is part three of a short story for kids by Ryan Cartwright – CC:By-SA If you haven’t done so you should probably begin with part one Your majesty, these fine simians require a strong leader at this time. Augustus looked deep into my eyes and sat back down. I have to say I was […]

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Why do we do these things?

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I am sitting on a campsite as I write this. We’ve been here for four days and it has rained a large proportion of that time. Welcome to the glorious British summertime. The tent has held up pretty well and we’ve been warm at night. Never the less tempers have frayed as the weather has […]

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Writing the tricky second novel

As you will probably know my second book (and the second in the Roboteers series): Do not feed the Troll! was published on 4th August 2014. A second book is always a little bit like the eponymous second album. You spend so long on the first, meticulously pour over the details and then launch it. […]

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