Notes From the Superhorse StableNigel Jarrett's New Book

Here's the latest FB post from Nigel. As you can see, he's getting really excited, as are we:

Excited by the publication in June of my next work of long fiction, Notes From the Superhorse Stable, which is being brought out by the wonderful Welsh independent Saron Publishers. It's a novel but not quite as you know it! Here's the draft cover, designed by my talented nephew, Matt Jarrett.

If anyone is interested in buying a copy, please contact Nigel on or by phone on 07949 473 689.

Kevin Moore in Channel 5 documentary

Switch on Channel 5 at 9pm on 10 February to watch Who Killed Billie Jo? which features author Kevin Moore being interviewed. You can read more about Billie Jo in Kevin's book Real Murder Investigations ON SPECIAL OFFER ON AMAZON FOR £8.33 AT THE MOMENT

Fingers Crossed for David Kenny

We have been invited to enter David Kenny's Newport Operatic Society - The First One Hundred Years, for the Society for Theatre Research Book Prize 2022. The short list will be announced in May and the winner in June. If you want to learn more about the award, click here

Honour For Nigel Jarrett

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our latest author, Monmouthshire writer Nigel Jarrett, has been named August 2022 Author of the Month for the National Library of Wales's digital libraries project.

Jarrett's book for us is Notes from the Superhorse Stable, a riveting novel-length tale told by a 'resting' actor in extracts from his notebook. Nigel is a former daily-newspaperman and double prizewinner for short fiction: the Rhys Davies Prize and the inaugural Templar Shorts Award.

Information about Nigel and his views on writing and books, as well as some of his thoughts about Notes from the Superhorse Stable, will be available to view on the library's site for the whole month, and readers will be able to interact with him.

'I'm a big fan of independent book-publishing and I'm thrilled that Penny Reeves at Saron decided to take me on,' he said. 'I'm especially delighted that Saron is based here on my doorstep in South East Wales. Some of the best writing in the UK is now to be found among the independent publishers.'

Nigel lives in Abergavenny and is the author of a novel, three story collections and a poetry collection. With Godfrey Brangham, a school pal from Usk, he co-edited a book of writings by the Caerleon-born writer Arthur Machen. He is a columnist and reviewer for Jazz Journal, and writes on a variety of subjects for Wales Arts Review, Acumen poetry magazine, and others. For many years he was music critic of the South Wales Argus.

The Best of Times by Eugene Barter

Brilliant piece on the front page of today's Penarth Times about Eugene Barter's new book, The Best of Times Read it here Sir Edward Heath and more in book by 93-year-old woman | Penarth Times

We are delighted to announce that award-winning author Nigel Jarrett has joined Saron Publishers.

Coming in September 2021 - NOW OUT

Our Land of Darkness by Nic Cunningham

An updated revised version of Nic's enthralling account of some of the more bizarre Welsh myths, legends and ghost stories Read more here

Coming Very Soon - NOW OUT

A War Time Log by John Davies Jones compiled by Mair Harris and Robin Davies

A candid contemporary diary of John Davies Jones' captivity in a German POW camp Read more here

Out on August 31st - NOW OUT

A Trostrey Childhood by Graham Harris

This joyous book is a collection of tales of his childhood and will bring a smile to the faces of those of a certain age! Read more here

Now Available

Good Cop Bad Cop by Kevin Moore

Kevin's third book, Good Cop Bad Cop, delves into the many-faceted subject of police corruption, and will make readers think hard about their own views. Illustrtaed by mane case studies      Read more here

Now Available

Newport Operatic Society - The First One Hundred Years by David Kenny

This delightful book, full of anecdotes, will please all lovers of opera as well as those who remember the society in its heyday   Read more here

Available September 21 2021

The Best of Times  by Eugene Barter

We are delighted to announce that Eugene Barter is joining us for the publication of her new book, The Best of Times. Eugene spent four years working as Senior Secretary to Sir Edward Heath. This book recounts her life and is full of amusing and fascinating tales of life inside and out of the House of Commons Read more here

Now Available!

Exploring New Market Street, Usk by John Barrow

New Market Street, in Usk, Monmouthshire, is regarded as one of the most attractive streets in Usk, a Conservation Area. This book, well-researched and written by Usk resident John Barrow, tells the story of the buildings on the street and brings to life some of its more colourful historical inhabitants.

Now available in paperback and Kindle versions

King Henry VII by David Collard

If you enjoy William Shakespeare's history plays, and always wondered why he never wrote Henry VII, then this is the play for you

Now Available

The Fair Hollow by Christina Evans, updated from the book of the same name by Ted Baldock in 1988. It's available in paperback and as an ebook.

Delighted and so proud to announce that Julie Hamill's novel Frank made the longlist for the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize.

We are devastated to announce that Tim Harnden Taylor, beloved guv of Bing, died recently. Tim was the first author we signed and his delightful stories of Bing have amused many of you. Bing is our mascot too and at the moment is very forlorn and lost. The only bright thing is that there will be one last Bing book, which will be out sometime in 2020. There may also be a couple more stories from Tim, who occasionally managed to write something without Bing getting involved! Tim's funeral is on December 18 and we shall be raising a glass to him then.

Cargoes - A celebration of the Sea Through the Paintings of Kenneth D Shoesmith and the Poems of John Masefield. by Glyn L Evans. OUT NOVEMBER 5. Read more here

Now available

Real Murder Investigations by Retired Chief Superintendent Kevin Moore NOW OUT.  Read more here

Jackie by Julie Hamill - the second book of her warm trilogy  NOW OUT. Read more here

Now Out! The Ruminations of Bing

Hurrah, Bing is back! The charmingly eccentric hound, with the unique view on life, returns with a third offering of gently funny and thought-provoking observations on his life with the guv, Tim. He and Tim meander through their days together, contemplating all manner of quirky conundrums. Are the Ashes a new kind of edible snack? Just who was Henry II? Why are they called fountain pens? The mysteries of Brexit are explored and Bing is revealed as something of a poet and a singer. Learn the Six Rules of Noshing in the world of Bing and discover what he thinks of Fuzzy Felt and Snap. Meet some of his friends, the Gruffalo, Darlene and Ralph. All this and more is revealed in the wonderful world of Bing. Read more here 

Thought you'd all like to know that Kevin Moore has donated over £400 to COPS, as a result of sales of My Way. Well done to all who supported him. Future sales will result in even more money going to this worthwhile charity which helps families of police officers, killed on duty, to rebuild their lives. Kevin's book is available here

OUT NOW!! Water of Life, the second book from successful author Darcy Drummond. If you liked Summer Season, you'll love Water of Life. Get it here

Sent With Love, imagined letters to and from the Front in WW1, and written by the Children of Caerleon, S Wales, is now available. As part of their learning about the period from 1914-1918, to mark the centenary of the end of that 'war to end all wars', the children wrote these letters to and from servicemen at the Front, many of which are truly poignant.

My Wayby Kevin Moore, is a unique and personal insight into the changes in policing and police leadership style over the years. Based on his own service of over 30 years, Kevin's book is a must for everyone who enjoys crime novels, as well as the more serious reader who wants an insider perspective on policing and the challenges it faces. Kevin's book is available here

Minstrel Magic by Eleanor Pritchard

Sad news - 3mbs have cancelled the last 2 parts of The George Mitchell Story, just because one person complained. Hundreds enjoyed the first part but no notice was taken of that by the cowardly management of the radio station. This is history being censored and shouldn't be allowed to happen. Eleanor's book is available here if you want to learn the rest of the story.

Minstrel Magic by Eleanor Pritchard

Great News! We are so pleased to be able to announce that Eleanor's book will form the basis for a three-part radio series being broadcast by Melbourne radio station, starting this Thursday May 31, second episode June 7 and completing on June 14. All at 8pm Australian time - that's 11am for those of us in the UK. The book is on special countdown offer on Amazon from Thursday until Sunday so if you can't wait for the next two parts, grab it while it's on offer.


We're delighted to announce that we shall be on the panel for the Question & Answer Session on Sunday June 17 at the prestigious Sidmouth Literary Festival. If you want to learn more about how to get your work published, why not see if places are available for this lovely three-day event? Or you can book online. Speakers include Nicholas Parsons, Kate Adie and Diana Moran.

Congratulations to Sylvia Mason for this lovely piece in the South Wales Argus on Saturday

Every Woman Remembered is now available on Amazon (other platforms from tomorrow) 

New Books!!

Spring is proving to be an exciting time for us at Saron Publishers.

Summer Season by Darcy Drummond is now available. This marks the debut novel of this talented young writer, and chronicles the tussles for dancer Summer Laine during one hectic summer season in Blackpool.

The summer will see the publication of My Way by Kevin Moore, a retired senior policeman, who recounts his story in a hard-hitting review of policing today.

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, the autumn will see the publication of a collection of letters written by present-day Caerleon school students to imagined loved ones at the front.

Also due out in the autumn is Cargoes by Glyn Evans, a celebration of both poet John Masefield and artist Kenneth D Shoesmith.

We're also looking forward to Jackie, the second book by Julie Hamill in the Life and Soul series, a second book from Darcy Drummond, another collection from Usk Penthusiasts, and a third volume from our mascot Bing.

Minstrel Magic by Eleanor Pritchard

Lovely piece in the Shropshire Star about Eleanor's book and its subject. Click here to read it